26/03/2012

Manic(ure) Monday: Removing Glitter Nail Polish


Most of the people don't like Mondays but I'll give you a reason to look forward to this day of the week. Today I have a really helpful tip for you manicure-maniacs out there. I think that everyone who has used glitter nail polish has also had trouble removing it but with the two tips I'm giving you today you can keep your nerves spared.
Why can't the glitter be removed with the traditional cotton pad? Because it rips the pad up before the nail polish remover has the chance to act. What you can do now is on the one hand use a resistant piece of cloth. At least the cloth won't be destroyed so easily but you'll still need time and patience. Therefore I prefer the other tip that will follow now:


On this one finger I was wearing an Essence Special Effect glitter topper and I thought it would be easy to remove it because the glitter discs where quite big. But it was just as hard as with any other glitter nail polish I've had to remove so far.


To remove the glitter easily just take a piece of a cotton pad (you can part it in two to save cotton pads) and saturate it with nail polish remover. Then put the pad around your nail. You can add aluminium foil to make sure the remover doesn't dry out. Then wait for about 5 minutes...


... et voilà. When you pull off the pad the glitter should be removed and you just have to do the precision work.
I think I don't have to mention that this is extremely bad for your skin and that you shouldn't do this too often. After removing the pads wash your hands immediately and use a moisturising hand lotion afterwards.

I hope this was helpful and I can't wait for you guys to try this out and tell me if it worked for you.

37 comments:

  1. love your nail polish!
    this was a great post - i'll take that into consideration next time i remove my glitter nail polish :)
    xxx

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  2. Thanks for the tip hunny, will try it! I see that the pointy nails are in fashion now, by filing the nail not in a boxed shape anymore, setting the Lady Gaga trend.
    Cute Blog :-)

    http://fashioncherry.co/reinventing-the-fashion-heel/

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  3. I LOVE the glittery nails - so fun!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  4. Wowww....great tip!! Thanks for sharing, I'll definitely do it next time :)

    I really like your style and your blog! Maybe you want to follow each other on GFC? I'll follow you back for sure :)
    And if you like we can follow each other on bloglovin, to keep in touch ;)

    Have a fab week!

    x♥x♥

    "Dicas de saúde, beleza, e exercício físico"



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  5. great color! i love coral!

    andie
    http://fashionistaspick.blogspot.com/

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  6. Hi beauty :D
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for follow, I'm following you back now, on GFC and bloglovin :)

    x♥x♥

    "Dicas de saúde, beleza, e exercício físico"



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  7. Your mani is so cute! I love the statement nail.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  8. Lovely color! Check my blog and follow me if you want! I`ll follow back :X

    Fashionspot.ro

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  9. such a good idea! i have the barry m holographic nail varnish and it's a absolute nightmare to get off!

    hannah xx
    athannahfashion.blogspot.com

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  10. Glitter polish is the absolute worst to get off! So annoying! Thanks for this great tutorial love!

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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  11. love your blog :) I am your newest follower!
    I would love you to have a look at mine and follow me back :)

    www.thesequincinderella.com

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  12. I always use the aluminum foil method to remove my glitter polishes - fuss free, and just so much easier! What color do you have on you nails? I love it!

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  13. Thanks for the tips!!! Great blog!!

    Check out my blog!

    www.forwardvintage.blogspot.com

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  14. Great tips. I love the first one....I never thought about using a cloth instead...so smart!! Very helpful post and you have a great blog! I'm your newest FOLLOWER! Would love to have you follow back.
    xo
    Sada
    Dressology HQ

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  15. hi sweetie,
    Your blog is interesting and adorable. I love your blog. Wanna follow each other dear?

    Have a awesome day!
    -Inggrid
    http://miss-monaa.blogspot.com

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  16. Love the blog and this tip really works. Thanks your a life saver. I'm now following your blog please can you follow/comment on mine x x x

    stylethroughthelookingglass.blogspot.com

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  17. ahh thanks for sharing themm... u have such a great inspiring post...love ur blog
    btw mabbe we can fllw each other?hope u like to do it
    jessillesilv.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  18. den tipp muss ich echt mal ausprobieren :)
    toller nagellack übrigens...

    Liebste Grüße
    ViktoriaSarina

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  19. Wow, loved your nails! :) xx

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  20. wow!! great post!!!

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  21. yeah glitter is too cool but a pain in the ass too remove :/ Great tips.

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  22. Hey, just found your blog, its amazing you have great sense of style. Would love if you could come and check my blog out and if you like it maybe we could follow each other, just follow and leave me a comment. Great blog, its lovely to find a new read
    xx

    theheadlessstylist.blogspot.com

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  23. I have heard of this tip before, now I just have to use it! Looks so helpful!

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  24. great tip!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  25. Love the color! You have amazing nails.

    creamyclothes.blogspot.com

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  26. Love this coral color!!! and the glitz on one nail is a great touch!!! <3
    xxx

    www.bohemianbones.blogspot.com

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  27. great tip, thanks!

    I recently did a review on a pretty Lulu's dress, hope you will stop by and check it out, Thanks!

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  28. Good idea,thanks for your sharing,and I will share Abercrombie UK with you,you can get the fashionable and cheapest dress there,good luck.

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  29. Hi beauty,
    I just found your blog & I just adore it - your sense of style is amazing, you look fabulous in everything..!

    If you like my blog too,WE COULD FOLLOW EACH OTHER!!! ;) ;)
    I'LL WAIT YOUR ANSWER ON MY BLOG...TELL ME IF YOU LIKE MY BLOG AND IF YOU WANT TO FOLLOW IT!!! :) :) THEN I'LL FOLLOW YOU BACK... ;) ;)

    www.thechicetoile.com

    xoxoxo,Francesca

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  30. That polish is so pretty! love it

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  31. Love your nails:)
    I`m following your blog from now on:)

    www.vintage-rainbow.blogspot.com

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  32. Thank you for sharing this ! amazing post, and really great blog :)
    What do you think, of following each other ?
    xoxo
    ⓈⓈ ⒻⒶⓈⒽⒾⓄⓃ ⓌⓄⓇⓁⒹ

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