Open a bottle of your favorite nail polish and find that the current lacquer is dry, sticky, and not applicable (if you ask a nail art lover, they will tell you the same), more than half of the varnish is still in the bottle. A complete waste of product, right? The good news is that there is a simple fix for this problem. We will help you restore your old nail art and make it look new. You can thank me later! Below Viknews tutorial How to fix clumpy nail polish on nails.
Video how to fix clumpy nails
How to fix clumpy nail polish on nails
Tip #1: Shake, Shake and Roll
The nail polish needs to be shaken vigorously before use. This is an obvious rule, but we are a bit reluctant to do so. Shake thoroughly. Turn the bottle upside down and rattle the metal ball inside until the lumps are dissolved and the varnish is mixed. Then rub the bottle with your palm and heat it for 5 minutes to help spread it.
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Tip #2: How to thin nail polish without acetone
If shaking and rolling do not work, try cleaning the brush with acetone. Take a glass (don’t drink, obvi) and fill it with hardware solutions. Make sure the cup is glass, because acetone will dissolve the plastic. Rotate the brush back and forth until the shiny block loosens and comes off. Use paper towels (not cotton swabs!) to remove any lumps. Do not rinse the acetone from the brush, screw the brush back into the bottle. Acetone dilutes the polish and agglomerates. However, avoid using too much acetone, as the polish will become brittle.
Tip #3: How to thin nail polish without thinner
You can also try nail polish thinner instead of acetone. In most cases, just add two drops and shake well to restore the gloss. ORLY’s nail polish thinner is a good choice and can also be used to clean your brushes.
Tip #4: Use hot water instead of nail polish remover.
Whatever the varnish tells us, don’t use nail polish remover to thin a thick varnish. It broke the formula and eventually ruined it. If you cannot use acetone or polish and need a quick fix, add a few drops of hot water.
Tip #5: Choose a lighter tone.
The reality is that no matter how you shake the polish, no matter how warm and thin it is, it will eventually clump. However, if you want to save money, choose light colors. Darker tones have more pigment and therefore tend to thicken faster. For light tones that perfectly match Pantone’s 2016 color of the year, try Smith & Cult Nail Polish in “Pastel Peach”.
How To Fix Thick, Goopy Nail Polish
Thick manicure will have an uneven consistency. Here is how to apply thin nail polish that is difficult to apply because it is thick and clumpy. These methods are greatly modified to restore the original consistency of the gloss.
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Method 1: Use nail polish thinner
Using professional nail polish thinner is the best way to repair old nail polish. What you need to do is: Use a dropper to add 2-3 drops of thinner to the nail polish. Then screw back the cap and roll the bottle between the palms to mix the two. Test for consistency-if it flows smoothly from the brush, it is ready to use. If not, add a few more drops of thinner and test again.
If your nail polish is in gel form, use a thinner specifically designed for gel nails. You can find these thinners in most salons.
Method 2: Hot water transformation
If you don’t have nail polish thinner, here’s how to dilute your nail polish with your home nail polish.
Dip a bottle of dry nail polish into a bowl filled with hot water. Leave the bottle in the water for about 3 minutes. Then, gently roll the bottle back and forth between your palms, shaking the varnish inside. This method also helps to unscrew nail polish bottles that are difficult to open.
Note: The vial may be very hot, so please handle it carefully. If the gloss still does not reach the desired consistency, repeat this process for a few minutes.
How to thin nail polish with alcohol
A : Can I use rubbing alcohol to dilute nail polish?
Q : Yes, you can dilute the nail polish with 2-3 drops of rubbing alcohol (91% alcohol).
A : Can I use makeup remover to dilute nail polish?
Q : Do not. Although this seems to be a quick solution, this method will ruin the nail polish formula. After a few uses, the polish will start to crack.
A : Can I use hydrogen peroxide to dilute nail polish?
Q : Do not. When the makeup remover is used up, hydrogen peroxide can be used to remove nail polish, but it is not an ideal ingredient for diluting nail polish.
A : Is acetone and thinner the same?
Q : Acetone acts as a dehydrating agent to remove nail polish from the nails, while a thinner acts as a solvent to replace the components that evaporate over time. They also have different chemical compositions.
Here are some ways to care for your polishes and prevent them from getting too thick
- Store the bottle in a cool, dark place, where the temperature is not too hot or too cold. Avoid using the bathroom because the temperature will change continuously with the shower and humid environment.
- Most formulas are flammable, so avoid direct sunlight and high temperatures.
- Store the bottle upright on a shelf or drawer.
- Finally, you need to know when to say goodbye. Just like cosmetics, nail polish has a shelf life. If it becomes too muddy, throw away the bottle and reconcile.