Originally Posted by yourbriness763
Wait, why? Does it do something to your nails?
Yes, metal nail files can cause your nails to split and chip. An emery board is much healthier for your nails and also do not file back and forth. File outward only
on the sides and gently across the front of the nail.
I assure you I know of what I speak - I had natural nails so long and beautiful when I was younger that most people thought they were false nails. I could easily remove staples with them because they were so strong and healthy. Now I'm old, my hands and nails are dry and I don't take the same care of them as I used to but have promised myself that I am going to start better care.
Originally Posted by ut0pia
Yes it dries out and when it does it becomes really hard for it to dry on your nails. Usually nail polish is made of paint and acetone. Acetone is in a lot of nail polish removers, it's best to use acetone free but I used to buy an acetone nail polish remover and add a tiny bit to the old nail polishes to make them less dry. It works, but it also makes the color less intense...I wouldn't recommend doing that more than once and if the nail polish is completely dried out, it isn't going to work at all so it has to be a little drier but still good...
Oh and also if you have some brand new nail polish that you haven't used but you've had it for a while- the paint settles to the bottom and the acetone gets on top. For that all you have to do is mix really well and it's just as good.
Thinning nail polish with nail polish remover will ruin your nail polish, it will not dry properly and be sticky. Using the proper thinner is the best way to treat your nail polishes. Some polishes I bought were fairly expensive so I wanted to be able to use them to the end which is possible with the thinner. I believe at the time I bought the thinner it was around $15 CDN for a bottle the same size as a bottle of polish but that one bottle would last me about 2 years and I changed my nail colour every day
to match whatever outfit I was wearing the next day. I'm one of those weird folks that always laid out my clothing for the next day the night before.