(Closed) Nail polish dries with tiny bubbles in it? Please help!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
6593 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@animallover:  A Yahoo answer: 

Shaking doesn’t ruin a polish. Don’t worry. Bubbles can happen for a ton of reasons besides shaking. Here are some causes: 
A humid environment <

this is the reason I get them; I live in Florida
Doing your nails by a fan or air conditioner 
Blowing on your nails to get them to try 
Using too thick of coats 
Layering too many coats quickly, which makes it too thick. 
Oils or moisture still left on your nails (make sure you go over your nails with remover before you polish, even if there is no polish on your nails. It helps remove the oils). 

The brand of nail polish has nothing to do with bubbles.


Post # 4
1673 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I always use a top coat, roll the bottle between my hands then paint one thin coat at a time.  The only time I get bubbles is when the polish is old.

Post # 5
3457 posts
Sugar bee

Did you shake the nail polish bottle before applying it? Instead, you should roll it between your hands, or on the table. Also, make sure you apply thin layers instead of trying to apply a thick one to less the number of layers. Some polished are good with just two layers, some you need 3 or 4. Depends on the color and brand.

If your polish is too thick, you can add some nail polish thinner. Nail polish basically lasts forever if you maintain its consistency. Some people even collect vintage polishes. 

Post # 6
228 posts
Helper bee

@animallover:  A nail salon tech told me its when you don’t use a base coat.  I never used to and I like reds which stain my real nails.  Now I always use a base coat and haven’t had either problem!

Post # 7
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

this happens to me too it drives me nuts lol

ive heard keeping it in the fridge helps but ive yet to test this myself

Post # 8
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Sometimes my top coat leaves bubbles. Only if I lay it on too thick. I use Seche Vite fast dry top coat. By FAR the best top coat I have ever used! 

Post # 9
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

The only time I’ve ever had bubbles is if I’ve not washed my hands between using nail polish remover and putting on fresh polish. Any residue of remover will cause the new polish to bubble – especially the new ones with nail conditioners in them – they can be a bit oily. Could this be the reason?

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