Do You Keep Nail Polish or Batteries in Your Fridge?

February 14, 2013 | By | Comments (10)

Nail Polish

When I was growing up friends of mine used to keep their nail polish and batteries in the refrigerator. Why? They thought it would make both things last longer, but as it turns out the opposite is true.

With batteries, cold storage can actually harm their endurance. And with nail polish the cooler temps will make the lacquer thicker and harder to apply. Instead both should be stored a room temperature, and if you can, store nail polish away from direct sunlight as well.

Find out what else you shouldn’t be storing in your refrigerator.


  1. Sammy

    My friend used to always store her polish in the fridge, too. There is NOTHING worse than thick, sticky nail polish. Glad I never took her advice.

    February 14, 2013 at 10:58 pm
  2. Alejandra

    I wonder where that original idea came from? So good to know! Fortunately I never have enough room for anything non-edible in my fridge!

    February 20, 2013 at 3:46 pm
  3. Penny

    I do know that putting your eyeliner or shadow pencils in the fridge before sharpening them is a good tip! :)

    February 20, 2013 at 3:59 pm
  4. Flavia

    I do keep my nails polish in the fridge and it does exactly the opposite! It makes it smoother and way easier to apply them when I store it at room temperature! It does NOT make it thicker!!

    September 22, 2013 at 9:01 am
  5. Nancy Reigle

    I have always stored nail polish in the fridge. It never thickens. I have some that are 5 years old and still good.

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    October 17, 2013 at 1:34 pm
  7. Kellie

    I have also heard that the drastic change in temperature…from 32 in the fridge to room temp and back and forth causes the polish to break down. Any truth to that?

    April 27, 2014 at 6:37 pm
  8. IreneV

    I’ve stored my nailpolish in the refridgerator ever since I started wearing it and I had my own fridge. I have never had the issue of it getting thick or clumpy. Besides in helping maintain the color it also has helped with them drying faster.

    September 4, 2014 at 6:36 pm
  9. Nic

    I’ve also always stored my nail polish in the fridge. My daughter kept some in her room & they went thick & sticky pretty fast.. Hers are now in the fridge as they last longer this way & they go on nice & smooth & dry really fast when chilled :)

    November 6, 2014 at 5:15 pm
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