Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ode to Brushes

Okay, this isn't really an ode. Bit the title was more clever than: rant.

This is about polish brushes, though. Comments, thoughts, and/or suggestions appreciated.

I know that it can take quite a while to empty a bottle of nail polish. I've honestly only done it a few times.

Sometimes, it's nearly impossible due to the brushes.

Frankly, I think mini bottle brushes can be some of the worst. You can use about half before it gets to be a giant pain and then you just sort of give up. At least I do.

They aren't the only issue though, lets be honest. Though some are better/longer than others, I think they are all personally frustrating.

I know that realistically you could dump some polish out or shake it or hold it upside down, but I don't have the time or the patience for that. So... It's usually toss it and buy more if you love it. I don't think it's just me... right?

It's frustratingly wasteful! It's annoying!

Does anyone have an explanation for this? Why do brushes not get closer to the bottom of the bottle? I personally can't think of a reason it would be a bad idea.

I wonder if there is a way to get companies to work toward better brushes. I mean, we pay for the polish and should be able to use it with ease, right?

What brands have longer bridges? Which have shorter?

Is there any way to change this?

Please, your thoughts?


  1. Thank you for this. I agree 100%. If I'm paying for the polish I would appreciate being able to use more than 1/2 the bottle. I have several different brands of nail polish. Some brushes are much worse than others & some of those brands, although I like the quality, I would not purchase them again! I refuse to "waste" my hard earned money on them! I hope there is a way to get the word out to manufacturers!

  2. Totally agree! Somehow I ended up with two of the same brand of top coat. When one started running low I had to pour it into the other. Not really sure what I'm going to do once my current bottle starts running

  3. Seche Vite bottles are the WORST for this, they end about half a cm before the end of the bottle and you have to do awkward tipping and fiddling to get the rest out. I can only assume some polish companies do it to make you spend more money buying refills you don't actually need yet?