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How to Remove Glitter Nail Polish

The holiday season is rife with glitter nail polish of all sorts, from flakies to hexagon shapes to everything in between. And while this variety of lacquer is festive and fun, the removal process isn't always quite as joyous. To remove glitter nail polish, you don't have to use mountains of cotton pads and gallons of polish remover. Just follow these simple tips below to make it easy on yourself.

  • Step 1: Completely saturate a cotton ball with acetone nail polish remover. Next, set the soaked cotton ball on your pinky nail and wrap it completely in aluminum foil.
  • Step 2: Repeat the process on each of your fingers and thumb, pressing down on the foils while the remover works its magic.
  • Step 3: Let sit for about five minutes and then slide the foils off to reveal glitter-free nails.
  • Step 4: Repeat steps one through three on the opposite hand.

Alternative: In lieu of foil and cotton balls, use white felt with acetone nail polish remover to get the glitter off. What are your tips for wiping away glitter lacquer? Share them with us in the comments now.

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tamplastic tamplastic 5 years
 @ericpham221 If you want to change the appearance of my body is because I see with my conscience and I decided to change my exterior. I can accompany the decision? Thanks. Tam.
ericpham221 ericpham221 5 years
It's also a way to remove gel polish. Put Acetone on the cotton ball, wrap around the nails. Then, use foil to wrap around the fingers. Wear that hand with a nylon gloves. after 5 or 10 mins, remove one by one and use something hard to stroke them off.
Beauty Beauty 5 years
Thanks! Happy New Year!
scoop45 scoop45 5 years
Love it
JKlein725 JKlein725 5 years
I wish I had read this a couple weeks ago when I was struggling to get my glitter polish off! I'll have to try it next time I use a glitter!
cindytsx cindytsx 5 years
I kinda modified the method a bit - I used acetone-dipped cotton swabs and wrap them around my nails, and then leave it on for around 5 minutes (surprisingly it doesnt work as well if its <5 minutes, haha).
spasiklaki spasiklaki 5 years
I have tried this method and it does work. For sth less fussy and simpler I use the Express nail polish remover by Sephora. The downside of this is that it is more expensive than the regular nail polish remover.
crystal0105 crystal0105 5 years
Used this idea Monday when I took off my "New Years Polish" and it worked like a charm. Totally going to use this on every glitter polish from now on. No rubbing or anything.
janetmouse janetmouse 5 years was just thinking about this after I painted my nails with purple glitter...thanks Bella for reading my mind!!
SaoirseM SaoirseM 5 years
Been trying to figure this out for days!! Thanks!
Beauty Beauty 5 years
Thanks! Happy New Year!
scoop45 scoop45 5 years
Love it
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