One of the causes of nail polish drying out and thickening is exposure to air. Always keep your nail paint in a cold, dry spot, such as a linen closet. It's also a good idea to wipe the bottle's neck with a cotton swab dipped in nail paint remover after each usage. This will remove any residue that might cause your nail polish to thicken.
If you wait until you can see your hand through your coat of nail polish before applying another coat, you're waiting too long. The faster you can apply two coats of polish, the better they'll stick together and the longer they'll last. When you do need to let some air in between coats, use a clean, cuticle-guided brush rather than a finger to avoid spreading disease.
Clothing is the fabric on which you are most likely to spill nail polish. Getting nail paint out of garments, whether it's your pants or your beloved sweater, may be difficult. First and foremost, you should put that bottle of nail paint remover down. Then, use a brush to remove the polish. Do not scrape off the paint; this will cause more damage to the garment.
If you want to keep wearing those nails after removing the polish, consider using clear topcoat. This will protect your hands from further exposure to the sun while still giving your digits some color for an evening out.
Finally, if the garment is no longer usable, try selling it at a local second-hand store or online marketplaces such as eBay. There are people who buy used clothing in bulk so they can resell it for money.
Nail polish does not stay on clothes for very long but it's possible to remove it without ruining the garment. It's important to work carefully when trying to get nail polish off clothes because these products are flammable and can cause serious fire hazards if not removed properly. Always follow product instructions to ensure the best chance of success.
Nail polish removers containing acetone can be drying and unpleasant to the skin. There are many natural alternatives that can be used instead....
Some nail salons surreptitiously dilute their polish, even if they won't admit it. "Some salons can dilute nail paint bottles that have gotten clumpy due to old age or too much air exposure," Jin Soon Choi, proprietor of Jinsoon Natural Hand and Foot Spas in New York City, told TotalBeauty.com. "This makes thinner coats of polish for go-fast drying times, but the quality suffers since these bottles cannot be re-filled."
Diluting polish reduces the amount you need per coat and creates a thinner film, which dries faster. This allows your manicurist to finish jobs sooner and spend more time on others. It also helps save money since fewer coats mean less polish!
There are two main methods used by nail salons to dilute their polish: water and acetone. Water can be found in any tap, while acetone is a chemical used to remove glue and other materials from printed circuit boards. Both methods will be discussed below.
If you ask most people what they think happens to your cuticles when they get removed, the answer you usually get is that they're just painted over. This is not exactly true. When you remove a cuticle, the skin underneath gets exposed, so it's very important to protect it from further damage.
The skin around your nails is called the cuticle area, and it's very fragile.
Yes, you may thin down your nail paint with 2 to 3 drops of rubbing alcohol (91 percent alcohol). Be careful not to let the alcohol get on your skin or else it could burn you. Also be sure to wash your hands after handling the alcohol.
The rubbing alcohol will remove some of the thinner that might have come in contact with your nails. This means that more thickly applied coats of color will remain attached to your nails instead of being pulled off. However, this won't affect any topcoats or gels you apply over the color.
If you want to make sure that none of the alcohol gets on your skin, you can just wipe off any that does.
As long as you don't soak your fingers in the alcohol, you should be fine.
You can also use isopropyl alcohol instead of rubbing alcohol. They have similar effects on nail polish but isopropyl alcohol is less likely to irritate skin.
Finally, you can also use water and vinegar to thin out your polish. Just like with the rubbing alcohol method, only use two parts water to one part vinegar.