Saturday, October 18, 2014
Have you thought about making mineral make-up or nail polish? Why not give it a try!
How to make a nail polish? It's unbelievably easy! We mixed up to 5 small scoops of your favourite mica (0.15 cc per small scoop, so a total of 0.75 cc) with 5 ml of clear nail polish. (We used this suspending nail polish base from Voyageur Soap & Candle.) Mix well in a small plastic shot glass, then pour into the adorable little bottle with a steady hand or a tiny funnel. (Again, we used these adorable 5 ml bottles from Voyageur Soap & Candle.) Make sure you add two little metal ball bearings to the bottles to make it easier to shake. And you're done! We made almost a hundred in Thursday night's group!
fantastic set at Voyageur Soap & Candle or check out the search I did on Soap Queen for a few. Anne-Marie has a tutorial for making a matte polish, another for making a scented nail polish, and a video tutorial!
You can take your favourite eye shadow blend of micas and use those in your eye shadows. Just don't add the eye shadow base to it and you can add it to the polish!
Did you know that your homemade custom blends are called "franken" polishes? And did you know that if you want to make something matte or more pastel, you can add white polish? If you want to make something darker, you can add black polish to the mix! Give it a try!
mineral make-up, check out the section on the blog devoted to this topic. (You can find all the sections on the right hand side of the blog!) I'd love to see what you make!
All of the micas I use in these pictures are from Voyageur Soap & Candle. That lovely blue in picture two is called Mermaid Cove, but I can't find it on their site. And I suggest getting yourself the drama queen mica if you want to make some really awesome reds.