- just for fun
Most of us bloggers own more polish than we are ever going to use. That means that many bottles of polish sit unnoticed in drawers/boxes/wherever for longer periods of time.
When I go through my stash once in a while, I often find polishes that have separated. The suspension base hasn’t been able to keep the ingredients suspended. It happens for both indies and industrial brands.
I thought it would be fun to take you on a little separation tour. I’m going to show you a number of polishes, and I’m going to show what they look like separated and after I gave them a good shake.
First one up is from China Glaze: Mrs. Claus. It’s a red base with red glitter. The glitter has sunken quite a lot – this bottle is brand new. But as you can see on the right of the picture: A good shake, rattle and roll makes it all good again.
Here’s a Catrice polish: Mermaiday Mayday. This one has been laying on its side, so the glitter sticks to one of the sides only. It took quite a lot of shaking to get the glitter spread out more evenly.
Another China Glaze makes it to the list: Split Perso-Nail-Ity from the Tranzitions collection – you know those polishes that change colour when you apply the topcoat. I must admit that I was quite surprised to the how big a difference in colour there is between top and bottom here. It’s as if the dark colour completely disappears when I shake the polish up.
NailNation 3000 has also got a polish on the list: Mischievous. The separation isn’t bad, but I think it looks quite funny because the colour is so different.
Darling Diva’s Cotton Candy Hangover, which is a LE Facebook group custom, does the same thing. I think it looks quite weird before the shake up.
KBShimmer’s It’s Razz-ical separates into neon colours. I was like: Wow, that’s orange when I looked into my drawer. Imagine my surprise when I saw it was this beautiful deep magenta!
The brand Perfect makes mini holographics. I believe this one is number 1, but it isn’t marked, so I’m not sure. All of the polishes in this collection separates like crazy. It takes as least ten minutes of vigorously shaking before it all comes back together again, but the holos are cheap and gorgeous.
El Corazón from Russia has got this polish on the list: 423/40. It looks silver on the picture on the left, but check out all the magenta/purple pigment in the bottom of the bottle! I actually had to stir this one up with a toothpick in order to make it look relatively normal again. It has already separated again as I write this.
The last ones on the list for now are two white polishes. Meet my backup bottle of my to go white stamping polish from Sally Hansen: Whirlwind White, and Milani’s White on the Spot. I think it’s crazy that they contain that much yellow!! They do shake up really easy and it doesn’t affect them at all.
Some people has told me that I’m not supposed to shake my polishes: I’m supposed to roll them, otherwise I might get little bubbles in my mani. That’s complete and utter bollocks, bro! A load of cobblers. Twaddle and nonsense. I’ve always given my polishes a damn good shake, and I’ve only encountered bubbles once. That was in a small, humid hotel room on a vacation, and I’m sure the humidity and the temperature had more to do with the bubbles than any method of polish agitation that I was employing.
Anyway – that was it. It was fun making this post, so I hope you enjoyed it.