Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Easy Glitter Removal

I hope this post is as exciting to you as it is to me. Lately people have been talking about nail soakers and how they might be great use for removing glitter nail polish. Personally Im not 100% liking the foil method as it doesn't remove all the polish and I always find myself still scrubbing the polish off my nails.  So I decided to put this to the test and see how well it works. Look below for steps on how to do this

You will need nail soakers. I purchased mine from Ebay for only $2.81. Just simply type nail soakers in eBay and you will find heaps ranged around $2-$4. A link to the nail soakers I purchased can be found Here. I recommend rubbing cuticle oil on your cuticles and nails.

Then pour some nail polish remover or pure acetone into the nail soaker up to the clear part. I never use acetone or nail polish remover with acetone but for this experiment I decided to use pure acetone. I know acetone is bad but just to make sure this works I decided to use acetone. That's where the cuticle oil comes handy.

Insert you fingers into the nail soakers. My pack came with 10 but I only ended up using 5 as I only did one hand at a time. I left my fingers in the nail soakers for only 2 minutes and the polish was gone completely. Don't throw the acetone or nail polish remover away, use it for your other hand.
As you can see the acetone removed all the glitter and polish. Just the smallest amount is seen on my index finger and that is only two tiny dots of glitter which was easily removed with acetone-free nail polish remover. On my nails I had Chi Chi- My Bad which is black polish filled with lots of glitter. The reason for rubbing cuticle oil on your cuticles and nails is to stop the nail polish remover from drying your cuticles/nails. After your done rub more cuticle oil on your cuticles/nails

As you can see the glitter sinks to the bottom and the acetone has a slight colour change. You can choose to throw away the acetone or keep it for another time. If your using glitter only polish than keeping it will be fine as it won't be coloured or look gross but if your polish has a base colour than I recommend throwing the acetone or nail polish remover away. I don't know how successful nail polish remover is but I'm sure it will work. You may just have to leave it on your nails longer

What did you think? Did you like this experiment?
Comment below with your opinion and tell me whether this has helped or not


18 comments:

  1. wow
    never knew about it, thnx for sharing :)
    hope u cn follow me bak:)

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    1. It's alright, I'm glad I could help

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  2. If you put a small piece of cotton you dont waste as much nail polish remover. I usually use about half a cotton square per nail. I soak the cotton in nail polish remover then fold it in half just to cover the nail area and position them so its kind of smashed up between the nail and the side of nail soaker. Works on glitters and soak off gels.

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    1. Thanks for the advice! I'll be sure to use it next time

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  3. Did you have any leaks out of the soakers while they were filled with remover?

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    1. I had a few drops leaking from each when I inserted my finger into the soaker at first. After that no leaks. That's why I have a cloth laid down underneath. Its not to much of a leak just a few drops when you first insert you finger but I think that can also be avoided if you carefully insert you finger into the soaker.

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  4. Wow, those are great! Good to know!

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    1. I'm glad you found this useful :)

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  5. I had seen these on ebay but was waiting for someone to try them first lol.Thanks so much for posting your experience it will certainly simplify my routine and make for a tidier experience.Thanks again...im off to ebay now :)

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    1. I'm glad I could help:) I heard a lot about these myself so I wanted to give them a try and tell others about it as well

      Take care
      Sadaf

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  6. oh wow your nails are gorgeous! and will try it out too, was worried about the size of the thingamajig and whether it'll work when i first found out about it :)

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    1. Thx, I really wanted to try it out so others could see as well

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  7. I finally get to see how this works, thank you!!! Will have to try it someday :)

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  8. Thanks for reviewing those. I must buy some now!

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  9. Great pics. I still wonder if it uses more acetone than the foil method, even if you reuse it. Either way, probably easier than wrapping your nails with acetone soaked cotton pads and tin foil, haha.

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    1. I guess that makes sense. This is just easier for me

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  10. NicE! Removing glitter polish is like trying to remove cement that's been superglued to your nails! This looks pretty easy.

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    1. As much as I love glitter polish i hardly used to use it because it was hard t remove. Hopefully I can wear it more often now :)

      Sadaf

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