Saturday, May 12, 2012

Franken Tip:cleaning polish bottles

I know i promised that i am going to make a frankening tip post, but it feels like there are lots of things that i wanna say but don't seem to know where to start. I could end up creating a chaotic & confusing post if i will be putting it in just 1 entry. I decided to have a series of post so that i'll be able to explain things better & with pictures to accompany it for better understanding.

I would like to start first with bottles.

I know it's not that exciting compare to the frankening process itself but this one is important too. You might be roaring to start frankening but if you don't have bottles that you could use for your frankening so what's the point,ne? Don't throw your clear polish just so you could get the bottle. There are lots of uses for a clear polish in frankening.

This post is how I clean my bottles. Maybe there are other ways too but this is the one that worked for me. Start first by inspecting your stash. Look for polishes that you think you would likely throw out because they're either too old or had dried.

You need to have an acetone & polish thinner/solvent. Acetone to get rid of the bulk of polish & thinner for the remaining polish. Let's get on with it!

Pour a sufficient amount of acetone on the bottle then let it sit for a couple of minutes/hours (depending on how old the polish is) then shake vigorously!

If there are some patches of polishes stuck at the top part of the bottle (like mine!) then let it sit upside down for quite sometime to loosen it then shake again. Continue shaking until there's no polish on the bottle.

You can throw the acetone away if you want to, but since i have lots more bottles that needed cleaning, i just pour it on another bottle. I have lots of bottles to clean! You can use the acetone until it thickens.

Then time to whip out your polish thinner/solvent!
When you're done with the acetone, your bottle will have that cloud-ish appearance that's why we want to finish cleaning it with a solvent.

You can buy a dropper/pipette at a drugstore.
I have a lot of dropper but this is the one that i have on my table for now.

Get a small amount of it & transfer it on the bottle. Just like what you did on the first step, you shake the bottle to get rid of any remaining polish residue.

Just when you think that you have taken everything out the first time, you'll be faced with these tiny globs of polishes.

Repeat the same procedure until you have removed everything! I have to do 2 or 3 more thinner cleaning for this bottle, but you get the gist, hehe

There you go!
Now you are armed & ready for the frankening addiction! haha!

Maybe i'll talk about bases for the next FT post.

Have a great day!
Jaa ne~!


Ida said...

Nice, this is a pretty useful post sis. I thought kasi kilangan ko pa bumili nung empty bottles, di ko naisip na pede ko gamitin yung mga bottles ng super lumang polishes ko.

Thiamere Brea said...

i used to pour cuticle oil on old bottles because of the brush e.i find it a bit better compare to nozzle tips kasi

aiMee Bunbun said...

Very Useful, goshness expert ka talagah sis :D

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