Don't you hate it when you go to apply a nail polish, and it has gotten so thick that you are unable to apply it? Instead of throwing the nail polish away, you can use nail polish thinner. I couldn’t find nail polish thinner in stores or online (the sellers didn’t ship internationally), so I found an alternative: surgical spirit aka rubbing alcohol.
1. Remove the cap from the nail polish, and add 3 or 4 drops of nail polish thinner/rubbing alcohol to the nail polish bottle.
2. Screw the cap back on the nail polish bottle.
3. Roll the bottle gently between the palms of your hands to blend the thinning agent with the polish. Do not shake!
4. Re-open the nail polish and test it. If it flows loosely from the brush it's ready to use. If it's still too thick, repeat steps 1, 2 and 3, then re-test the polish on your nail.
- Store nail polish standing upright in a cool and dry place to keep the pigment from settling.
- If the polish still isn't thin enough to use after adding 10 drops of thinner/alcohol, throw it out.
- Do not use nail polish remover as a thinner. Polish remover will ruin the nail polish.