I Can't Get My Nailpolish Open

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Jan 16, 2012

Robyn B.

I went to go use my basecoat the other day and i couldn't unscrew the top!

There must have been some on the sides and it dried, now i can't open it!

Any tricks to getting it open?

Jan 16, 2012

Noelle M.

maybe if you use one of those silicone grips like for opening jars you could then grip it hard enough to twist it open.

Jan 16, 2012

Melissa M.

I usually run the bottle under HOT water (becareful here), and then use one of those gripper things to pry it open. It usually takes a few hot water runs. Good luck!

Jan 16, 2012

Carly N.

I do the same as Melissa! The hot water works for me every time!
But after you open it, I would remove the dried polish from around the sides. :)  

Ditto for me on what Melissa said. Don't use a hairdryer on it since it will overheat the bottle which can potentially shatter the glass. 

Jan 16, 2012

Marty M.

I agree with Melissa, Carly and Yasmin. I fill a bowl with hot water and let it sit for a few minutes or just run hot water over it. Then I will take a cotton ball with nail polish remover and wipe all the dried nail polish off (even under the cap handle with a Q-tip). 

Jan 17, 2012

Robyn B.

thank you so much ladies! i'll give the hot water trick a try, i definately don't want to have to buy a new one, i just bought this! lol, thank you! :)

Jan 20, 2012

Lizzie M.

Run the nail polish bottle in hot water for a lil bit... or set it in a bow/cup of hot water (not boiling) then it should open. Once open, get any access dried nail polish from underneath cap.

sometimes I make my husband pull tools out of his stash to open them when they get like that.

Feb 02, 2012

Ariane C.

i use the hot water method as well! it works every time!

Feb 15, 2012

Anjum C.

Ooooooh! I have a video on this! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpoSgL6yH40

Jul 09, 2014

Cindy T.

There is actually a specific tool use to open stuck nail polish bottle! It's called CAP NINJA, and it works like a charm! It's available to purchase online and the website is: WWW.THECAPNINJA.COM.