The Best Way to Remove Glitter Nailpolish

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New Year’s Eve is over, and everyone is starting over in their lives. What we were all doing last week we are no longer doing this week but will probably be back to doing next week; it’s just the way it goes. Out with the old and in with the new. And it’s also time to get rid of the glitter nail polish left over from NYE and replace it with work appropriate colors and styles that won’t offend in the board room or Sunday brunch. The only issue is that no one, and I mean no one, looks forward to removing glitter nail polish. It’s a virtual nightmare. It’s not fun. It’s not even remotely simple, and it’s pretty much the most stressful part of anyone’s manicure. Fortunately for all glitter polish wearing fashionistas, we have some tips and an excellent video to make the removal of your glitter polish super simple.

Get the Right Supplies

What you will need for this job is a bag of cotton balls, some q-tips and some nail polish remover with acetone. You will also need rubber bands. Not hair ties; rubber bands. You might also want a towel you don’t love too much to place on the counter beneath your hands. It’s hard to get rid of the smell of nail polish remover; especially when it’s all over everything.

The Prep Work

You need to start by soaking your cotton balls in nail polish remover. Once this is complete, attach the soaked cotton to your fingernails with rubber bands and let them sit for a while. May we recommend a little bit of Scandal on Netflix once you get to this part?  Leave these on for about 10 minutes and then start removing the cotton from your fingers.

The Final Touch

Using a makeup remover pad (not a tissue or toilet paper, it’s just too thin) soak up some nail polish remover and gently wipe your nails until all the glitter polish comes off. It shouldn’t take much time at this point, so the process will be very simple.


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