my first SELF MADE nail polish!!!

Hello everyone,

can you tell how excited I am?
Yesterday I did something I wanted to try for a looooong time, but I was somehow to scared because I didn’t want to mess up and waste products haha
But well, yesterday I did it anyway.
Yes I did mess up on the first one, but luckily I had enough products left to give it a second try and tadaaaaa it worked out just fine.

What I used:

  • a small plastic cup, I used the packaging for toothpicks
    you will need this to mix everything together
  • pigments in the color of your choice, I used pressed eye-shadow but you can also use loose pigments
    to give my polish more depth, I used three different colors, but still similar
  • a clear nail polish, this is your base for the self made polish
  • something to mix the ingredients together, I used a toothpick

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Catrice Quick Dry & High Shine Top Coat

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another thing I had left and thought I could use was this pink glitter, mine was to put on fondant, but since I never used it I thought I might as well use it now^^

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Let the fun begin. First you take one of the eye-shadows and start grinding it off the packaging using a toothpick.
I used an old plastic card to move the pigments back and forth to grind them to a fine powder.

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After I was done I took the second color and did the same.

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Now using the card mix the pigments together.

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And then the last color.

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After you are left with a colorful mixture of color powder take the plastic cup  and pour the clear polish inside.
Add the pigments into and start stirring with the toothpick. I also added the glitter, which turned out to be a bad idea because it messed up the whole polish haha
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After you stirred for a while make sure to get the new polish back into the bottle. I used a paper as a funnel so I wouldn’t make a mess.
As you can see, I did not use all the pigments, because it was way to much. Even now, after two bottles, I still have leftovers.

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What I was left with was this pretty cherry blossom color. I was in love!

Make sure to give this a god long shake, so the rest of the clumps mix in well.

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Sadly as you can see the glitter cause a mess. The polish was still clumpy and just gross hahaDSC05913

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So I learned something from it 😀
I tried again and left out the glitter. My second polish is a dream. I love the color and I love the texture.

I used this clear nail polish from Maybelline.

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Here you can see the difference. On my pinky you see the first mixed polish and on the other fingers one coat of the second polish I mixed.

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I liked this color so much that I had to paint both my hands and get a nice manicure.DSC05925

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Shoot! What do you think?

I totally freaking love it! Especially for this pretty cherry blossom color. It is perfect for spring.

Mara

☆『マラ』☆

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