Tuesday, October 21, 2008


While reading Dear Abby today, I was catching up on a few past day's articles that I missed and I came across this one, where a girl writes in about shaking the nail polish bottle.

DEAR ABBY: I'm 15 and live with my mom. We often paint our nails. The problem is, my mom shakes the nail polish worse than anyone. I heard recently that shaking a bottle of nail polish creates air bubbles and makes the polish thinner. (This came from a professional manicurist.) But my mom won't believe me. She thinks this professional is crazy. Can you please tell everyone that there is a reason why you never see manicurists shake their bottles? It's a horrible habit, and it drives me nuts. -- PEEVED IN GREENVILLE, N.C.
DEAR PEEVED: Before judging your mother so harshly, you might be wise to talk to more than one professional manicurist about what causes bubbles. I have seen many professional manicurists shake the bottles of polish before applying it to their clients. And I have been told that applying polish that is not fresh, or applying it too thickly can cause it to bubble.

What do you guys think, was Dear Abby right in her response?


Healersmoon said...

I was also told not to 'shake' the bottle, but to 'roll' it between your fingers. Also, keep the polish in the fridge. I get bubbles all the time and have been given so many reasons: don't shake the bottle, polish is old or poor quality (it wasn't - it was brand new revlon), it is too warm, any air blowing on the nails will cause bubbles. I finally figured out in my situation that it was the fans blowing on my nails causing the bubbles, but also the humidity. :)

Brooke said...

HEALERSMOON - I have heard the same things as you. I will especially notice bubbles if I have fans blowing.

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