I’ve been wanting to buy some nail thinner for the longest time but other than I keep forgetting to buy it, the name brand ones are so expensive and the local and affordable thinners are usually out of stock. Then again, I didn’t want to throw my old nail polishes because a lot of them are not cheap and some are from old limited collections that are either difficult to come by or may no longer be offered. So instead of throwing them away, I tried the Orly Nail Lacquer Thinner to save my precious collection.
What: Orly Nail Lacquer Thinner
Where to buy: Bloom and Dash
Price: P346.00 + Shipping Fee
What is the nail lacquer thinner for?
Nail lacquer thinner is used to revive your old, thick and clumpy nail polishes. Base on what I read online, it is the chemical composition that evaporates whenever your nail polish is exposed to air.
How do you use it and how much do you need?
Pick out an old polish, put a few drops, and shake it. Some polishes may need a few drops or a lot depending on how dry it is. For these two polishes, I only used twenty drops each and it also didn’t take long to shake because it has a lot more room to wiggle in unlike the OPI minis.
How does it affect the polish?
As you can see in the picture, it thins out the nail polish. I also don’t think it affects the color that much at all because it looks the same to me just not clumpy. The only thing that I didn’t like about the thinner is that it has a strong chemical smell and it stays in the nail polish even on the scented ones. If you’re using a thinner, don’t do it in a closed space.
Is there any cheaper alternative?
I’ve been using acetone to thin out my nail polishes before and it works but it doesn’t last long before it becomes thick again.
Will I recommend buying this?
Thinners can be pricey even the local ones aren’t really that cheap for the quantity you’re getting from it so unless your nail polish is an expensive kind or something that’s very hard to come by, I’d suggest you to just buy a new one.