Monday, July 1, 2013
Make your own nail polish!
I had some of the youth from my group over to make some nail polish a while ago, but I can't find the recipes anywhere! (You know how I say to take lots of notes? Make sure you put them somewhere you can find them!) We used the 5 ml bottles from Voyageur Soap & Candle, and I based my two - the gray and green ones - on eye shadows I've made in the past. The green one is Sublime, and we found that 4 to 8 0.15 cc scoops of colour worked well with 5 ml of nail polish. The gray one is Winterfell, and I think I used 5 - 0.15 cc scoops of colour in that one. When making a matching nail polish, make your colour blend, but don't add the eye shadow base to it. We did that, and it ends up being a bit clumpy with the titanium dioxide and Dry-flo and such in it.
Voyageur Soap & Candle have some great nail polish recipes you can find on their site. Starry Night is the nail polish on the left hand side of my picture above. And take a look at their blog for a gorgeous St Patrick's Day green (with a gel liner tutorial!)
As a note, these metallics and just about every other mica - except the pop micas ! - I use in my products can be found at Voyageur Soap & Candle.
video you can watch! Check out her posts on matte nail polish, pinch free nail polish (St Patrick's Day), making scented nail polish, and a Talk it Out Tuesday post!
Want some ideas for colour blends? Check out the mineral make-up section of the blog for all the eye shadows you could make!
nail and cuticle balm. I love this stuff! I'm not saying it's the reason I have long, strong nails because I've had those my entire life, but I think it's the reason they are getting back to normal after a year of swimming every other day!