(Closed) Anyone mix their nail polish colors? :)

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

you really need to store your nail polish in a small glass container.  it must be very small too, so a jar probably won’t work– the more air there is in the container, the faster it will dry out in there.  I assume you don’t have any old colors or colors you dislike, where you would be willing to empty out the bottle?

go to a store and buy the cheapest nail polish they sell, just for the bottle.  I recommend trying to find the really tiny ones if you can.

for the record, mixing nail colors of the same brand sometimes works, but sometimes it compromises the strength. different colors have different chemicals so they might not always be compatible. but it’s a fun experiment!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

another suggestion: take the mint color that is too dark, and dump a little out. then pour the white directly into the mint bottle. 

also, do a test swatch often. the new color won’t quite reach all the way to the glass, so sometimes the polish will end up looking darker up against the glass, but will be lighter in the middle (even if you shake it for a very long time). 

can you tell this is a project I like to do often? πŸ™‚

post your results when you’re done, I wanna see!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

@sleepyhead22:  yes, nail polish remover will clean the bottles beautifully. bend a q-tip so you can reach the edges. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wanna see colors! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

@sleepyhead22:  looks great!  I love doing stuff like this. I also love mixing products together to create tinted lip balms too. my husband makes fun  of me πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@sleepyhead22:  I mix polishes all the time! In the nail polish world, mixed polishes are known as “frankens” lol. I usually just pour some out of one bottle then add others to it. When I’m using an empty bottle, I always let acetone soak in it to make sure all of the left over polish gets cleared out. But your franken looks lovely! I’m glad it worked out well for you πŸ™‚

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