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DIY Beauty: Glitter Nail Polish


Diy glitter nail polish

I am a huge sucker for glitter nail polishes. Sometimes, though, it can be frustrating when I have a specific color in mind and either can’t find it or it’s too expensive for me to even consider.

I was in a craft store the other day and stumbled across a gorgeous display of glitter. Seeing that they were pretty cheap, I bought a few tubes and spent the next hour experimenting. I’m so happy to report that the experiment was successful! I love how I can now customize my own glitter nail polish color for a low price and in just a few minutes.

So, I decided to share my method with you! Read on to learn how you can make your own glitter nail polish:

What you’ll need:

Diy glitter nail polish materials

  • 1 old or new bottle of clear nail polish (you can also use a suspension base, which prevents the glitter from sinking to the bottom)
  • 1-2 tubes/jars of glitter
  • 1 scrap piece of paper or Post-it note
  • 1 toothpick

How to:

Step One

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Create a funnel with the scrap piece of paper/Post-it note. Staple or tape it to help the paper maintain its form.

Step Two

Diy glitter nail polish 3

Using the paper funnel, pour a tiny amount of glitter into the bottle of nail polish.

Step Three

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Using the toothpick, mix in the glitter.

Step Four

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Continue pouring the glitter, one small amount at a time.

Note: if you pour too much at once it might clog up and make it hard to stir.

Step Five

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Add the cap back on to the polish, then shake the bottle vigorously until well-mixed. Then apply and admire your new customized glitter nail polish!

What Do You Think?

Do you like this DIY? Are you going to try it out? What are your favorite glitter color combos? Let me know in the comments below; I’d love to hear what you think!

Posted on on September 17, 2013 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , , ,

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6 Responses to “DIY Beauty: Glitter Nail Polish”

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    September 17th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I got a variety pack of mini glitter tubes. instead of pouring all the glitter in the bottle of polish, I dump a little polish on a disposable plate and sprinkle in as much glitter as I want! Doing that I don’t have to commit to a particular color!

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    September 17th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I made custom nail polishes for christmas last year and I have to note that you can’t really use any sort of craft glitter to make nail polishes, it has to be a special kind that wont bleed into the polish and lose its glitter, you can buy it off etsy pretty cheaply though.

  3. 3
    September 17th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Sarah – That’s a genius idea! Totally trying that – I’m always too indecisive anyway to make a whole bottle.

    Rebecca – Interesting! I’ve tried this with regular craft glitter before and it worked fine, but I’m sure it probably varies depending on the brand. Thanks for the etsy recommendation! Should we just search “nail polish glitter”?

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