I don’t understand ever paying more than $5 for a bottle of nail polish. There is such a beautiful and huge selection of colors at the drugstore, why ever buy nail polish at a department store? Of all the make-up products I think nail polish is the most similar across the board. And you usually have to replace it anyway before you use up the bottle, since it thickens.
You can have a whole wardrobe of nail polish colors at your fingertips with only one bottle of clear polish. Any powder make-up you have such as eyeshadow or blush can be used to color nail polish. Maybe you hate that blue, green or purple eyeshadow on your eyes, but will love it on your nails. This is a great use for eyeshadows that are too old to use on your eyes anymore. This is also a great method for those of you who only wear nail polish on special occasions.You can match your nails to your make-up without buying a new bottle! Scrape some of the powder onto a piece of tin foil with a toothpick or a bobby pin. Mash it into a fine powder so you don’t get any bumps in the polish. Put a few drops of the clear nail polish on the powder and mix in with the brush. You don’t need that much powder. If you use too much it can get too thick. I suggest you try it once before your big night out. It takes a little practice to figure out how much powder to use. You will probably only need one coat of color, it tends to go on opaque. However, you will need two coats of clear topcoat unless you like a matte finish. Wipe off the brush before you re-dip it into the polish. Some powder will still get into the bottle, but it just sinks to the bottom and stays there.