DIY Nail Polish

This is a fun and quick DIY project.

All you need is:

  • Clear or White Nail Polish
  • Eyeshadow
  • Snack-sized ziploc bag
  • Knife
  • Funnel (you can always make one out of paper)
Look what you can do with drugstore makeup!

Look what you can do with drugstore makeup!

Step One: Pick one or two colors of eyeshadow for your polish. You can always mix together more colors to make a blend, but be sure not to use more than the equivalent of one or two average sized cakes of eyeshadow.

Depending on the size of the nail polish, you should determine if one or two cakes is most appropriate.

Be careful not to use too much eyeshadow or your nail polish will become too thick.

Step Two: Take the knife and scrap off the eyeshadow you have selected into a mixing bowl. Make sure that the eyeshadow is broken apart and that all of your colors are well mixed.

Step Three: Put the crushed up eyeshadow in a ziploc baggie. (This will make it easier to pour through the funnel). Pour the eyeshadow into the polish, stopping periodically to stir. You can use the brush of the nail polish to stir or a toothpick if you have one handy.

Step Four: Shake it up and paint those nails!

The quality of your polish depends on the quality of your ingredients. I didn’t want to spend much money on this project, so I used some NYC topcoat to make my nail polish. It lasted for about 18 hours with no topcoat. It’s definitely not a durable polish, but it’s perfect for a night out.

“Hence,” the first nail polish I made.