Ghost of Dragon's Past) birthday. As well as getting her a few shop bought things I wanted to make her something unique, which applied solely to her. The other day I saw an awesome tutorial on The Beauty Department for making your own glittery nail varnish, so armed with a mass of glittery stuff I got to it! I thought I'd show you guys what I did since the results were slightly difference than the one from the tutorial.
1. First, I bought clear nail polishes. I was planning on giving two to Bekki so I bought 3 so I could use one for experimenting and as a general back up in case anything went horrendously wrong. As an extra I made sure I liked the shape of the bottle (in case I wanted to put custom labels on, which was the original plan).
2. I literally ransacked my house for all the glitter and loose eye shadows I could find (which took a while since everything is in boxes due prepping the house for moving). I found a nice variety of chunky glitter as well as some squared shaped glitter and my collection of Dazzle Me pigments.
3. I then made a funnel out of paper and tape and also wrote a vague plan for the colour schemes I wanted for both nail varnishes and thought up names - which helped with deciding on colours. Having done that I sorted through my glitters and pigments picking out ones that would work for my themes. After that it was just a case of adding different glitters bit by bit (and thank god I had a spare because the first time I put WAY too much in to start with). I tried the varnish out on my nail after each step and once I was happy with how it looked I stopped - which was hard, because I love glitter.
Here's the stuff I used for "Duke Jnr" (which is the name of her character from our recent play): dark grey chunky glitter, black, lilac, purple, light purple/green duochrome glitter as well as Models Own loose sparkle eye shadow in black green.
Whilst I was mixing the varnishes I got the boyfriend (who is useful for both photos and handy little jobs) to make boxes for both of them and I decorated them: