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Tricks of the Trade

Post  Wesker on Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:53 am

Ok i'm relatively new to polish, compaired to some of you on here, so i have a lot to learn Neutral 

My first question is...what do you do when you get half way down a bottle of polish? Well maybe not polish as i dont think i've used any of my polishes more than 2 or 3 times but i have a bottle of Seche Vite that i am about half way through but the brush doesnt reach the bottom of the bottle so i have started to have problems getting enough on the brush each time Neutral 
If you tilt the bottle a bit you get more on the brush but when you have one hand of semi-wet polish its not that easy.
So what do you do when you get near half way or lower on a polish bottle?
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Re: Tricks of the Trade

Post  shoppingaddict on Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:42 pm

I tilt! If there is another way I'd like to know!
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:13 pm

Another tilter here Wesker - and I wadge the brush up and down which invariably leaves bubbles in the Seche but hey, when time's against you - needs must!!! Have you plonked some restore in it?
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Post  mmmmchocolate on Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:19 pm

I start another bottle - and then when I've got two that are half full, top one up with the other. Usually needs a bit of thinner but it works fine.
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Post  Sam on Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:00 am

I'm a tilter too - I can almost fully empty a bottle of basecoat now lol. Seche Vite I just top up though.
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Post  Laura on Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:10 am

mmmmchocolate wrote:I start another bottle - and then when I've got two that are half full, top one up with the other. Usually needs a bit of thinner but it works fine.
This is what I do with Nail Envy, works a charm. My latest bottle got to just under halfway and I was struggling to get anything on the brush, so I bought a new bottle and will tip the contents of the old bottle into the new one when I've used a bit up Smile
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Re: Tricks of the Trade

Post  Jane on Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:20 am

large ball of blu tack, wedge the bottle in at the desired angle and stick it to the table Very Happy 
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Post  Babafette on Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:12 am

I don't think I've ever managed to get halfway down a bottle of polish so it's not a problem I've encountered yet! [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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Post  annita008 on Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:11 am

Babafette wrote:I don't think I've ever managed to get halfway down a bottle of polish so it's not a problem I've encountered yet! [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
hahhaa same here...except for base and top coats xD
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Re: Tricks of the Trade

Post  Linzi on Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:34 am

I'd give it away! It'll generally be a bit gloopy and be more annoying to apply and when you're charging, it has to be perfect.
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Re: Tricks of the Trade

Post  Senoshi on Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:33 pm

I bought a huge professional sized bottle of Seche - when mine gets gloopy, I dump some Restore in it, then top it up with fresh Seche until it's a full bottle again. I just don't have the patience to be a tilter, LOL! Laughing 
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Re: Tricks of the Trade

Post  Shezza on Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:37 am

I'm another tilter, who uses Seche til it's half done, moves to the next bottle, then tips the remainders of the previous bottle in when bottle 2 gets halfway down.

My question for you all is about clean-up brushes. I had a lovely little eye shadow brush that I got in a set ages ago. It was perfect for doing clean-up around my cuticles after polishing: dense enough, shirt enough bristles and great handle; which made clean up easy. And then I dropped it down between the cushions and the sofa ate it Sad I've failed to find the kit again and am looking elsewhere now.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good brush to clean up cuticles with? Ta.
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