I recently discovered a new technique to getting rid of nail varnish without making too much of a mess and more importantly without damaging my nails too much. It also saves on cotton balls.
It’s easy to do and not as messy as the foil remover technique (even though this technique is the best for glittery nails). But if you are just looking to get rid of normal nail varnish without damaging your nail too much than this technique is for you.
All you need is nail varnish remover and 1 cotton ball.
Step 1: Roll out the cotton ball so that it forms a line of cotton
Step 2: Spread the cotton line out and rip to form 3/4 extra lines.
Step 3: Rip each line of cotton and spread it so that it forms rectangles about double the size of your nail
Step 4: Dip a small portion (about 1/3) of the cotton piece into nail varnish remover. You don’t want to put too much on as you’ll end up with nail varnish remover dripping down your arm.
Step 5: One by one place the cotton piece onto each nail and make sure that all corners of the nail are covered by the cotton, and leave to rest for a couple of minutes.
Step 6: Starting from the base of the nail to the tip, push the cotton off. You’ll have to put a little muscle into it, don’t forget to get the edges of the nail also. It should all come off at once it, it certainly did with me, look at the photo I took after from only doing it once!
To protect your nail, make sure you don’t rub the nail varnish remover back and forth on your nail as this will only damage it and cause it to thin and peel. Always work from the base of the nail out to the tip.
Have a go and tell me if it worked for you.