I love glitter nail polish. I mean, who doesn’t? But it’s a son of a bitch to remove. It takes forever, rips apart an ungodly number of cotton balls, requires a lot of elbow grease, and uses an absurd amount of nail polish remover, even if it’s the powerful acetone-containing kind.
Thankfully, I came across a better way! (I would hat-tip to the original place I found this method if I could remember where it was!)
Step 2: soak a piece of cotton in acetone nail polish remover, place it on a nail, and wrap the nail in a piece of aluminum foil; repeat for all five nails on one hand
Step 3: wait five minutes; I usually play a couple games of solitaire because it’s an easy way to keep track of time, thanks to the built-in timer
Step 5: repeat steps 1-4 on the other hand, using fresh cotton pieces but re-using the same foil pieces
I like to apply a nice cuticle oil and some hand cream after using this method, because acetone will dry out your skin and nails. But I have yet to find a less awful way to remove glitter nail polish. Viva la glitter!