Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring Bling DIY: How to Stop a Ring from Turning Your Finger Green

So my friend gave this adorable cat ring to me last week and I love it! The only problem is that it is one of those rings that turns your finger green after like, an hour. I was disappointed because the green marks are a pet peeve of mine, but I like the ring so much that not wearing it isn't an option. 

I have had this dilemma before, and researched ways to fix it: the most common one being to coat the inside with clear nail posh. I have tried that, and though it worked for a day, the nail polish eventually flaked off. I decided to try a more long lasting way, with the use of tape!

Now this technique can be a little awkward to do, but I found that a few simple household beauty tools that can make it a lot easier:
- Clear scotch tape
- Tweezers
- Tiny scissors 

1. First, you're going to measure the length and width of tape for the inside of the band. I did this by placing it on the outside and cutting the tap in half until I got the right width (it doesn't have to be exact: more is better than less because the tiny scissors will do the rest).

2. Then, when the tape is approximately the right size, grab the ends with tweezers and wrap them in a roll like so, and placed the sticky side so it is against the inside of the ring. With your fingers, you can smooth out the tape until it is applied nice and tight.

3. Taking the tiny scissors, I just cut along the edge of the ring to get ride of excess tape so that it was relatively in line. Just be patient and use little cuts to get it all - you can also use the tweezers here to grab or pick off small pieces. 

4. Et Viola! With the inside lined with tape, the green marks should stay away! I've been wearing this ring for a few days without any green-ness sneaking onto my finger :)

(Now my cat buddy has a buddy too!)

I hope this might help!

Have you ever had this problem?

Thanks for hanging out!

(FYI: I am not sure where the ring is from since it was a gift, but I did find it on various websites by Googling "cat face ring" haha)


  1. this is such a great tip thankyou so much for sharing! i'd love it if youd comment back xx

  2. Oh wow that ring is absolutely adorable! I love it <3 Also, I have a few rings like this and have never known what to do about it! I assure you, some of my time will be spent today green-proofing my rings!

  3. Wat a cute ring! That is such a cool tip..


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