Nail Polish Tips

How Do You Keep Nail Polish From Getting Too Thick?

Written by Tara

Here are some ways to care for your polishes and prevent them from getting too thick:

  1. Store the bottle in a cool dark place with a consistent temperature that’s not too hot or cold.
  2. Keep it away from direct sunlight and heat as most formulas are flammable.
  3. Store the bottle upright in the shelf or drawer.

Add a Drop (or two) of Pure Acetone Just like polish thinners, it’s critical to use only one drop of pure acetone in your bottle of nail polish. Shake well, and if the polish is still too thick, add one more drop, says Hill.

Generally Why does my nail polish get thick? Exposure to air is one of the reasons nail polish starts to dry out and thicken. Always store your nail polish in a cool place, like a linen closet. Though convenient, the bathroom isn’t the best place to store nail polish because things start heating up when you shower or use a blow dryer.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How can I thin my nail polish without thinner?

Hot water. If rubbing the polish between your hands doesn’t quite do the job and you are out of lacquer thinner, hot water is a great trick. All you have to do is run the bottle under hot water to heat the polish. This will temporarily thin out the formula.

Can you thin gel nail polish?

Thick gel nail polishes can be made thinner by warming them up, adding acetone or gel polish thinner to bring the gel polish to its original viscosity. Either liquid will make thick gel polish thinner so it will be easier to apply.

How do you make nail polish smooth?

In order for the polish to go on smoothly, your nails must be clean. Use nail polish remover to take off any old polish that may be on your nails. If your nails are bare, wash your hands to ensure that there is no dirt, oil, or other residue on your nails.

How can I soften nail polish?

Simply pour some hot water into a bowl and place the nail polishes in there for 30-60 minutes. You can also put a small amount of nail polish remover into the dried-up nail polish to help it liquefy again.

Do nail salons thin their polish?

While they won’t openly admit it, some nail salons secretly dilute their polish. Not only is it not sanitary, but it also means you’re being taken advantage of.

Can you add nail polish remover to nail polish to make it thinner?

If you don’t have a polish thinner or are in a real pinch, you can also use an acetone nail polish remover to thin your polish. Acetone polish remover can be found at any local drugstore or pharmacy. Add it to your nail polish one drop at a time and shake gently to mix just as you would a polish thinner.

How do I make my nail polish thinner without acetone?

Yes, you can use 2 to 3 drops of rubbing alcohol (91% alcohol) to thin out your nail polish.

Should you shake your nail polish?

Nail artist Simcha Whitehill told Allure that shaking your nail polish bottle can lead to chipping. Shaking the bottle creates tiny pockets of air. These air bubbles can sometimes pop, leaving holes in your manicure. Whitehill suggests rolling the nail polish bottle between your hands instead.

How do you fix clumpy nail polish without acetone?

If you don’t have access to acetone or a polish thinner and are in need of a quick fix, try adding a few drops of hot water. The reality is, no matter how much you shake, warm and thin your polish, it will clump eventually.

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Tara

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