Here is a swatch of my DIY Chocolate Strawberry nail color I make this morning. Unfortunately, this picture doesn’t show the pink shimmer in it.
I tried Revlon’s Popular..Love it! I ended up doing 4 coats, but it covered in 3. I finished it off with a coat of Essie’s To Dry For.
Popular is my first Revlon polish, the formula is great and it dried quickly, even with four coats.
I took a trip to Ulta this morning for my refill of Essie’s To Dry For. Since I’ve been buying new polish like crazy (picked up Revlon’s Popular yesterday) I knew I couldn’t get another new polish at Ulta so instead I picked up 2 Sally Hansen’s Clear polish for DIY Nail color so I could use my coupon. I decided to use two of my Bare Mineral’s eyeshadows that I kinda forgot about. Cherry Coco Truffle is a brown with tiny pink sparkles in it and Berry Flambe is a purple with gold, blue and purple sparkles.
I like to use old scrapbook paper to make a funnel, its thick and easy to use since it is already a square.
I like the Bare Mineral’s because it’s powdery and if you use regular eyeshadow it needs to be ground up. I used the opposite end of a thin paint brush when I used an Almay shadow.
I’m pretty excited about these colors, I haven’t done a mani yet with them, I’ll probably do them tonight, but here is the final result! What would a nail polish be without a silly name, so here is Purple Moonlight
And here is Chocolate Strawberry.
Short post tonight….I used the nail polish I made tonight to do my manicure…I Love It!! I did end up adding a little more of the eyeshadow to it. I also tried to add eyeshadow to white nail polish…you need a lot more eyeshadow and really need to mix it, I think the clear works better. Anyway here is the result!
So I did it, I made my own nail polish! I was shocked that it actually worked! I think you’re suppose to use just a clear nail polish, but I went with a top coat (it was the only clear color I had.) So I started with a clear top coat and added my crushed eyeshadow color into the bottle with paper cone. This stuff gets everywhere! This is the eyeshadow I used…Bare Minerals T.L.C.
Here it is in the bottle.
Here is the final outcome! This is about 3 coats.
I wonder what would happen if I added the eyeshadow to white?…Interesting I’ll have to find out!