Nail polish is one of a fashionista's best accessories. We love following trends, seeing what crazy nail art is out there (always on our fave, Zooey Deschanel) and treating ourselves to the occasional mani-pedi outing, but did you know that polish can do SO much more than decorate your nails?

We found 15 pretty incredible ways that nail polish helps your every day: from stopping a run in your stockings to threading a needle, even turn your shoes into Christian Louboutins! (Okay, not really, but you can make a pair look like them!)

Click through the gallery above to see how your growing polish collection can better your life in so many fun and unusual ways.

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