8.04.2014

Does This Pin Actually Work?: Vinegar to Make Nail Polish Last Longer

Welcome to my new series: Does This Pin Actually Work? where I test popular beauty pins to see if they live up to their claims. I was sparked to do this by two things: 1. trying lots of pins that totally failed and 2. Bunny's (grav3yardgirl) does this thing actually work? videos.

First up, is this pin about using vinegar to make you nail polish last longer. It was originally blogged by Raining Hot Coupons.


The idea is quite simple with this one: swipe some vinegar on your nails, let it dry and paint away. I have actually tried this a number of times and did not think it was doing much. I never compared it against nails that were not coated with vinegar, so it was hard to say.

To offically test this out, I decided to paint 2 nails with the vinegar method and the rest without. I went for my index and ring fingers on both hands.


I painted my nails Saturday and they began chipping on Monday. It started with my ringer fingers, then to my thumbs. By Wednesday and Thursday, it had spread! Here were my nails on Thursday (day 5):


Every finger chipped pretty evenly and at the same time. I don't think the vinegar did a thing to slow the process down. So, do I think this pin actually worked? Nope.

Do you have any pins you would like me to test out? Let me know below!

xo, arielle