Tuesday, 15 January 2013

DIY: Making Nailpolish - five easy steps


So I don't know about you all, but I have a serious obsession with nailpolish, probably more so than the obsessiona I have with makeup and shopping.

But this isn't AA, I don't want to stop my obsession, I want to fuel it. And what better way to obtain a larger nailpolish collection then to make it?   ☺

To make you're own nail polish you'll need just a few things that I know every girl owns or are very easy to find.

  • 1 empty bottle of cheap, dry or unwanted nailpolish you won't miss OR an empty nail polish bottle
  • Some nailpolish top coat
  • 1 toothpick
  • Pigmented eyeshadow of your choice
  • Some paper of a plastic lid [OPTIONAL]   -  this is just to test the colour before making it.
Step 1
First make sure you clean out the nailpolish bottle you want to put your new nail polish in, if you don't want to tip an old nailpolish down the drain, you could always use the bottle the clear nail varnish is in.  If you clean it with acetone, make sure to rinse it after and let it dry and the acetone will thin out the nailpolish.
Step 2
Your eyeshadow is going to be the colour your nailpolish will be, so choose an eyeshaow, you can use loose powder, or simply scrape off some eyeshadow with the toothpick.  Make sure not to scrape off too much, you can always add more later.
Step 3
If you want to test the colour first, put the eyeshadow you've just scraped off onto a plastic container lid, or just a peice of A4 paper like I have. If you know you're happy with the colour, create a funnel with some paper and put the eyeshadow powder in the nailpolish bottle you previously cleaned.
Step 4
Pour some clear nail polish (nail topcoat) onto the eyeshadow powder and mix. REMEMBER, you should have double the amount of nailpolish comapired to the eyeshadow powder.

Step 5
Mix together and paint your nails. If the density is too thick, you can thin it out with a TINY drop or acetone. Be careful not to add too much.

If you couldn't already tell, I used really cheap eyeshadow palletes and quads, they turned out great.

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