Friday, November 11, 2011

Nail Polish Shelf Life

If your nail polish look like this...
old nail polish
it's time for new nail polish! It has lived it's life! 

You may be able to get it to remix but, it most likely won't dry right or give you a nice shine.

 They say the shelf life for nail polish is 2 years but I think it can be longer if stored properly.

Polish Storage Tips

Avoid Heat
Heat and sun exposure can cause changes in the color and consistency of your polish. Store it in a cool, dry, dark place, not the medicine cabinet in your bathroom!

Keep it Closed Tight
Keep the nail polish bottle's lid tightly closed to keep the solvents in the polish from evaporating.

Solvents keep the polish the proper consistency. Clean old hard polish from the neck of the polish bottle to ensure a tight seal.

Keep it Extra Cool
Some people think refrigerating their polish makes it last longer. I think just a cool, dry place is fine!

Store Upright
Store nail polish in an upright position. This will prevent a messy leak if the lid wasn't on tight. Also, the blender beads in the polish bottle will do a better mixing job if they are settled on the bottom.

Are you in the market for new nail polish? I always recommend the healthy ingredient nail polish brand Zoya. Their formula and colors are amazing.  Plus, create new collections each season for us polish lovers! 


Have a Colorful Day!
xo

Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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