Nail polish junkies know that all-too-well feeling of walking into the store and hearing the latest shade calling their name. Here’s a fun experiment: Mix your own using a few colors you already own!
Use colors you already own and create a nail polish mixing palette with a piece of tin foil and a medium soft paint brush.
- Sephora by OPI’s Traffic Stopper Copper
- Deborah Lippmann’s Shake Your Money Maker
- Essie’s Borrowed and Blue
- Square Hue’s Ocean Drive
Light blue and bright teal are mixed together with copper, gold and teal glitter, resulting in a subtle glitter hidden like buried treasure in the ocean.
- Zoya’s Julieanne
- Essie’s Bikini So Teeny
An upbeat blue and a dramatic purple come together to make a beautiful shade reminiscent of an evening sky. The shimmer in the purple mingles well with the opacity of the blue.
- Orly’s La Vida Loca
- Zoya’s Sarah
Shocking fuchsia and festive red unite to form a cheery berry magenta with shimmer galore. It’s a shade that’s suitable for summer soirees as well as fall festivities.
- Ciate’s Oil Slick
- Essie’s Wicked
Duotone metallic polish plays nicely with an opaque oxblood. The deep red is lightened just enough to reveal shimmery undertones in a shade that’s wickedly fall.
- Square Hue’s Lincoln Road
- Zoya’s Kara
A bright pink-red and a soft gray mixed together to create a beautifully subdued mauve that’s oh-so elegant and refined.