Anti-Pinch Nail Polish

  • Difficulty:Beginner
  • Time:10-15 minutes
  • Yields:5 bottles

If you’re looking in your closet right now and scratching your head about the complete lack of green, fear not! I’ve got the perfect solution to save you from getting pinched this St. Patrick’s Day. This green nail polish will come in handy for saving you from pinchy fingers.

Anti-Pinch Nail Polish


5 Nail Polish Bottles

10-15 Nail Polish Mixing Beads

Nail Polish Base

Green Chrome Oxide

Mini Scoops


99% Isopropyl Alcohol

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ONE: Put 2-3 mixing beads in each bottle. Pour clear nail polish base into each bottle, filling to just below the shoulder of the bottle.

Mixing Balls in Bottles

TWO: In a separate container, mix 1 teaspoon 99% Isopropyl Alcohol and 10 mini-scoops of Green Chrome Oxide until the oxide if fully dispersed.

Mixing Alcohol and green oxide

THREE: Using a dropper, add 20-30 drops of mixture into the bottle with the nail polish base. Place the cap and screw on tightly.

Dropping in color

FOUR: Shake, rattle and roll that bottle until the base and color are fully mixed. Enjoy escaping the dreaded St. Patty’s pinch!

Finished Polish

15 Responses to “Anti-Pinch Nail Polish”

  1. Linda says:

    That’s a great post Anne-Marie ! I love it ! I also would like to know if you know of a nail hardener recipe i could put in those cute bottles ‘ I have thin nails that tear off & turn up on the tips ? Thank you for all your great posts ! I love bramble berry.

  2. Tracy says:

    These are Awesome! Here’s a suggestion how about making available those cute nail pen bottles with the long art brush attachment then you can make really cute nail art designs. :)

  3. Amy says:

    As for nail hardener, I haven’t actually tested this yet, but I have been pondering whether adding silk powder to nail polish base would accomplish something beneficial, or if it would just use up my silk powder and make a mess.

    I’m probably going to try it soon and find out; after all, what’s the worst that could happen?

  4. Lianne Van L says:

    I feel like there should be a dash of gold mica in there to add to the st-patricks day spirit. :)

  5. Nickie says:

    Cool…green! I won’t get pinched because my eyes are hazel ;) Everybody says that’s cheating….but I don’t think so. lol I have the Irish look: red hair, hazel eyes, pastey-white skin, the irish cheeks,….yeah the irish in my genes really shows! Now to keep learning Irish dance haha


  6. Victoria says:

    Did you use isopropyl alcohol because the chrome oxide pigment wouldn’t mix without it or does it make the polish special in a different kind of way?

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Victoria!

      The reason we use isopropyl alcohol first, is to disperse the pigment, allowing it to then disperse easily in the nail polish base. If you don’t do this step first, the pigment could end up being slightly clumpy, or not fully incorporated in your final mixture. I hope this helps :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  7. Victoria says:

    Did you use isopropyl alcohol because the chrome oxide pigment wouldn’t mix without it or does it make the polish special in a different kind of way?

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