This might not be a surprise to all, but I have to tell you, when I first heard about this, I thought to myself, “Genius!” This did not even cross my mind and it makes such a difference!
Like any gal, I love jewelry. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to be that girl that only has 24K gold and sterling silver in my jewelry box, but unfortunately the budget doesn’t allow for that…..yet. (That’s me putting it out in the universe!) I would also love to buy the jewelry that goes for $100+ or more for a beautiful piece, but sometimes I have been known to run to Forever 21 for some cute jewelry to wear that night or for a trip. Now we all know that some of the costume jewelry lasts about one to two wears before the color starts to rub off and turn your finger, wrist or neck green. Then, that jewelry piece usually ends up in the garbage because of my frustration.
Recently, I purchased a Michael Kors look-alike watch at New York and Co. I wish I could have all the Michael Kors watches in every color. It is my dream present (hintity, hint, hint hubby.) But I can fake it in the meantime, I was excited to find a faux Michael Kors watch. I love it and I get lots of compliments but I noticed that during a super hot day my arm would sweat and my beloved watch started to leave a green circle on my arm. Same thing happens to some bracelets and rings I had recently purchased (as you can see above). Here is the solution:
- The jewelry you want to save
- Clear nail polish
That’s it! Just paint a coat or two of clear nail polish on the back of your watch, inside your rings and bracelets and the outside of your necklace chain. It’s that easy and so obvious. Like I said, some of you probably knew this, but I figured if I didn’t know, maybe some of you would appreciate the tip. It works so great! It creates a nice layer that keeps the original color of the jewelry on the piece and off your skin!
*****Another great tip to use the clear polish: When you have jewelry with small crystals, you can also use the clear nail polish to keep those little bling pieces from falling out. Again, just paint a layer or two of clear polish on top and it will keep your bling in place.