Beauty Hacks: How to revive clumpy nail varnish

Clumpy nail varnish does not have to mean it's past its sell-by-date. You can, in fact, revive it, with this crafty tip.

I have a box full to the brim of nail varnishes. Recently, I went to use one only to find that over time it had become clumpy, but it was the exact colour I needed and as I was about to set off on my holidays and didn't have the time to go on a hunt for a new one. Trying to use clumpy nail varnish will only end in utter despair (you've tried it too, haven't you?) Don't put yourself in a bad mood over it, though. This little trick worked a treat with my holiday polish, so I felt the need to share it with you.

You will need:

Pure acetone (or nail varnish remover)


A dropper




Nail varnish of your choice

How to?

All you have to do is add a few drops of acetone to your nail varnish put the cap back on the varnish and roll the bottle round in the heat of your hands for a few minutes. Do not shake. Test the varnish after rolling and, voila! It will be good as new. Be aware not to add too much acetone as the polish will become too watery or crack when it dries on the nail.

There you have it, a quick and easy way to get the most out of your expensive and favourite nail varnish you only wore once.

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