Monday, 21 June 2010

Make Your Own Nail Varnish

Hey lovely ladies!
So yesterday I wanted to do a manicure, but not the usual pink and white. For my nude base I decided to go for the lovely Nails Inc London (free from Boots) but I thought the perfect tip would be a dark brown perhaps. But no dark brown in my nail varnish box! What to do?

If I showed you these nails, would you think the brown was a Barry M Dazzle Dust??

Well it is! It's the Barry M Dazzle Dust in Dark Chocolate. I had my lightbulb moment and put the smallest amount of the product on a piece of scrap paper and added a small amount of my Collection 2000 Strengthening Basecoat and mixed the two together, and it made a really nicely pigmented nail colour, and I used hardly any of the Dazzle Dust. They say it's for Lips, Cheeks and Eyes, but nails too? You can use pretty much any pigment, and any clear nail varnish. A few weeks ago I mixed an old mineral powder foundation that I NEVER use, and it gave the perfect nude nail. Why not have a go and tell me what you think?

Hope you enjoy all my strange tips I do, let me know if you'd like to see more!
Sophie xx


  1. Wow this is a really good idea! I'm just about to paint my nails and was thinking what colour, so may give this a go :)

  2. I love your blog! You have been tagged in my lastest post -

    I blogged about the contents of my bag and would love to see yours!

    N x

  3. Your a bloody genius girl!!!! :)

  4. That's such a fab idea, I have about 10 Barry M dusts and about 30 other non-branded ones from ebay!!

  5. that is very clever, thank you for the suggestion!!!!