Simple Solution for Removing Nail Polish

Rarely do I actually paint my fingernails.  What’s even worse is that I love having my toenails painted, but once they are painted I hate taking the time to remove the polish when it starts chipping.  It’s such a pain that I usually just let it chip off until eventually it’s all gone.  I know some of you are dying thinking about how tacky that is, but it’s the ugly truth.  I just don’t have a lot of free time to sit down and try to scrub nail polish off my toes!  And then I saw this great idea in Real Simple Magazine and I just had to give it a try!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Nail polish remover

Small piece of felt

Here is what my toenails looked like after rubbing it for a couple of minutes with a cotton ball and nail polish remover!

After getting really irritated, and remembering why I never paint my toenails, I got up and grabbed some felt and the page I’d torn out of the Real Simple Magazine.

Here’s what to do:

1. Soak the felt in the nail polish remover.

2. Press the soaked felt piece up against each nail for 20-30 seconds.

3. Using the felt, wipe the polish off.

The tidbit from the magazine was a trick for getting off glitter nail polish but I thought, why not try it on regular nail polish and see if it works!  It worked so well!  I’m so glad I tried it and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to using a cotton ball again!

Now my toes are happy pink, but who knows, maybe this weekend I’ll paint them sexy red!

Have a great week everyone!

Anna
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Comments

  1. 1

    Love this idea!!!! I HATE taking off nail polish, so I usually just keep painting over my toes as they chip- which means I usually have about 18 coats of nail polish on at one time! :)

  2. 3

    Oh…thank you for this one, for sure! It usually takes me about 10 cotton balls to get mine off!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  3. 5

    Thanks for this tip. I happen to have plenty of felt to give this a try!

    lexmallabooks.com

  4. 7

    that’s awesome… i do have to say alot can be said about the type of polish remover… target has a great one!

  5. 9
    Collette says:

    I love it! I have been slowly chipping away at polish that was put on my toenails in NOVEMBER!

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