Friday, 16 March 2012

Creating a nail varnish!

Ok so, I love customising whether it's my room or my wardrobe I just cant get enough and I sort of took that one step further! I like many other bloggers have been in love with Lily Melrose’s style and her blog www.llymlrs.com for ever. And the oter day I was looking back through her old outfit posts and remembered she often wore a nail varnish called “top turquoise” from models own (which I now own). I wondered if it was possible to make a colour like that on my own so I turned to my collection and found two colours I don’t really wear that often: “Spring Green” and “Cyan Blue” from BarryMthey looked like the perfect colours to mix and make a dupe of “top turquoise”. So I did a little test on a piece of paper noted down the ratios and found an empty bottle of clear polish to mix in and this is the outcome.

(above)The experiments I've been going for more turquoise colours and my notes on the mix.

(left) the final outcome, I’m happy with it but in real life its a little greener and brighter that it came up in pictures.(right) Cyan Blue, my turquoise and Spring Green .

I'm going to try my hand at making a few more colours soon I think.

18 comments:

  1. Great idea!

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  2. Aw what a lovely idea! I'm addicted to Barry M' nail paints, they've got such a great range of colour, cyan's one of my fave shades. x

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    1. I'm addicted to No7 and models own at the moment! xx

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  3. Nice idea! I often mix colours with white, however I have quite an extensive nail polish collection, I think I have most colours :P x

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    1. you should see mine its ridiculous how many I have! :p x

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  4. I am so clumsy that I fear the day I decide this to be a good idea! I love the colour you've ended up with (:

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    1. I'm super clumsy too dw its not too messy haha x

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  5. This is a fab idea! Lovely colours!
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    1. I will pop over to your blog now :)

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  6. such a good idea!! looks lovely x

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  7. this has totally inspired me to get raking through my old polishes and making some new ones! hah, lovely blog :) xo

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