Most nail polish solutions are too thick when you use them without a thinner.
Ideally, you will want to coat you nail at least twice before you have the need to dip the brush into the nail polish bottle again.
That is exactly what a nail polish thinner will allow you to do. A nail polish thinner is also commonly used when someone opens up an old container of nail polish that they mightn’t have used in a long time.
As you might already know, when not used for a long time, nail polish can become a gob like liquid that can be difficult to apply. Thinners will help there as well.
How to apply nail polish thinner?
Most websites will suggest that you add a few drop of thinner to a nail polish bottle and then shake it. However, we wouldn’t recommend any shaking. Here’s what you need to do.
First, before adding the nail polish thinner, apply the nail polish as it is, to you fingernail, to see if the consistency is something that you can work with. If the consistency is all right, you don’t really need a nail polish thinner.
If the consistency requires a nail polish thinner, use a small dropper to drop a few drops of the thinner into the nail polish bottle.
Don’t shake the bottle vigorously as it can create air bubbles. Instead, put the lid back on and gently tumble the nail polish bottle from side to side. You can also hold the bottle between your palms and give the bottle a good rub down, like how you use a twig to start a fire.
The heat from your hands will allow the thinner and the nail polish to mix quicker and also reach a better consistency than you would get by just shaking it.
After the thinner has mixed, just let the bottle sit and then apply you nail polish.
Here are a couple of popular nail polish thinners that you can buy in the market today.
OPI Nail Lacquer Thinner
You just need 2-3 drops to thin out your nail polish. It will also rejuvenate your old nail polish, if you haven’t used it in a long time.
A couple of drops of this solution are also an excellent cleaner for the bristles on the brush that you use to apply nail polish.
Nail TEK Extend – Professional Polish Thinner
As the name suggests, this product is excellent in both thinning and prolonging the life of your nail polish, bringing back your nail polish to life each time you add a couple of drops.
If you are the type that has a lot of bottles of nail polish that you switch up between, this is a nice product to have as it will help you maintain every one of those bottles for a long time to come.