Fifteen unusual uses for nail polish

I saw this article the other day on 15 pretty incredible ways that nail polish helps your every day: from stopping a run in your stockings to threading a needle. Check them out.

Smudge-Proof Labels
Don’t let a little water ruin your label! Apply a light coat of nail polish over any label and it is instantly waterproofed! Perfect for potted plant labels or a set of keys.

Seal an Envelope
Need an extra seal or trying to seal an envelope that just won’t stick? Try a dab of clear nail polish on the corner of each side for an extra hold.

Threading a Needle
A quick fix for fighting with a needle and thread is dipping the end of your thread in a small amount of nail polish for easier entry.

Prevent Jewelry from Tarnishing
We love fun costume jewelry as much as the next girl, but HATE that hint of green that winds up on our fingers or wrists! Prevent this by painting a clear coat on the inside of that fab ring you just bought, and presto: no issues!

Keep Laces and Rope from Unraveling
You can burn the ends of your laces or rope to keep it from unraveling, but for a fun spin, use nail polish instead! Color makes it fun, but clear works just as well.

Tighten Loose Screws
For an extra hold, coat your screws in nail polish. After setting the screws let the polish dry. This should give you added durability.

Color Code Objects
Color code objects that look similar so you can tell them apart. Paint different shades on your set of keys so your roommate stops grabbing yours by mistake!

Mark Levels on Things
Mark different levels on your buckets or other objects used for measurement – mark one line for soap and another for water!

Stop Runs in their Tracks
Stops runs in stockings by dabbing polish at both ends. This way you can get more wear out of your hosiery, even after a tiny tear. If they’re torn beyond repair, use them for something else!

Waterproof Matches
Put clear nail polish on the tips of matches to protect them from rain when you head outdoors. Helpful if you’ll be using lanterns or planning a picnic (candlelit dinner, anyone?).

Smooth Splintered Furniture
Coats splinters in furniture so you don’t rip or snag your clothing. Apply a light coat or two over the problem area ensuring you won’t damage your clothing any further.

Add a Little Glitter
Add a little glitter to any top coat for an added glam. You can also try adding glitter to a base coat for dimension and texture to your nails.

Mark Your Thermostat and Shower Settings
Place a small marking on your ideal thermostat or shower heat settings, and never take a shower that’s too hot (or too cold!) ever again.

Paint the Sole of Your High-Heels. Think Christian Louboutin:
An easy (and cheap!) way to model your shoes after the highly coveted brand, and give them a fresh new look.

Cover Up Your Scuffs
Cover up a scratch on scuffed shoes or boots by applying a coat of black or brown (or red) nail polish to your shoes!



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