Every color is created through a careful process. It starts with a small prototype (less than half an ounce) of 5-free nail polish base. I add various color pigments, glitters, and special effect pigments (such as holographic) until I achieve a color and formula I love. I carefully weigh and record every element of the prototype. After the prototype passes the testing phase, I scale the recipe to produce 12-18 bottles of polish at one time. To mix a batch of polish, I carefully weigh out all the components into a 16-32 ounce paint cup and mix them together. After the polish is created, they are hand poured into individual nail polish bottles. I then hand label each bottle with a Nail Hoot front label, and a top label with the color name. Polishes are then ready to go to their forever homes.