Hey everyone! For January I wanted to kick off the new year with a few basic-type posts to answer frequently asked beauty questions. I have a range of readers from the makeup newbie to the connoisseur, but one thing I've learned over the years is to never assume everyone knows every trick for the basics. I'm learning new things constantly too so I don't want to forget covering something just because it's simple.
Good thing is, this nail trick is super simple no matter how aggravating or thick your glitter polish is!
Over the course of Manicure Monday history (click above to see the blog post) you've seen me wear a ton of glitter polishes, right? And that means hours of annoying time sucked away dedicated to ripping and scrubbing glitter particles off your fingers, getting it everywhere including on Husband whom we all know secretly appreciates looking like a pixie-dust fairy whenever he leaves the house.
Pixify your husband no more with the ever-so-dependable foil-wrapping method! ;)
The ingredients are simple and you probably already have them in your house:
1. 100% Acetone
3. Cotton Balls
This method has seriously saved me hours of my life, not to mention there is something so rewarding about sliding the foil wraps off and having the nail be so spanking clean with zero scrubbing! You also get foil finger monster hands fun for 5 minutes because we are all adults here and that means pretending to be a monster because you have foil hands. Yep.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! As I mentioned in the video, I was not the one who came up with this technique (I learned it from a nail blog when I first got into collecting polishes about 5 years ago) but I strongly believe it's something everyone who wears nail polish should know.
I want to do more basics in the future so let me know what topic you'd like a tutorial on next!
Readers, how do you typically remove your nail polish? If you have your own special twist or technique for stubborn polish, please share in the comments!