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Blue Nail Polish and a Six Year Old

What do you get when you mix a six year old with a bottle of blue nail polish?

Let’s see. New back to school outfit, please meet…


blue nail polish. I know it’s my own fault. First, let me say that it was her birthday so I let her wear one of her new back to school outfits. Then she opened the nail decorating kit (thanks Sarah). I should have supervised, I KNOW!!!


I didn’t even take a picture of the blue nail polish all over the shirt, because honestly I didn’t believe there would be any sort of an after picture. You can imagine what the pink shirt looked like with a lovely smear of royal blue.


I immediately tried nail polish remover, which did absolutely nothing. Then I tried scrubbing, Oxy Clean, hairspray (I read that somewhere), and Shout. Nothing. Then I got online and read that bug spray had worked for tons of moms! I promptly got my can of Off, and sure enough, you can’t even tell it was there. Amazing! If someone can explain how bug spray takes nail polish out of clothes, I’d appreciate it. For now, I’m just reeealllly happy.


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  • Jessica @ Me and My Bucket
    August 24, 2010

    That's crazy!! Makes me wonder though what is in bug spray that removes nail polish, especially when nail polish remover didn't work!!?? Thanks for the tip!!

  • Sarah
    August 24, 2010

    Sorry…at least it wasn't all over your carpet or walls or furniture or dog…

  • Sarah
    August 24, 2010

    Guess I should have gone the Barbie route instead of nail polish. Surprised Oxyclean didn't do the trick. Jack would have recommended you try that.

  • Cecily
    August 24, 2010

    Uh, that is just crazy. Off?! Who would have thunk it?

  • beeandboosmom
    August 25, 2010

    Wow! Good to know! Any tips for getting Sharpie pen out of fabric?