I have a ton of nail of the day posts to get through. I’m about 5 behind at the moment because even though I have made time to come online and blog about nail polish, I still can’t handle a chip so I’m still changing my nail polish. After all those Julep polishes that were like applying tar to my nails, I went through my collection to try to find other polishes to thin out. The first one that came to mind was a polish that I had on my wish list forever! I picked up Barielle’s “Falling Star” about a year ago and was so happy to finally cross it off my wish list. But when I got it home, it was just like the Julep polishes and like a 5 year old bottle that you forgot to screw the cap all the way down.
If you don’t know how, thinning out a polish is really easy but its also really easy to screw it up (which I have done a few times and ruined favorite polishes). You can buy a nail polish thinner, but if you’re cheap like me, you can use nail polish remover. You just add 2 or 3 drops, shake it up really really really well, and then test it out. If it needs to be thinned out more, add 2 or 3 more and repeat the process. I would always suggest just adding 2 or 3 drops and then testing, no matter how thick, because its so easy to add too much and then ruin the nail polish. It becomes really watery and almost looks grainy because it destroys the composition of the polish. But with this polish, I probably had to add 2 full capfuls of nail polish remover in order to thin it just a little bit to work. I will probably thin the polish out more before I use it next time but this is the first time I’ve ever been able to use it! And the polish is just as beautiful as I always thought it would be! This is my new favorite primary blue. It was worth the wait and worth the work to get it to look this pretty. And it lasted on me about 3 days before I got tip wear and I had to take it off. Amazing in my book.