It is so much fun to amass a big collection of nail polish colors. Over the years many women create a huge collection of nail polish and have tremendous fun revisiting shades that they have not worn in quite some time.
However, many women also have the depressing moment when they open up a bottle of nail polish and see that their nail polish is now clumpy, thick and downright unusable looking.
Believe it or not, all is not lost for this bottle of nail polish! The following information is designed to teach you how to fix any clumpy nail polish you may discover in your makeup bag quickly and easily. After you learn these 4 tips you will be able to solve the issue quickly so that you can get to your manicure or pedicure right away.
1. First, Give The Bottle A Good Shake:
The first thing that you need to do is give the bottle of nail polish a good shake. Make sure that you shake it thoroughly, and that you turn the bottle completely upside down while you are shaking it to ensure that any clumps are dissolved and that anything that may have settled is blended once more.
After that, take the bottle in your palms and roll it back in forth for five or ten minutes. So long as your nail polish has not become too thick the heat from your hands may be able to thin it out considerably.
2. Mix Some Acetone Based Nail Polish Remover Into The Bottle:
The second step is to add small amount of acetone based nail polish remover into the nail polish, and then shake the nail polish slightly to mix it around.
Be sure not to overdo it, as adding too much nail polish remover can ruin your nail polish and make it unusable. Just add one or two drops at first, and see how that works.
3. Mix In A Small Amount Of Orange Oil And Acetone:
Next you can try adding a bit of orange oil and acetone to the nail polish. This has the side effect of making your nail polish smell fruity! Be sure to add equal amounts of each, and then mix them together before adding them to the nail polish. Shake, and then let it sit for at least ten minutes.
Test the bottle after at least ten minutes by taking the brush out of the bottle and seeing how thick the polish is. If it is still too thick, repeat the process until you are satisfied with the consistency.
4. Mix In A Small Amount Of Paint Thinner:
As a last resort before giving up, you can try to thin your clumpy nail polish by using paint thinner. Look for ingredients like Butyl and Ethyl Acetate and Toluene on the label of any thinner you are considering.
You can find nail polish thinners available on the market, but paint thinner will work as well.
I know it may seem like a hassle, but with the price of some polishes today, it’s worth the try to me.