Miss Frugal has a bit of a nail varnish obsession and over the last year or so she’s built up a great little collection which is filled with every colour imaginable along with all sorts of other nail related stuff. I know she buys the odd bottle with her pocket money and she’s bought lots from the car boot sales we’ve been to but it wasn’t until a week or so ago that I realised just how much she does have!
For all that she loves the stuff, she doesn’t actually wear it as much as you’d think so seeing how much she had got me thinking that there must be other uses for nail varnish.
I know about the obvious ones:
- Clear nail varnish over a small run in your tights will stop the run from getting bigger.
- Clear nail varnish on the back of costume jewelry will stop your skin turning green (or is that just me?).
- A dab of nail polish on your front door key can make it easier to identify on a bunch of keys.
- Black nail polish is great for quick fixes on shoes – I’ve used it plenty of times to touch up a scuffed heel.
- If you’re struggling to thread a needle, a dab of clear nail varnish over the end of the thread will make it much easier – that’s what my Nana used to do anyway.
I also know about using nail varnishes to customise things:
- When Miss F was into Moshi Monsters, she used nail varnish to customise a few.
- We’ve also customised little rings in the past using different coloured nail varnishes.
- We’ve even used nail varnish to customise other things like pen pots and sunglasses in the past.
- Miss F is dying to customise a phone cover for her phone with it but we haven’t found a cheap plain white one yet.
But thanks to Google, I’ve found that there are some that I didn’t have a clue about:
- Use clear nail varnish to seal envelopes (or you could just lick it like the rest of us ;-))
- Label your golf balls.
- Waterproof matches by dipping the end that lights in clear nail varnish!
- Paint over some of the holes in your salt shaker if too much comes out at once.
Have I missed any out?
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