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Orders & Shipping
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Yes, shipping is free for all orders over $60.
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Glowder’s nail polish products stand out from the rest because we use the highest-quality vegan ingredients, which create a long-lasting, chip-resistant finish that can be easily removed. We are committed to being cruelty-free and do not use the 10 toxins commonly found in nail polish. This sets us apart as a brand. We care about both, our customers and the environment. Additionally, Glowder nail polishes provide a feel-good experience by reminding users of the beauty and magic in the world, which is a valuable and uplifting experience in our fast-paced modern society.
10 toxins free in nail polishes means the product does not contain any of the ten potentially harmful chemicals commonly used in nail polish formulations. These chemicals include formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde resin, camphor, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, triphenyl phosphate (TPHP), parabens, and acetone. These toxins have been linked to various health concerns, such as respiratory problems, skin irritation, and in some cases, cancer. By avoiding these chemicals, 10-Toxin-Free nail polishes are considered safer and healthier options for consumers and the environment.
Yes, Glowder’s products are both vegan and cruelty-free. We pride ourselves on using only the best vegan ingredients to create our products, without animal-derived ingredients. Additionally, Glowder’s products are never tested on animals, ensuring they are cruelty-free. As a result, customers can feel confident in their purchase knowing they are supporting a brand that aligns with their values of ethical and sustainable consumption.
Proper storage of nail polish is essential to ensure that it maintains its quality and remains usable over time. It is recommended to keep it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or any source of heat. Heat and light can cause the polish to change color, thicken, or separate, which can affect its quality and performance. It is also important to keep the nail polish bottle tightly closed to prevent air from entering, which can cause the polish to dry out and become clumpy.
Yes, nail polish does have an expiry date. Most nail polishes have a shelf life of about two years from the date of manufacture. However, this can vary depending on the brand and formulation. Over time, the ingredients in the polish can break down, causing it to thicken, separate or change color, and affect its performance.
Nail polish can thicken over time due to exposure to air, temperature changes, or just from regular use. If your nail polish has thickened, here are a few tips to restore it:
- Roll the bottle: Before trying anything else, try rolling the bottle between your palms for a few minutes. This can help mix the polish and restore its consistency.
- Add nail polish thinner: Nail polish thinner is a product that can help restore the consistency of thickened nail polish. Add a few drops of nail polish thinner to the bottle, then roll it between your palms to mix it thoroughly. Be careful not to overdo it, as adding too much thinner can affect the quality and performance of the polish.
- Use warm water: Another way to restore thickened nail polish is to warm it up. Fill a bowl with warm water and place the bottle of polish in it for a few minutes. The warmth will help thin the polish, making it easier to apply.
- Clean the brush: If the brush is clogged with dried polish, use a nail polish remover to clean it. Once the brush is clean, you can use it to mix the polish in the bottle.
It is essential to remember that once nail polish has thickened, it may not be possible to restore it completely. If you have tried these methods and the polish is still too thick or clumpy, it may be time to replace it with a new one.
Painting Your Nails & Nail Care
Painting your nails is a simple and fun way to add some color and style to your look. Here are the steps to follow when painting your nails:
- Start with clean, dry nails: Make sure your nails are clean, dry, and free of any old polish or oils. You can use nail polish remover to remove any old polish and wash your hands to remove any dirt or oils.
- (Optional) Apply a base coat: Apply a thin layer of base coat to your nails. This will help the polish adhere better and prevent staining.
- Apply the first coat of nail polish: Choose your desired color and apply a thin coat of polish to your nails. Start from the base of the nail and brush towards the tip. Be careful not to apply too much polish, as this can result in streaks or a lumpy finish. Allow the first coat to dry completely before applying the second coat.
- Apply the second coat of nail polish: Apply a second thin coat of polish to your nails. This will help give you a more opaque finish and help your nails look smoother.
- (Optional) Apply a top coat: Once the second coat of polish is dry, apply a thin layer of top coat. This will help protect your nail polish and give it a shiny finish.
- Let your nails dry completely: Allow your nails to dry completely before doing anything else. This will help prevent smudging or smearing.
- Clean up any mistakes: If you get polish on your skin or cuticles, use a small brush or cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover to clean up any mistakes.
That’s it! With a little practice, painting your nails can become an easy and enjoyable part of your beauty routine. You can read about how to create a long-lasting manicure here.
While the drying time of nail polish can vary depending on factors such as the brand of polish, the number of coats applied, the temperature, and the humidity of the environment, in general, it takes about 15 minutes to 30 minutes for nail polish to dry completely. However, it is essential to allow your nails to dry completely before engaging in any activities, as even slight pressure can cause smudging or smearing.
To speed up the drying process, you can try a few methods such as:
- Use a quick-dry top coat: A quick-dry top coat is a product that can help speed up the drying process of nail polish. Apply it on top of your nails once the polish is dry to the touch.
- Use a fan: Place a fan near your nails to help them dry faster. The airflow will help the polish dry more quickly.
Bubbling can occur when air gets trapped in the layers of nail polish, resulting in tiny bubbles forming on the surface of the polish. Here are some tips to help you avoid bubbling:
- Use thin coats: Applying thick coats of nail polish can trap air, leading to bubbles. Instead, apply thin, even coats of polish, letting each layer dry completely before applying the next.
- Don’t shake the bottle: Shaking the nail polish bottle can cause air bubbles to form, which can lead to bubbling when you apply the polish. Instead, roll the bottle between your palms to mix the polish.
- Avoid humidity and warm temperatures: High humidity and warm temperatures can cause bubbles to form in the polish as it dries. Try to avoid painting your nails in humid or warm conditions.
- Let each coat dry completely: Allow each coat of nail polish to dry completely before applying the next one. This will help prevent the layers of polish from mixing and trapping air.
- Use a base coat: Applying a base coat can help the nail polish adhere better to the nail, reducing the chances of bubbling.
Chipping can be frustrating after spending time and effort painting your nails. Here are some tips to help you avoid chipping:
- Prep your nails: Clean your nails thoroughly before painting them, removing any oils or dirt. This will help the polish adhere better to your nails and last longer.
- Use a base coat and top coat: Applying a base coat will help the polish adhere better to your nails, and a top coat will add a protective layer and help prevent chipping. Apply the top coat every few days to help maintain the manicure.
- Apply thin coats: Thick coats of polish can chip more easily. Apply thin coats of polish, allowing each layer to dry completely before applying the next.
- Avoid hot water: Exposure to hot water, such as washing dishes or taking a shower, can cause chipping. Try to avoid prolonged exposure to hot water.
- Be gentle with your nails: Avoid using your nails as tools, such as opening cans or scratching surfaces, as this can cause chipping and damage.
- Keep your nails short: Longer nails are more prone to chipping, as they have more surface area exposed to daily wear and tear. Keeping your nails short can help prevent chipping.
Taking care of your cuticles is an essential part of maintaining healthy nails. Here are some tips for keeping your cuticles in good condition:
- Moisturize: Applying a moisturizer or cuticle oil to your cuticles regularly can help keep them hydrated and prevent dryness and cracking.
- Push back, don’t cut: Use a cuticle pusher to gently push back your cuticles after a shower or bath when they are soft. Avoid cutting your cuticles as it can lead to infections and damage.
- Avoid harsh chemicals: Avoid exposing your cuticles to harsh chemicals, such as acetone or bleach, as they can dry out and damage your cuticles.
- Wear gloves: When washing dishes or doing household chores, wear gloves to protect your hands and cuticles from exposure to harsh detergents and chemicals.
- Massage: Massaging your cuticles with a moisturizer or cuticle oil can improve blood circulation and promote healthy nail growth.
- Trim hangnails: If you have a hangnail, trim it carefully with a pair of clean cuticle scissors to avoid tearing the skin.
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