How to prevent nail polish bubbling: 6 simple tips

Nail Polish

Recently, I was wondering why these bubbles appear when we apply nail polish or when it dries. Surprisingly, most of the time nail polish has last thing to do with it, most of the times it’s our own fault. So there is little point in looking into your nail polish, and trying to eliminate them from the bottle.

Why nail polish bubbles

Nail Polish Bubbles

Most common reasons:

  • When you shake the nail polish
  • When your nails are dirty, have oil, cream, or other moisture on them
  • When you apply thick coats too fast
Clean Nails

Keep your nails clean

Not widely accepted reasons:

  • Hot, humid or windy space
  • Old, dried nail polish
  • Air got in to the bottle by keeping the lid open

6 simple tips on how to avoid nail bubbling.

Roll nail polish

Roll bottle, don’t shake it

Best 3 tips that most certainly help you prevent nail polish bubbling:

  • As we all know, we have to prepare nails for nail polish, or simply put clean them – remove all the dirt and moisture from your nails, which can be cream or oil leftovers. Wash your hands with soapy warm water and dry the nails properly. Extra tip: use white vinegar or nail polish remover to remove any oily residue.
  • Do you remember what do you do with the bottle before applying? Shaking? Well, this is totally wrong. Turn the bottle upside down and scroll it between palms. Only then, bubbles inside the bottle will blend well.
  • Let the first layer dry or apply thin coats. Both ways are good and you can choose depending on how much time you have for nail polishing.
Applying nail polish

Let the first layer dry or apply thin coats.

Extra 3 tips that will help you prevent nail polish bubbling:

  • Don’t use very old nail polish. If it’s your favorite old time one that you must have, test it before starting to apply.
  • A cool, dry place might work for you. Big fans, high temperature can mix things up, but it’s more of extreme measures, if you are really desperate in getting rid of those bubbles.
  • Use a base coat. But, even you did everything right and yet bubbles still appear; maybe nail polish and base coat simply do not match. Try to using nail polish and base coat from the same brand.
Base and Top Coats

Base and Top Coats

Always remember that the recipe for perfect manicure is healthy nails. Simple rules: use only disinfected manicure tools, moisturize both hands and nails, do not forget about homemade spa procedures, and voila it is done!

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