24.3.11

Tuesday tip: Paint it black

Fashionably late, I know!

I wasn't even going to do a Tuesday tip this week, what with my trip away yesterday (it was awesome, by the way!), but sorting out my jewellery right before I went, I realised I was actually committing a tip then and there. So I took a few snaps to post up today!

I really like my toothy H&M necklace, but as with all cheapie jewellery, it goes all tarnished and crappy really quickly. I just got a really thick black polish by Rimmel ('Black Out') with my ASOS voucher, so I used it to paint over the tarnish and it looks all glossy and brand new now! Not exactly genius, but it has saved me chucking it in the bin and spending money on something new, so I thought I'd share!

Before - ew.


After - good as new!


I wish there was a way to prevent my faux-gold Topshop jewellery from tarnishing. People do say that painting clear nail varnish on jewellery prevents tarnishing (and green finger syndrome), but I'm not sure the gloss would look right on necklaces etc. Maybe a Matte top coat would work though? Hmmm, call that an unconfirmed extra Tuesday tip!

I'm catching up on Glee whilst Alex is seeing a friend, and also officially cancelling my social life from now until May 10th. From here on in, it's my Final Major Project all the way. I want my Tuesday Tips Bible (that's not the actual name of the book, just my affectionate nickname for it!) to be awesome. And that isn't going to happen if I'm going for dinner and having pals round all the time. Maybe I'll save pennies in the process!

Hope you've all been luscious. And I'll be picking a winner for my Boots competition tomorrow (it's closed now) so stand by your inboxes!!!

34 comments:

  1. I really love that necklace!
    I'm lucky in that I've never experienced greenness(?) with my jewellery before,

    www.levisandlipstick.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  2. Your determination is awesome. I'm the queen of procrastination and your dedication is inspiring.
    I'm from Canada, you seem so lovely and all of your posts and tweets are enjoyable to read! And I will definitely be buying your book when it's all said and done :)
    xx

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  3. i always get green fingers from h&m rings, will definately be trying the clear polish trick!
    amy,x

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  4. I keep a bottle of black polish just for little repair jobs. It's really useful for touching up any scuffs or scrapes on black shoes :)

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  5. Loving this, I have tried painting clear polish over jewellery to prevent tarnishing, and it does work, but it depends on the item as to whether it looks ok with the gloss, and it can peel sometimes.

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  6. Great idea! I have that nail polish too so at least I know it'll work if I ever try out this idea :D xxx

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  7. YAYYY keep those tips coming!
    Good luck with your project x

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  8. Great tip, I kinda want some of my jewellery to be tarnished, just so I can try this out! haha xoxo

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  9. God i hate it when that happens! It's so annoying to spend money on a great piece of jewellery for it to tarnish so quickly - this is a fab idea though, and am intruiged by the matt coat suggestion too...now to sort through the epic-ly tangled jewellery drawer! x

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  10. Since pretty much all jewellery I buy is cheap crap I always use clear top coat to prevent green finger syndrome.... never tried black to spruce things up though - excellent tip!!
    Beth @ Baking and Brogues
    xx

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  11. Good idea! I want to try it with different colours, though...

    K xx

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  12. great tip! i love your tuesday tips, they're always such simple ideas but things I would never have thought of, that could just be a sad reflection on my lack of creativity though haha!! xxx

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  13. i always put clear nail varnish on cheap earrings too so that they don't make my ears go all red! (my ears have expensive taste and only really like real silver or gold ;))

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  14. this seems so simple but it's not something i ever would have thought of! really useful though, thanks :)

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  15. you need to publish a book with all your tips in.

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  16. Ooh I've done this, its so handy! :)

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  17. Hey doll.

    Recently found your blog from The Most Wanted Fashion 100 and love it!

    There is a tooth necklace on sale currently at Primark, I picked my up last week. It's got a small tooth on a brown material chain and a large tooth on a gold chain, if you want to invest in another one.

    I've recently started a blog on fashion and makeup and would really appreciate it if you checked it out! :)

    Thanks!
    xx
    http://cfashionandbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  18. I'm sure someone will have mentioned it already, but it also works a treat on covering up scuffs and worn awayness (sorry, I don't think that isn't even a word, shameful for a literature student)on black shinny shoes, and I suppose for non shine shoes a bit of matte clear over the top of the black should work too.x

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  19. i really must try this, what a fab way to recycle tarnished jewellery!
    p.s not sure if you have a shelter charity shop near you but they had loads of brand new rimmel polishes in for 99p that various companies donate x

    wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.com

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  20. I always use clear polish on the inside of rings and defintely works, you just have to remember to top it up if it wears off.

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  21. I just stumbled upon you blog today and have been having so much fun browsing through it! i love you hair, also:)
    I'm new to the beauty blogging world, so please give my blog a look! comments/suggestions are greatly appreciated.
    xoNicoletteM

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  22. such a massive fan of your blog
    def following

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  23. love the necklace,good idea :)
    x

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  24. I like your necklace !
    Visit my blog and follow me if you want xxx

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  25. Great Tuesday tip, as always. I love your thrifty ideas. Good luck with the final project - hope it all goes smoothly. Your social life will be waiting for you on the other side :) x

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  26. I have a tonne of jewellery i'm going to try this on! Fingers crossed!

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  27. I have a tonne of jewellery i'm going to try this on! Fingers crossed!

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  28. Great tip! how are you finding the katy perry polish? Thought it was such a bitch to get off!

    xx

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  29. really surprised at how well that worked, going to crack out my nail varnishes on my jewellery now! x

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