Difficulty opening a bottle of nail varnish is one of life’s little annoyances that we could well do without. Sure, we know it’s not that big a deal, but feeling like you need to be made of muscles just to paint your nails is no fun! Plus, it’s a waste of time. However, like with everything, there are little techniques to solve the problem. And here are 6 of the best of them!
To gain even more time during your manicure, try out this little tip for drying your nails instantly (almost like magic)! And once our tips have helped you open your bottle of nail varnish, check out these ingenious tips for using clear nail polish.
1) For a bottle that is lightly stuck
If the cap isn’t extremely stuck, a simple elastic band wrapped around it will give you a better grip. Your hand will slide less and you will more easily be able to open the bottle.
2) The most common technique
Soak the bottle upside down in a container of hot water. Leave it to soak for about 5 minutes. This should melt the stagnant polish around the cap and allow you to open it!
3) With nail polish remover
It is the dried nail varnish that has accumulated around the screw cap system that is preventing you from opening the bottle (or a total absence of muscles in your hands, in which case there isn’t much we can do for you….!). So to remove the varnish, there is nothing better than nail varnish remover. You can soak the cap in it or wipe some cotton wool soaked in the nail polish remover over the bottle cap. As seen in the image above, you can also pour the nail varnish remover over the cap.
4) The ‘savage’ technique
Are you at the point of getting annoyed with a particularly stubborn bottle of nail varnish? Enact your revenge by banging it (with moderate force, all the same) on a solid surface, to dislodge the dried nail varnish. Once it is dislodged, the bottle should be easy to open. It’s a brutal technique but it works! But be careful not to break the bottle…
5) The freezer
The cold will make the nail varnish more fluid and make the bottle more easy to open.
6) To prevent it from happening again
Take care of your bottle of nail varnish by removing the traces from the neck of the bottle after each use. A wipe of some cotton wool soaked in nail varnish remover should do the trick. You can also put a little Vaseline on the bottle neck to make it unscrew more easily next time.