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Clean Up Spilled Nail Polish
When your favorite crimson pigment drips on the dining room table, what do you do? Sprint for the nail polish remover? Furiously wipe at it with a paper towel? "That's exactly what you shouldn't do—remover will damage the varnish on the table; rubbing it will spread the stain," says Ji Baek, author of Rescue Your Nails and owner of Rescue Beauty Lounge in New York City. "Instead, walk away. When the polish is completely dry, gently flick it off." We tested Ji's advice on a countertop in our office and easily scraped off all the dried polish. (Whew!) Ji says her method works on shoes and handbags too. We'll take her word on that.
— Kate Sandoval