If I keep my enamel in the fridge will it stop it from getting thick?
Nail enamel actually gets thicker in cold temperatures and thinner in warm temperatures. When an enamel becomes thick and difficult to use it has nothing to do with the ambient temperature, although they do prefer to be kept at an average room temperature. Nail enamel is approximately 70-80% solvent, the remaining 20-30% being colour pigments, plasticisers, dryers etc. Every time a bottle of enamel is opened the liquid solved evaporates leaving behind the solid pigments, plasticisers etc. If thickening occurs, add a small amount of thinner which will restore the enamel to its correct consistency. It is quite normal to have to add thinners every time you use the bottle. The colour will not become paler as the colour pigments are part of that thick lump still in the bottle. If over thinning happens, simply leave the cap off for a few moments, the liquid will evaporate and the enamel will become thicker. Here are a few hints to help stop thickening occurring.
· Work quickly – the longer the bottle is open the thicker the enamel will become
· Wipe the neck of the bottle and inside the bottle cap with enamel remover after each use. If the cap fits tightly the solvent cannot evaporate
· Do not try to thin thickened enamel with nail enamel remover. It contains water and will destroy the enamel. After all, its job is to remove enamel not keep it fluid.