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14 Clever Uses for Nail Polish


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10. Waterproof Matches. Imagine that: nail polish can actually waterproof matches! Read more about this great camping trick here.

11. Keep Your Labels Smudge-Free. Coat any labels you don’t want to wear off, like cleaning product instructions, with clear nail polish.

12. Keep Old Credit Cards in Shape. Store clerks often have trouble swiping credit and debit cards past their prime. Apply a layer of clear nail polish to the magnetic stripe while you wait for your new card.

13. Seal Envelopes. One of the best ways to secure an envelope isn’t with your tongue, it’s with clear nail polish. No amount of steam will make it budge. You can also waterproof address labels with nail polish.

14. Label Keys. Have two keys that look similar? Color code them with nail polish.

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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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7:20PM PDT on May 12, 2015

Thanks very informative.

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12:33AM PDT on May 12, 2015

Paint small stuff - its better then paint :)

1:31AM PST on Feb 11, 2015

Really? I'll have a try!

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8:01AM PST on Jan 16, 2015

Thank you

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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.

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