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Nail polish that is free of chemicals but won't chip

Do you know a nail polish that is fee of chemicals like formaldehyde, etc.? I think they call it the 4 free or 5 free.........I tried the polish called "Butter" but it chipped right away. I'm willing to even just have 2 or 3 free if I can have a polish that does not chip the next day. I'm just trying to find something with "less" chemicals than the normal polish. Thanks.
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jun 3, 2014 - 19 answers

Slice and Polish Petrified Wood

I have a piece of petrified wood. I would like to have the top surface sliced cleanly & polished. [more inside]
posted by falsedmitri on Apr 6, 2014 - 15 answers

Can these boots be saved?

Recently I bought a pair of real leather, made in Italy boots at Goodwill for $10. Score! Well, of course they had a problem. [more inside]
posted by aetg on Apr 3, 2014 - 7 answers

Big Bad Jan

Saw a video of a Polish group covering 'Big Bad John,' by Jimmy Dean. But I can't find it. Anybody?
posted by LonnieK on Apr 1, 2014 - 1 answer

Cute but toxic?

How safe is it for a child to have adult nail polish on her fingernails? [more inside]
posted by Dansaman on Mar 25, 2014 - 11 answers

My lack of paczki is YOUR EMERGENCY

After a week of vaguely making plans to pre-order and never getting around to it, my Polish boyfriend and I would like to get some paczki in Chicago for Fat Tuesday! However, we couldn't go early in the morning, and we are lame and didn't plan, and now I'm wondering if there are any bakeries in Chicago that will still have paczki in the late afternoon/evening? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Mar 4, 2014 - 7 answers

Birthday gift for dude who studies Poland & Eastern Europe

My guy is turning 24 this Thursday, so I am casting around for a birthday gift. He studies Poland and Eastern Europe. He lived in Poland for a couple years while working as a journalist, and he remains fascinated by Polish culture and history. I was thinking that I could get him some Polish "comfort" items--specialty snacks, etc. Any ideas, AskMeFites?
posted by Triscuitier on Feb 28, 2014 - 7 answers

Looking for 17th Century Polish poetry books

Asking for my husband - he recently met a man who when younger had a love for 17th century Polish poetry. He wasn't clear if there was one specific poet, or just poetry from that era. My husband would love to buy him a book of such poems (in Polish) as a gift. But since neither of us knows Polish, Googling isn't helping much. It could be a new or old edition, anthologies are fine. Must be able to ship to the US. Thanks in advance!
posted by Mchelly on Feb 7, 2014 - 4 answers

English to Polish Translation for a Wake

My uncle is speaking at a friend's wake tomorrow and would like to say a phrase in Polish. Can you help me translate it? [more inside]
posted by jweed on Aug 9, 2013 - 2 answers

Buying Doctor Zhivago in Polish

My father is trying to get his hands on the Polish version of the book "Doctor Zhivago", by Boris Pasternak. Apparently it's been out of print for a while. I can't read any Polish. I'm looking for a link at an online store where it can be ordered.
posted by ovesh on May 19, 2013 - 2 answers

Can you re-polish marble tiles in-situ?

I have a shower area with rough marble tiles. How to polish them in-place? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Mar 4, 2013 - 8 answers

How to replace non-ascii characters with HTML entities?

I’m currently working on an international project and need to format documents written in German, Polish and Croatian for use on the web. What is the quickest way to convert all the non-ASCII characters into the relevant character entity? Some sort of web form would be my ideal solution, but I’d settle for a freeware program.
posted by the latin mouse on Feb 27, 2013 - 8 answers

How do I remove white stains from driver side car window and mirror?

How do I remove white stains from driver side car window and mirror? [more inside]
posted by Frank Grimes on Feb 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me protect and preserve my brand new leather shoes

I just bought a pair of these Grenson Stanley Wingtips. How do I care for them? [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 on Jan 24, 2013 - 7 answers

How can I find out more about what Polish people eat?

Can you think of any good sources of information on Polish daily eating habits, dietary trends, frequently used ingredients and dishes etc.? Bonus question: how much overlap is there with other Eastern European countries? [more inside]
posted by sively on Jan 22, 2013 - 6 answers

All that's silver was gold

Home for Christmas and my mom has a jewelry question. She tried cleaning the chain of her gold necklace using silver polish, and when she did, it turned silver. Why? And can it be reversed?
posted by EmGeeJay on Dec 22, 2012 - 5 answers

How does titanium wear?

What do polished titanium rings look like after they've been worn a while? I want to buy this as my (replacement) wedding ring, but the polish in the picture worries me. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Dec 20, 2012 - 10 answers

How to polish bright orange boots?

I'd like to polish up an old pair of orange Doc Martens. How does this work? [more inside]
posted by pmb on Sep 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Mystery blue powder from the 1920s for polishing crystal?

What is this mystery substance? In an episode of Upstairs, Downstairs, Rose and Daisy are cleaning crystals from the chandelier. Rose explains that "...then you give the pieces a wipe-over with this powder blue before the final polish and that gives the glass an extra sparkle." Screengrab here. [more inside]
posted by mimi on Aug 21, 2012 - 9 answers

Need to clean nail polish stain off hardwood floor, help!

Doing cleaning for moving out. We had nail polish stain on our hardwood floor. Need advice how to clean it up. [more inside]
posted by akomom on Aug 9, 2012 - 8 answers

Who made this short stop-motion movie, and what was its name?

Help me find this short Polish stop-motion film from a few years ago.. [more inside]
posted by Theiform on May 31, 2012 - 2 answers

Brown polish on black shoes OK?

OK to use brown cream shoe polish on black shoes? [more inside]
posted by scose on Apr 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Nail Polish?

What's the best non-nail-stamping nail polish to use for stamping nails? [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe on Jan 21, 2012 - 9 answers

What would be in a working class Polish lunch from home?

Would you help me pack a Polish working-man's lunch? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Oct 17, 2011 - 9 answers

Did I get a crappy manicure, or is this normal?

Is this how a manicure is supposed to look? I've never had one before, but I am sorely disappointed. [more inside]
posted by vytae on Sep 15, 2011 - 28 answers

Baby Rhyme Translation

Can anyone translate this baby game rhyme? It's possibly German or Polish. [more inside]
posted by Toothless Willy on Jul 6, 2011 - 10 answers

Hole in my shoe...

I accidentally kicked a branch on the sidewalk, which punched a small hole into the surface of my shoe. Here's what it looks like. Is there an easy fix for this? [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on Jun 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Repurposing nail polish and eyeshadow for crafts?

I'm looking for clever arty/crafty ways to repurpose eye shadow and nail polish. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jun 20, 2011 - 13 answers

Where can I learn Polish in Toronto?

Where I can learn conversational Polish in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by renderthis on Jun 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Name that Polish mead

I had a bottle of mead several years ago that I haven't been able to find since, and wondered if anybody could help identify it. [more inside]
posted by silentbicycle on May 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Language Geekery: Slavic Edition

Which Slavic language should I study? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Apr 27, 2011 - 33 answers

Polish Fallout 3

So yesterday I bought a used copy of Fallout 3 for the xbox 360 at my local Gamestop. Turned out it was a Polish version. Anyone know if it's possible to change the default Polish text and dialogue to English?
posted by Dumsnill on Apr 9, 2011 - 7 answers

Pierogi and custard?

I am toying with starting Polish/English conversation group in London and I want it to be a success. What can I do to make it work? [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo on Oct 28, 2010 - 3 answers

Is the weirdness of a new filling normal and temporary?

Should I be able to feel the edge of a filling with my tongue? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Oct 14, 2010 - 14 answers

Lady, shave

My mother never shaved her legs or painted her nails. It's too late now for me to be reading teenage magazines. Tell me how to do these things properly. [more inside]
posted by mippy on Sep 30, 2010 - 54 answers

What does this awesome 105-year-old Armenian-language Austro-Hungarian postcard say?

I just bought a postcard written in what looks like Armenian sent from what is now Lviv to what is now Chernivtsi (in what is now Ukraine), sometime between 1905 and (I'm guessing from the stamp) the end of the First World War/Austrian rule of Galicia. What does it say? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Aug 25, 2010 - 22 answers

Grandma doesn't know what she's saying.

Polish(?) Language Filter: My grandma often says something that her mom used to say that sounds like this: "Yat-skoo, Yat-skoo, Spee-yet-o-gah-me!" Help us figure out the language and meaning of this phrase so we know what she's actually calling us! [more inside]
posted by thorny on Jun 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me restore the finish on antique copper!

I have an antique copper pot that has lost its luster. It's an ordinary enough saucepan, but it was made and then brought from Russia by my great-grandparents in the 1880s. My own parents just recently passed it on to me and I'm proud to display it in my home. But it is rather dull-looking and is not as pretty as it could be. I would love some advice about how to polish it. I'm not interested in restoring it to a point where it looks like a knockoff, I'd just love to reveal the warm coppery glow I'm sure is lurking under the dullness.
posted by DrGail on Apr 24, 2010 - 13 answers

Can You Identify This Song Sung at a Polish Vigil for Those Who Died in the Airline Crash?

Please help me identify the song being sung at 5 minutes, 52 seconds into the BBC's Monday morning GlobalNews podcast. It's identified in the podcast as being sung by young Polish people in front of the Presidential Palace, presumably gathering in vigil, and it struck me as hauntingly beautiful.
posted by WCityMike on Apr 14, 2010 - 9 answers

We want to know exactly what we're singing.

I need help translating this Polish song! The internet has failed me so far. [more inside]
posted by Askiba on Mar 6, 2010 - 2 answers

Paczki in JC or NYC?

Hello! Can anyone recommend anywhere in either Jersey City or New York City to get the Polish delicacies known as paczki? [more inside]
posted by plep on Feb 15, 2010 - 13 answers

Poles from Lviv/Lwow - emigration or forced resettlement?

At the end of World War II, would a Polish-ethnicity girl/young woman and her family from Lwów/Lviv have been given the option of moving west of the Curzon line to post-war Poland, or would they have been forcibly resettled? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Oct 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Polish Translation for "I have nothing"?

Polish translation for "I have nothing"? [more inside]
posted by rickim on Oct 6, 2009 - 1 answer

Polish my wood

Woodworking - What's the best way to strip and polish a piece of wood cut from a grape vine? [more inside]
posted by boosh on Sep 9, 2009 - 3 answers

What does Valcheck say in Polish at the end of S2 of the wire?

What does Valcheck say in Polish in episode 12 of series 2 of The Wire? (Spoilers within) [more inside]
posted by emperor.seamus on Jul 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Polish Speaking Part?

I was told that foreign films that entered Poland during Communist times were dubbed into Polish but all of the voice work for both genders was acted out by one man. Is this true?
posted by parmanparman on Jun 23, 2009 - 22 answers

What color is your devil?

Why is the devil red? [more inside]
posted by jedrek on Jun 15, 2009 - 13 answers

Where's my Polish package?

A package from Poland is coming my way - now how do I track it? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Next on Apr 29, 2009 - 4 answers

A few simple words into polish, please.

So I shipped a couple of cars to Poland and they didn't make it in one piece. Now it's time to work with the insurance company. I need a few words translated into Polish for a Vehicle Rating Chart: "Vehicle Description", "Annual Miles", "Number of Years Principal Driver Licensed", "Vehicle Usage" (What the vehicle is used for), "Zip Code", "Discounts Applied", "Number of Years Secondary Driver Licensed". Can anyone fluent in Polish translate these for me? Dziekuje!
posted by ieatwords on Dec 2, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me teach my partner Polish!

Can you help me teach my partner Polish? [more inside]
posted by crazy finger on Oct 2, 2008 - 7 answers

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