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Some Useful Things You can do with Nail Polish
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You may have been stocking a number of half-used nail polish bottles unintentionally. Before you plan to throw them away, why not look into these awesome ways of using the remaining nail paint for other uses. You can try any of the methods that will help bring out more of your DIY experience.
Waterproofing the labels
There may be important labels in your house that may smudge or tear over time and some can be important, such as prescription labels. You can use a thin coating of nail polish on top of a label to keep it free from fading and moisture. A similar method can be used for protecting labels on packages and envelopes.
Protecting rusty rings under cans
There may be formation of a rusty ring under an aerosol hair spray or shaving cream can. This is because the metallic surface tends to be exposed to water in a bathroom leading to a rusty surface. This rust can transfer to the composition of the can, which can ruin it. To avoid it, simply use a coating of nail polish over the surface to protect it.
Shielding leather scratches
If your leather upholstery has been damaged due to pets around the house, then you may use nail polish paint to fix it. Those small bits that protrude outwards from the leather surface may seem annoying, but they can be treating with a coating of nail paint. You just have to make sure that the color of the paint matches the color of the leather. A toothpick may come handy for applying small parts of the nail paint lacquer onto the gouges.
Fixing a crack in the windshield
When a crack in a windshield starts, it gradually goes all the way through. However, one can slow down the process of the crack by coating the crevice edges with clear nail paint. The applied lacquer will slightly seep into the windshield crack and act similar to an adhesive. Thus, you will be able to get more time until you can replace the window.
Shielding screws from rust
Many a times, the screws that are supporting our precious amenities are prone to rust, leading to decrease in their durability. This is more likely to happen items that are frequently exposed to moisture such as toilet seat screws etc. This results in a dirty and corrosive layer on the commode’s interior side that is hard to remove. However, you can save yourself from the headache of rust by applying a coat of nail polish over the screw.
Fixing chipped tiles
Tiles may add elegance to your home but they care delicate too. A sudden contact with a sharp or hard item may lead to chipping of the tile. In such a situation, you can save your precious money at buying a setter for the tile and use nail polish instead. Just apply the nail paint of the same color as your tile to its chipped surface and let it dry naturally for a protected coating.
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
MY MEMORIES SUITE Review and giveaway! (#1 rated scrapbook software) The above is one of the scrap pages I have created. Super easy and super fast. I only took a couple minutes to create a 8 page photo book. I am still going to do some more with adding more embellishments! The below is one I created all from scratch and it only took me about 5 minutes! :) SO EASY! Here is a great video explaining more about the product. There are also tutorials available on youtube.com I am not sure if you are like me but I have spent hours online trying to upload photos to the web to place them into something I was trying to create. THE BIGGEST BONUS to My Memory Suite is the fact that it is downloaded to your computer so you do not have to wait forever for a picture to upload! It made my experience much quicker then other programs I have used online. The scrapbook software was very easy to download on my computer and did not take long to learn how to create. :) One feature t
Last week we tried out the fizzing sidewalk chalk- click here to read that review. This week it is liquid chalk spray. They are a bit similar but yet different. Here is how to make it: Supplies: 1 tsp. washable tempura paint 1 cup of hot water 1/2 cup of cornstarch squirt of dishwashing liquid 1 squirt bottle- I found them at the dollar store 1. Add cornstarch to one cup of hot water whisking to mix so that there are no clumps. 2. Add one teaspoon of washable tempura paint and a quirt of dishwashing liquid. Mix well. 3. Pour it into your squirt bottles and shake well. 4. Go have fun!!! This kept my daughters attention much longer the the fizzy chalk last week. I also think this was easier to work with and just more fun in general. I love seeing the chalk wet but then to see it dry. I think it dried darker so it was fun to see the changes. :) Ready, Set, Go! Have some fun! She is my little model... she kept saying "take my picture mom." She is like her