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So you’ve completed your manicure with Color Street and now you have all these left over strips? How do you keep your Color Street from drying out once the package has been opened? Half the fun of Color Street is the economy of it all! If you don’t care to save them for future use, this is not the article for you. However, if you want to get the most out of your set and save your extra Color Street strips continue reading or click this link!!
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Now there are a couple different ways to save your extra Color Street strips to keep them from drying out such as the hair straightener method and freezer method. Doing this will keep them at least 1-2 months if properly sealed, and sealed quickly after use. I would not wait hours before sealing up your Color Street because at that point they are probably too dry to use again.
Please Note: Color Street is meant to be a one time use product and the company does not recommend resealing. However, if you do decide to save them like I do, Color Street will no longer guarantee them once they’ve been opened. If the resealing method doesn’t work and they are dry when you try to use them again, they won’t help you. It is always best to use them immediately after opening.
Let’s Save Your Extra Color Street Nail Polish Strips!
Hair Straightener Method:
1. Slide any unused strips back into original plastic packaging (easiest with the help of a nail file)
2. Make sure the strips are pushed as far down into the plastic as possible (break them up into pieces or individual strips if needed)
3. Warm up the hair straightener
4. Quickly press and release the heads of the straightener to the plastic, melting it together.
5. Test the seal to make sure it is melted shut completely
This is the mini hair straightener I use. It’s very portable given its size yet still heats up enough to seal the plastic.
- Put extra Color Street strips into plastic ziploc bag
- Place sealed bag into freezer
- Allow Color Street strips to come to room temperature before using again
Another way to easily save your extra Color Street strips is buy putting them in a plastic ziploc bag and putting them in the freezer! You don’t need to seal them with a hair straightener first, but it doesn’t hurt to be extra air tight either! When you’re ready to use them again, pull them out of the freezer and allow them to come to room temperature. This part is important because if they’re still cold when you try to apply them to your nail they will likely crack and tear. This holds true for brand new Color Street as well. You always want to apply them at room temperature.
Food Saver/Vacuum Sealer Method:
This method speaks for itself. You use a food saver machine to reseal them air tight! You can buy food saver machines from many different stores including this one on Amazon (Don’t have Prime 2-day shipping? Get it free for 30 days). You don’t need to use the vacuum function as there isn’t much air kept within the original bags. Simply using the seal function will do great at keeping your Color Street from drying out.
This method is great for those who don’t have a hair straightener as well as want something functional for the kitchen AND nails.
DO NOT use a lighter to save your extra Color Street!
Just as a reminder, Color Street is 100% nail polish and as such as highly flammable. While resealing with a lighter in the original plastic sleeve does work, you’re risking potential danger that isn’t worth it with other great options to use.
After you save your extra Color Street nail polish strips, there are some fun things you can do with them other than on your nails! I’ve compiled a list of 30+ different ways to use old nail polish strips that can get your creative juices flowing! The possibilities are endless when it comes to this amazing product.
As always, don’t forget to regularly check your Stylist’s Color Street website to browse the current selection of designs! There’s always something new being launched or restocked.
Independent Color Street Stylist