Thursday, 29 August 2013

10 Uses for Clear Nail Polish

Clear nail polish is known throughout the world of fashion and beauty to behold many powers which can help us in everyday life, however small the situation. I have compiled a list of 10 super useful tricks which can save the day using nothing other than clear nail polish.

  Tarnishing Jewellery 
Everybody loves a bargain when it comes to jewellery and accesories, but a lot of this inexpensive jewellery end up tarnishing; the silver (or whatever colour) coating often wears off leaving it with a muddy copper colour! To prevent this, simply coat the tarnishable areas in clear nail polish.

Shoe Scuffs 
The most annoying thing is buying a new pair of lovely shoes, and scuffing them the second you leave the house. If these shoes have a shiny leather finish (or any kind of leather shoes!), apply a bit of nail polish to the scuffed area and smooth it in with your finger to keep them looking new.

After a while of wearing the same cardigan, the threads of the buttons may start to become loose. Coat the thread which attaches the button to the fabric in clear nail polish to make the threads a lot stronger!

Rings turning your fingers green 
The most horrible thing is when you're wearing some lovely rings, and you look down to see that underneath them, your skin has turned disgusting muddy green. Coating them clear nail polish will not only prevent them from tarnishing, but also getting the green on your fingers!! Yay

Many make up products have the shades and what not on stick on labels, which pretty much always rub off eventually. Apply a little clear nail polish over the top to seal them in! This can also work on make up brushes to prevent the text and numbers from rubbing off etc.

Sealing Envelopes 
Licking envelopes is revolting, so instead, seal them with clear nail polish!! It's also a lot more sticky.

Threading a needle 
Instead of sitting going cross-eyed for five minutes before getting round to doing what you need, apply a little clear nail polish on the tip of the thread to seal it.

Unraveling laces 
Dip the ends of your shoelaces, thread bracelets or anything of the sort into some clear nail polish to stop them from unraveling and fraying. This has been a lifesaver for me as I always have so many thread bracelets stacked up on my wrist!!

Rustproof metal 
To prevent metal objects such as cans of shaving foam or other products which are kept in the shower from rusting and leaving a ring on the floor, coat the bottom in clear nail polish.

Itchy Bug Bites 
This tried and tested remedy may not be recommended by health-people (?) but it works as long as there are no open scratches!! I've also heard (always off old people by the way... keep that in mind) that clear nail polish can be used as a liquid plaster/band-aid. I don't think I'll be trying that one though.

Thank you for reading!! :)


  1. Wow - so informative! I didn't know half the uses of clear nail varnish. Just gained a whole new love for that product!

  2. this post was so fun, i'll be using the majority of these too haha!

    beauty about town ♡

  3. Great tips!!! I would LOVE for you to share this at "That's My Style" Link Party TOMORROW (every Friday) on my blog. Not comfortable sharing? Stop by anyway for beauty related post and fun DIY projects. I hope to see you there! :)

    Karla @