#HauteHacks: 8 Uncommon Ways You Can Use Nail Polish

#HauteHacks: 8 Uncommon Ways You Can Use Nail Polish

Girls with painted nails are the prettiest, right? When it comes to nail polish, we tend to follow certain trends. When it’s girls night, your nails are painted mauve; when it’s date night, it’s siren red. Then there are days when you just don’t want to wear any because you’re feeling kinda meh.

What if I was to tell you that there’s a lot more you can do with your nail paints apart from polishing up your talons? Yep. You heard me right. If you’ve lost interest in a particular colour, or aren’t particularly hot on a formula, you can put that bottle of polish to use in some rather unconventional ways. I’ve discovered some cool hacks that will help you get the most out of an old or unused bottle.


ENVELOPES (1) Courtesy: Flickr

1. Sealing Envelopes

You know those pesky little flaps on envelopes that just won’t seal shut? Dab a bit of clear nail paint on the corners of these flaps. It’ll stick perfectly!

THREADING A NEEDLE (1) Courtesy: Flickr

2. Threading A Needle

Oh, the agony of trying to force a sliver of thread through the eye of a needle! Save yourself the trouble and the impatient looks by dipping the end of the thread inside a bottle of nail varnish. It’ll enter the needle’s eye smooth as butter!

Screws (1) Courtesy: Flickr

3. Tighten Up Screws

Slather on some nail paint onto those annoying little loose screws so that they can adhere better. This trick makes for screws that last longer.


KEYS (1) Courtesy: Flickr

4. Colour Code Your Keys

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve fished out my house keys from my bag only to spend a good 10 minutes trying to figure out which key is the right one. I would’ve saved myself a lot of trouble had I discovered this helpful hack earlier. Colour code your keys or any other items with different shades of nail paint for easy (and pretty!) identification.


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5. On Splintered Furniture

How many times have you snagged your pretty new blouse or dress on a splinter poking out of an old wooden chair?! Well, not anymore. Use some nail paint on any kind of splintered furniture and avoid any and all snags.


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6. Stop Baubles From Tarnishing

Playing with costume jewellery is great fun! But it’s no fun when it ends up leaving messy green streaks on your skin. With this cool hack, you can coat the inside of your rings or bracelets with some clear nail paint and avoid this messy situation.


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7. Make Scuff Marks Vanish

Scuff marks on your favourite shoes tend to look horribly shabby. If you want to instantly repair your scuffed boots or shoes, all you have to do is apply a coat of nail paint in a similar shade onto the scuff mark. Neat shoes in seconds!


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8. Keep Lace From Unravelling

Whether it is a summery top with lace sleeves or your favourite pair of laced sneakers, this pesky little material tends to unravel at the most inopportune moments. To avoid this situation, use some nail paint over the fabric where it is starting to unravel. It prevents further unravelling and also adds a fresh pop of colour to the lace.

Sanjana Subramanian

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