I wore gel polish for the first time earlier this year and really liked it.
I had my nail tech remove my first application of gel polish, but after she assured me I could do it myself, I opted to remove my second application at home.
- I started with a gel polish application that was past its prime. Notice the three weeks of growth at the base.
- I soaked a cotton ball in nail polish remover and placed it on my nail for 2-3 minutes.
- Then I took an orange stick and attempted to scrap the gel polish off. It was doable but difficult, and I didn’t want to mess up my nail.
- I decided to bring out the big guns and test soaking one nail in pure acetone for 1 minute instead
- Voila! The polish scrapped off with little effort. The pure acetone worked like a charm!
- Because time is money and I don’t have enough of either, I poured some acetone into a glass bowl and soaked the rest of my fingers for a minute. Note: I’m certain this isn’t the healthiest thing to do because of the contact to your skin. If you plan on removing gel nails at home often, opt for drenching a cotton ball with pure acetone and resting it on your nail like in picture #1
- BAM! When I was done I had my real nails back with minimal (I didn’t say ‘no’) damage. Perfect.
I’ve already booked my appointment to get gel polish applied for another overseas trip later this year, and when its day is done, I will be removing it at home just like this. Hope this helps someone!
Until next time Glam Fam I wish you
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