Tuesday, February 3, 2015

How to keep your Nail Polish Good for years..


Nails, Beauty, chanel nail polish, blogger, beauty blogger, Los Angeles beauty blogger, Best bloggers
I have been an avid collector of nail polish for as long as I can remember... So many great colors!  So many great options!   But unlike clothing,  vintage and nail polish are not really synonyms concepts.  You can't say hey where's that bottle of Fire Engine Red that I used to wear back in the day because most of the time when you do still have it,  it's dried out and  unusable.  Lets face it.. adding a little bit of nail polish remover to your beloved dried out "vintage" bottle of that discontinued Chanel absolutely does not do the trick!  Who's with me?!

Okay,  
I know what you are thinking.  Enough with the negativity Taye!   Give us a solution..

...I hear you and I am here for you...

After years of collecting and years of throwing away bottles of colors I adore that now happen to be discontinued..  I have some tricks up my sleeve..

side note: DEAR BEAUTY EMPIRES.. STOP DISCONTINUING OUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS!

Phew had to get that off my chest!


Okay back to the subject at hand..

See that photo above? .. Yes the one with all the Chanel bottles..  I would say that half of those bottles have been in my collection for at least 4 years..  How you ask??   There are a few simple tricks.. that I am going to lovingly share with you, because after all, sharing is caring!


Here goes..

Trick #1...
 Make sure that the cap on your polish bottle is secure and tight.   I know this seems obvious but you would be surprised ho many caps go loosened.   A slightly open top will allow air into the bottle drying it out and oxidizing the color.  Bad Bad Bad!
Trick #2... 
If your polish comes in a box..KEEP THE BOX.. Store your polish in that very box.  It keeps the light out.. which helps to maintain the integrity of your polish. Good Good Good!
Trick #3...
Store your tightly capped bottle that now lives in the box it came in,  in a dark place.  Under a cabinet,  in a hall closet (not next to a heater), under your bathroom sink.   This will add a little insurance to Trick #2.

 Now I don't know the science behind this but I know it works from years of at home research. 

 TRUST ME..  A lot of trial and error..

With all that said,  all nail polish is not created equal.   So I say purchase on the higher end and your money will go further than you expected.

Lots of awesome nails with your favorite colors are well worth the effort .. Don't you think?

What Tips and Trick do you guys have for your beauty products.. I'd love to know!!

Happy Tuesday!!
post signature

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...