I think that everyone I know, knows that I use clear nail polish for everything. I really should start to carry it around with me in my purse because it can fix so many problems that I encounter. I finally decided to write a list of all the ways I use clear nail polish! It may save your day. * 8 very helpful tips *
A bit of a back story, I was a dancer for about 13 years. Dancers almost always wear tights/nylons. Well when rolling around on floors and stretching in weird ways, the tights are bound to rip. To prevent the run from further ripping you would add a bit of clear nail polish at the ends and it wouldn’t run anymore! This is how I began to carry around clear nail polish with me.
Here are 8 helpful ways to use :
- Stopping rips and runs in nylons/tights.
Apply some clear nail polish around the edges of the rip to prevent it from getting worse.
- Preventing fake jewelry from discoloration.
Fake jewelry always seems to turn my neck green, so I put a coat of clear nail polish on the chain and it prevents this for occurring for a while!
- No more missing jewels.
Put a coat or two on fake jewels to prevent them from falling off (I use this on shoes with jewels as well)
- Keep ribbons and clothes from fraying.
When cutting ribbons put this on the edge to reduce frying and pulling. If there is a loose string on a top I do this as well.
- To fix a broken nail.
Have a nail that wants to break off? Put a coat to re-mend the nail for a short amount of time.
- No more missing buttons.
Put clear nail polish in the middle part of all buttons to prevent the thread from coming loose. (Life saver for button down shirts!)
- Save all your clothes from ripping.
Similar to the first suggestion, but put clear nail polish on your clothes if you find a tiny hole. The polish will prevent from it further ripping, clothes are saved.
- Keep ripped jeans in perfect condition.
Now I love ripped jeans, but after wearing them for a while the strings where the rip is begins to break, making it just a hole … When first buying the jeans just clear nail polish on those strings, it will last through the wash and just re apply when needed.
That is all I have but there are many other uses! But I solely wanted to focus on beauty and fashion uses! I really hope it helped you in some way and can save you in times of a disaster! You can buy clear nail polish online at any beauty retailer. Even cheap ones work, you can get them as low as $.99!
© AmandaMallie, 2016.