I am the luckiest girl in the world. I married a crafty man who loves him some Pinterest. He recently found a link to Gingerbread Manne a nail blog with a simple yet impressive tutorial for polish removal.
Now, I absolutely HATE polish removal, especially since I've been using glitters and we all know how ludicrous glitter is to get off nails. I've largely stopped painting my nails because I am sick of it taking 20 mins and as many cotton balls to get it off. This method takes 5 mins and uses 2 cotton balls. That's for ten nails. Being the skeptic I am, I thought I would give it a shot and see if it really worked.
Let these bits sit on your nail for 1-2 mins. If any look to be drying out just use an extra bit of cotton to dab on a bit more remover.
Step 5. Tear the second cotton ball in half, moisten slightly with remover and use to push the saturated cotton off your finger. The cotton and polish should wipe off easily.
Once I removed the bulk of the polish, I went back over my nails with the extra bits of cotton I had remaining from my second cotton ball.
And here is the final tally. Ten nails, five mins and slightly less then two cotton balls consumed. That is all it took to remove a manicure that consisted of
1 layer of Seche Vite Basecoat
4 Polish layers (including 2 glitters)
2 layers of Seche Vite Top Coat
I am totally and utterly converted. Not only was this method fast and resourceful, but concentrating the remover only on my nails saved the skin around my nails from drying out. I usually get so frustrated removing glitters that I bust out the pure acetone big guns, which is just way more chemicals and drying then one person needs exposure to. I will never use any other method to remove polish.
Check out Gingerbread Manne, the blog where I found this amazing tutorial.