Friday, March 23, 2012

How to thin out your nail polish


Hello everyone!

Don't you hate it when you go to apply a nail polish, and it has gotten so thick that you are unable to apply it?  Instead of throwing the nail polish away, you can use nail polish thinner.  I couldn’t find nail polish thinner in stores or online (the sellers didn’t ship internationally), so I found an alternative: surgical spirit aka rubbing alcohol.

Method:

1.     Remove the cap from the nail polish, and add 3 or 4 drops of nail polish thinner/rubbing alcohol to the nail polish bottle.
2.     Screw the cap back on the nail polish bottle.
3.     Roll the bottle gently between the palms of your hands to blend the thinning agent with the polish.  Do not shake!
4.     Re-open the nail polish and test it.  If it flows loosely from the brush it's ready to use.  If it's still too thick, repeat steps 1, 2 and 3, then re-test the polish on your nail.


Tips:

  • Store nail polish standing upright in a cool and dry place to keep the pigment from settling.
  • If the polish still isn't thin enough to use after adding 10 drops of thinner/alcohol, throw it out.
  • Do not use nail polish remover as a thinner.  Polish remover will ruin the nail polish.


This is not just a short term fix.  I thinned out my nail polishes with rubbing alcohol about a month ago and they are still as good as new!

Do you thin out your nail polishes?  Leave a comment and let me know.

XOXO
Euphrasie85

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7 comments:

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips says:

Cool! I've never heard of a nial polish thinning liquid. Elle Fowler (allthatglitters21) said the you can do the same with nail polish remover in one of her quite recent videos, but I I doubted it would work because after all it is nail polish REMOVER. Thx, great blog

@Anonymous Thanks, I'm glad you like my blog! Yes, acetone nail polish remover can be used for a quick fix but it will dull the colour over time.

Teffy said... Best Blogger Tips says:

I wish I saw this sooner! I "thinned" some of mine out with acetone grrr

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Gracy M. R. said... Best Blogger Tips says:

What happens if you shake the polish after adding the rubbing alcohol?

@Gracy M. R.You should never shake your nail polish. Shaking it will create air bubbles.

Rose said... Best Blogger Tips says:

It works! Thanks for the tip.

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