Are you a nail polish hoarder? Then you’re certainly going to relate to this.
Ever went back to your favourite shade of polish only to find it dry, sticky and impossible to apply? Heartbreaking, isn’t it? Especially when there is more than half of the polish still left inside the bottle. Well, the good news is that we’ve found a way to fix thick nail polish problems. You no more have to deal with uneven consistency that comes with thick and clumpy polish.
We’re going to help you revive your old (and favourite) nail polish and make it as good as new. How, you ask? Read on...
Hot water works wonders
If your nail polish has become dry and thick, then all you need is a bowl of hot water to fix it. Immerse your nail polish bottle in a bowl filled with hot water and leave it there for about 3 minutes. Next, gently roll the bottle back and forth between your palms to shake the polish in it. Keep in mind that the glass bottle can get very hot, therefore, handle it with care. If the polish still doesn’t reach the desired consistency, then repeat the process for a few more minutes.
Pure acetone at your rescue
Is your favourite nail paint starting to harden? Don’t worry! All you need is just a single drop of pure acetone to thin out your polish. The key is to use just one drop because any more than that will break down the nail polish and lessen its lifespan. So, be very careful with the amount of acetone you use to fix your thick and clumpy polish.
Prevention is the best cure
To prevent your nail polish from getting gunky, you need to follow a few preventative measures. Firstly, ensure that the lid of your nail polish bottle is tightened after every use. Also, never leave the lid off for longer than necessary. Exposure to air is one of the main reasons for your nail polish to become thick and dry. Secondly, always store your nail polish in a cool place. Avoid your bathroom as the room temperature there keeps fluctuating and that can have an impact on your polish. Lastly, store the bottles upright. When bottles rest on their side or upside down, it causes drying and clumps at the neck of the bottle.