Just because nail polish has separated or become thick doesn’t mean you can’t wear it anymore. To mix it up again, instead of shaking (“Don’t shake?! But there’s that cool metal ball and it makes the satisfying clicking sound!”) turn the bottle upside down and roll it in your hands for twenty seconds. The Nailluminati can always spot a non-member by his or her plebeian shaking of bottles.
To get the consistency back to normal add a few drops of nail polish thinner. Do NOT add nail polish remover or it will break down your formula. One of the first tests you are given by the Nailluminati is to revitalize old nail polish, and they hand you a bottle of remover. It’s a TRAP! You have to pull out your own bottle of thinner (that you got from a local beauty supply store) to complete the task. Then they raise their eyebrows, look at each other and nod.
If you already knew all of this then you know it’s hard to get a few drops out of the large thinner bottle into the smaller nail polish bottle. I finally saw a solution when I was recycling an old dropper bottle from my (ridiculously high maintenance) dog’s vitamin regimen.
I removed the label, cleaned out the old dropper bottle, filled it with nail polish thinner, and now I can revitalize my old nail polishes without making a mess!
This About Sums it Up: I am a genius. Also here’s a quick plug for Nzymes products (the empty dropper bottle): their supplements improve my bulldog’s skin and save him from all kinds of ailments.
Nailluminati Status: Revive Old Colors Level achieved.
What’s the best nail hack you’ve learned so far? Tell me in the comments!