In this new category, I’m going to give some quick tips & tricks which I’ve learned through out the years. Of course, these are all beauty-related. This week, I’m going to talk about nail polish removal. Enjoy!
I love nail polish, don’t get me wrong.. But some polishes are a complete P.I.T.A. to remove! Especially the pretty glitters and flakies! Sigh..
I’ve been searching and searching for good techniques to remove polishes, and these are the things I’ve learned!
– First of all: Acetone-free doesn’t always equals better! Almost everyone recommends you to use an acetone-free nail polish remover, because acetone is a very harsh and drying ingredient. If you use acetone a lot, it can cause your nails to peel and split, because the nail plate will dry out. However, I’ve learned that some acetone-free polish removers are very harsh (if not, even more harsh than the acetone based ones). Check out this article and don’t forget to check the ingredients if you buy acetone-free nail polish remover!
– I almost always (except if I’m wearing my glue-on nails) use an acetone-based nail polish remover, because I find that it works easier and quicker. But if you choose to use an acetone-based remover, ALWAYS use a good moisturizer afterwards.
– One way to remove those stubborn (glitter) nail polishes, is to use a small piece of felt instead of cotton pads.
– The other way (and my favourite!), is to cut up some cotton pads, soak them in nail polish remover, lay them on your nail and cover the nail with aluminium foil. Let this sit for a few minutes (no longer than 10 minutes) and ta-dah! Clean nails 🙂 Don’t forget to moisturize with a good cream afterwards!
My favourite nail polish removers:
– Etos acetone-based / acetone-free (Dutch drugstore brand)
– Pure acetone (to soak off glue-on nails)
For my American readers: I heard the Zoya Remove + nail polish remover is very nice!
What are your tips on how to remove nail polish? Let me know in the comments!
Your beauty addict,