If you are a nail polish hoarder chances are you have a bag full of nail polishes that dry out sooner than you want them to. When you reach for that perfect pink and the bright yellow only to find a gloopy mess and your heart breaks a little, doesn’t it? Before you throw them away and do the same with the next set of nail paints we’re here to tell you how to prevent this and ensure your nail polishes last longer.

Avoid direct sunlight
 

Avoid direct sunlight

Sunlight is not just harmful for your skin but also your nail polish. Bright lights damage both the colour and texture of your nail paints, so avoid direct sunlight at all costs.

Store in a cool place
 

Store in a cool place

Cool place does not always mean a pitch black spot. If the surface is hotter it will ruin your nail paint, because the heat radiates through the glass. During summers you can even store it in the refrigerator.

Use a nail lacquer thinner
 

Use a nail lacquer thinner

Invest in a nail lacquer thinner and use it to make your nail paints last longer. The internet might tell you to add some nail polish remover to make it thin, while it sounds like a quick and affordable solution it will break down the formula and ruin your favourite colour.

Shake it
 

Shake it

Even if you don’t use it regularly give your nail paints a quick shake every 3-4 days or rub it between your palms to prevent them from drying out.

Keep the neck of the bottle clean
 

Keep the neck of the bottle clean

Have you been in a situation where your nail paint bottle won’t open up? That’s because there’s a lot of paint stuck at the neck of the bottle. After every application, take some cotton to wipe off paint from the neck of the bottle.