Monday, 3 August 2009

Going away for a while...

So I´m off to Africa and don´t know when my next post will be, but I´ll be back ! :)

I´ll leave you for now with this neat "receipe" for making your own nail polish.

How to Make Your Own Nail Polish Color
By Carly cooper
Are you tired of constantly seeing the same nail polish colors in store after store? Have you always wanted to purchase a specific color of nail polish, but never succeeded in finding it? Good news. Now, with just a few simple steps, you will be on your way to creating all sorts of different nail polish shades!
Here is what you will be needing:
1 regular sized index card 1 bottle of clear nail polish any color pigment (eye shadow colors work wonderfully) 1 mixing stick a paint brush
What you're going to be doing first is to make sure you have an index card in front of you because this is where you will be doing all of your mixing. If you do not have an index card available, a paper plate works well also.
After you have got your index card in front of you, you are going to take your preferred color of pigment, or eye shadow color, and simply break away at the pieces, and let them fall on to the index card, plate, etc.
Once you have your desired color of pigment or eye shadow on your index card or plate, you will then take the bottle of clear nail polish and you will be pouring out just a tad bit more than you have of the eye shadow color. I suggest starting out with just a small sample of the eye shadow color and clear nail polish so that if you're not satisfied with the color, you won't be so wasteful.
After you have mixed the clear nail polish with the eye shadow pigments, you will then take your mixing stick (I like using manicure sticks), and you will carefully mix the nail polish and the pigments together until you start to see a new color appear. Keep mixing until the substance is milky. You do not want the nail polish color to be too gloppy or else your nails won't look so hot. Feel free to mix in a bit more of the clear nail polish if you notice that it's still too gloppy looking.
You should now have made your very own shade of nail polish color.
You can test it out on one of your nails to see whether or not you like the color. If you are not satisfied with the color you have made, simply find a new eye shadow color and repeat the same technique as stated above.
However, if you are content with the color, you will then take a new index card, and a nail polish bottle that contains clear polish inside. Now, you will fold the index card in the shape of a funnel, place the pointy end of the index card inside of the nail polish bottle, and pour the whole rest of the eye shadow pigments inside.
After you have done this, you will then shake up the nail polish bottle to make sure it mixes well. If you would like, you can also take an art paint brush, and mix in the pigments inside of the nail polish bottle by simply placing the paint brush inside of the bottle and stir in a circular motion.


LandGirlontheHomeFront said...

fascinating! I may have to try this out! Thanks and have a great trip!

Anonymous said...

Pleasant journey.....gr8 post

Jessica Cangiano said...

What a deeply cool post and recipe, thank you so much for sharing this, sweet dear!

Have an absolutely wonderful trip!

♥ Jessica