How To Make Your Own Nail Polish In Any Color

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pregnancy insomnia can be a little bit of a blessing (depending on how you look at it). Sometimes when I can't sleep I randomly get these ideas that just pop into my head. I quickly jot them down into my phone and revisit them when I am coherent in the morning. I would say only 30-40 % of them actually turn out like I imagined. Take this little project for example. I tested it out over the weekend to see if it would even work...and it worked! I did a little pregnant happy dance. The exciting part of this is you can make ANY shade you want! The color combinations are seriously endless.

What you will need:
  • Clear nail polish.
  • Cheap eyeshadow. You could also use expired eyeshadow that may just be taking up space in your makeup drawer.
  • Toothpick
  • A funnel. I made mine by wrapping a note card into a cone shape and then taping it on the back.

Take out the eyeshadow you want to use. I used a butter knife to scrape it out of the container. I combined the first two colors of the eyeshadow palette above. Crush it up so it is in a powder form.

Empty a small amount of clear nail polish out so you have room for the eyeshadow powder. Place your funnel into the top. Add the color into the bottle.

Use the toothpick to mix up the color into the bottle. Put the cap on and give it a good shake until it is evenly distributed.

You now have you own custom shade of nail polish! I always wanted to name a nail polish so I think I will call this one Emerald Sea-ty ;) I asked my husband if he "gets it?" and he said I'm dork. What do men know about naming nail polish colors anyway?

89 comments:

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

WOW! I never knew that, but that is really cool!

Alli from Life on LeRoy said...

Ummm.... LOVE! That color is amazing too and I've never seen it in a store! For sure going to try this one!

Weronika said...

Whoa that's brilliant!!!!! I must try this, thanks for sharing! :)

Pich and Roor said...

Amazing, I LOVE it & your name for it is too cute!

Terri said...

that's a GREAT idea!

Amy said...

Now that may be the best idea ever. Love the color and name!!!

Jelena MS said...

great idea!!Bravo!

Alycia said...

this is so cool!

Nicole Hedden said...

such a brillant idea! will have to try :)

evdokia t. said...

wow! this is so easy to make! great tutorial!
thank you Lindsay (& pregnancy insomnia) :)

xx
evdokia

riana. said...

OMG!! That is amazing! I love nail polish! Now I can be the cool kid on the block and have a color no one else does!
Brilliant! Gonna pin it!

Jacinta Geraghty said...

I just posted about this myself earlier! I made a glitter polish a while back but last night I used loose eyeshadow to make some! I done a silver, pink, purple and a green! Great minds!

The Michelle Show said...

Very cool idea :)

Julia said...

Get the name and love the idea! I'm a total nail polish junkie. :)

Melissa Blake said...

SO genius!! :)

Alexa said...

Wow. This one seriously blew me away Lindsay! I wish I had your ideas when I was pregnant. Feel like I was always just thinking "When can I eat again?" Haha.

Lindsay said...

This is SUCH a good idea! I might have to try it!

Tabitha Mahoney said...

What a fun idea, thank you!!

How's Baby!


Tab

Mandi, the Sassy Fit Mom said...

OMG! Never thought of this--for sure going to try this out~!! That color is very trendy right now, I love it. and the name you picked. Lol

Mandi @theSassyFitMom

Lindsay said...

This has got to be the coolest thing I have read about lately! I have got to do this asap. :) Thanks friend, pinning this!

Áine said...

Awesome! Never have to waste money again. Next step is finding some CHEAP eyeshadow... xD

Felicia said...

So economical! :)

Kathleen said...

I simply LOVE this idea!! I have a ton of eye shadow taking up space in my makeup drawer and this would be the PERFECT thing to do with it! :) Seriously this is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Meaghan said...

haha LOVE the name! And what a great idea for all of the cheap eye shadows you're gifted! Thanks!

Lauren said...

Such a great idea - and great name :)

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Get out town! So cool.

brittneeey anneeee said...

You can also buy little metal balls that come in real nail polish from the craft store and add them for easier mixing :)

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

You are seriously so creative!!! I love this idea! P.s. I just made your green clay mask last night & loved it!!! I will be using lots of your beauty DIYs to get pretty for my wedding :) XO brynn

Mimi said...

this is out of this world amazing!!! i want to try this. :)

p.s. i happen to think that you came up with a clever name! :)

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Brittany LeSueur said...

THanks so much for the sweet comment!!! This is awesome!! I have to try this! Love your blog! newest follower!!

Chelsea said...

Love this so much! Yep, you're a genius :)

becreativ said...

Very nice, i´ve got a lot of eyeshadows I never use... Thank you!

Tonia L said...

Very cool! I never realized you could to that!

Amy said...

shut up! this is the coolest thing i've seen in a while, love this! i'm going to have to try asap.


xoxo, Amy
www.amyisthinking.blogspot.com

sherri lynn said...

How fun! I've always wanted to name my own nail polish too! This is especially perfect if you want a particular shade to go for a wedding or special event!

Heather said...

Holy cow, really?! This is too cool!!

Clemence - Oh The Lovely Things said...

Oh wow, this is genius! Love love love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing :)

Molly said...

oh I am SO in.

frou-froucouture said...

What a great idea! Will have to try this with some of my funkier eyeshadow. Great post!

froglady said...

you can buy bb's at walmart or anyplace like that, to mix it up better when shaking. love this and my teenager will to.

Simple Pleasures Inc. said...

great idea!

Twiz said...

Reminds me of when me and my sister were little. We'd take all mums leftover bottles of nail varnish and mix them to make wicked new mixes...i think she can be thankful we never thought of using her eyeshadows as well!!! I think i'll try now though ;)

Korianne said...

I love your nail polish AND the name! It's something exquisite, and I want to make it, before the day's through! ;)

Lee Ann said...

Awesome idea. I want to try this! Thanks very much. :)
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Ching Makes Things! said...

This is so awesomeeeeee! I have a lot of eyeshadow because I don't use them much, gonna try this! :D Thanks heaps!

Courtney said...

You can also use white nail polish and food coloring. Just a couple drops and mix it up. It will separate after a while, but just shake it back up. Might be a little cheaper?

runawayfromtrouble said...

Impressive!

Charli said...

great idea love it!

Jenny said...

Brilliant! I hope it is okay to link to this on my blog - www.saidmomma.blogspot.com. I tried it and the nail color was great. Thanks! Jennifer

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

This is awesome! I would have never thought to do that. I would love for you to come share at my Pinteresting Party if you have a moment.

Laura said...

ok this idea is so FUN! Can't wait to try it!

Mariana said...

You're genius!! Love this!

Maria @ GLD said...

Wow! This is a brilliant idea! I love DIY and I love nail polish in all colors, so making my own would be great! Thanks for sharing!!!

Melissa B said...

I tried this and made a gold. Looking for more colors though.. Loved the gold.

TCN said...

I am so going out to the cheap shops tomorrow and buying several bottles of clear polish!

Vicki ¢•: said...

I couldnt wait,so at 1am, yea insomniac ¢•:
I made some new nail polish! Thankz a million

makeuptoys said...

Hi!

I read your post on DIY Nail Polish and tried it myself!

Here is mine: http://www.makeuptoys.com/2012/07/diy-nail-polish-with-mac-pigment-rose/

Thank you for sharing! It gave my old eye shadows a 2nd life!

The Visitor said...

Hello. so i read your post after looking around for something like this and am glad to say it worked and it looks amazing! Thank You for posting this!!

LDGR said...

Hi! i found this and i though it was yours... i think it would be nice she had given you the credit...

http://www.chicfactorgazette.com/make-your-own-nail-polish/

Continue with all the good work!

MissMouse said...

Tell your husband that he's the dork - You're BRILLIANT!!

Helene said...

This is genious! :) I've been looking for a nail polish in a certain color for a long time now but could never find one.. Gotta try this!
Thanks!

katie said...

This is amazing! Thank you so much. I never thought it would be this easy to make it.

Laurie M Auxier said...

awesome will try this..

Susan said...

Very neat! I have a bunch of old eyeshadows so it's recycle time! :-) Thanks.

Aussteja said...

it's so so so simple! Thank you, it really works! :D

Anonymous said...

I don't get the name. Am I stupid?

Anonymous said...

Omg! Coolest thing in the world! I have to do it! So smart!

Anonymous said...

Omg! Coolest thing in the world! I have to do it! So smart!

Anonymous said...

OMG ! SO COOL I NEED TO TRY THIS !:]

Anonymous said...

I am so trying this!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! Amazing! So going to try this!

Malathy Badri said...

I am glad I stumbled on to this blog post. I mentioned it here: http://beautyneeds.infiniteinfo.net/2012/12/17/home-made-nail-polish/

shelby said...

wow i need to do this it is so clever i love to creat things!!:)

Amy said...

This is such a great idea!! Thanks for posting!

enigmas said...

That's really a cool idea, I wanna try right now , hmm, but I don't have any clear nail polish, but definitely try this soon....

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www.enigmashairstudio.com

Lizzie said...

Very nice idea. I will try this and probably stock up on clear polish and cheap eyeshadow for more color combination.

john said...

Awesome color!!! I am going to try that

rosebudz said...

You made my favorite color! I'm going to be making a new polish today...Thank you for this great tutorial! Happy New Year!;)

Anonymous said...

this is such an awesome idea thank you so much for the post I will be trying it soon.

Anonymous said...

Im totally going to try this, especially with All of my extra eyeshadow hanging Around(:

Katrine Krogh said...

Wow, this very creative and resourceful! Thanks for sharing this idea, I can't believe I haven't thought of it myself. I'm excited to create one of my own, especially since I have an appointment with the nail salon this weekend.

melissa alder said...

i tried this and my mail polish came out dull and not shiny. I had to top coat it with a nail hardner. Any ideas as to why it did that? I used cheap eyeshadow from dollar general and a clear cheap nail polish. Thanks for the idea.

Anonymous said...

LOVE THE NAME

Anonymous said...

I think I just had my first craft-gasm.

Anonymous said...

Cool!!!!!! Great Idea........

Anonymous said...

This is such a great idea thank you for sharing:)

rubi lemus said...

I Wish i came here the first place. THIS IS AMAZING! You have such a creative mind. :)

paty said...

eres muy creativa , ya nacio tu bebe

Anonymous said...

When I make my own nail polish can sale it

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