Peacock Glitter Nail Polish

  • Difficulty:Beginner
  • Time:20 minutes
  • Yields:Three 15 mL bottles

Strut your stuff with this fabulous Peacock Glitter Nail Polish. The polish is super simple to make, and in under a half an hour you can have your nails prepped and ready for a night out! The Vintage Grey Mica adds a touch of sophistication, and the subtlety of the green, blue and aqua-hued glitter make this a versatile polish for any occasion.

What You’ll Need:

Suspending Nail Polish Base

3 Nail Polish Bottles (15 mL size)

3 Nail Polish Mixing Balls

Peacock Nail Polish Glitter

Vintage Grey Mica

Tiny Funnel

Mini Scoops

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Never made nail polish before? It’s easy! Check out this Soap Queen TV Nail Polish tutorial for a quick introduction to making your own polish.

ONE: In a well ventilated space, pour the nail polish base slowly into the bottle. Fill until just below the shoulder of the bottle to allow for mixing room. If you spill, use an old rag to wipe the neck of the bottle. If you forget to do this, your lid may ‘glue’ itself to the bottle. Please note that nail polish is extremely flammable and should never be customized near any open flame or extremely hot heat source (say, a stove or something like that).

TWO: Drop a mixing ball into each nail polish bottle.

THREE: Using a mini scoop, add 4 – 5 scoops of colorant per bottle. This part can get messy because the mica is so fine, so consider pouring over a garbage can or an easily washable surface.

FOUR: Insert the brush into the bottle and twist the black cap over it until you hear a “click”. Once the cap is securely on the bottle, start shaking! Shake the bottle for 3 – 5 minutes to fully disperse the colorant into the nail polish base.

FIVE: When the colorant has been fully dispersed, add the Peacock Glitter. The amount of glitter is completely up to you, but we added about 10 – 12 scoops.

Tip: To avoid spilling glitter everywhere, consider using a Mini Funnel to channel the glitter directly into the bottle!

That’s it! You’re ready for a night out with perfectly peacock’ed nails.

7 Responses to “Peacock Glitter Nail Polish”

  1. Shaunna says:

    I was wondering what should these be priced at once made?

  2. Sabrina Garza says:

    Is making nail polish really this easy. I had no idea… nail polish base!!! Who knew, guess Im making nail poish now!!!

  3. Vanessa says:

    Great post!! I was wondering if you had any tips on making regular creamy lacquer (with out shiny or iridescent color). It seems like mica always gives it a shininess to the lacquer.

    Thanks in advance!

  4. Stephanie says:

    Besides being able to add your own color is the nail base used better then the average one in the store? are there different more harmful chemicals in the store ones? Thanks.

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