Frequently Asked Questions

 

What does 10-Toxin-Free mean?

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Can you create a custom color?

Yes! That is the beauty of making nail polish by hand! I can create any custom glitter nail polish in quantities of 1-100 bottles. For custom solid colors, I require a minimum order of 5 bottles. Great idea for sports team or school colors, baby showers, wedding theme colors, holiday parties, and birthday party favors! Contact me at NorthernNailPolish@gmail.com to inquire and get started!

How opaque is the nail polish?

Each shade varies from each other, however applying 2-3 thin coats will typically give you the desired look. Make sure each layer is dried before applying the next.

How long does the nail polish last in the bottle?

When stored in a dark, cool place, out of direct sunlight, your bottle will last over a year. If you use the polish often, it can become thick and gloopy when the level of the bottle reaches below half empty, however, the polish can be restored with 1-3 drops of polish thinner, available here. 

Polish thinner will increase the shelf life and restore the desired viscosity, while replacing the solvents that have evaporated over time. DO NOT try to thin the polish by using remover or acetone, as these chemicals break down the compounds and will ruin your nail polish!

What do you use to remove the nail polish?

Regular nail polish remover can be used to remove the polish. There is no need to soak the polish off, such as the case with gel or acrylic.

How long will it take to receive my order?

I typically ship orders out in 1-5 business days, via USPS First Class which can take 2-7 days, depending on how far you are from Northern Michigan.

Is the glitter nail polishes difficult to remove?

Glitter can be tricky to remove, but I just use acetone based nail polish remover and cotton balls to rub the glitters off of the nail. Sometimes if there’s a stubborn glitter, I will just scrape it with a nail on the opposite hand.

How can I restore nail polish after it has thickened?

If you use the polish often, it can become thick and gloopy when it reaches below half empty, however, the polish can be restored with 1-3 drops of polish thinner, available here. 

Polish thinner will increase the shelf life and restore the desired viscosity, while replacing the solvents that have evaporated over time. DO NOT try to thin the polish by using remover or acetone, as these chemicals break down the compounds and will ruin your nail polish!

How long does the nail polish last on your nails?

I can typically get between 7-10 days out of the manicure when I apply base coat, 2-3 coats of the nail polish, and 1 coat of my quick drying top coat over the color. In about 10 minutes total, I have a perfect manicure using nail polish that is healthier for me and my environment! See my tutorial here! 

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Terms & Definitions

Here are some common nail polish terms that you may want to get acquainted with:

Creme/Cream:   An opaque polish with a glossy finish. Usually opaque in 1-2 coats.

Crelly: A polish that intentionally applies translucent in the first 2 coats, often containing glitters. 

Duochrome:  A polish that shifts between two colors depending on the angle and lighting.

Gel: Polish that is cured or hardened with a special light. This polish is most often found in salons, and will not harden without the use of special lights.  This is a type of polish, not a finish. I DO NOT make or sell any gel polishes.

Glitter Top Coat:   A type of polish finish that has glitter suspended in a clear base, best worn over a different color.

Holo/Holographic:   A type of glitter that reflects and refracts light, giving off a rainbow shine when viewed in the light.

Quick Dry: A type of polish that is designed to dry to the touch in 1-2 minutes, and get fully hard within 5-10 minutes. I offer a 30 Second Quick Dry Top Coat.

Textured: A glitter polish that dries to a rough, bumpy finish. Can be smoothed with 2-3 layers of a glossy clear top coat.