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Have You Ever Finished a Bottle of Nail Polish?

Have You Ever Actually Finished a Bottle of Nail Polish?

The other day Mr. Bella, struggling to find his tweezers among the endless array of half-empty little glass bottles on our bathroom counter, asked me if I'd ever used up one of my nail polishes. I thought about it and realized that no, in my life as far as I can remember, I never have. I feel kind of wasteful now, but at the same time I wonder — am I the only like this, or do most of us move on before we run out?

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bibliophile bibliophile 7 years
Ladies, I hope you all know that nail polish is considered household hazardous waste and you should dispose of it accordingly (i.e. NOT by throwing it away in your trash bin!). I take mine to a local waste center here in Los Angeles. For more information:
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
Nope not that I can think of.
yeokr yeokr 7 years
I thought about this the other day and felt a little guilty, but in my mind, spending a few dollars on a bottle of nail polish is a fraction of the cost of a manicure, and I really do paint my nails often enough for it to add up! I should probably go through and throw out the clumpy ones though..
shannon_xo shannon_xo 7 years
I don't think I've ever come close.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
This is a hilarious observation. I've never thought about it, but I really have never finished one, either,. I've only thrown them out when they dried out.
sassy-sugar sassy-sugar 7 years
no i havent ever finished an entire bottle.
equestriennechic equestriennechic 7 years
What qualifies as "finished" for a bottle of nail polish? I get fed up when the brush doesn't reach the polish anymore and the polish is thick from being exposed to the air after so many uses...
MissSophia MissSophia 7 years
The only bottles I have ever finished are clear ones as I use them for an undercoat and a top coat. All my coloured polishes are no where near being finished! Unfortunately I tend to go through colour phases and then get sick of the colour
lovekailua lovekailua 7 years
Just La Boheme by others yet.
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
a few times; I'm a nail polish junkie...
mek123 mek123 7 years
I have finished one or two bottles of favorite colors but most sit 1/2 empty...I know wasteful. This post almost makes me want to clean out my nail polish drawer.
Gwen-G Gwen-G 7 years
juliarose23 juliarose23 7 years
I have some nail polish bottles that are close to 10 years old. still working on it.
baciobisou baciobisou 7 years
Well considering I buy a new one about every week I have quite the collection of unfinished bottles. I keep them in a little shoe box so they stay out of the the way.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 7 years
yes i have...esp when i lived when many girl roommates and we all shared. MOST that i don't finish is because they get too thick towards the end of the bottle and im too lazy to do anything about it, i just throw them away.
doogirl doogirl 7 years
I've never finished a bottle of color, but I have finished several bottles of Seche Vite quick dry top coat!
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 7 years
Yes, but really meaning "almost" finished. Nail polish is usually too thick to use at the bottom.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
In high scool, I used to wear nail polish far more frequently then I do now. Unfortunately these days, I am more likely to use a bottle only once.
buzzlightgirl buzzlightgirl 7 years
I pay someone to do my nails! I'm horrible at it myself!
chow chow 7 years
after some time, all of my bottles end up too chunky or too thick to continue using so i end up tossing them before i get the chance to finish the bottle.
AmandaG AmandaG 7 years
I have finished 4 bottles. About 10 years ago Chanel made these 4 polishes that were shear. they almost looked like lip gloss. I used them right up and much to my dismay I went to replenish and they were limited editions. Ever since then I have been on the hunt for something to replace them, but with no avail.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
No... :oops:
Angela123 Angela123 7 years
not yet, but i do have several that are half empty or so...I'm a polish freak and my nails pretty much stay painted. I'm like you though, Bella, and HATE to be wasteful, so I really like it when I see that I'm actually USING and making a dent in all the polishes I buy.
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