(Closed) What are your tips…

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Do you have any of those rubber cooking mits?  Sometimes I can use those to grip the tops of bottles that won’t open.

Post # 5
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I can’t believe how tightly they put the tops on some stuff!

Post # 6
Member
4485 posts
Honey bee

That’s a sign that the nail polish needs to be replaced. You can try putting the cap under hot water and then see if it opens. 

Post # 7
Member
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was going to suggest an adjustable wrench…

 

Post # 9
Member
4485 posts
Honey bee

@ spaniel – even if you just purchased it, it doesn’t mean it was part of the store’s current stock. There are alot of places, especially drug stores, that don’t rotate their stock so so the bottles are hard to open because the polish has been sitting forever. 

Post # 10
Member
4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

tap it sort-of hard around/on the outside of the cap. just don’t do it hard enought to break the bottle. :p

 

Post # 11
Member
1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Next time, you can try just wrapping a rubber band around the top. THis works for stuck jar lids too!

Post # 12
Member
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve had success with submerging a whole bottle in polish remover (then just use a funnel to put the remover back in the bottle). Only for a few minutes.

But since this is a new bottle, I’d just use some warm water, dry it completely then use some rubber grips to pull it open. No luck? Ask the FI. If he can’t do it. Bring it back to the store and say look, I can’t get this open. I just bought it. Hopefully they can give you a new one.

Post # 13
Member
3332 posts
Sugar bee

I always use those little rubber jar opener things.  Annoying that it was stuck as a brand new bottle!  I always wipe the outside of the jar with a cotton ball with nail polish remover once I start using it.  That prevents nail polish from getting in there and drying out.

Post # 14
Member
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I second submerging it in nail polish remover! It works for me every time! But maybe I need to invest in the little rubber jar opener thingies.

Post # 15
Member
7976 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

This won’t help for new bottles, but I just yesterday read a tip in Real Simple for keeping polish from sealing shut – use a qtip to wipe a tiny bit of vaseline around the neck of the polish bottle before capping it – the vaseline will keep it from sealing/drying shut/stuck 🙂

Post # 16
Member
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Run it under really hot water for a few minutes, and it should come off with ease.

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