Charcoal Polka Dots

I have no idea what prompted me to buy black, glittering eyeshadow. It looks like a glittering bruise, but it’s really sparkly. Also, pretty cheap.  It’s been sitting around in my “party makeup” bag- you know, for all those glamorous soirees I go to weekly.  Since it would never do its duty as eyeshadow, I decided I’d give it new life as nail polish.


Milani Runway Eyes Single eyeshadow (sorry, label showing the color is long gone)

Here’s what it made mixed in with some clear nail polish:


It was a very smooth glittering almost-black charcoal with silver shimmer. I was surprised how smooth it was, actually. It was nice, but I never leave a mani alone! I added a glittery bow, a pearl, and some white and pink dots with my dotting tool.




About nevertoomuchglitter

Nail artist. Wanderer. I'm a color-holic, in fact, it was my love of color that brought me to the nail art world. Well, that, and the fact I was too cheap to pay crazy Japanese prices for nail polish while living in Tokyo, so I had to start mixing my own. That's how NTMG began.
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6 Responses to Charcoal Polka Dots

  1. This is really cute! The pigment made a really nice colour and then the nail art just makes it look even better! Need to start using my dotting tool…

  2. Kae says:

    Super cute, love the bow and dots.

  3. Lucy says:

    Jen you always design the most adorable manicures. I love it. The polish turned out really nice. I almost bought something like that also. I don’t know where I was going to wear sparkly black either. Jen you are also funny and thanks for the continuing beautiful colors and manicures.

  4. tartofraises says:

    beautiful nail-art !!!

  5. emily says:

    i’ve never tried the whole mixing-eyeshadow-with-clear-nailpolish thing, but it seemed to turn out really well for you! and the dots are too adorable.

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