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How To Make Custom Nail Polish

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If you can't find the color of nail polish you want, why don't you just make your own?
 
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Step 2: Adding Colors

It is best to do this in a bottle of nail polish that has been used a few times so it doesn't over flow when you add the food coloring or the tooth pick.  

Add the food coloring directly to the bottle of nail polish.  Sometimes it can pool up at the top and not sink.  If it does this you can stick a tooth pick in, and it will help move the food coloring around.  


Step 4: Shake

Put the lid on the polish and shake it up.  The little ball inside helps mix the food coloring in better than the tooth pick, but after a minute or so of shaking it starts to make my arm hurt( I guess I know how those SHAKE WEIGHTS work now).




Step 5: Rinse and Repeat

Check to see of the color is what you want.  You can always add more food coloring, but you can't take any back.  If the color is good, you're done.  If not, go back to the beginning and mix more in.  

Step 6: Paint

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To use this polish, make sure you use a clear base coat first.  Some people do this all the time any way, and some people (me) figure eh, why bother.  If you use a lot of food coloring, or if you don't mix it well, the food coloring can stain your nails.  If it does you can just use nail polish to paint over it, but a clear base coat will keep it from staining.
oh yeah how do you get the food coloring off? eekkkk
sweet! gotta love this idea!
mj12503 years ago
really cool idea but how do you get the color off your nails after the food color stains it???
i would say put a clear varnish on first :)
Facsimile2 years ago
This is really smart :)
pyromonkey2 years ago
Im going to try this to make the perfect shade of purple :)
happyjo3 years ago
I ADORE this!
SwimmingRox3 years ago
i love this idea its super cute!
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