How to fix gluggy nail polish

How to fix gluggy nail polish

03 May 2018 – 1 min read

Waste not want not, beauties. We’ll show you how to thin out your nail polish and extend its life using nail polish thinner.

How to thin your nail polish

Sure, sometimes your nail polish gets a little thick, a little sticky, a little gluggy in the bottle. Don't worry - it can be saved! Let us explain.

All nail polish will eventually become gluggy. Solvent makes up around 80% of a bottle of nail polish. It’s what allows the polish to glide onto your fingernails so smoothly. Over time, the solvent will slowly evaporate (because that's what solvent does), leaving the nail polish thicky and sticky. Sad face emoji.

But, wait. Don't you dare toss that polish in the bin. It's not done!

Why you shouldn't use nail polish remover

Nail polish remover works by breaking down nail polish and removing it from the nail plate surface. If you add it to your old nail polish it will thin it out, it’s true. But it will also dissolve the varnish, make it look bumpy or dull, and can even change the colour. Short answer then: don't use nail polish remover to thin your polish.

Nail polish thinner is the answer. By adding it to your sticky little bottle of colour, you’re replacing the solvent that’s evaporated. All you need is a couple of drops, a good shake and et voila nail polish is thin and usable again.

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