Crafter’s Corner – Nail Polish

We have lots of projects to choose from in the Crafter’s Corner, but one of our personal favorites is Nail Polish! With summer just around the corner it’s time to prep those fingers and toes for some fun in the sun!


We portion out Bramble Berry’s suspending nail polish base into our large nail polish bottles. To help with the mixing process, we also put 2 tiny mixing balls into the bottles.


We love the suspending nail polish base because your color and glitter won’t sink to the bottom of your bottle. Plus it’s 3-free, meaning it does not contain formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP. This makes it safer than your average nail polish, especially for the nail biters.

When deciding to make nail polish in our Crafter’s Corner, there are two options: 2 bottles for $10, or 5 bottles for $20.


You get to choose from 10 of our beautiful micas that are easy to mix to create your own colors. Plus, there are 4 fantastic glitters from which to choose!


As an added bonus we have 8 fragrance oils available so that your polish has an extra flare. It’s a fun addition that lasts for days after your polish has been applied.


The combinations are endless and fun for all ages!

When adding color, add no more then 10 mini scoops of color. If you add glitter, add only 3 mini scoops. Then shake!
7After you have added your color, add 10 drops of fragrance oil to the polish bottle. Tighten lid and shake again!



Recently Otion participated in a Wine Walk put on by the Downtown Bellingham Partnership. Not only did we get to show off our new floors, we were able to utilize our Crafter’s Corner space for the event. We were paired up with Tulip Valley Vineyard & Orchard. They’re located just south of us in Mount Vernon.


We made special lotions and candles, and had little morsels for the ticket holders to munch on. Plus, we made sure to have Crafter’s Corner projects on display because who can resist making homemade soaps, lip balm, nail polish, bath bombs and sugar scrubs? It was fun seeing all of the new faces and even some of our regular customers came to the event.


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The event completely sold out, & with only 11 venues participating, downtown Bellingham was alive with joyful people!

Each ticket holder was given 13 tasting tickets. There were 13 wineries, but each winery brought 2 choices to try. This made it easy to appeal to everyone’s palette.


Let’s just say it was a nice change of pace for our little store and we can’t wait to participate again next year!

Don’t forget to hurry in and get 15% off all Crafter’s Corner projects for the month of May!

3 Responses to Crafter’s Corner – Nail Polish

  1. Gwendolyn Webster May 11, 2015 at 7:23 PM #

    How fun is this?! Thank you for this recipe and all the ideas!

    • Otion - The Soap Bar May 11, 2015 at 11:22 PM #


      Right?!? Who knew nail polish could be so exciting? So glad you enjoyed the tips and tricks! We’d love to show you all about it, so don’t forget to stop in and mix up a bottle (or 5) soon!



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