Can I thin out the Pink Gel Coat?
I love this product and have bought it 3 times now. My complaint is that no matter how hard I tighten the lid on the bottle or how fast I use up the product, it thickens too much to use up all of the product. I end up with about a 1/4 of the product remaining that's too thick to apply to my nails. Is there a way to thin out the product, like with acetone?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
on Pink Gel Coat
I'm two weeks into the deluxe sample of this and it's gotten too thick to use -- but I LOVE it.
Is it just a problem with this product/bottle? (my lid was always closed tightly)
or is this what happens to all nail polish when there's only a bit left? (bc of air in the bottle? or?)
I can't remember another time I've ever gone through a polish so fast.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
I know the salons usually use whatever their nail color removal product is, so you might try adding a drop at a time to your bottle and mixing/shaking well after each drop when it has reached the 1/4 left stage and see how it works. If you've had to let your bottle go at the 1/4 left stage before anyway, you have nothing to lose in trying and see what your results are. Different types of nail products may take this method differently than just nail polish does, so you may see some difference in application and/or life of the product on your nails after doing this, thus the suggestion at attempting when bottle is at a low volume anyway.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
Don't use acetone; that can ruin the formula! Instead, purchase a nail polish thinner. You can find one at any beauty supply store.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
(Front Royal, VA)
In my experience, most nail polish or hardeners thicken when the polish/hardener reache about 1/4 left in the bottle, but I would not mix with acetone.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
There is a special liquid that nail professionals use, but try Sally Beauty, or ask any nail consultant that you personally know, and they just may get it for you!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
The only thing I can think of would be to rub it between your hands to create friction and warm it up. That usually works for me.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
I haven't used this product or attempted to thin it, but I have to chime in about acetone as a polish thinner. First, the more acetone you put on your nails, the dryer and more brittle they will be which cancels out the purpose of the pink gel. I wouldn't use acetone or other polish remover to thin *any* nail polish. It will just make them separate and dry out faster. Find a nail polish thinner like Develop 10 or Beauty Secrets and give that a try. I bet it would work fine in pink gel.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
No. I tried to thin it out and it did not work. The color and texture completely changed. When it gets too thick, time to order new. I noticed that mine would thicken if I did not tighten the cap tight enough. Hope that helps.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
I use about half a bottle then put the remainder from the other bottle in the new bottle.
I'm on my first bottle of this, but my complaint is that it is too runny so I am very interested to hear of it thickening up to the point it's not useable. I don't have an answer to the question, just a "thank you" for the warning!
I just add nail lacquer thinner to mine to get the rest of the product to a usable consistency & that seems to work just fine.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago