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Saturday, June 1, 2013

How to remove glitter nail polish


Here a quick post on how to remove glitter nail polish. This is always tricky business, since the glitter itself does not dissolve in remover, and acts as a shield between the remover and the underlying coat of nail polish. It seems to take forever to get it off. Here is an easy way to speed up the process. I read it somewhere ages ago and I don't remember where. You need:

1. cotton balls or cotton pads
2. aluminum foil
3. nail polish remover (acetone free is best for your health, although somewhat less effective)

First I cut aluminum foil in ten pieces of each 10 by 10 cm (4 by 4 inches). I cut 3 cotton pads in four or make a 10 pieces of cotton ball that fit well over my nails. Then I soak one piece of cotton in nail polish remover and place it firmly on my nail. I take a piece of aluminum foil and wrap it around my finger and cotton, so that it is airtight. I first do all the fingers of one hand and let it set for 5 minutes. Then one by one I take it off, scrubbing off the remaining nail polish and glitter with a clean piece of cotton and remover. Then I do the other hand. This makes it all much easier!

Hope this helps! Here some pics to show the steps:


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