First, lets start with talking about nail polish removers. There are all kinds available on the market, and I've found little differance between the $1.99 bottle at CVS and the $10 premium brand at Ulta. The ingrediants do make a differance though. For natural nails, choose a bottle that contains both gelatin and acetone. The formulas containing acetone work quicker and the gelatin keeps it from drying your nails too much. If you have artificial nails consult with your nail professional for what product works best with your nails.
Now lets get started. Gather your supplies. You will need...
- nail polish remover
- 5 cotton balls, pulled in half
- 10 small squares of aluminum foil ( I keep a bunch in a small bag with my nail kit)
Now lets get started. Take 1/2 a cotton ball, saturate with polish remover and press it over your polished nail.
Now take a piece of foil and wrap it tightly around the finger, so that it is holding the saturated cotton ball half firmly against your nail.
I have found that since using this technique, I'm using less remover and the overall process is less frustrating. Glitter polishes may still give you some trouble if you haven't used a base coat prior to application and so I always recommend using one. Base coat will also help prevent dark colors from staining your nails. I hope you enjoy this technique as much as I do.