Got nail polish on your carpet? Don’t panic, here’s what one of our editors did to remedy this beauty blunder.

Photo by Maria Morri via

Photo by Maria Morri via

It’s happened to the best of us. You’re lounging on the couch, painting your nails while watching The Voice. You get so excited when a really awesome new contestant chooses your favorite team (Team Adam of course), that you jump up and BAM. OPI Eurso Euro is now splattered all over your tan rug. Oh. No. What’s a girl to do? You can only keep the remote over a stain for so long. Here are the steps I took to remedy this beauty blunder:

Attempt 1: I tried letting the spill dry a bit and then pulling the nail polish out of the rug. In doing this, I pulled out a little bit too much of the actual rug. This was not the answer.

Attempt 2: Nail polish remover seemed like the logical next step. I soaked a cotton pad with nail polish remover and just scrubbed the stain, as I would my fingernails.  To my dismay, not much happened.

Attempt 3: In a panic, I began trying to cut the stain out of the rug with scissors. Don’t try this one at home kids.

Attempt 4: Hairspray—ahh the savior of all things seemingly unsalvageable. Spray a paper towel (not the carpet directly!) with lots of hairspray and scrub. This definitely worked the best. Hairspray gets pen out of clothing and purses too—so it’s best to keep a cheap bottle on hand at all times (you know, so you don’t have to waste your expensive, favorite bottle).

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Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

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