9 Tips To Make Your Polish Last

9 Tips To Make Your Polish Last


1. Keep it upright

Take care to keep your polish bottles upright. If they end up on their sides or upside down, the polish can seep into the neck/thread of the bottle and dry in there – essentially cementing the lid on. 

2. Keep out of direct sunlight

You're told to store polishes in a cool, dark place for a reason. Bright lights damage your polishes, so avoid them at all costs.

3. Store Somewhere Cool

If your storage spot is completely pitch black but also hotter than the surface of the sun, you're still causing damage to your polish. 

4. Use It Often

Although depleting your nail polish supply might not seem like the best idea, I've noticed the nail varnishes I've not touched in years are the very first to dry out/go gloopy/separate.

5. Stir Them

This is a must for me and my nail polish collection. Specifically, to ward off separating, I find stirring polishes I haven't used in a while makes them last a little longer, especially if I don't plan on wearing them for a while.

6. Screw The Lid Back On Tightly

Screw the lid on so tight that you get pissed off at yourself the next time you go to use it, at least then you know it's safe!

7. Cover The Bottle While Painting

Keep a penny handy and while the brush is on your nails, cover the top of the bottle to avoid air getting in! Think how much drying could be happening whilst you spend fifteen minutes painting your nails.

8. Invest In Polish Thinner

Polish thinner is a separate product sold by most nail brands for you to add to your nail varnish when it starts going gloopy. It brings the polish back to the perfect liquidity for painting.

9. Try the Budget-Friendly Option: Pour In Some Nail Polish Remover

A trick is dripping a bit of nail polish remover into a gloopy bottle. It works and it is easy enough to work out how much is the right amount to use — a very, very tiny amount.


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