Hints from HELL-oise — Goth Fashion Emergency: How To Resurrect Black Nail Polish

It is hard to goth it up with your nails unadorned. Though the tattoo on this woman's hand certainly helps.

Recently, a reader wrote Siouxsie for help with a delicate personal matter.

Goth fashion emergency!

Five minutes before i have to leave the house for an event and i just noticed all my black nail polish has dried up.  What to do?!!?

It is probably too late to help this reader.  It would have been much faster just to email her back rather than make her wait until this post was finished.  Sorry about that.

So, this is Siouxsie’s attempt to provide some Hints from HELLoise-style advice.

Here’s what you need to do if you find yourself in a similar predicament.  Be sure to follow every step; the results, otherwise, could be disastrous.

1.  Shake the bottle of black nail polish.

2.  Pour a small amount of anything containing toluene* into the dried up polish.**   You can also try non-acetone nail polish remover or paint thinner.   Be careful with the paint thinner though.

3.  Shake bottle of black nail polish again.

That should do it.  Goth fashion crisis averted.

Ahh. Much better.

Please note that this advice will likely work for other colors of nail polish.  But failure to apply top coat, clear, and neutral varnish does not qualify as an emergency.

*Toluene is a clear, colorless liquid that is used to make products such as paints, paint thinners, high-octane fuels and explosives.   Toluene is absorbed easily through the skin.  It can affect the nervous system and some argue it causes depression, headaches, nausea and feelings of intoxication.

**If your bottle is empty, and not just dried out, this won’t help.


Photo Credit:

Natural Nails – Bloody Marty Mix

Black Nails – Toilette


~ by siouxsielaw on June 17, 2010.

2 Responses to “Hints from HELL-oise — Goth Fashion Emergency: How To Resurrect Black Nail Polish”

  1. I almost resorted to black marker. Seriously.

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