Hey everyone! Thanks for awesome feedback on 42, it made my day! :)) Today we actually had a little bit of sun, at one moment it was raining while the sun was out, it was really nice, but otherwise a lazy day (although it shouldn't be), so I decided to take care of the bottles a bit and now I'm in a chatty mood, and encouraged from the *awesome* feedback on my first chatting post few days ago, I'm asking you today: how do you take care for your nail-polish? :)
I admit, I have a slight OCD about it, every now and then I take all the bottles out, shake them, roll them, clean the necks and so on. What I find interesting is, that a lot of people are saying how important it is to clean the necks of the bottles, and yet, I know only a few persons that actually clean the necks. I'm not saying I do it regularly, but like every month or so I take out all the bottles I used in past weeks and clean them all. I know a lot of people probably remember that after they did their manicure - I know I do - and I've found the perfect solution for that: rubber gloves. It's the only way that actually allows me to clean the necks regularly, because I don't think about doing that when I remove the nail-polish off my nails, and basically, the only time that I wouldn't ruin my manicure with cleaning the bottles is in that minute, that I'm preparing for another colour.
So, I'm telling you, rubber gloves, a pile of cotton pads, an n-p remover bottle and 10 minutes of your time for around 11 bottles (that I cleaned today). What I noticed with cleaning the necks - it gets faster after a while, you get used to it and, this is important, you have to learn to clean it so that the remover doesn't get into the nail-polish. It's the easiest way to soak a pad in remover, put it on the neck and rub it really hard, but that's how you get the remover into the polish, and that's really not a good thing, so I'm avoiding this now by "hugging" the bottle with the pad and moving it around it, not on top of it. I know, I made a science out of it, but knowing, that I'm not cleaning just my polish, and even with mine, I want it to last, I don't want to ruin a bottle with trying to do something good. :)
Just for fun, I took a few shots today, because I'm so used to have my camera with me when I'm doing something nail related.
This is Guissed up green, and you can tell it's been used a lot! :D I did a very fast shot while cleaning, because I don't want to leave bottles opened for too long. I like after the cleaning, how better the handle closes up the bottle and it's much easier to open it then.
So, the other, usual stuff is shaking the bottle every once in a while (although, I'll admit it, I don't do it so often as I should and then sometimes I grab a bottle that has visible pigment and start to shake it like crazy), keeping them in shade or boxes, on a steady temperature - in my room and the office/guest room I have a pretty steady temperature throughout the year and no direct sunlight on the bottles, but I don't know what I'll do when I'll run out of space, which will happen ... very soon. o.o
Anyway, yeah, I think that's just about it. Luckily nail-polish doesn't take much to be just fine. :) So tell me, how do you take care of nail-polish? Do you bother with the necks or is that not important to you?
Thanks for reading!