I've been wanting to mix some of my own nail polish for awhile so I thought this might be a fun little DIY to do for any of you looking for some last minute stocking stuffers to make. I had so much fun with this that I'm going to order some bottles and start mixing some more of my own creations using actual pigments and different kinds of glitter.
I wanted to make a pink jelly based polish with pink glitter so I got a pink nail polish and my glitter, then I got an empty bottle to mix in and some clear nail polish that I don't use. You can mix everything in the clear nail polish bottle, but the one I had was frosted so I poured it into the clear bottle just so you all could see it better. I also made a little funnel out of the corner of an envelope for pouring in the glitter.
Pour some clear polish into a clean bottle, or pour out a little of the clear polish if you're just adding to a new bottle of clear polish (you need to make room for additions). Add the colored polish by 5 drops at a time and shake to mix until it is the shade you want*. I just wanted mine a pink tinted jelly and it took about 20 drops of polish. Then use the funnel and pour in some glitter. I used a little less than a teaspoon. Then shake, shake, shake and shake some more. You can add those little mixing balls (or BBs) to it if you have any. They will help the glitter distribute throughout the polish better.
Test it out!
I think I have a new obsession :D.
*A tiny disclaimer... Mix at your own risk. Different companies use different ingredients in their nail polish. If you want to play it safe, only mix polishes from the same brand this will ensure that you're not going to come across any chemical reactions (do as I say, not as I do haha). Also, there are cosmetic friendly glitters out there you can buy too Lit Cosmetics and Eye Kandy are two brands I have used in the past.