Nail Polish Tips

Can You Mix Regular Nail Polish?

Written by Tara

Mixing primary colors is a good rule of thumb to follow when mixing colors. For example, to make a purple polish, mix together a red and blue polish. To make a green polish, mix together a yellow and blue polish. Like colors tend to mix well too.

Fortunately, if you’re careful and patient, you can! For a simple combined manicure, apply your regular polish and then add a gel topcoat once it’s dry. For a little extra durability, make a gelly sandwich by layering regular polish between 2 gel coats.

Generally What can I use to mix nail polish? i used a paper plate as my palette and pink, blue and white nail polish which i mixed together with the dotting tool on a nail art brush – a toothpick would do the trick too!… place dots of polish on the paper plate and stir!


Similarly, DIY / Mix Your Own Nail Polish

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can you change the color of nail polish?

If you want to create a custom nail polish color, you can easily do so using eye shadow and clear polish or by mixing 2 nail polish colors together. You can even buy a make your own nail polish kit that comes with everything you’ll need to create a custom color.

Can you mix nail polish brands?

Yes, you can technically mix nail products from different brands. It’s highly unlikely that mixing and matching product from different nail brands will have any explosive effects.

What happens when you mix water and nail polish?

They don’t mix readily, just like oil (another organic) and water don’t mix. When you drop the nail polish into the water, it won’t mix because of the above. Additionally, because the organics tend to have low surface tensions (don’t clump together), the polish spreads out over the surface of the water.

Can I mix gel nail polish colors?

When working with gel polishes, while mixing brands can look good, I would always recommend sticking to one system or brand for longer lasting and more durable nails. While brands use a similar formula to each other, just like liquid & powder acrylic there will always be small differences.

How do you make maroon nail polish?

To make the color maroon, start by mixing together 5 parts primary red with 1 part primary blue.Then, mix in a little bit of primary yellow at a time until you get your desired shade of maroon.

What do you do when you hate your nail color?


  1. Remove the gel polish.
  2. You can change the color of your gel polish.
  3. Paint a different gel color on one or two nails.
  4. Put some gel glitters on top.
  5. Put gel nail arts on ring and index fingers.
  6. Paint regular color polish over gel polish.
  7. If you do your nails at home.

How do you make olive green nail polish?

To make the color olive green, first mix one part blue paint into three parts yellow paint to create a shade of green.From there, adding a touch of red will deepen the hue to make olive green. But go easy—too much red and you’ll end up with brown paint.

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I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!