Thursday, 4 August 2011

MAKE DO WITH WHAT YOU'VE GOT: NAIL POLISH


With a similar concept to the Sleek Makeup pout paint I mixed up China Glaze in Aqua Baby and MUA at Superdrug shade 18 to create a lighter turquoise candy colour that suits my skin tone a little more than the original China Glaze colour. This is a really quick and simple way of creating a new nail polish that makes the most out of what you already have, without costing you a penny. It definitely saves you the disappointment of going out and spending money on a new bottle that turns out to look completely different on and has a poor colour pay off. You could even transform any colours you don't like so they don't go to waste. To create pastel colours that are perfect for the Summer in contrast with a tan you will need to add white to your chosen colour. All you need is a spare nail polish bottle, just clean out an old nail polish bottle by using a small amount of nail varnish remover and shaking it up and just repeat this a few times. Let me know if you try it out!

25 comments:

  1. Is a great idea! your nails look awesome.


    xx

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  2. I love your nail designs, I was looking through your previous post and I'm inspired to do you're purple and blue leopard design later on. Btw, I love your shoe as well!

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  3. Ooh the colour is nice! Loving pastel colours at the moment. Have abit of an obsession with nail varnish so will be trying out these tips. Thanks! :D

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  4. so samrt! love the nails and the clean photography! following now!

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  5. Great nails!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  6. This looks awesome and I love your shoes too!
    Love your style and your blog, so following you now and I can't wait to read more posts! Hope you're well x

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  7. LOVE :D. I like the gems too! Think I'll defo try that out soonies :P xxx

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  8. This is a great idea...and you take a really lovely photograph :)
    I really like your blog!

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  9. hi, fantastic nails, very good DIY project. i love your blog, and your style. new follower :)

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  10. oooh very cute!

    I love your thrifted shirt below too!

    xx

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  11. Great picture in shoes! I don't do frankens, but I do layering, which is a lot of fun as well!

    seven-percentsolution.blogspot.com

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  12. Beautiful nail polish! :)

    http://liberty-walk-sara.blogspot.com/

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  13. Thanks Lisa much appreciated!x Feel free to email me chrissy@deciphertheday.co.uk if you fancy doing a fashion/illustration collab x

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  14. Thanks for your comment. Your blog is wonderful! I will follow you :-)

    Love the nails btw!

    X

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  15. Thanks for the comment on my last post :) As soon as I saw the polish on your toes I followed - I can't miss any more posts like these! It is so eye-catching and beautiful - Great job!

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  16. omg sooo super cute and creative!!! love it :)))

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  17. I always mix my nail varnishes to make new shades. I love the gems on your big toe! Where did you get them from?

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  18. Your shoes are gorgeous! Love the blue nails too.
    xoxo
    Thedressingbooth

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  19. Such a fantastic idea!
    thank you for the inspiration
    xoxo
    http://wonderingwolves.blogspot.com/

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