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Have You Ever Made a Beauty Discovery?

Have You Ever Made a "Weird Science" Beauty Discovery?

A while ago I tested out a new, supposedly eco-friendly polish that just didn't work. The color was pretty, but it peeled the first day, and the polish that didn't come off started getting weirdly transparent — all this with topcoat. Recently, though, I managed to misplace both the pink shade I've been using and my usual acetone-free polish remover. I had to use the peely polish again, and had to remove what was left of my previous manicure with pure acetone. And guess what? This time the polish stuck — beautifully. I don't know what to think about a "green" polish that needs a noxious chemical like acetone to make it stick, but beauty chemistry is endlessly interesting to me. Have you ever had something like this happen? And did you keep using the product after your discovery? I want to hear your stories, so tell me about it in the comments!

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Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
When I use all natural shampoos and conditioners (no silicon, parabens, sodium laurel sulfate, etc), I find that the shampoo does not remove all the styling product. I do a quick rinse with apple cider vinegar after I shampoo and before I moisturize and it removes any remaining shampoo. Just be sure to leave a conditioner on for at least a few minutes to soak in after the acid wash.
JamieUK JamieUK 7 years
When I was little, I mixed baby powder and body lotion in ice cube trays and froze it. To use it, you would use one cube at a time for your entire body. It was smooth and felt great, but was super messy. Oh well, some things are better left to scientists!!
stellaRuby stellaRuby 7 years
I always do that and I have really good nail polish results.
alwayswallis alwayswallis 7 years
I was always told that a little swipe of acetone before you paint your nails helps get rid of any oils that might prevent your polish from sticking.
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