How to Fix Nail Stains Left by Bright Nail Polish

by Alexandra Samuel

photo by WWD/Robert Mitraphoto by WWD/Robert Mitra Sandals are finally coming out, which means bright polishes are back in vogue. You know what else that means? Stained toes are about to make a major come back...and not in a good way. But no matter how careful you are, nails can get stained.

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So, when my friend asked "How do I erase bright-polish stains without scary chemicals?" I was glad I had the answer!

The good news: You probably have all three ingredients in your kitchen right now. The even better news: This works for that weird self-tan build up between fingers and toes too. In a tiny bowl, mix two parts bakings soda, one part coconut oil (or olive oil if you're coconut oil-less) and a few squeezes of lemon juice. Then, add a little bit more of each ingredient until you've got a pastey consistency. (FYI: the baking soda lemon combo freaks out and fizzes and what not. It's no big deal.)

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Then, use an old toothbrush or nail brush to scrub the paste over nails. Baking soda exfoliates, lemon breaks down the color and the coconut (or olive) oil will clean up cuticles and keep nails healthy.

Easy, right?

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