It's an excellent way to get custom nail polish colors you couldn't get otherwise. And I love the way this nail polish goes on and the way it dries - it's much more matte and shimmery than regular nail polish.
Plus, making your own nail polish is very cheap and fast - so why not give it a try?
P.S. Know there are lots of tutorials on how to make your own nail polish floating around online, but I really wanted to give it a try. :D Even sunshiine has one - make sure to check her instructable out!
Step 1: What you'll need:
- clear nail polish
- eyeshadow (I bet blush would work too!)
- craft glitter
- a couple sheets of paper
- a toothpick
The polish is pretty runny, but that's the only downside. :)
Step 2: Empty out some of the polish
Pour a tiny bit of polish out of the bottles into/onto something you were throwing away anyway. I used a ziploc bag. You'll need extra room in the bottle for the eyeshadow or glitter you're adding.
In the picture, the polish on the left has had a little poured out, and the polish on the right is a full bottle.
Step 3: Make a paper funnel
You'll need a new funnel for every color of eyeshadow or blush you use, otherwise cross contamination is going to happen!
I folded a piece of printer paper twice so I ended up with fold lines to cut it into four smaller pieces and then used those to make my funnels.
Not sure how to make a funnel? Check out my instructable. :)