I received a wonderful request to do a popular Pinterest DIY pin,
If you are a Pinterest junkie or at least browse Pinterest...daily, you may have seen the DIY Nail Polish pin (above).
So....Here we go!!
I gathered paper towel ( to protect the counter), a spoon, a eye shadow, clear nail polish, and a Styrofoam plate( for a make shift funnel)
I scraped and crushed the eye shadow in to the plate. I tried to get the shadow is fine as possible, so it will dissolve in the polish effectively.
I took the top off the polish, folded the plate carefully with the shadow in it and SLOWLY poured the shadow in. Because the polish is of a thick texture it will only go in so far. I used the polish brush to push the shadow down and add more. I would also suggest a toothpick or Q-tip to push the polish down.
When I had put as much shadow in as a wanted, I then put the top back on and shook the bottle to mix the color around.
Well!! Will you look at this beauty???? I own nothing like this shade.
I applied my base coat, then three coats of the DIY polish and top it all off with a top coat.
TIPS FOR A EFFECTIVE DIY POLISH!!
-The less shadow you add, the more the polish will be sheer. The more shadow you add, the most opaque the polish will be. I added as much as I could for maximum opaque-ness.
-Let the polish set for a couple of hours to a whole day after shaking it to mix it so that the bubbles in the polish will settle. Otherwise, your polish will have bubbles on top of your nails.
-If you are making this polish for a special occasion, do it at least 24 hours in advance.
I had soooo much fun creating this color!! Its a great project if you are in a pinch for a color of polish that you a) can not find or b) can't afford. This also a great project for a girls' night in or a slumber party.
Have any requests for me? Beauty DIYs? If it's something within my ability, I will do it!! Comment below or email me at ruralglamour at yahoo dot com!!!