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Wednesday
Mar282012

Nail Polish & Do-it-Yourself Custom Colors

This might be common knowledge, but I did not know you could mix nail polish colors until 2 weeks ago. This new discovery is directly because of my bud Jessica (aka Polish & Pout). We got to spend the evening together and she volunteered to paint my nails for me. Since she is the reason I now love painting my nails, I immediately took her up on her offer.

Here's what you need to get started:

  • Polish 
  • Paper plate (or another mixing dish)
  • Polish remover, clippers, and file (if you need it)

That little pink heart is a nail file, how cute is that?!

I thought it would be fun to create a Tiffany blue color. So, Jessica got to mixing.

If you look closely in this picture you'll see the color she made and her awesome nail polish "jar" (a flower vase). And in the background is Mr. Polish and Pout, Andy, who was playing N64 Mario Kart with Anthony!

I loved showing off my fancy nails while in New York City. Thank you, friend for showing me the joy of DIY nail polish colors I never knew!

Have you ever made your own nail polish colors? 

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Reader Comments (8)

Ok, where have I been?! I had no idea you could mix nail polish colors. I am SO doing this today. haha! p.s. I LOVE that photo of you - and your nails looks amazing.

March 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjodi

I'm so glad to hear you didn't know about mixing colors either, Jodi! Also, thank you for your compliment. Anthony's camera makes me look good.

March 28, 2012 | Registered CommenterMalisa Price

I didn't know you could do this either! Now I'll have to buy some nail polish to try it out. =p I think I just have plain bland polish, but it's time for some pop in the color. Thanks for the inspiration!

March 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

You're welcome, Joyce! I've been loving the pizazz I feel just from having my nails painted. Super fun!

March 28, 2012 | Registered CommenterMalisa Price

Hooray! So fun!!! Playing mixologist has been my hobby since I was young! Perhaps starting my own nail polish line is in my future ;) Glad u liked it Mal! Xo

March 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJess

I would be the first in line to buy your nail polish, Jess!

March 30, 2012 | Registered CommenterMalisa Price

I used to do this as a kid all. the. time. But I'd just pour half of one bottle into another, and shake it up. And, because I was 8 and didn't know when enough was enough, it usually ended up puke brown. But I loved doing it, thanks for reminding me!

April 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMariah

I love the blue color you created! It looks great on you. I can't wait to try mixing my own polish colors. That sounds like a fun girls' night thing to do.

August 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

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