Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mixing My Own Nail Polish

So way back, I saw somebody post with Nubar - Black Polka Dots on their fingers, and I thought it was amazing. But for whatever reason, I thought it would be easier/cheaper/something to mix my own black glitter into clear nail polish. So after searching for a couple months for two sizes of black glitter, I finally found them, and this came into being!
Here are the glitters I found:
 I then took a random clear nail polish, in this case, Confetti - Glass Slippers, and emptied a little of it out to make some room. I folded up a piece of scrap paper into a funnel and poured in some glitter!
I thought it was interesting that the glitter seemed content to just kinda sit there. But after shaking:
I then added the other size of glitter. I tested out on a piece of paper, adding more glitter until it looked about right:
Now, the bottle looks like this:
I haven't tested it on my own nails, but on paper it looks okay. My friend tested it a little, and found that the larger glitters didn't like to come out very well. I may add a bunch more of those, just so it's more likely they'll actually get on the brush.
So while this certainly didn't end up cheaper or easier, it was fun, and I'm looking forward to experimenting with this. Also, I have a ton of left over black glitter, so I'll have to figure out something fun to do with that! :)

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