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Tutorial: Making Flakies nail polish

This is a little time consuming but well worth it!

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You'll need Flakies from a beauty supply or etailer. These are way to big to work in nail polish but well fix that! A small sharp pair of scissors. A funnel, paper funnels work just as well. A bottle of clear nail polish, no more than 3/4 full. And I like to put everything on a sheet of paper to catch the escape flakies.


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Empty about half of your flakies into a zip bag so that you have room to work.
Start cutting down your flakies. I rest my hand over the top to keep them from flying around. Turn the jar and stir your flakies up as you cut so that you get them all.


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When you have your flakies cut down to the desired size (a little larger than the tip of a medium ball point pen) Place your funnel in your clear nail polish and start adding your flakies a little at a time. They tend to clog the funnel if you put too much in at a time.
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Now add a couple of Ballz (BB's) and shake.
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You can add a few drops of colored polish or glitter if you like. That's it, you are ready to play with your new flakies!

15 comments:

  1. Great idea! I have to try it someday.

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  2. I love this! I tried (and failed) with these flakes. Thank you for posting how to do it right! :)

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  3. This is really cool, thanks for sharing!

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  4. I can't wait to see everyones personalized flakies!

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  5. Oooh. Awesome! Thanks for the tutorial! Been wondering about this!

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  6. You come up with some incredible things. I don't know how I missed your blog. I'm here now and interested to read what you'll come up with.

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  7. I'm glad you found it and happy to have you here!

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  8. Where can I get this Flakies from? Is there a website where I can purchase them ?(I'm from Germany ^^)

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  9. Dollarnailart has them in with the glitters, they call them Ice chips. I believe they ship international.

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  10. Thank you so much <3
    I really love your site!

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  11. The very first picture is one coat of my flakies polish over black.

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  12. Where can I get this Flakies from? Is there a website where I can purchase them ?(I'm from Germany ^^)

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  13. The very first picture is one coat of my flakies polish over black.

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