Thursday, September 2, 2010

Half-bottle woes? Tah-Dah!


THE ISSUE:


A third-to-half-empty bottle of polish (or base coat or top coat, whatever) - it shows you the lovely goods that it has to offer but it mocks your inability to get a good brush-full. If you're like me, you rarely buy backups of the same treatments simply because you're afraid of spending the money and then finding the New Wonder Product, leaving you with an extra bottle of shame.

THE ANSWER:

"What is it?", you say. What, you don't all have an extra ball of metallic silver silly putty hanging around? COME ON. Seriously, though - the color doesn't matter, of course - but it is silver putty. Two eggs full, to be exact.

THE END RESULT:


Tah-dah!!!! I'm not saying that I am a genius, I'm just saying that this works, ladies! Smoosh (technical term) the silly putty ball onto the table surface (or a piece of paper, if you're concerned about any damage to your table) and smoosh your bottle into the ball. What you are left with is a perfectly tilted bottle that allows for maximum brush dippage. Voila! I've seen specific tools that do this same trick on some nail supplier websites, but this is adjustable, cheap and a multi-tasker for those of you Alton Brown fans out there.

NOTE: As the silly putty will slump after a while, be sure to remove your bottle and put your putty away after you are done.

Well, will you try it?

Happy day, all!

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28 comments:

Amista said...

lol This is great! I never would have though of this, but i have this issue alot. I have a 2 year old so we always have silly putty and play-doh around. Thanks!

Jamie K. said...

ok.... i gotta find it in singapore! or can i make one? :/

Varnish Vixen said...

Genius!!!!!

jbrobeck said...

just to show how tired i am, i thought you were going to say to put in IN the polish... what! must sleep more...

d'Olivia said...

Where does one buy Silly Putty?

~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard said...

I love simple, inexpensive, unintended uses for stuff...like this one! I will definitely try this!

Danielle said...

awesome! what a great idea :)

cupcakequeen22 said...

Great suggestion! When I saw the ball of silly putty without scrolling down farther, I thought it was a rock/pebble that you wanted to drop into the polish. lol. :p

Aurélie said...

This is so genius I might have to submit you for the Awesome Nobel Prize.
Seriously.

Delaynee said...

Haha! What a great idea - I am thinking I will have to do this!!

Alisa said...

Brilliant

Nan said...

This is genius! I'm trying that for sure :D

LisaInFL said...

how fabulous is that idea! gives me an excuse to buy silly putty for ME!

extraH said...

WHOA! I just got my first opportunity to log on in several hours and I am overwhelmed by this response! Thanks so much, everyone!

@Amista - Fantastic! You'll have to tell me what you think!

@Jamie K - Silly Putty is a pretty basic toy here in the US, so you might just try your local toy store. You could probably also just use some basic modeling clay from a toy store as well!

@Varnish Vixen - Thanks!!! I hope it works well for you!!!

@jbrobeck - hahah!! That might work, too! : )

@d'Olivia - It's a toy shop staple, so you might try there. It looks like it is pretty easy to buy online, too! http://www.amazon.com/Binney-Smith-08-0102-Silly-Putty/dp/B000EOASEK

@Elizabeth - Me, too! : )

@Danielle - Thanks! Enjoy it!

@cupcakequeen22 - it doesn't look as if you're the only one! Ha! Thanks for reading!

@Aurelie - Oh, thank you! You're so sweet!

@Delaynee - Excellent! Have fun polishing!

@Alisa - ha! Thanks!

@Nan - I hope it helps! Thanks for reading!

@LisaInFL - Ohmygosh, don't you just love silly putty? Buy several! Ha!

Pretty said...

omg genius!

danielle said...

Even more proof that polish and great big brains go hand in hand. :)

hallmarkjunkie said...

*mouth hanging open* Now, why didn't I think of that!?! extraH you ROCK! Can't wait to try it on my rapidly dwindling bottle of Seche Vite.

kganir said...

smart! that beats trying to hold the polish and paint at the same time!

auroragyps said...

Brilliant! I don't have any Silly Putty, but I do have Play Doh, so I'll try that first, before buying something else.

Piff said...

So I'm buying a whole bunch of silly putty for my nephew's for xmas but am keeping half of it for myself now! lol

Lucy said...

All I can say is your a genius! I haven't been able to find this. Maybe when their putting out the Christmas toys I'll find it. I had a bottle tilter and it wouldn't work on all bottles. Plus it was in general a pain!

mKat said...

This is FANTASTIC (my new word of the hour)... I was just wondering how to get at the bottom of my Seche Vite. You are brilliant!

Aimee said...

Love this! They sell special holders, but this seems easier and I know it's cheaper and will conform to anyh oddly shaped bottle (I'm looking at you, Funky Fingers!) and can be tilted at your angle without having set/stop points or only one option. Simple genius!

Snapdragon said...

What a great idea, plasticine would work too I guess. I (like some other posters) originally thought you were going to advise to put it IN. But going with that idea, have you ever tried putting a bunch of BB's in to displace the liquid, forcing it up higher?

~Lisa said...

Fantastic idea!! My jaw just dropped when I saw this!!

http://xmaterialgirlsx.blogspot.com/

extraH said...

Thanks again, everyone! I hope it helps everybody out in your quests to make your fave polishes last as long as possible!

And @Snapdragon - That's a great idea, too!

AllThingsNails! said...

Will definitely be implementing this technique! Awesome, awesome, awesome...

Deez Nailz ~ where the CANADIAN Bloggers at ? said...

what an awesome idea!

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