Song of the Day: Leave The World Behind / Axwell
This polish is a fun mix of medium sized, circular glitter pieces. The colours are perfect for any festive fête, and I fully intend on coating my nails in this when heading home for Christmas. Instead of doing a post showing you how great it looks on, because it's glitter and we all know it's awesome, I figured I'd share a fool proof way to remove glitter polish. I'm not ashamed to say I'll avoid wearing glitter because of how difficult it can be to remove, but I've finally got the process nailed down thanks to the mecca of beauty knowledge - Pinterest.
How To Remove Glitter Nail Polish
1. Grab your nail polish, five cotton balls, and ten mini elastics or a sheet of tin foil.
2. Rip the cotton balls into halves, creating ten smaller sections of cotton.
3. If you're using the tin foil method, cut the tin foil sheet into ten pieces. They should be wide enough to cover your nail and long enough to wrap around your finger fully. If you're using the mini hair elastic method, you don't need to do anything just yet, but should have a paper towel or hand towel you don't mind ruining nearby.
4. Soak the cotton pieces in nail polish (I find it easiest to fill the nail polish bottle's lid with nail polish remover, then dip the cotton pieces into it to really soak them).
5. Immediately after soaking the cotton pieces, place one over your first finger nail, making sure you cover the nail completely. If you're using the tin foil, scrunch the foil around your finger with the cotton piece inside. This will help keep in a bit of warmth, keep the polish remover from leaking, and will hold the cotton firmly against your nail. If you're using the elastic method, slide the elastic onto your finger so that it's holding the cotton down onto your nail like a bandage. With the bandaid method, you're likely to have a bit of nail polish remover leak out of the cotton - hence the paper towel. Repeat this until all finger nails are covered.
6. Wait 3-5 minutes and then remove the cotton pieces, pressing down firmly and sliding it off your nail.
7. With another clean cotton ball, take a bit more nail polish remover and go over each nail once more to grab anything left behind.
Et voila, the glitter's gone and you're not pulling your hair out from frustration!
Be honest... do you avoid fun polishes because of how difficult they can be to take of? If so, I promise this removal technique will change your life. You can pick up The Living Daylights at a Trade Secrets near you, or anywhere that sells OPI if you're not in Canada!