red nail polish

Do you really use all of those jars of nail polish in your dressing table drawer, or are you just leaving them there until they dry out and you won’t feel so bad about throwing them away? That electric blue or dark brown color looked cool in the jar, but on your fingers….not so much. So what now? Let them go to waste? Toss them in the trash and make landfill? Don’t do anything drastic – because you can still use ugly nail polish.

  1. Use nail polish to stop runs on your stockings. Use clear nail polish for anything that will be showing and darker colors for runs hidden under clothes.
  2. Dab nail polish on to the end of frayed shoelaces or string to keep from unraveling.
  3. Use to mark work levels on measuring cups or buckets.
  4. Use as a carpenter’s mark on wood or other projects.
  5. Give to kids for art projects.
  6. Use to hide chips in ceramics and pottery.
  7. Use to mark your desired water temperature on the thermostat.
  8. Dab on warts. Disclaimer: I read several instances where this is said to work – I don’t know that for sure.
  9. Use to touch up worn spots on leather furniture, clothing or shoes.
  10. Paint over screws, especially those on sinks, tubs, toilets and outside fixtures, to prevent rusting.
  11. Clear nail polish can prevent costume jewelry from tarnishing.
  12. Use to mend small holes in window screens.
  13. Use on the bottom of your metal flour and sugar canisters to prevent rust.
  14. Use to mark labels – For instance a different color dab on different medications will help to better identify what’s in the jar.
  15. Use to mark family toothbrushes so no one gets mixed up.
  16. Let your barbecue guests mark their paper cups with old nail polish so no one’s beverages get mixed up.
  17. Use nail polish to mark the different keys on your keyring.
  18. Use hardwood floor to fill in the crannies on your hard wood floor.
  19. Use to label children’s clothing.
  20. Brush clear nail polish over luggage labels or addresses to keep from fading or running.


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