Caronia Solvent Review
A few of the older bottles of nail polish lying around the house and one of the relatively new ones that I got recently were starting to take on a thick, goopy consistency. Aafter looking online, it seemed like the only available product that could remedy this was Seche Restore, which also happens to be one of the most popular thinners around. It’s expensive though, so I thought of looking around the department store, and found a bottle of the Caronia solvent, which based on its packaging information should work the same way.
Use a few drops of Caronia Solvent to thin out nail enamel or to clean your metal nail implements.
49% Toulene, n-Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate
Then I tried it on some Etude House polishes that I had and it effectively made those less goopy and brought it back closely to how they originally were. I did make a few bottles turn too runny in the process though, since it was pretty much trial and error because I didn’t know how much of this to add.
If you’ll be using this, I’d advise getting a medicine dropper, which are probably available at drugstores. I just got an old one in our fridge, which came with one of the bottles of my daughter’s medicine. A dropper would be real useful for putting the Caronia Solvent into polish bottles, because this has a wide open mouth and this would spill all over the place if you just poured it straight into the narrow neck of nail polish bottles.
Another tip is to just add in a drop or two at a time, roll the nail polish bottle in your hands, then check if the consistency is already how you want it. If you think it could use more of the Caronia Solvent, add another drop or two. Don’t put in a handful of drops all at once, like I did, because it’ll make the polish too runny.
One of the few things I dislike about this is the smell…it smells like rugby to me. So just try to hold my face far from it when I use it. A bottle of the Caronia Solvent, which is 30 ml, only costs PhP 46.50.
Caronia Solvent – What I like:
- Effectively thins out the consistency of old, goopy polishes.
- Sturdy packaging. This won’t still at all if you store it sideways.
- It’s very cheap.
- Very easy to come by at department stores or drugstores.
Caronia Solvent – What I don’t like:
- Strong chemical scent.
- It would be so much more convenient if this came with some sort of dropper or applicator.
This is such a nice local find, I think. It’s cheap and it works fine. For my big 3 free polishes, I’ll just have to purchase a product that’s also big 3 free.