Monday, 15 December 2014

These Are the Nail Polish Removers That Work Best

You have your outfit coordinated from clothing, accessories, and a pair of standout shoes, and all that's missing is a great manicure and pedicure. However, taking off old nail polish can be a struggle, which is why you'll want to use the best nail polish remover out there. 

All nail polish removers can be put into two categories: acetone based and everything else. While acetone works well, it can dry out your nail beds and smells terrible. As a result, alternatives, which can match acetone's performance, are popping up. 

Acetone based options: 
While it is an acetone based remover, Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover has natural oils added to help prevent excessive drying. Available at most beauty stores, it's also a very affordable option. 

Like Cutex Advanced Revival, ULTA's product is also superbly affordable. For maximum results, make sure that you're skipping cotton balls and using cotton pads instead. 

Acetone free alternatives: 
You may frequently find this product in nail salons as it's a remover, a cleaner, and a prep for nail polish. An added bonus: the scent the product leaves behind is very pleasant. 

Fans of Naturally Clean by Essie love how it leaves their nail beds feeling moisturised after use. Additionally, it's a great value for the money and thus is a hot buy for those on a budget. 

These wipes are a little on the pricier side, but there's almost no product that works better. Besides containing a great nail polish remover, the wipes are perfectly designed to hold up to tough abuse. If you can't use them for every time, consider keeping some on hand when you're in a time crunch or have glitter polish to remove. 

Of course, if after trying a top quality nail polish remover, you're still having a really hard time removing your nail polish, perhaps you'd fare better with a different method. The aluminium foil method, while awkward and time consuming, is the full-proof way to remove even the most stubborn polish.


  1. I'm checking out Essie's offering and it's surprisingly budet friendly, I'll have to give it a whirl! xx

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  2. do you still have your huge nail polish collection? How do you store it all at your new place? :) xx

    1. Hi Stacey! I do indeed still have my huge nail polish collection, and this is all still stored in an Ikea Helmer Unit. Unfortunately its at the bottom of the stairs along with my makeup Helmer, as there is no space for it in the bedroom lol! xx

  3. The Zoya one is great. It's the only one that gets glitter polish off for me! I'll deff be looking into these other ones as well xx