Clear nail polish has been a life saver for me in many-a-situation throughout my life. Of course it helps prevent my nail color from chipping right away, but this mysterious clear liquid has a bunch of other uses that you may not be aware of.
Today I’m sharing 5 that I’ve discovered — and I’d love to hear the other ways that you’ve used it, too!
1. Prevent frayed shoelaces.
You know when the tiny plastic tip of your shoelaces falls off, and your first thought is, “Sh*t. I’ll never be able to re-lace these”? Fear no more, my friends! Just coat the tip of the laces with clear nail polish and put your worries to rest.
2. Protect your skin from jewerly.
If you have sensitive skin, you may develop a rash after your skin is exposed to jewelry made of certain metals. To help prevent this, you can first coat the portion of the metal that touches your skin with clear nail polish. This also can help prevent certain jewelry from turning your skin lovely shades of green!
3. Thread needles with ease.
How many hours of your life have you spent trying to thread a flimsy piece of thread into the teeny tiny hole of a needle?! Next time, dap a little clear nail polish on the tip of the thread and give it a few moments to dry. Voila! Super easy needle-threading.
Unfortunately I haven’t figured out a way to prevent stockings from snagging and running to begin with, but when you do get a run, dab some clear nail polish at either end of the run to stop it from spreading further!
5. Keep buttons in place
This is a new one I just discovered! If you often fall victim to missing buttons, prevent future mishaps by dabbing a bit of clear nail polish just where the thread meets the button.
There you have it — 5 reasons to make sure you always keep some clear nail polish on hand! If you have any other uses to add to this, let us know!
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