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After seeing scented nail polish pop up on beauty store shelves, the ModCloth Nail Klub set to work creating a DIY version of our own. At first, mixing lemongrass essential oil (our perfume of choice) into our already strong-smelling nail polish seemed like a recipe for disaster. But, with a little trial and error and lots of ventilation, we ended up with nails that were perfectly perfumed with the subtle scent of citrus. We used lemongrass essential oil from the local natural food store in our polish, but you can use any floral, earthy, or ethereal blend you please.
Our pro-tips for first-time perfumers:
All set? Go ahead and give this tutorial a try!
Let us know how your nails go, and share your scented polish experiences, thoughts, and tips in the comments below!
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Say whaaa? I’m caught between love and disbelief. Must try asap to quell feelings of anxiety.
Reblogged this on Blondes Love Cupcakes and commented:
This is such a great idea, I can see myself trying out rose scented polish in the near future 🙂
I love it! Yet again I am in your debt Nail Klub! 😉
To get (and keep) the kind of glossy results I prefer, I think I’d mix the essential oil with clear topcoat rather than leave the colored layers “raw”. 🙂 Two coats of polish just get drab too fast on me.
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