I am loving this gel nail polish! My first time getting this type of manicure was after Christmas, and it was worth the money. I loved the way it stayed on without chipping for 4 weeks! By that time chipping wasn’t the problem- my nails were growing out.
It was time to take this stuff off.
Being the frugal gal that I am, going to a salon to get my nails soaked off wasn’t something I wanted to pay for. So I did it myself at home. And it worked like a charm. Here’s how you do it.
Gather your supplies:
– Nail file
– 100% Acetone
– Small bowl
– Larger bowl
– Warm water
– Orange stick
Begin by filing the top layer of nail polish off. This shouldn’t take much- just a few seconds on each finger. Just enough to rough up the polish a bit.
Then fill the larger bowl with warm water, and the smaller bowl with acetone. Place the small bowl of acetone in the larger bowl of warm water. The warm water helps the acetone work more efficiently on your nail polish. Let your fingers soak in the acetone for at least 10 minutes. No peeking! Keep them submerged.
Once your fingers have been in the acetone for at least 10 minutes, keep them submerged and start scraping off the polish with your orange stick. If it doesn’t start to come off easily, wait another 5 minutes.
Mine came off pretty easily after 10 minutes of soaking in the acetone. Once I finished both hands, I washed my nails under warm water with soap. Then I applied Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream to my cuticles. This product always makes my nails look like I just had a manicure! It moisturizes and leaves my hands feeling hydrated without feeling slimy.
I will definitely get gel nails again in the future, without hesitation. The biggest draw-back for me before was getting the polish off. But now that I know how to get it off at home, without any damage to my nails, the extra money spent on this type of manicure is worth it to me!
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