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Do You Finish Bottles of Nail Polish?

Stand up straight! No, this isn't your mother talking to you, this is actually a piece of advice I gave you back in January about how you can prolong the life of your nail polishes. When storing polish, it's best to keep them in a vertical position to prevent the components of the polish from separating. So when I went to rearrange my myriad of polishes, which were thrown haphazardly in a storage box in my closet, I was a little annoyed with myself. Besides the fact that many of my polishes had gone clumpy and those labeled "new" were actually quite the opposite, I began to realize that I don't think I've ever come close to finishing a bottle of nail polish. Have you?

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bearhugs65 bearhugs65 6 years
for those who get to the end and its gloppy and thick..take some clear or white polish and pour it in and make a new color. I have thrown away very few and used them till the end- if its a color I do not like i may use it for a craft project but it never gets tossed.
jessanne jessanne 7 years
By the time you get half way through the bottle the polish turns extra gooey. I wonder if there's something you can buy to help revive and old bottle -- you know, like the nail salons do.
goddessru goddessru 7 years
Weird, I've never. Whats the shelf life on these things anyways?
soapbox soapbox 7 years
Just finished one last week and I'm almost done with my red revlon one. I tend to ALWAYS have my nails painted.
Ms-Demeanor Ms-Demeanor 7 years
Sometimes I finish a bottle if I really love the color, or if I paint things other than my nails.
tuscanstellina tuscanstellina 7 years
I never have finished a bottle, it is such a waste!
Candie-Girl Candie-Girl 7 years
I don't finish them, no way! There is so many new ones to try all the time! And I always get very cheap brands which work as good as expensive ones so I don't feel bad about it :p
sm225 sm225 7 years
I don't think I've ever finished a bottle of nailpolish in my life. They get too gloppy by the last 20% of the bottle - AND - if you are really trying to finish it the brush can never truly get to the bottom so you have to lay the bottle on it's side and that's a pain. I don't go nuts with polish - I have a bunch mainly because the colors were not right and I can't bear to throw them out (last years purples just weren't happening!). I just spent the last 4 months on OPI's "Vodka and Caviar" (a nice Christmas-Valentines Day red!) - and even though I've applied it every week (multiple times!) for 4 months - there is still 20% left in the bottle. I like that - at $9.00 a bottle I appreciate that! I've come close to finishing a bottle - but never actually did!!
sm225 sm225 7 years
I don't think I've ever finished a bottle of nailpolish in my life. They get too gloppy by the last 20% of the bottle - AND - if you are really trying to finish it the brush can never truly get to the bottom so you have to lay the bottle on it's side and that's a pain. I don't go nuts with polish - I have a bunch mainly because the colors were not right and I can't bear to throw them out (last years purples just weren't happening!). I just spent the last 4 months on OPI's "Vodka and Caviar" (a nice Christmas-Valentines Day red!) - and even though I've applied it every week (multiple times!) for 4 months - there is still 20% left in the bottle. I like that - at $9.00 a bottle I appreciate that! I've come close to finishing a bottle - but never actually did!!
potterlove potterlove 7 years
Goodness, I never even came close to a whole bottle. I only ever reach the half-way point of the bottle. Except with clear and black polish, which I use so often.
wednesday816 wednesday816 7 years
I have that same pink nail polish but i never used it all out
wednesday816 wednesday816 7 years
I have that same pink nail polish but i never used it all out
Valou1 Valou1 7 years
No. It's pretty hard to finish a bottle of nail polish! You'd have to apply that color quite alot :)
Valou1 Valou1 7 years
No. It's pretty hard to finish a bottle of nail polish!You'd have to apply that color quite alot :)
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
I've only finished one bottle ever. It was a purpley sparkley colour and I reapplied it every week cause it would chip like mad! That's what I get for spending two bucks though. :p
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
I don't think I have ever finished an entire bottle of polish. I have used an entire bottle of clear coat though
ashopaholic ashopaholic 7 years
I said no, but I have finished one GAP one, actually back in middle school. The color was similar to the new OPI south beach color "done out in deco". I'm really bad now, I don't think I will ever finish one.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Never have, never will probably.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 7 years
when i was younger and me and my sister shared a bottle we finished it, but now, theyre all partially used. i never get around to doing my nails! theyll clump and get tossed before theyre finished. i did finish a bunch of the 'bon ton' ones from walmart tho lol.. those had like, 10 drops each tho lol
nicole815 nicole815 7 years
I only ever come close to finishing my top and base coats...even then I prefer the consistency of a new bottle!
Allytta Allytta 7 years
no, never. actually, there was one when i was 17, but i shared it wih my mum, so it doesn't count (was the prettiest shade ever). my get lumpy before i finish them off but that's because i constantly have more than 20 to select from.
almostloli almostloli 7 years
never! oh maybe just once. anna sui silver glitter one, i forgot the number but that was it
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
i only finish one which is the "daily growth" one by SH.
mally313 mally313 7 years
Generally no, although I have come close with a few clear polishes.
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 7 years
No. I don't use nail polish all the time and it always dries out before I finish the bottle. What a waste.
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