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14 Clever Uses for Nail Polish

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Beauty, Fashion & Health.

6. Protect Sensitive Skin. Allergic to nickel, but still want to wear jeans once in a while? Cover any skin-irritating metals with a coat of nail polish. Though many people use clear polish for this, using a colorful polish makes it easier to tell when it needs to be reapplied. This works for jewelry, too!

7. Keep Costume Jewelry Looking Great. Let’s face it, not everyone can afford to be draped in diamonds and 14 karat gold. For the rest of us, here’s a great trick: apply a layer of clear nail polish to cheap costume jewelry. Not only will it prevent green wrists, it’ll also protect the coating and extend its life.

8. Keep Buttons in Place. Never lose a button again! When you notice a loose button, apply a dab of clear nail polish on the fraying thread. This will also work on fraying shoelaces.

9. Prevent Broken Glasses. Opticians have long used this trick to extend the life of glasses. After they’ve been tightened, apply a little dab of clear nail polish over the screws.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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11:24AM PDT on Oct 24, 2014

worth remembering

12:36AM PDT on Sep 1, 2014

Thank you for the suggestions.

8:57AM PDT on Aug 20, 2014

Thanks!

5:12PM PDT on Aug 11, 2014

Thank you :)

6:36PM PDT on Jun 13, 2014

Great ideas! Thank you.

8:43PM PDT on May 22, 2014

Awesome...

8:43PM PDT on May 22, 2014

Interesting uses in many cases. Nail polish is something that I don't use, since it has a rather potent odour when one opens the bottle, but these are some interesting tips.

8:04PM PDT on May 22, 2014

Didn't think of nail polish for a screen or window crack.

6:16PM PDT on May 11, 2014

lots of interesting suggestions thank you :)

12:10PM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

There were a lot of interesting suggestions in here. Too bad I decided to get rid of all my polishes because I didn't want the chemicals affecting me LOL.

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