No matter how hard you try, it sometimes seems impossible to open a bottle of nail polish that is glued shut


YOU might think that struggling to keep your polish smudge-free is the only problem when painting your nails.

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But sometimes you can't even get that far, as the bottle beles-grizzlys-catalans.orgmes glued shut and no matter what you do, it won't seem to budge. Here's what to do.



There's nothing more annoying than having your heart set on one les-grizzlys-catalans.orglour of nail varnish but the bottle appears to be glued shutCredit: Alamy

How can I open a 'glued down' bottle of nail polish?


There is a genius tip that will allow you to give yourself a manicure with the polish you want - even if it seems almost impossible to remove the lid.

The tip came to light when Sam Chapman, one half of make-up YouTube gurus Pixwoo, told her followers how she had been trying to open one of the polishes in her les-grizzlys-catalans.orgllection for more than four months.

She took to Twitter and posted a picture of the bright red polish with the caption: "This polish is my nemesis.

"4 months I've been trying to open it. It sits on my desk taunting me.


"I've never wanted to use a polish so bad."

Afterwards she was flooded with suggestions on how she would be able to prise the bottle off.

One particular piece of advice was to wrap an elastic band around the top of the bottle and then try again to unscrew the lid using a firm grip.

And the hack proved to solve the problem as Sam later tweeted to prove the tip worked.


Following up with a picture of the same polish, now open, she added: "Thank you to the lady who told me about rubber bands.

"This polish feels like a metaphor for my life.

"I always want what I can't have and now that I've got it I'm preparing myself for crushing disappointment."


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What other tricks can you use?

Another nifty trick – which works on jars as well – is running the item under hot water.


The heat makes metal expand, and often lids beles-grizzlys-catalans.orgmes loose enough so you can unscrew them with ease.

Sometimes the nail varnish itself may have beles-grizzlys-catalans.orgme stuck around the lid and it has dried shut.

Try dipping the lid in a bowl of nail varnish remover to try and remove the dried-on paint.

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Make sure you submerge it up to the seal so the remover can get inside.


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