I’ve recently had an extreme need for some lavender nailpolish. But instead of giving in and buying a new bottle, I decided it would be way more fun to make my own. Here’s what I used:
But before I began this little DIY project, I gave my nails a good trim. I like to cut first with nail clippers then shape and smooth with a nail file. For a chic look, keep your nails short; aim for the edge of your nail to meet the tip of your finger, like this:
I then mixed the white and purple together, using the back end of a tube of eyeliner to stir the mixture and an old shot glass as a bowl. I then set out to paint, being sure to do two coats and then a top coat, such as Essie’s No Chips Ahead. To keep your polish from chipping at the tip of your nail, run your top coat along the edge. To prevent bubbling, make sure your fingers are cool. You can also dip your hands into a bowl of cool water immediately after painting to make them dry faster, but this can sometimes alter and swirl the color of your polish as parts of the polish dry and cool faster than others. I prefer to quickly stick my hands into the freezer for a few seconds. As a final step, use a Q-tip dipped in nailpolish remover to fix any nailpolish that has made it onto the rest of your fingers. And then, enjoy!
NOTE: If you don’t want to ruin a shot glass, I would recommend using an unused contact case. You can buy them for ultra cheap at any drugstore, and can save any extra color.