DIY Iridescent Nail Polish

Iridescence is something the eye loves to see. A property of ever-changing colors, picking up on anything that surrounds it. One moment it’s catching a shade of pink…then blue…then yellow. In the light it’s like a prism…holding in every color of the rainbow.

By far one of my favorite things to look at, I wanted to share with you all this incredibly easy DIY that will allow you to create an iridescent nail polish that you can wear solo, or as a top coat. Read below to find out how it’s made!

iridescent bow

First, you need two things: iridescent material of some sort and clear nail polish. I found some iridescent bows and decided to use those, but you could also use an iridescent candy wrapper or iridescent cellophane.


Next, cut up your iridescent material into tiny, tiny little pieces. I used scissors, but you could also try using a food processor for a quicker option.

pieces into bottle

Once you have a good amount of tiny pieces, pour them into the bottle of clear nail polish using a piece of paper or funnel.

bottle of polish

Shake up to evenly distribute the iridescent pieces inside. I like painting the polish onto clean nails, but it also looks really cool used as a top coat over another color. Painting it on top of black makes a cool galactic effect.

trippy iridescent

Have fun!

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10 years ago

Love this easy DIY!

10 years ago

Oh my goodness such a fun idea! Love iridescent!

10 years ago

Very creative, I bet it would look gorgeous in the sunlight :)
Xx, Tiffany { }

10 years ago

love this idea! so fun for spring!!

10 years ago

Very creative idea! Who would think of this? Great re-purposing.

10 years ago

Looks lovely! And I like the bracelets too.

10 years ago

love this idea!

9 years ago

I love the polish! I can use the idea for an upcoming blog post! Tanks! Where did you get your jewlery from?! Its gorgeous

8 years ago

Too creative idea. Thanks for sharing useful information :)
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7 years ago

Great idea! Can’t wait to try this-Thanks!

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