How to remove glitter nail polish the COPD way
Now I would just like to say before I even start this post that I am in no way an expert at removing glitter nail polish nor do I consider myself a nail blogger. I’m just sharing with you how I do it as I always get comments on my glittery NOTD posts about how glitter polish is so hard to remove. I am in total agreement that removing glitter nail polish can be a chore but I think I’ve come up with an effective way to do it. This should work for the usual Barry M glitters and the chunkier ones from Deborah Lippmann and OPI.
You’ll need nail polish remover (obviously), larger cotton wool pads with a tight weave if possible and some manicure scrub. If you don’t have a manicure scrub then Soap & Glory Flake Away is ideal as it’s more like a paste and contains almond oil which is important. Saturate your cotton wool with remover and wrap it all the way around your finger. While holding that finger steady twist with the other fingers back and forth over the nail very quickly. Once you think you’ve gotten a fair bit off, open the pad and flip it over and start again. This method should remove most whatever is in the middle of the nail.
Most of the polish should have gone off by now but it’s probably migrated to the back of your hands and everywhere else. Now here comes the science bit – scoop out some scrub and rub it all over your nails and massage right in the corners of your nails and all over your hands. Like I said above S&G Flake Away is ideal as it’s a gentle yet effective paste and the oils help shift the more stubborn glitter that may be hanging on for dear life. Wash your hands thoroughly afterwards and you should notice that the glitter is gone. After I’ve worn glitter nail polish for a week I usually give my nails a break and treat my cuticles with oils or hand salves as they can look pretty battered.
I hope this has been helpful to you!