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Helmi
allstar
9 months ago
Nail Paint Newbie

I'm new to nail color and uncertain.  Is product separation normal, like peanut butter or salad dressing?  I've read warnings against buying make-up that is discolored or gritty for possible contamination.  Are there different guidelines for polish? 

Side questions:  Where do you keep your nail polish?  The dresser, a bathroom drawer, your bag, or do you have a whole case for the stuff?  What is the best way to store it?

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GigiSD
elite
8 months, 1 week ago
Re: Nail Paint Newbie

Hello again, Helmi! I keep my polish separate simply because the smell is so very strong. It's under my bathroom sink in a container made to hold it which closes shut. It's in a cool place. Keeping polish in a cool place is helpful, as polish applies more easily than when it is heated. At times I'll even place it in the refrigerator to avoid "bubbles" when I apply, but keep it away from food for obvious reasons (you don't want salad to taste like acetone!).


kitkatkaren23
newbie
8 months, 1 week ago
Re: Nail Paint Newbie

I keep my nail polish in a 31 bag under my bathroom sink. I think it's easiest to keep it under there to avoid people getting into it that you don't want snooping through all your stuff. :) I know I'm not much help, but I figured you'd want at least one question answered!


Helmi
allstar
7 months, 2 weeks ago
Re: Re: Nail Paint Newbie
kitkatkaren23 posted:

I keep my nail polish in a 31 bag under my bathroom sink. I think it's easiest to keep it under there to avoid people getting into it that you don't want snooping through all your stuff. :) I know I'm not much help, but I figured you'd want at least one question answered!

I know I asked a lot. I appreciate any replies. Thanks!


darkangel81
allstar
7 months, 1 week ago
Re: Nail Paint Newbie

When nail polish starts to separate, it's a sign of it's age. You can use a nail polish thinner to help it out, but if it starts to become more discolored, or the formula gets too thick and stringy, it's time to toss. I keep my nail polish in a basket I got from Michaels, stored in a cubby hole. Keep yours in a cool dry place away from sunlight. They will last much longer. Hope this helps.


cheerio9551
insider
4 months ago
Re: Nail Paint Newbie

I've found that some nail polish colors tend to separate more than others. If you've had it a long time and it doesn't seem to be mixing after vigorous shaking, I'd throw it out. I don't think it's necessarily a sign that it's "gone bad". Nail polish is made of some pretty long-lasting chemicals. As far as storing nail polish, if you don't have a lot, I would suggest just buying a small plastic bin and putting it in your closet or underneath your sink. If you accumulate a lot of nail polish like I have, you can buy a modular drawer unit like the Helmer from Ikea (Michaels also sells something similar for less).


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