Friday, 27 January 2012

Removing glitter polish in just five minutes...

Okay, so I didn't actually time exactly how long it took to get that gorgeous glitter polish off my nails, but it 'felt' like five minutes.  I know that a lot of ladies (and gents) may shy away from wearing glitter nail polish simply because it can be time consuming to take off when rubbing at it with regular nail polish remover. I can tell you that you would never catch me rubbing and rubbing at my nails with plain old polish remover - I'd be there all night.

This is how I remove my glitter polish with little mess, little fuss and in very little time.

You will need:
 Cotton pads/balls or whatever you usually use (you only need enough to cover each nail), acetone/false nail remover and some small strips of foil long enough and wide enough to wrap around your finger at least once.

Soak a cotton pad in acetone/false nail remover, put it on your nail and wrap a strip of foil around the whole pad.
Give it a squeeze to make sure that the pad has close contact with your nail.

 Sexy huh? Leave the pad on for up to five minutes.

To remove the polish, go to the finger you first started with. Gently rub the foil and pad back on forth once or twice with a little pressure being applied to the nail, then remove your finger from the foil. To minimise messy cuticles and sidewalls, you could just slide your finger out of the foil whilst adding pressure to the nail and your nails will come out CLEAN. It's that simple.

This is the result of me simply sliding my nail out for the cotton and foil. Minimal mess, no glitter all over my fingers or hands.

If you've never seen this method of polish removal before, I urge you to try it. You'll use less cotton, less acetone and waste less time. You need never be in fear of glitter polish EVER again!

I hope this post has been helpful!



  1. Thanks for sharing Liane! I have so many glitters, but I haven't really used them. Now I don't have to worry about it much.

  2. I used the same method to take off this nail polish :) Works great, huh? :D

  3. @MariJo - I'm glad I could pass this on to you. Make friends with the glitter *Muhahahahaaa*!

    @Ana - It certainly does. I couldn't even consider taking off glitter polish any other way.

  4. If I didn't know about this method I wouldn't own not one single glitter. lol! :)

  5. Great idea for glitter polish too. This is how to remove the new Gel Polish (Shellac etc.) so great idea spreading to more than one use!


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