Friday, December 4, 2009

Glitter Removal

Remember my disco manicure? I said I'll keep you updated about the removal of all that glitz and I keep my promises. =)

I didn't have to much trouble removing the Wizard of Ooh Ahz glitters, but this one (ChG Nova) is a bit trickier. That's why I decided to try something I heard of on MUA Nail Board. I don't know who came up with this idea, I just know it ISN'T mine. =)

So... Here's the situation. Glitter, glitter, glitter.


I cut the cotton pad to 4 smaller pieces. Soak a piece of pad in nail polish remover (it doesn't have to contain acetone) and place it on the nail.


Wrap your finger (with cotton pad on your nail) in foil. Repeat on other nails.


Wait a minute and then remove the foil along with the cotton pad. Voila! Your nails are clean and glitter free! =)


I always practice this method: soak the cotton pad in remover, press it to the nail and hold in there for 15 seconds. It's really easier to remove your polish that way (glitter or creme). Foil is the key here, 'cause you don't have to hold the cotton pad and it keeps remover from evaporating. You may feel the warmth or tingling feeling to your fingertips... =)

Hope this helps! Especially for you, who are ''afraid'' of glitter. ;)

Thanks for looking!

31 comments:

  1. Excellent explanation! Would you mind if I linked to this from my blog? I did a similar post recently, but yours is much better and I love the pics.

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  2. Sure, you can post a link. =) Which is your blog?

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  3. Thanks! It's prettypunkuk.blogspot.com. I'm hotmetalchicky on MUA btw :)

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  4. Great advice! I'll try it next time with my Ruby pumps polish which is a truble for me to clean.

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  5. Evil Angel (AKA missnono)December 4, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    I love the foil method, but remember to moisturize after if you are using acetone remover. My cuticles went into shock the first time. lol Mango mend to the rescue!

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  6. Thank you for this explanation!
    I removed Milani's Enchantment earlier and though the glitter is pretty small and there is not that much of it in the nail polish the removing was kinda hard. I will try your method the next time! :)

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  7. Oh that's a cool tip! Thanks!

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  8. yay!! this is great... thanks for sharing.. i would try this out...glitter polish is nice but theyre too hard to remove...

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  9. Thanks for this nice tip, I have to try it ! I just received my Ruby Pumps ^^

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  10. I saw a similar technique, but without the foil, on All Lacquered Up, & with a video, maybe about a month ago. I usually use cotton balls, but I just tear them into nail-sized sections now & use this technique even with normal polish, it makes things so much quicker!

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  11. Using foil is a great idea, I am going to try that! Thank you!

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  12. OMG!!!! you rawk!! thanks for sharing!! soooo totally hate glitter on my nails b/c it takes forever to take off!

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  13. great idea and I like your blog very much

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  14. I sold all of mine but I'll definately keep this in mind, in case I get another glitter :D

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  15. this is a great tip...i i will have to give this a go next time im wearing glitter polish..thank you so much

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  16. there's also a little jar for removing those fake tips from fing'rs- it's about 7€ for the little jar or about 10€ for the big jar- it contains acetone which removes glitter better than the removers without.
    you can get the little jar at DM& the big one at Müller...

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  17. WOW
    I am one of those people who are scared to wear glitter for that reason. I can't wait to try this!!!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    I was being daring yesterday and put some glitter polish on. Glad to know i won't be scrubbing it off with this new method!

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  18. Great tip!!! Thank you very much for sharing it with us.

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  19. You're all welcome, ladies! =))

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  20. thanks for the excellent tip, very helpful! I once heard that putting some petroleum jelly on the nails before wrapping them with an acetone soaked cotton ball could be a big help, but never tried it =) Petroleum jelly is so hard to get rid of afterwards!

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  21. Thanks for the tip, it's always a pain in the a$$ to remove glittery polishes

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  22. I love this method! Credit goes to Tobywoo for the idea. She's at http://www.tobywoo.com

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  23. Thanks for sharing that. Good idea. It took me 3 and 1/2 hours to take off one of the China Glaze glitters. I forget the name, it's a new one. It has the large hexagon pieces. Well I had 3 coats of this stuff on and it didn't want to budge. Plus I think I had it layered over a couple of coats of something else. I still love glitter! I just watched a couple of movies while I did my nails.

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  24. Thank for the tip!

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  25. Thanks for the tip!

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  26. Ooooo...will be trying this because I have the worst relationship with glitter...but they are so PRETTY!!

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  27. I have just found this post - great tip!!!! Will be trying it soon. Is it OK for me to put a link to it on my blog?

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  28. Of course it's OK. =) Glad you like it.

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  29. I did a post for a site called makeuptalk and someone linked your site to the post for glitter nail polish. I am glad they did.
    Glitter nail polish is a pain. I don't know if you have done this but I have substituted glitter with shimmer or holographic colors.
    thanks for the post on glitter nail polish. What is the heaviest you have gone with for glitter polish?

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  30. I'm glad you found this useful. =) Do you mean which polish was the hardest to remove? I'd have to say it wasn't glitter, but flakies - Nfu Oh opal series.

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