Tag Archives: Artificial nails

Acetone, the miracle nail polish remover…Or is it?

9 Dec

nails_manicure_acetone_nail_polish_removerAcetone is probably one of my most used nail products. Pure acetone can get unwanted nail polish off your fingers in one sweep. That’s why I love it. It’s fast, easy and pretty cheap. What you might not know however, is that acetone can really damage your nails and fingers. According to self.com,┬áit can strip your nails of its nutrients and cause it to break easily and become weak. It can also dry your fingertips and cause crackly skin around your nail beds. Continue reading

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What to do with dried up, gunky nail polish!

9 Dec

dried out opi black shatterI have a whole collection of nail polishes some are new, some are old. I even have some from when I was in junior high. But what do you do when your favorite nail polish that you’ve kept forever dries out and becomes sticky and gunky? This is what happened to me when I was preparing to do my usual nail art. I opened up a bottle of sticky gunk. I was saddened that my favorite white nail polish was completely ruined. I still had hope, though. I’d heard of several strategies used to thin out nail polish. One of which includes using nail polish remover. If you do this, DO NOT DO IT ANYMORE. Putting nail polish remover can ruin even the most expensive nail polishes. Continue reading