Friday, October 19, 2012

A Pinterest Nail Polish Experiment That Works

RATING: 4 stars

COST: $3 for Sally Hansen nail polish, $20 for Stila eyeshadow

THE SKINNY: I never know what to do with an eye shadow once I drop it on the floor, smashing it into thousands of pieces.

Then I saw this fun little project on Pinterest. You can actually add the shadow to clear polish and make a whole new color. What a great idea -- but would it actually work?

It does. And well. But this is not something I would recommend for anything other than a broken shadow because it makes a rather expensive bottle of nail polish. (Or maybe that special occasion when you want your eyes and nails to match perfectly!)

HOW IT WORKS: I used a half bottle of clear Sally Hansen polish that had been sitting around for a while.

I mixed it with a Stila shadow in a color that I love, "Cloud."

Carefully -- but not carefully enough because I made a massive mess -- pour the broken eye shadow into the polish bottle. I used all of the eye shadow, which was relatively new. I only crushed the shadow enough to fit it in the bottle (and most of the damage happened when I dropped it on the floor).

Then shake, shake, shake. (This would have worked so much better if the bottle had those little "polish beads" in it.

That's it. You are ready to paint your nails. Well, after you clean all the eye color off the counter.

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep. The color looked great and lasted just like the polish before my "enhancement."

-- Tested by Carrie