Sunday, May 22, 2011

Glitter Nail Polish Removal Made Easy!

Question: Who doesn't love shiny, glitzy, and girly glitter nail polish?? Oooh, I know! Pick me, pick me! People that hate damaging their nails by scrubbing the life out of their them trying to scrape off every last bit of glitter.

Removing glitter polish is the biggest pain in the butt. Well, it was. I found online a few blogs that mentioned a crazy method to remove glitter polish easily. I wasn't convinced until I gave it a try myself. And boy am I happy to wear and remove glitter polish anytime I want!!

Here are the steps to remove glitter polish easily.

1)You need to have glitter nail polish on your nails that you are ready to take off! I have on Sinful Colors Nail Junkie.

2)You will need to gather some supplies. Acetone based polish remover, strips of tin foil, and 3 cotton pads.

3)Take a cotton pad and scissors. Cut the pad in half, then cut both halves in half. Was that confusing?? Do this to 2 of the 3 pads. You should have 8 triangles. Now take your 3rd pad and cut it in half. Then take just one of the halves and cut it in half. You should now have 2 triangles and one half circle. Now you have 10 triangles, one for each finger, and a half circle that you will use later! This is what you should have:

4)Work one hand at a time, or this will be difficult! It doesn't matter which hand first, just do one at a time. Soak a cotton triangle in polish remover & place it on top of your nail. Press the pad to your nail so it stays on.

5)Take a strip of tin foil and firmly wrap it around your nail.

6)Take the tip of the foil and twist it to seal off the nail from any air. This is the whole point of the tin foil. Keeping air from reaching the cotton pad will keep it moist so it can work at removing the glitter polish.

7)Leave the tin foil on for about 5 minutes, just to be sure your nail has soaked in enough. Your hands will look super funny, like some Lady Gaga costume accessory or something!

8)When you go to remove the foil, firmly twist the foil back and forth to help remove the glitter. When you take the foil off, you should see a nice, clean nail! Don't be surprised if you see a little bit of remaining glitter. That is what the half circle cotton pad is for, to clean off all of your nails to remove excess glitter!

I hope that this tin foil method will make your life a little bit easier! I found this tip on a couple of blogs, honestly don't remember where exactly. But I'm so glad I found it! Hope this was easy to follow!

Have a lovely day!



  1. Nice tip! Very helpful as my favourite nailpolish is OPI's Mad as a Hatter.

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  2. I sadly don't own any OPI, but Mad as a Hatter is so gorgeous!