Sunday, March 27, 2011

Make Your Own Nude Nail Polish, courtesy of

I was talking to a friend of mine on Twitter tonight who was having problems with a nail polish she'd gotten. It was a lovely nude polish, but it was just too sheer for her. She wanted to know if she could somehow concentrate the polish pigment, or if that would even work.

Immediately I thought of a video I'd seen a while back. I quickly googled and found what I was looking for. In April of last year, Elissa from Pursebuzz did a fantastic video about making your own nude nail polish from mineral makeup! I've tried it since with eyeshadow and it worked like a charm. So hey... try it out, it can't hurt!

Something else to keep in mind- if your polish mix starts drying up or getting kind of lumpy, add a bit of nail polish thinner to it if you have some. this will loosen up the mixture again so that you can apply it nicely. I do this when I'm mixing custom colors for a single manicure but don't want a whole bottle of it.

Hope this helps someone! Also, if you're at all interested in cosmetics, fashion, DIY, or just plain fun then you'd probably enjoy Elissa's website, She's also got a Twitter account where she gives tips and tricks, tells you when her new videos or blog posts go up, and sometimes hosts fun little giveaways! And as if that's not enough, she's also got a Facebook page!

Most of all, she's not just a beauty guru, she's also a genuinely nice person. I'm not being compensated for this post, I just think she's one of those people everyone should know about. So go follow her, and tell her I sent you! :D

Til next time...
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