Remove glitter or gel polish the easy way

Glitter nail polishes and gels can keep your nails looking good longer with one negative – they are impossible to remove. I’ve even gone as far as filing it off. Salon professionals have a trick for quick and easy removal – and I created an at home version.

Here is what you’ll need:

  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Aluminum Foil (I used Reynolds Wrappers, pre-cut boxed foil, $1 at Dollar Tree)
  • Cotton squares or rounds
  • Scissors

Cut the foil into 2″ X 2″ or 3″ X 3″ squares, enough to fit around the front and back of the  nail.

Next cut the rounds or squares into fourths or thirds, depending on the size. You want it big enough to fit over the mouth of the nail polish remover.

Apply nail polish remover to the square and fit it over the top of the nail. Wrap it with a tin foil square and repeat with each nail or toenail. Be careful not to put too much nail polish remover on the cotton or it will leak through the foil.

Leave them on your nails for 5 -10 minutes. Check the progress after 5 minutes and leave on if the polish isn’t lifting. Pull the foils off and put cuticle oil on the nail beds.

Voila! Polish free!

 

 

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