Nail polish can be a gooey business sometimes! There is nothing worse than pulling out your favourite polish, even if you hadn’t used it for some time to see that the formula has thickened or the lid is completely stuck to the bottle. Just like other beauty products, nail polish requires a specific storage method to ensure longevity and maintain quality.

For this we created a DOs and DONTs list for you to follow.








  1. store nail polish in a cool, dark place with consistent temperature.
  2. store your polishes near any sources of heat.
  3. store nail polish away from direct sunlight. Light exposure can can promote discolouration or fading of the pigment.


  1. store your polishes near any sources of heat.
  2. store nail polish in the bathroom. The temperature is constantly changing due to the shower  and your polishes will be exposed to humidity.
  3. store nail polish in the fridge. Whilst some say that storing your polish in the fridge slows down the discolouration that happens as the polish gets older and reduces the solvent evaporation, it also causes the formula to thicken. Plus… who has room in their fridge for their nail polish collection anyway? I know I sure don’t!