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Nail polish is made up of four basic ingredients: film forming agents, resins and plasticizers, solvents, and coloring agents. The combination of these ingredients differs, depending on the nail polish brand. More »

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Opi’s line of nail polish is made from acetyl tributyl citrate, butyl acetate, ethly acetate, epoxy resin, nitrocellulose, isopropyl alcohol, silica, polyvinyl butyral, trimethylpentanediyl dibenzoate, stearalkonium bent... More »

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Ingredients in Essie nail polish include ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, nitrocellulose, propyl acetate and tosylamide/formaldehyde resin. Other ingredients are Isopropyl alcohol, trimethyl pentanyl diisobutyrate, tripheny... More »

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Nail polish is made up of solvents, film formers, resins, plasticizers and pigments. These ingredients are labeled as butyl acetate, xylene, toluene and formalin. Companies including Essie and Butter London use formulati... More »

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Nail polish becomes thicker with age due to evaporating solvents, according to Daily Makeover. When these solvents evaporate, the polish gets thick and stringy, resulting in lumpy, uneven results. Thick polish also does ... More »

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To apply nail polish, file your nails and buff them. Apply a base coat followed by two coats of polish, and then finish off with a top coat. More »

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To take off nail polish, soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover, and press the soaked ball over the nail to for a few minutes to allow the polish soften. Wipe away the polish, clean the cuticles, and then wash and moi... More »

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