Nail polish is one of the most common types of cosmetics, and can help to make your nails colorful and shiny. However, you might be surprised to learn that you can make your own polish that can make your nails beautiful and healthy looking.
Magnetic Nail Polish – Homemade Version
Magnetic nail polish is not only becoming a trend, but you can also make your own. That’s definitely a plus for people who want to have glittering polish that’s cheaper than the store-bought versions. Besides that, you can use the same colors that you use on your nails anyway.
- Mixing bowl
- Wooden/plastic stir stick
- Iron fillings
First, pour the nail polish into a mixing bowl. Yu can use whatever type you want. Next, sprinkle a small amount of iron fillings into the small bowl. Make sure to sprinkle rather than dumping so it will mix faster.
Then use the stir stick to blend the polish completely. This should be an easy task, but in the case it’s not it means that your polish is already too dry, the bowl has too much iron, or the stirring tool is magnetic. The next step is to start painting your nails. You could use a standard brush for nail polish. However, it’s better to use a cheap paintbrush so the bits of iron don’t get into your regular polish.
Afterwards, hold the magnet above your fingernails for a couple of seconds. However, make sure not to hold it too close or the iron bits will fly up to the magnet. That’s about all you have to do to make a unique pattern for each nail. You can make vertical/horizontal/diagonal stripes as the pattern will follow lines of magnetic fields.
Eyeshadow to Nails
This is an interesting homemade fingernail polish that actually requires another type of cosmetic: eyeshadow. Choose an eyeshadow that has the color you’d like your nail polish to have. It could be a store-bought or one in your home. It’s better to choose some eyeshadow that you’re willing to destroy totally. That’s an alternative to saving a small amount.
You might have to crush up the eyeshadow if it’s not already a loose powder. You can put it into a plastic food bag then use a rolling pint o crush it up. Do that until it’s a fine powder that doesn’t have lumps. The reason is that lumps can appear in the final product and have a messy appearance.
The next step is to make a small funnel from an envelope or note card. You can use glue, staple, or tape in order to make the funnel Keep in mind that you won’t need to use it again so it doesn’t have to be perfect.
Afterwards, open a bottle of nail polish (clear). Put the funnel above the top of the funnel. Make sure it’s in the bottle’s neck, but not totally in the polish. Make sure that the polish isn’t totally full. Half full is OK.
Pour the eyeshadow into the funnel. You could also add a little glitter. Adding more eyeshadow will make the color richer.
You can also add some steel ball bearings (small) to the bottle. That will make it easier to blend the polish. Finally, shake the bottle until the color is distributed evenly. Then you can paint your nails.
These are some easy nail polishes you can make at home to save time, effort, and money.