Wednesday, 31 July 2013

D.I.Y Nail Polish

You may not know this about me but I am big into D.I.Y. Forget the household type, for me beauty D.I.Y is a huge love.

While having a browse on the internet the other day, I decided to google how to make your own nail polish.Turns out it's relatively easy to do so I thought I would give it a bash.

Here's what I did:
  • Choose an eyeshadow colour that I thought would make a nice nail polish.
  • Use a butter knife to scrap out the eyeshadow into a clear bag.
  • Take my frustration out on the bag and crushed the shadow into fine powder.
  • Empty 1/3 of my clear nail polish out onto a piece of clingfilm so I could dispose of the nail polish properly. (You can use white polish to get a more pigmented effect)
  • Make a funnel out of paper.
  • Place the funnel into the nail polish bottle then pour in the eyeshadow.
  • Shake! Shake! Shake!
* I actually tipped too much of the nail polish out, next time I will be much more careful*

Here is the result

Once settled the polish does separate a little but nothing that a good shake won't fix
Making my own nail polish was great fun, something I will definitely be doing more of but I think next time I will pick up some coloured mica powders. The main reason for this is there was far too much mess breaking up the eyeshadow.

*Competition Alert!! Leave a comment below on what you think about DIY Nail Polish and what your favourite nail polish colour is and one commenter will have a nail polish made up for them. Don't forget to include where you follow me so I can contact you if you win*

I've a couple more posts lined up on the DIY Nail Polish theme so stay tuned.

*If you are having a go at this,please do so in a well ventilated room. Also  just add a little bit of eyeshadow at a time because too much will make a thick unusable polish*


  1. well done, I don't know if i'd have the patience! would be a good way of getting polish to match an outfit or to use up the colours in a palette that you don't want to use in your eyes, ie I wouldn't use pink eyeshadow but love pink nail varnish!

  2. definitely be good for eyeshadow colours I don't use, like there is always some colours in a palette left over, like pink, but I would love as a nail polish


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