So, you want to check this post because you have a huge collection of nail paints and you hate them drying up.
I love to buy lots of them, especially because I have been trying some nail art of late (waiting to get a little better at it before I can share some of the stuff with you all).
The problem is I buy the nail polishes and keep them on the dressing table. When I pick them up after a month to use them or to use them for the second time, I see most of them have dried up.
For years, I had been throwing away dried up nail polishes every time I cleaned my dressing table top. Not anymore.
How to Restore Old, Dried Up Nail Polishes?
Here are two wonderful ideas to use your dried up nail polishes once again.
1. Use Nail Polish Thinner/ Acetone
Add a few drops of nail paint thinner or acetone which you can buy easily to your bottle of dried up nail polish.
How much of acetone or thinner you need to use will depend upon how much dried up nail paint you have left in the bottle. It is best to start with a little quantity at first.
Shake the bottle thoroughly till you can feel and hear the nail polish hit the walls of the bottle.
CAUTION: Do NOT use a nail paint remover. It breaks down the nail polish. A thinner, on the other hand, helps restore it.
Second, take care not to add too much of it. If you add too much acetone or thinner, you will get a very loose and running nail paint later. It might even feel sticky after you let it dry. Add a little at first. Check after a few minutes. If it still seems thick, you can add some more drops.
Third thing you need to keep in mind: DON’T use the nail paint immediately after adding the thinner or acetone. Keep the bottle aside for an hour at least. Shake vigorously once again.
Now, use it and see the difference.
2. Heat Them Up
Yes, you can get even better results by heating up your old dried up nail polish bottles.
Heat a little water in a pan. When it begins to boil, turn off the flame and drop the dried up nail paint bottles in this hot water.
Cover the pan with a lid and keep it aside for about 15 minutes.
Do NOT put the bottles inside the water with the flame on. The bottles might crack due to overheating, creating total mess for you.
Apply this nail paint.
Like the results?
Another useful tip:
To prevent nail polishes from drying up, it is best to store them in a refrigerator. The problem in my case is that I have nearly 60 bottles and my fridge isn’t that big! But all those of you who DO have ample space in their refrigerators can avoid having dried up nail paints altogether.
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