Revive Your Favorite Polishes – Kara Reviews the Top 5 Nail Polish Thinners of May, 2019

Bringing Nail Polish Back to Life

Ask any nail enthusiast what they hate and pretty near the top of the list is opening a bottle of nail polish to find an unbrushable, gooey mess, and it always happens to the exact color you want to wear that day – always!

Anyone who loves nail polish is bound to have a few bottles of old, clumpy nail polish that are just too precious to toss. That perfect shade that’s been discontinued, the bottle of polish that you wore on your wedding day – seriously, we can’t just throw them out.

Some people recommend using polish remover to restore their former consistency, but resist this option. Over time, the remover breaks down the polish – after all, it’s designed to remove polish (clue’s in the name, folks)

But there is some good news – there’s a simple fix for this problem. I’m going to help you revive your old nail polish and make it as good as new. You can thank me later!

Firstly, some tips on how to avoid this happening in the future:

  • Always store nail polish is a cool, dark place. During ultra hot spells, I have been known to keep mine in the refrigerator
  • Never store your polish near a heat source, or in direct sunlight
  • Avoid storing your bottles in the bathroom. The temperature fluctuations and humidity aren’t good for polish

However, if it’s already too late and your half full bottle of gorgeousness is ruined, there’s a simple, effective solution – nail polish thinner!

Using a glass dropper, add 2 or 3 drops of the thinner into the polish bottle, and mix it by rolling between your palms gently. It’s important to roll and not shake as that encourages air bubbles to form which will cause it to chip once on your nails. If the consistency is still too thick, add another drop and roll, repeating until you have achieved the viscosity you want.

So, I’ve grabbed every bottle of gunky, clumpy polish I can find – even raiding my friend’s mani kits, so that I can test the best thinners around.

1) Super Nail Polish Thinner

 

What Makes It Great

Super Nail have created an easy-to-use thinner. It took three drops to bring my polishes back from the brink, but once mixed, it flowed beautifully. I even think the thinned polish, once dried, looked better than it did when I first used it.

Where It Could Be Improved

The acetone odor is quite strong, but it lessens significantly once mixed with the polish.

9.1Expert Score
The Final Verdict

For a very budget friendly price, you’ll receive a big bottle of ultra effective thinner. Perfect!

Super Nail Polish Thinner 4 Ounce (118ml)

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Last update was on: May 18, 2019 8:19 pm
in stock

 

2) NICOLE DIARY Nail Polish Thinner

What Makes It Great

Designed to stabilize thickened nail polish, meaning that once added to your bottle, it prevents the polish becoming gloopy again. I only needed to use two drops of this thinner in a averagely sized bottle of polish, and after a couple of rolls, it was nicely brushable again.

Where It Could Be Improved

Although the picture shows two bottles, be aware that the pack only contains one. However, it’s such a great price you might as well order two.

9.4Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This polish does exactly what it’s meant to, and does it exceptionally well!

NICOLE DIARY 20ml Nail Polish Thinner Lacquer for Manicure Stamping Polish Thinner Liquid Nail Art Tool

Last update was on: May 18, 2019 8:19 pm
in stock
$3.99 $6.99

 

3) Seche Restore

What Makes It Great

This thinner can be used with any polish, including gel, and with only a couple of drops, all the polishes I used for testing were back to a good consistency. The colors remained as vibrant as ever, and it even includes a neat little glass dropper.

Where It Could Be Improved

On opening the bottle, the odor is eye wateringly strong, but after a few minutes by an open window, it fades to a much more manageable level.

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This polish does exactly what it’s meant to, and does it exceptionally well!

Seche Restore, 2 Ounce

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Last update was on: May 18, 2019 8:19 pm
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4) Supernail Thinner

What Makes It Great

Resulting in beautifully thin coats that provide great coverage, this thinner only takes a drop or two to restore a brushable consistency to your favorite polish. As an added bonus, my nails appeared to look healthier once the polish was removed, and I’m certain this was down to the thinner as this was the only variable.

Where It Could Be Improved

Give this thinner, once it’s in with the polish, a really good rolling to mix it – it seems to need the extra mixing.

8.9Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Superior, awesome and ultra effective - four words that sum up this thinner!

Supernail Thinner, 1 Fluid Ounce

Free shipping
Last update was on: May 18, 2019 8:19 pm
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5) Nail Tek Polish Thinner

What Makes It Great

This bottle of polish thinner, coming with its own dropper lid, is great. It only took one single drop and my polish was back to a great consistency. It even worked well with the hard-to-ungloop metallics.

Where It Could Be Improved

It is a little pricier than the other thinners I’ve looked at.

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Nail Tek have brought out a great product. It thins, and ultimately extends the life of your polish, with only one drop. Awesome!

Nail Tek Therapies, Extend Polish Thinner 0.5 oz

Last update was on: May 18, 2019 11:19 pm
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