Easy Way to Take Off Nail Polish

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I love getting pedicures, but once my toenails are painted, I hate taking the time to remove the polish when it starts chipping.  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!  Lucky for me, and any of you who might feel the same way, I found an easy way to take off nail polish you definitely need to try! It is time to ditch the cotton balls and forget about rubbing one toes for ten minutes to get the polish off. This new method takes just seconds- you will be amazed at how easy it is! Here is what you do:


  • Nail polish remover
  • Small piece of felt


  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.

You will never go back to using a cotton ball again!

Woman is enjoying foot treatment.

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

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About the Author: Anna is the creative blogger from Ask Anna. She loves to answer your household questions about cleaning, organizing, decorating and more! Anna was a monthly contributor on Somewhat Simple in 2012.

 This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in March 2012

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  1. says

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

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  2. says

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

  3. Collette says

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

  4. Crystal says

    What a great idea!! I hate taking off my polish too,but I love polished nails. Thanks for the great tip!!