Friday, February 3, 2017

Glossies Made Me Do It: Fun Ideas With Nail Polish


It's another edition of Glossies Made Me Do It with Erica and Ashley (check out their posts today!) If you want to join us, let me know, and we can start adding a link-up. Glossies Made Me Do It takes part the first Friday of every month. You take a magazine from that month and share a new DIY, recipe, review, or idea that you found from it.

For this month, I used the February 2017 issue of Parents. Yes, I subscribe to Parents. There are a lot of great non-mom ideas - plus I have a lot of kids in my life and it's fun to read things that might relate to them.


From this issue, I saw this little article called "Clever Ideas for Nail Polish" and I thought it would be fun to try one of these out! I got a mini bottle of orange nail polish for Halloween. I never used it but I figured it might be a good job for this idea!


I didn't want to spoil all the ideas, but the one that I chose to go with is last on the list: Paint phone-charger ends so you'll know whose is whose.

I don't really have a problem keeping track of my phone charger, but I still really loved the idea. It adds a little fun to the charger and it will help me keep track of it if I go on vacation with my family - since we all have our own chargers.


You can see some of the white underneath, but it looks a little better in person. I might have to go back over it once it dries!



Here's another shot of the charger with the nail polish that I used! I think this photo shows a side that's a bit darker, which I love.

I think this was a really cool idea and I do recommend it for people that live with their family or roommates. Or you could just get some younger kids involved and they might enjoy "painting" with nail polish. If you want to know other ways to use nail polish, check out the February 2017 issue of Parents Magazine. It's on sale now!

What do you think of this project? Have you used nail polish for anything other than painting nails?

31 comments:

Erika Sorocco said...

This is such a cute {and simple!} idea for nail polish - I absolutely love it!

xx

mypixieblog said...

Awww, that's a great idea! I never know what to do with some of my wacky nail polish colors -- this is a great (and easy!) DIY project :) Thanks for sharing, and have a great weekend!!

Carrie said...

I've seen people decorate these with washi tape, but never nail polish! That is a cute and quick way to personalize them!

Carrie
curlycraftymom.com

RO said...

This is a really cool idea! The only think I ever used polish for, other than my nails, would have to be to stop a run in my pantyhose. (lol) That was way back in the day! Hugs...

Diva Booknerd said...

I would never have though to use nail polish beyond its intended use actually, but when you think about it, it's a cheap way to add a bit of flare to things around the house. Now I'll be looking around the house on the weekend wondering what I can add a little paint trim to :D

Tanya Atkinson said...

What a totally fun idea! There are so many power cables and chargers floating around my house this would be a great way to help keep them all straight. :)

Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms said...

Ahh this is so cool! I'll have to do this to differentiate between my charger and my mom's! I've seen a lot of different Pinterest hacks like this, too. Glad to see they have great results :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I've seen stickers to cover the chargers but this is such a good idea!

Heather Bramlett said...

Never thought to use nail polish!!
I covered mine with washi tape!!!

bermudaonion said...

I bet it'll look even better with another coat!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That is such a great idea!

The Bibliophile Babe said...

What a great idea! I'll have to try this!

Doused In Pink said...

So cute! What an easy way to personalize your phone chargers!

Jill
Doused In Pink

DMS said...

That does seem like a handy idea for people who are living with others or who may get their charger mixed up with someone else's. Thanks for sharing. :)
~Jess

Kristin @ Addicted to HEA said...

What a great idea!! I need to do something like that for my chargers. I think nail polish, especially sparkly nail polish would totally look good. Thanks for sharing this idea!!

Cyn @ Bookmunchies said...

That's a pretty smart idea! Great way to personalize and accessorize!

McKenzie Allyshia said...

This is a super cute idea! I used nail polish to paint the end of my house key. I think I did a pastel pink with gold glitter. I did a few layers of clear coat as well and it lasted a really long time!

The Nerdy Me said...

That's such a nice idea! I used to paint my hair brush tips with nail polish, haha. Don't know why but I thought it looked cool! :)

-Leta | The Nerdy Me

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Oh that would be handy if you have multiples in the house :)

Jennifer Humphries said...

That is brilliant! Fights are always breaking out over here, about whose is whose charger! I need to do this. STAT!

Alise said...

We are lucky over here because everyone has a different brand of phone haha. I know I've used nail polish for some random things here and there - usually the clear kind but I can't remember what for as of right now.

J'adore le Décor said...

Boy how simple is that!?! And yet so effective and uncumbersome.

Farrah Fong said...

I painted my phone charger with glittery nailpolish to change it up too! :P (Also made it so people wouldn't accidentally take mine, haha. :P )

Nicole Hewitt said...

This is a great idea! We're forever getting our chargers and cords and such confused.

Writing Pearls said...

I've used clear nail polish to stop runs.

Web MDiva said...

This is genius. Now maybe people will stop swiping my cube if I paint it hot pink. :)

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Amber said...

Oh my goodness! I would totally do this as a linkup, especially since I tend to be an article hoarder and never really act on suggestions! Count me in for a linkup!

Also, I used to get Working Mother magazine when I was a student in college and didn't have a child. These magazines have good ideas for everyone!

Amber =)
amberiam.wordpress.com

Leslie A said...

Very fun! We have a couple 'charging stations' that everyone shares, so stolen cords isn't much of an issue, but I do like the idea of making them fun and colorful. Nail polish is great for lots of things since the brush is so small and the paint dries so hard. Thanks for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

Simply Alexandra // My Favorite Things said...

This is such a fun idea. I could definitely benefit from this. I always get the old mangled ones (that I should throw out) or KC's when I look for one... I've also considered doing washi tape. I have an abundance of both things. hehe XO - Alexandra

Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

Jen said...

Oh I miss having a subscription to this magazine. I let mine expire and completely forgot to renew! I'm going to have to see about it again through Amazon, thanks! :) And that's such a cute idea! Plus I love your nail polish bottle with the pumpkin face, too adorable!

Naomi Hop said...

I might have to do this so the kids stop fighting over cords and chargers!