How to Remove Sparkle / Glitter Polish
The first time I tried removing sparkle polish the traditional way it took almost 30 minutes and I was extremely frustrated. It was like rubbing a wet cotton ball on coarse sandpaper… not very effective. I previously wrote an article on how to remove gel nail polish, and wondered if this concept would also work with sparkle polish. Sure enough, it worked like a charm. After soaking for just 3-5 minutes the polish and sparkles wiped right off.
– Acetone or Polish Remover (pure acetone is most effective)
– Cotton balls
– Aluminum foil strips
Soak a cotton ball in acetone remover and stick it on your fingernail. Wrap it with aluminum foil to hold it on the nail, and repeat for each finger. Let your nails soak for about 5 minutes, and then pull the foil off your fingers. The polish (and sparkles) should come right off, leaving no mess. If it doesn’t come off clean, let them soak a couple minutes longer.
Here are a few quick pics to show you what this looks like… the pic above with the sparkle polish is the before pic.
UPDATE: Pretty Purple Polish posted about a recent discovery… using PVA glue as a peel off base coat for glitter polish! Amazing… this will save a lot of time and energy and make wearing glitter polish much less of a hassle! I plan to try this out soon.