Lately, I’ve been into light green nail polish. More than once, I’ve purchased what I thought would be a perfect light green and it either turned out to be too blue or too dark or just not quite what I thought it would be. Meanwhile, I have this half-a-bottle of Essie in the color Blanc, that I really wasn’t loving anymore:
Truth be told, I never really loved it in the first place. The formula was never as opaque as I felt it should be for an $8 white polish. (There are much better whites out there for much cheaper.) Plus, it was starting to get a little old an gunky.
The first thing I did was restore the polish out with this awesome product:
This stuff is great! It was only around $3 at Sally Beauty Supply, and I’ve revived so many old polishes with it already! A little side note here: Don’t thin your polish out with acetone or polish remover. It may work temporarily, but ultimately, it will ruin the polish you are trying to fix.
Anyway, after I thinned out my Blanc, I added about 20 drops of this green and one or two drops of this blue:
I did a lot of shaking and ended up with this:
It’s exactly the color I was hoping for! I haven’t actually used it yet, but I totally will before too long! I totally feel like a winner, winner, chicken dinner because I now have a new color that I can’t wait to use, and I didn’t spend any money! My hubby will be so proud!
UPDATE: I finally did use this polish for this pink, green, and glitter mani and I love it!
Have you ever mixed your old polishes to create a new one? Did you like your results?
this is a great idea, I have plenty of essie polishes that are too sheer on their own. I dont like the essie brush, its so streaky for me, but I also have an extra plum wet n wild polish that I could mix.
Go for it! I figure that if I’m mixing polishes that I don’t really like or use anyway, there’s nothing to lose!
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