We love a great piece of costume jewelry. But you know what we don’t love? The aftereffects it leaves on our skin – whether that be slight irritation or a completely green neck. Fortunately, there’s a hack for that – and you can wear jewelry without it turning your skin green.

Cue: a clear-nail polish hack that’s a total game-changer. Grab your favorite clear nail polish or topcoat – we recommend Essie Call It Even – and coat your costume jewelry thoroughly, making sure to cover every crevice of the necklace, ring or bracelet. Let it dry. Now you’ll be able to wear your costume pieces irritation and green-free! (Disclaimer: You may have to remove it with nail polish remover, and this could change the color of your jewels. But better them than you.)

How to Prevent Jewelry From Turning Your Skin Green

 1. Grab your favorite clear nail polish or topcoat.

2. Thoroughly coat your costume jewelry piece.

3. Let dry.

4. No more green skin.



About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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