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How to Get Pen Off Your Nail Polish

Q) Help, I Got Pen On My Mani and Now It Won't Come Off

Picture this: I paint my nails — a gorgeous nude — expecting to get at least a week's wear out of it. An hour later, it has pen all over it. Just on the ring finger. It's like I'm trying to copy Vanessa Hudgens, but with a cheap biro. Lame. It doesn't wash off. I don't have the polish on me. And I am about to cry, or at least stamp my feet, when Fiona Hay, ORLY's Creative Director, comes up with a solution that's simple, but that I would totes never have thought of.

A) Whitening tooth paste! Due to the gritty texture it makes it easier to wipe off the marks. Then reapply a topcoat after to get back to a high-gloss shine. Ta-dah! Easy, huh?

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