to say I'm excited to share this DIY with you is an understatement! as you may have seen I'm always painting my nails and looking out for new colours to experiment with, well how about making your very own custom polish colours? sound good? read on...

I have to thank my lovely bf for coming up with brainwave, he thought I should try making my own and did a little research..


you'll need a bottle of clear nail polish and some eyeshadow. I picked up this bright shadow set for 99p!


decide what colour polish you want! I opted for blue, you can literally come up with any combination..


chop up your eyeshadow into a fine powder, beware this is fun! 


make a funnel (I used a rolled up page from a magazine) and pour in the powdered eyeshadow!


doesn't it look pretty? now shake it baby!! (add a small ball-bearing to the polish to help mix the colour if you have one!)


amazing! it's that simple, your own custom colours for a snip! I'm going to make a whole set!

give it a try.. I promise you wont regret it!

caroline x


28 comments

  1. That is awesome! How simple :-) You and the bf are just far too clever and creative!

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  2. This is fantastic! Def going to try it!

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  3. Fab colour! I might give this a go soon, thanks for the tip xx

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  4. Love this! I did this a wee while ago too and I plan to make more with glitter n stuff :D xx

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  5. Try with shimmer and metallic eyeshadows! It's so fun! You can also add some glitter to them! I love frankening polishes.

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  6. I've tried making glitter polishes before.. good fun! I had no idea you could do colour ones! I'm still excited about it haha :) xx

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  7. i love how prettified your bottle! this is a really good idea, it seems like a good way to use up shadows that need more love! (:

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  8. that is possibly one of he best DIY's I have ever come across. What an awesome idea and so simple. :)

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  9. This is such a good idea, now I know what to do with all the crappy natural collection eyeshadows I own x

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  10. Arghghg this is such a good idea! I'm about to ask a really dense question but does it last as long as normal nail varnish? xxx

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  11. Awesome creativity, as always!! I've got so many eyeshadows we could use - must. stop. nibbling!!

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  12. Love this idea! Definitely going to give this a go soon :) x

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  13. i think i will have to give this a try! Since, i'm also often looking for unique shades of nail polishes and often disappointed at the limited choices!

    hehe! i love how gorgeous the eye shadow looks while sinking into the clear polish! :D

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  14. yay glad you guys like it!!! :) I had loads of fun mixing and chopping ha! yes becca it lasts just like normal polish and comes off normally with remover too! Mine dried matte with a slight shimmer from the glitter in one of the shadows :) xx

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  15. wow, very clever. I must give it a go.

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  16. Just nominated you for a Liebster award! (It's on my blog). Love your DIY stuff!

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  17. This is amazing :)

    xoxo Rose.

    http://aroseamongstthornss.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Does the nail-polish stay liquid for a loooong time after that??
    I'm just curious, because I kinda want a permanent awesome nailpolish :P

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  19. wow you're awesome. like, seriously. i'm so stalking your blog

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  20. This is seriously the best tip I have found!

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  21. Oh wow, this idea is so unique and it looks very professional when applied to your nails. I'm gonna chop up my old eyeshadows and make my own nail polish for the first time!! :)

    Olivia xxx
    Beauty from the Fjord

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  22. I am heading upstairs to make this right now.

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  23. What a great idea! How long did your new nail polish last for? :) xx

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  24. this looks amazing! you are so talented!

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  25. AWESOME! I've got a question, what do you mean by clear nail polish? I know it sounds like a stupid question but I've honestly never seen "clear nail polish" on a nail polish label before :( Did you mean top coat or base coat?

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  27. Beautiful polish colours, I love buy this strategy if possible , many thanks share this DIY. fun ulimited

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  28. i saw this and had to try it i made a perle color its sooo cool definatly gonna do this more

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