polish insomniac: How To Unstick a Bottle of Polish

25 October 2012

How To Unstick a Bottle of Polish


We’ve all been there.  That one bottle of polish, the one that it took you 45 minutes to pick out, is stuck and won’t open for anything.  This trick isn’t new.  It isn’t rocket science.  But before I read about it on a nail board a few years ago I knew nothing about it, so I am sharing it with you today in case you haven’t either!

  1. Fill a short glass with warm water from your sink.
  2. Invert your bottle of polish and drop it in the glass of warm water.  
  3. If the polish has a label on the bottom (OPI, ChG, CND, etc.) make sure the glass is not so full that the bottle is fully submerged.  This should preserve your label!
  4. Wait 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the bottle of polish from the glass of warm water.
  6. Voila! You can now open your bottle of nail polish easily!
  7. To prevent this from happening again, clean off the bottle with nail polish remover.  If you have recently done your nails and don't want to use cotton pads or felt, you can put a few drops of thinner on the bottle instead.

Like I said before, this isn’t new… but it works every time!

Check out my other "how to" posts here!

Disclosures: polish insomniac at times reviews products provided by a representative of the company. When we do so, we specifically state so. We also use affiliate links. For more, please see the disclosure page.