You know right before you paint your nails and you look at the nail polish bottle and it looks like the colors have separated? For me it tends to happen with my light purples and blues where the darker hues float to the top, but every nail polish is different.
Here's an example of a polish that I always have to shake two or three times before I can use it. It's Orly's Snowcone, and not only does the polish separate really fast, but I spilled the bottle. That's why it looks really gross on the outside.
|Don't you just hate when the happens?|
So anyway, what do you do to make the color come back to the original? The easiest way would be to shake it.
I bet you all have heard this a thousand times, but DON'T SHAKE THE NAIL POLISH BOTTLE. It does actually make a difference. When you shake the bottle, bubbles form. Just like if you shook a bottle of water, you are going to produce bubbles. Albeit the bubbles will not be as noticeable in the bottle, (especially when you paint your nails) but when your nails begin to dry, there will be tiny bubbles.
Sometimes a top coat, like Seche Vite, will take away the bubbles, but they will still look very unappealing.
So how can we prevent this from happening?
- Use a different nail polish
- Roll the bottle between your palms if the color is too separated
- Or, shake the bottle at least 15-20 minutes before you apply (I always shake around the time I use nail polish remover to take off last weeks manicure)
Trust me, you will see a difference. However, you still might get bubbles if you paint your nails with a fan on high speed. But, as long as your nail polish is "stirred" and not shaken, you nails should look as smooth as a freshly shaven calf =]