This is the *BEST* tip I have ever gotten related to nails. It feels like you are a magician.
- aluminum foil
- cotton balls
- nail polish remover: acetone or non-acetone*
- a clock/stopwatch
- 10 nails full of glitter!
Step 2: Take a cotton ball and soak it in remover. it doesn't have to be sopping wet. Just get as much as you would for usual removal. Place it on your nail.
Step 3: Take a piece of foil and wrap it around your finger tip in order to keep the cotton ball in place.
Repeat Step 2 and Step 3 for the remaining nails on that hand. I say this because I think it is easier to do one hand first and take them all off before doing the next. It you try to do the second hand with foil fingers, it's a bit tricky.
Step 4: Wait for 5 minutes. 5 is the magic number. I tried this with all different times. 1-3 minutes was not enough, 4 almost made it, but 5 for sure, was when things came right off.
*This is where the asterisk come in. I tried the foil method with non-acetone remover and it worked just fine, however I didn't test it for 5 minutes. It was probably on for 7ish minutes. It may have been just fine at 5, but I don't know for sure.
Step 5: Using a little pressure on the nail, pull the whole foil/cotton ball combo off in one swoop.
Step 6: Marvel at out clean your nail is! There is still some blue on the tip as you can see, but all the glitter is gone! Check it out:
It is all in the cotton ball!
Step 7: Repeat to the other hand.
So just to really drive the message home: this manicure was on for several days and it consisted of a base coat, 2 coats of Sally Hansen - Thinking Of Blue, 1 coat of Seche Vite, 2 coats of Mad As A Hatter, and yet another coat of Seche Vite. Seven coats including 2 of a super dense glitter, and this got it all off in. one. swoop. This is not a joke, ladies!! Try the foil method. It will change your life.
I hope this was helpful and will inspire you to wear more glitter polishes!