Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How to thin out nail polish and correct storing

Hey!

My younger sister wanted me to do a blog post about keeping your nail polishes thin. She wanted 10 ways, but I quess that there is not so many methods. :D
Firstly, You have to remember that there is still limited lifetime to a nailpolish. It is about 2 years- the time is quite reasonable, because the colors go out of fashion during that time or you just get bored. Dark shades tend to clump up faster, because they have so much pigments in them.
Secondly, storing your nail polishes is very important. Best way to store them is in upright position in a cool, dry place. NOT in refrigerator- this may damage the chemicals and nail polish becomes even thicker and unusable. I store my nail polishes in a drawer, as you can see from the picture below.Right now they all fit in one small drawer and I am not really planning to get very many more. (I lied, but they do fit in the same drawer).



Thirdly, if a nail polish has become thick, then do not use acetone to make it thin again(it could ruin the color in long run and the polish won't last as long on your nails, but if you want instant effect and are plainning to throw it out soon anyway, you can use this method too). There are special products for that purpose- they are called nail polish thinners, nail polish restore or something similar. I own ORLY nailpolish thinner and so far I have used it on few of my polishes and it worked quite nicely. The amount needed depends on the thinner, I quess that a few drops will do the work (but add thinner drop by drop until desired result, don't forget to mix the polish in between). Nail polish thinner is not really expensive product and different nail polish companies (also OPI, Nail tek etc) make them, the prices are between 5-10$.


Point number four: Please remember to handle your bottles of nail polish gently. Shaking the bottle vigorously before applying nail polish to your nail,  only make bubbles in the polish. Turn the bottle upside down once, then upright and the thicker and thinner part should mix again (like you would do in chemistry class when you want smth to mix up nicely ) OR gently roll the bottle in your palms for ten minutes, because the warmth from your hands should help make the nail polish thin.

Also, it is good to rembmer that nail polish bottles must close firmly. So from time to time use a wipe and clean the neck of bottle, otherwise there will be a gap and polish dries out more quickly. 

Hope your nail polishes live long and healthy life and you are happy together.

Thank you for reading!

In Estonian:
Mõned nipid küünelaki säilitamiseks ja vedelana hoidmiseks.  Esiteks, kõigil asjadel on piiratud eluiga- küünelakkide puhul on see umbes 2 aastat. See aeg on üsna optimaalne kui arvestada, et ka küünelakkide puhul lähevad mõne aja möödudes teatud toonid moest ära. Üldreegel kipub olema, et tumedad toonid paksenevad kiiremini, kuna sisaldavad rohkem pigmenti. 
Teiseks, küünelakkide eluea lühenemisele aitavad kaasa valed hoiutingimused. Mina isiklikult hoian enda lakke sahtlis, kuivas ja soovitavalt jahedas, otsese päikesevalguse eest varjatuna. Soovitavalt võiksid lakipudelid olla püstiasendis, mitte külili- nii kihistub lakk vähem. Palun ärge pange oma lakke külmkappi, lühiajaliselt võib see hästi mõjuda, kuid pikemas perspektiivis muudab laki tekstuuri ebaühtlaseks ja nii on küüntele kandmine keerulisem ja lõpptulemus ei jää nii ilus.
Kolmandaks, kui küünelakk on juba veidi paksenenud, siis ära lisa sellele atsetooni/küünelaki eemaldajat. Lakkide vedeldamiseks on spetsiaalsed lahused, mida peaks leidma ka Eesti kaubandusest (usun nt et OPI tooteid leiab kaubamajast). Kuna kogu mu lakikollektsioon on välismaalt tellitud, siis tellisin ka lakivedeldaja sealt (seda näete ülevalpool pildil ka- ORLY nail polish thinner). Piisab paarist tilgast, et lakk oma esialgse kuju saaks. Vedeldajat lisada tilk-tilga haaval, vahepeal ikkagi pudelit keerates ja käte vahel rullides. Ärge korraga liiga palju pange. 
Neljandaks, lakipudeleid ei tohiks väga vägivaldselt kohelda. Kui näed, et lakk on kihistunud, siis hullunud loksutamise asemel võta lakipudel kahe käe vahele ja rulli seda seal paar minutit- käte soojus ja ühtlane liigutamine aitab laki koostisosadel taas ühineda. 

Liz

3 comments:

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  2. Ma tegin enne just täpselt nii nagu ei tohtinud- atsetoon ja pudeli loksutamine:D

    Hea, et kuulsin, et on olemas eraldi "polish thinners"id:)

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  3. wow!!it's perfect!

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