Friday, November 12, 2010

DEBATE: How Long Does Nail Polish Last?





















So... the best resource for questions?

Google? I hear you say? YES...
But there's also Yahoo Answers!

So... let's see what they say to the question: How long does nail polish last?

1
1 yr
8 yrs
until the colour separates

2
until it goes chunky
until it dries up
2-3 yrs

Funny thing when I Googled? I cam across a website that said 1 MONTH! Can you believe that?
Can anyone use up a whole nail polish in 1 month? Well, unless you paint other people's nails... insane... I was going to get the link then my browser went funny. Lol.

Personally, as I have stated in my last post - I only have two at the moment.
I gave/sold/threw away most of my other polishes because:
1) I couldn't open them - as much as I tried... stuck... dead stuck!
2) They got gloopy & wouldn't apply properly
3) I didn't like the colour on me

And today as I was trying to use the nail art ones... I had 8... they wouldn't dry on my nails.. can someone tell me why?

Yea, so I'm not keeping them now.

In addition to my 2 coloured nail polishes I also have clear ones as well.

I think using your best judgement on nail polishes is the way to go - some brands might last longer than others - i know I had some cheap ones from overseas that dried up within a few months of opening. Whereas ones I bought here, I think a year? They were no more than AU$5 each, which is cheap for Australians! I can't believe USA-ers get them so much cheaper!! LUCKY!!!!

We pay like AU$20.00 for good brands here! HUMPH!! lol.
Essie & OPI fall into this category I believe... correct me if I am wrong anyone?

How many nail polishes do you have?

How long do you keep your nail polishes for?

Lara
xo

2 comments:

  1. ONE MONTH ??! Hmm.. seems incorrect and even if it isn't, well .. most people don't throw away their nail polish only after one month ! X-D I've only recently started using nail polish and have around 20 now (all Zoya & OPI because of quality payoff). Apparently you can use a thinner to help the colour stay consistent and for it to last longer. There's one by Sally Hansen. I'll probably use that when I see the colour start to go all funny !

    With the nail art colours, perhaps use one of those liquids to help the nail polish dry faster like Seche Vite or even Zoya has one (part of their 5-step manicure system) ;-)

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  2. Hi mookxi!

    Thank you for dropping by! :)

    Yea - I don't think most normal people throw out nail polish in a month! lol!

    20 nail polishes! You're doing well! :)
    Are there any ones you recommend?

    Thank you for your suggestions! :) I didn't think of that! :)
    I've heard good things about Seche Vite! I am very curious now!
    Have you tried it?

    Your blog is cool btw! :D

    xo

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