I've been trying to save money lately and not buy impulsively [nail polish]. I figured if I really want a polish, I should make my own. I have enough polish to come up with a dupe or something close if I really wanted. So let me share what I have made lately. I have only made one of each and these aren't for sale (not like they are worthy of being for sale). I'm just doing this for fun!
My first polish is a gray based polish with blue and iridescent glitter. Believe it or not, gray is one of my favorite colors. I haven't worn it much because a lot of gray polish looks the same. I only have one or two in my stash. I wanted a light gray with some sparkle and shimmer so this is what I frankened. I'm no pro yet and what I came up with looks great in the bottle but still not great on my nails. But I still like it. It just needs some more tweaking. So far I've named it Civil War.
Here are some bottle shots.
|Look how gorgeous this is!|
Here it is on my nails.
I used a variety of polishes to make this. It is not from scratch. I used a little Bon Bons iridescent pastel glitter in a clear base. I forgot the name and the label is gone. I added a little Orly Spazmatic, Love & Beauty Silver (a silver scattered holo), and Zoya Dove. It was too sheer so I added a few drops of Wet N Wild Black Creme. But seeing how the Bon Bons bottle is super tiny, a few drops might have been too much. I'd like it to be a little lighter and the glitter and shimmer to show more. Maybe I just need to shake it a lot more or add some more base.
Thanks for reading. Let me know your thoughts on this. Tomorrow I'll share another.