Oh glittery, sparkly, nail polish how I love thee. Why are you so stubborn and refuse to get off?! Glittery nail polish is beautiful and beyond frustrating. It can take forever to take it off by just wiping it way with acetone and a cotton ball. If you don’t know this already, I’ll give you a great tip on how to remove glitter nail polish.
First what you need is nail polish remover, aluminum foil, and cotton.
You then cut the foil in half, and into little squares after that to make it easier. I just have a picture of it cut in halves.
Next what you do is put nail polish remover on the cotton ball, put it over your nail and leave it there. Get a square of aluminum foil and cover you finger.
I actually ran out of nail polish remover and that’s why I only have four fingers covered haha. So make sure you have enough polish remover before you start this. Once you have all of your fingers covered and they all look like this, stay like this for about 4 minutes. I have thin nails so I kept it on for about 2 to 3 minutes.
Now that the time has passed all you do is take off the foil, lift up the cotton ball, and rub the polish. All of it should come off in one step and your nail will be bare.
So why does this work? Well acetone is a volatile liquid, so when you put foil over the cotton it doesn’t vaporize. It keeps the liquid in and it helps break the polish down, making it easier for you to remove.
Now follow these steps and get your glittery nail polish off easily
Now I’m sure you’re wondering, how did you get the rest of your polish off if you ran out of nail polish remover???
I put my fingers in hot water. Not boiling, don’t ever do that! It was just really hot. Then my nail polish started loosing up and I simply removed it like this:
It came up in a solid piece and I just took it off. I don’t usually do this because it can damage your nails when you peel your polish off. But acetone isn’t that great either so you know, beauty can be painful haha.
I hope this post helps to get rid of your glitter nail polish fears. Do you have another way of removing glitter nail polish?