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Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Downsides of Dark Polish and Solutions

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It is that time of year again that we all break out our darkest and richest colors from our nail polish collections. But with the dark polish comes a few inevitable problems, so I've done my best to compile solutions for you!

#1: Marks on the Walls

I hope that this happens to other people! This is the downside of wearing dark nail polish that I deal with the most often. When I go to turn off a light, or grab a paper towel or anything like that, a lot of times my nail polish creates a crayon-looking streak on the wall. 

The Fix:

This is such an easy fix because of my holy grail product for wall stains: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. All you need to do is wet the edge of the sponge a little, then rub it over the places on the walls that are marked up or stained and like magic, they're gone! You can still see the wet spot on the wall a little in the third picture but it will fully dry and you'll never know anything happened there! (No, this isn't sponsored by Mr. Clean, I just use these things ALL the time :)

#2: Stained Skin Around Nails

I don't have an image for this one (sorry guys, I just didn't want to take one for the team! And I couldn't find one on Google, surprisingly), but we all know what this looks like. Especially if you were wearing red or burgundy colored nail polish, you get the scary blood-stained hands look when you rub the polish off and it gets all around your nails.

The Fix:
1. Rub vaseline round your nails before you use nail polish remover and it can act as a barrier.
2. Try not to rub the polish off haphazardly. Soak a cotton ball or cotton pad in acetone and dab the polish off as gently as possible.
3. Don't use the same cotton pad on all of your nails because you risk the color transferring onto your skin easier that way.

#3: Nails Stained Yellow
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Ah yes, the dreaded yellow nails. It's not pretty and the easiest thing to do is to cover them back up with dark polish but that's only a bandaid on the problem. There are several things you can try to get rid of the yellow stained nails.

The Fix(es):
1. Try soaking your nails for five to ten minutes in lemon juice. 
2. Make a mixture of two parts peroxide and one part baking soda. Do this soak every other day until you see an improvement. 
3. Use a base coat under your nail polish whether it's clear, white or a pale pink to form a protective barrier.
4. Try to go nail polish free for a week every once in a while to give them a break.
(Information found on several websites, but this one said it best

Do you guys experience any of these problems? Let me know if you have any other solutions! 

I hope this was helpful!


  1. Your blog is so interesting!


  2. I haven't ever experienced nail colour transferring to the walls before.
    I actually find that the worst part of dark nail polish is removing it. I find glittery nail polish worse though because you get lots of sparkly bits that just won't budge.


    1. I agree, glitter polish is the worst! It actually deters me from using it most of the time.

  3. Great tips! I have very light skin, so super dark nail polish is definitely noticable when it gets around my fingernails - I'll have to try this out!

    xx em

    1. Me too! I always hate the way it looks.

  4. These are great tips, I'm guilty of marking up my walls with dark nail polish.

    1. So glad to hear someone else has this problem! haha

  5. Haha I get marks on things from my polish too!!


  6. great tips! I swear by those mr clean erasers too!
    Modern Beauty Girl

  7. Such a great post! I hate the yellow nail thing! Yuck!



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