How to Make Nail Polish Last Longer In The Bottle

How to Make Nail Polish Last Longer In The Bottle

Many of us love decorating our nails and we have nail polishes in every colour, but eventually they dry out and we have to stop using them. How many times have you had to throw out a nail polish after only using it a few times because it has dried out? Well you'll never have to do this again. With a series of homemade tricks you can extend the life of your nail polishes and repurchase fewer without having to worry about them drying out soon. If you've had this problem, read this OneHowTo article and learn how to make nail polish last longer in the bottle so they last longer and do creative and original designs.

Steps to follow:

The first thing you should know is that when you buy nail polish you shouldn't keep it in places with sunlight, moisture or heat. They must be stored in cool places or they will thicken and dry out faster. One fool proof trick is to keep them in the refrigerator, but few have enough space or want to store them next to food. So put nail polish in a box (such as a shoebox) and store them in a cool cupboard away from heat appliances. Then put it in the fridge to cool a few hours before using them.


Another way to get nail polish to last longer in the bottle is to shake the bottles from time to time. Nail polish is composed of various products such as nitrocellulose, toluene and formaldehyde, which tend to separate and promote enamel dryness. If you look at the nail polishes you have not used for a while, you'll see a layer with an oily appearance, this is what you want to avoid.

Of course, before using the polish to paint your nails you'll need to rub it between your hands, don't shake it to remove this layer.


Don't forget to close the cap tightly! If air enters it, the nail polish will thicken and dry out quickly. Even when you're painting your nails you should keep the cap closed while waiting to apply the second layer.


Cleanliness is another important aspect if you want to keep your nail polish in perfect condition. Just as we devote a little time to cleaning makeup brushes once a week we should also take a little time to remove excess polish from the bottles. If we don't clean the rim of the polish well, a lot of dry product will accumulate and you won't be able to close the cap properly, encouraging the entry of air and causing it to dry out much sooner. To prevent this from happening, take a cotton ball, put a little nail polish remover on it and rub the rim clean.


If your nail polish is already starting to dry up, there is a very effective trick for recovering it. Heat a little water in the microwave or on the stove but without allowing it to boil. Just when you see it's about to reach boiling point, remove it. Then put it in a glass and put the nail polish in it. It is important that the hot water only covers the bottom, not the cap, to ensure that the water doesn't go in. Let it soak for 3 minutes. You will see that the polish quickly dissolves and becomes liquid again. It is important to know that this does not last forever, you'll have to repeat the process every time you want to use it.

You can learn more tricks so you know what to do if Nail Polish dries here.


Never try to retrieve thick or dry enamel by adding acetone to it! This trick has spread over the years and is highly damaging to nail polish. Today there is a product called nail polish thinner that is specifically designed for this task. All you have to do is add a few drops, stir the glaze and leave it for a few minutes. The result is amazing.


Test out all these tricks and keep your nail polish longer or, if it's too late, recuperate them easily. The best choice is obviously to keep them in the fridge but, if that's not possible, the rest of the above advice also provides an outcome that will allow you to show off nice and colourful nails whenever you want.


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