Ever had that you're cleaning up and find something you didn't realize you still had? The other day I was going through some boxes with childhood stuff and found a small box, and I had no idea what was in it. Lifting up the lid just a tiny bit gave me the answer, yuk! Such a strong chemical smell, but it was clearly polish!
When I was a teenager I had a period where I polished a lot, and I remember I had some funky colors like neon green and white as well. Back then that wasn't exactly common here and the average drugstore just had standard colors. But we had this little dump store where everything was around 1 Guilder, and they had some cheap brands polish in more fun colors as well, and I loved it :)
Now I was sure I threw those polishes away years ago, and indeed I did with most, but apparently I kept some as well. Somehow this box sneaked through my previous cleaning rushes, I guess it was waiting for me to get back into polish and have thinner around :P
So here we have it, polishes that are probably around 13 years old! And gosh, now I feel old too, lol >.<
I picked 2 colors that I'd buy now too if I could and managed to open the bottles with the help of a kitchen scissors with a bottle opener or some in it, and oh, the horror... Stinky, lumpy and totally unusable. I'm sure the following pictures say enough.
Essie Huckle Buckle, but then a lot darker. My pics failed to capture the color correct, but hey, that's not what this post is about anyways! =)
So I decided to do a little test with polish thinner, to see what it turns into then. I used Seche Restore, but more brands have thinner and I think it's all pretty much the same. I also added some metal balls from an old polish bottle. I have to buy those sometime cause I just had 2 left, and I think it would've helped to have more than 1 in each bottle.
The application was surprisingly decent, and the drying time as well. I used 3 coats of each, no top coat.
The Lizzie polish could use a little bit more thinner just to make it nicer to apply, and the Collection 2000 polish could use more, well, polish :P I liked that color back then as well it seems, the bottle is half empty.
Take care :)