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How to Make Nail Polish

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Are you tired of rustling through old nail polishes to no avail? Learn how to a create a glitter polish for a custom color that’s truly you!

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Dawn N
I love this lesson but am worried about using polish purchased from the store, mixing and selling as my own. Is there a way to make the polish completely from scratch in an empty bottle?
Hi Dawn, great question! I'm afraid I don't know how to make nail polish from scratch but I think it would involve masks (!!), Butyl Acete, Ethyl Acete, Alcohol and possibly Nitrocellulose. Then of course your pigment of choice. As I said I'm not 100% knowledgable on how to make it from scratch but it can definitely be done I am sure! Let me know how you get on :)
Dawn N
Thank you for your quick response! I certainly will :).
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Maria J
What am I looking for when buying the colors? What is it called?
Hi Maria! So I actually used a pigment eyeshadow/mineral powered eyeshadow. But any very cheap eyeshadow or an old shade is perfect for this :)
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