i discovered the other day that i own a powder pigment that resembled the colour of OPI "Creme de Menthe". i bought a couple bottles of Rimmel 60 Seconds "Clear" nail polish and decided to try an experiment. i've deemed it a success!
here is everything i used to recreate this discontinued polish:
an old, clean, dry OPI bottle (for a more authentic feel! this is not necessary)
0.5oz of truly clear nail polish
1tsp Jacquard Pearl Ex powdered pigment in "682 Duo Green-Yellow"
a small funnel for the pigment
a small measuring spoon (1/4tsp, 1/2tsp, or 1tsp should all work)
a popsicle stick for leveling
a metal ball for mixing
step 1: set everything out on a cloth or newspaper to avoid making a mess
step 2: place funnel into empty OPI bottle and add metal ball
step 3: start measuring and adding pigment. tap funnel or poke it with a bent paperclip if the pigment isn't passing through
step 4: decant clear nail polish into the OPI bottle
step 5: shake, shake shake!
step 6: swatch to check opacity
step 7: do your nails!
shown under 1) direct sunlight, 2) direct sunlight, 3) shade, 4) sun light lamp
i'd love to hear any constructive criticism as this is my first time 'making' a polish. also, anyone who owns a real bottle of "Creme de Menthe", please let me know if you think my frankendupe is close!
disclaimer: please do not use this tutorial to make fake bottles of "Creme de Menthe" to sell for astronomical prices on eBay, okay? good!