DIY: Broken Eyeshadow to New Nail Polish


I've seen this a lot! And of course, really wanted to try it out myself.  If you have any broken or loose pigment eye shadow that’s in a great colour, but such a hassle to put on? Guess what! Those once useless palettes can be put to good use: a new nail polish right from your eyeshadow!

It's an excellent way to get custom nail polish colours you couldn't get otherwise. And I love the way this nail polish goes on and the way it dries - it's much more matte and shimmery than regular nail polish.  You can mix colours to achieve the exact shade you want. If you decide to mix colours to create your own colour, you know no one else in the world will be wearing

Plus, making your own nail polish is very cheap and fast - so why not give it a try?

What You’ll Need:

  • A small container for mixing.  I used a small foil pie dish, of which you can pick a bundle up for a couple of buck. (a disposable paper cup works too)
  • A bottle of nail polish – used clear polish.
  • A stirrer – a manicure cuticle sticks really good, but anything will do

Close the bottle up and give it a good shake. If the shadow doesn't disperse well into the polish, add one drop of water and give it another shake.

Your nail polish you have created dries FAST! Make sure that you use it quickly or put it in a container to keep it from drying out. If it does start drying while you are painting your nails, add a little bit of clear polish to it, and it should be as good as new!

That’s it! Now all you have to do is test it out! Brush a little on a nail. If you’re not satisfied with the colour or the sparkle (see post for DIY Glitter nail polish here), add more! 

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