Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Wonders of Clear Nail Polish

Clear nail polish isn't JUST for nails anymore! I've done some research and I came up with some interesting and helpful information. Not only can you make your nails have a pretty and glossy sheen, but you can make jewelry last longer, protect the ends of your shoe laces, and make the tops of your keys sparkly!

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri

 How to make jewelry last longer: I would suggest doing this to some of your rings that tend to tarnish or change color. Exposure to water is one of the reasons why rings and necklaces do that. And don't you hate how some of those inexpensive rings change your finger green or yellow? Well, take those rings that change the color of your finger, and paint a coating of clear nail polish around it. The will help protect it from water as well. Just remember to re-apply it every once in a great while because it can start to wear away.

Make almost anything glittery: A while ago, I saw a tutorial on how to make the top of a key sparkly! I loved the idea. Paint glue on the key, add glitter, and then paint with a few coats of nail polish. Just like that! Think of all the possibilities.... glittery phone and iPod cases, glittery homemade jewelry, switch plates, rims of eye glasses, headbands and so much more!

Prevent unraveling shoelaces: Did the end of the of lace into the polish and let it dry! It’s waterproof and very resistant.

Repairs: If you really want a screw or nail to stay, add a dab of nail polish before you put it in... That always works! Works well when you're fixing glasses screws as well. Also, if you have a small, minor chip in your wood flooring, then you can paint over it to avoid water or any fluids from seeping in. If you have a rip in a window shade or screen, paint on some polish to stop it from getting any bigger. If you have a crack in your windshield and are worried it might starts getting bigger, put nail polish over the crack until you can go get it fixed.

Sealing envelopes: I'm pretty sure most people hate the taste of sealing an envelope. Instead, put a few dabs of polish to keep it glued!

There are actually even more things that clear nail polish can do like threading string through small needles, securing buttons, and avoiding rust stains. Hope everyone has fun using these tips!

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