10.09.2012

I Pity The Foil!...Easy Peasy Glitter Polish Removal! (PIC HEAVY)

Aaaaaah glitter. How I adore you. The way you sparkle & shimmer & makes ones nails glimmer so prettily…*sighs*…but damn if you aren’t a pain in the backside to remove. At least you were…until I discovered a most awesome method that allows you to come off nice & smoothly, involving certain baking supplies, plus a few extra bits & bobs, waving bye bye to those dark days of sitting there scrubbing away with cotton wool removing a layer of my nail in the process. 

Hi my loves! Apologies for the title there…a little private joke for Hayley & Saf involving an amusing typo when discussing this topic on Twitter that had me in stitches…what can I say? I’m easily amused. ;) So yes, I’m sure you’ve guessed by now that I am a fan of the glitter polish…having pretty glittery nails makes me happy ;) However I’m asked quite often about HOW I remove the buggering stuff off my nails as it IS known to be quite a chore. Well no more dolls! I’ve had a few requests for a post on glitter polish removal & seeing as quite a few of my recent NOTD’s have been glitter based, I thought this would be the perfick time! Hope you enjoy & find it helpful!

                                                                                  A Quick BEFORE Pic...

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the ‘foil method’ of glitter polish removal & that’s the method I use. It really was life changing…okay slight exaggeration perhaps but it REALLY is brill. Plus the method I use has an added step which makes it EVEN easier to come off, all you need is ten pieces of foil large enough to wrap around the nail (mum has ceased asking me what I’m cooking when I’m retrieving some from the kitchen), cotton wool pads which I cut in half (must think economically now), nail polish remover & the item for my added step which is a cheap nail polish. Oh & a few spare minutes of course! :D


It’s best to have all your bits & bobs all set & in front of you when you start to make life easier. So get your pieces of foil, bottle of polish & cut up pieces of cotton wool which you need to soak with the nail polish remover, ready to use, oh & a cuppa if ya fancy one :)


First step is coat the whole nail with a thick coat of the cheap polish. Obviously it doesn’t matter at all if its messy…as it’s all coming off! :D


Next, grab a piece of polish soaked cotton wool & wrap it around the nail. 


Then pick up a square of foil & do the same, wrapping it around the cotton wool & nail, applying a bit of pressure to make it nice & secure around the finger, making sure no air can get in.


Do the same with the other fingers until you have a hand resembling the Tin Man’s. It’s easier doing just one hand at a time otherwise it can get a bit fiddly trying to do all 10 fingers at once.

Now’s the bit where you occupy yourself for a few minutes whilst the foil does its magic. So why not plonk yourself in front of your fav soap opera or X Factor, with your cuppa (conveniently made beforehand)… maybe read a few pages of your current read…or freak out the cat with your strange robotic silver hands…


Then after about 3-5 minutes, which I feel is sufficient enough time (also depends on how thick/dense a glitter you’ve got on) remove the foil & wool using a twisting motion against the nail….& VOILA! The glitter literally glides of the nail nice & smoothly :D 


Repeat the process on the second hand & you’re done. No more red raw wrecked weak nails…HUZZAH! *happy dance* 

                                                                   AFTER...Bye Bye Glitter! :D

Before I discovered this method, I dreaded applying glitter polish as much as I loved it. Now I can happily continue with my glitter addiction & not fret about scrubbing away like a mad woman removing it, taking off a few years of my life in the process. Happy days. 

Oooh & I forgot to mention that afterwards, be sure to moisturize the nails well with cuticle oil & a good hand & nail cream as they’ll be a tad dry!

I hope you found this helpful my lovelies, do let me know if you give it a go! Thanks for reading!

Lotsa love to ya!


  

18 comments:

  1. That's such a good idea, I will try this the next time I wear glitter nail varnish :) thanks for stopping by my page, I'm now following xxxx

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    1. Yes you must try it the next time you do hun! You'll honestly never go back :) Thank you so much! xoxo

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  2. I posted about this a few weeks back too - great minds and all that ;-) I think EVERYONE should know about this!

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    1. Haha really?! I know its amazing isn't it? Not sure what the science/magic behinde it is, but I bloomin loves it ;) I find the added step of applying the cheapo polish really helps so much more too! xoxo

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  3. I simply apply cotton wool soaked with nail polish remover on the nail and wait like you for 3-5 minutes. I'm always too lazy to put foil on it to hold it. ha ha ha!

    The kitty was not impressed! LOL! :)

    mademoiselle-lala.com

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    1. That's great that works for ya hun! Haha! Hmmmm I know...kitty has to put up with a lot from her mistress ;) xoxo

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  4. Amazing hun! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Julie
    sweetsaremyweakness.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You're most welcome Julie! Hope you found it helpful :) xoxo

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  5. Love this, will defo be using it. And can't believe you used my typo, ha ha! Glad to be of use.
    We can now be happy with our pretty glittery nails and not dread taking the glitter off!
    (I spell checked this to avoid a repeat of before....!)
    Safira

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    1. Bwahaha! Aaaah I do love ya Saf m'dear ;) Glitter polish removal shall never be the same again...lol! Yes absolutely! Now we can happily fulfill our glitter addictions wooo! xoxo

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  6. It's a great technique, isn't it! I want to get some cheapo foil I can just use for the purpose, as the number of glitter manis I do means we're running low in the kitchen!

    Your kitty pic is so cute - her little paw is all ready for battle with the robot hand!

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    1. Hello you! Its been yonks lovely, hope you're keeping well lady :) Aaaah tis fab non? But I know! Lol! Mum bless her asked me the first time I went a' hunting for some in the kitchen what I was cooking...O_o Aww thanks, little miss kitty was not a fan of the robot hands ;) xoxo

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  7. This looks really effective! Will def remember this when i'm struggling with glitter, your cat is such a cutie :) xx

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    1. It really is Sophie, definitely give it a try next time, you'll be amazed :D Thanks lovely! xoxo

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  8. You just made me like glitter nail polish a bit more thank you so much for doing this post. I limited the amount of glitter nail polished I used because it was so hard and frustrating removing it but this form seems to help, I will try this the next time I use glitter will keep you posted on how I found it. :)

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad huny! Life is just too dreary without some fabulous glitter to help brighten it up ;)Do let me know how you get on! :) xoxo

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  9. This is a great tip, glitter is a pain in the bum to get off. If you have really stubborn glitter polish then you can always use a hairdryer to warm the remover whilst your nails are in the foil, speeds up the process too.
    x

    Stories of an English rose

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    1. Haha I know! But I do love it so much, so thank the LORD for this! Oooh wow, that's a fab tip hun! Thank so much, will def dig out the ol' hair dryer next time too! :D xoxo

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