My first experience with glitter nail polish was one of frustration. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the way my nails looked. But when it came time to remove it, that nail polish would not come off. Regular nail polish remover did absolutely nothing. If you use the glitter as a top coat, regular nail polish remover will actually remove your base coat and leave the glitter. I ended up scraping the nail polish off my nails, vowing to never use glitter nail polish again. But the call of pretty nail polish dragged me in and I vowed to find a way to easily remove it from my nails. Here’s how I do it:
You will need: Tinfoil rectangles, pure acetone NOT nail polish remover (I found the acetone at Wal-Mart), cotton pads cut into 10 pieces (Or 10 cotton balls).
Soak the cotton pad or cotton balls in acetone and place on your nail. Make sure to avoid skin as much as possible as acetone is much harsher on your skin than regular nail polish remover.
Wrap the nail in tin foil to keep the cotton pad in place. Leave the tinfoil and cotton pad on for 10 minutes. Attempt to find something to do for 10 minutes while your fingers look like turkey drumsticks.
Remove the cotton pad or cotton balls, make sure to swipe the nail as you remove for any stubborn sparkles. And voila, you have successfully removed glitter nail polish, no scraping required!