Tutorial: How to remove glitter polishes

Everyone loves glitter and I’m no different but one thing that always deters us from applying glitter polish is the hateful removal process. Glitters are well-known to be terribly difficult to remove! And so, I’ve prepared a post on how to remove glitter so that no one has an excuse to not use glitter polish anymore! 😀

What you need:

  • Remover
  • Aluminium foil about the size of A4
  • 2 cotton pads

First, tear up the aluminium foil into 10 pieces to be used with 10 fingers. Each piece should be around 2″X3″ but you don’t have to measure with a ruler, just an approximation will do.

Next, cut up your cotton pads into 10 pieces as well. I deliberately cut 2 bigger pieces because my thumb nails are larger.

Wet your cotton pad with remover. Make sure it is soaked right through. I’m using a non-acetone remover, but you can use whatever remover you want.

Apply the soaked cotton pad to your last finger. I like to start from the last finger and work my way to my thumb though, but you can do it in any order you like.

Pick up a piece of aluminium foil and lay your finger down about 1-finger spacing from the edge, and 2-finger spacing from the top. Again, this is just an approximation so just estimate will do!

Wrap the side in and slowly roll the foil tightly around your finger. It MUST be tight so that the remover does not evaporate away.

It will look something like this after rolling it.

Fold the excess foil on the top downwards and make that tight as well.

After applying for all ten fingers it will look like that!

LOL alien hands. Leave this on for at least 20 minutes if you’re using a non-acetone remover. For pure acetone removers, I guess the time needed will be alot shorter but since I have never used it before I cannot advise how long you need, so just estimate. You will feel a slight burning sensation but that’s fine cos it’s just the alcohol lowering your finger temperature (I THINK, don’t quote me on that), it is not actually burning lol.

Before you take them off after 20 minutes, press down firmly at your nail area again and rub a little, and then slowly move the whole foil plus the cotton pad inside off your finger. You should see that most of the glitter is off your nail, except for some probably still hanging on around your cuticles. Just take another piece of cotton pad and clean them thoroughly, they should come off really easily by now.

You may find that this takes alot of time to execute, so usually I suggest doing it over some TV/video time, you can just watch your videos and wait while the remover works its magic!

No pictures of what my nails look like after pulling the foil off cos my nails are mad yellow, and I’m sure you won’t be returning to my blog after you’ve seen it hahaha. If you’re using pure acetone remover, please remember to moisturize cos pure acetone is terribly drying! Wait, actually you’re supposed to moisturize no matter what kind of remover you’re using so JUST MOISTURIZE!! 😀

That’s all for the tutorial! Let me know if it helps okay? 😀

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Haul #2

My friend, Nicole went to the US recently and of course I couldn’t resist ordering some Nfu Ohs (pronounced as En-Fu-Oh) and getting them sent to her so that she could bring them home to me! She passed them to me yesterday, and I really cannot wait to try them all out!!!!

(L-R):

  • #051
  • #063
  • #065
  • #066
  • Cuticle Remover

From what I know, the Nfu Oh Cuticle Remover is the best one ever! Everyone in the polish blogging community can’t stop raving about it so I can’t pass it on, can I? 😀

LOOK AT THIS GORGEOUS BEAUTY!!!! The Nfu Oh #051 (they really should give their polishes some names, I’m so much better at remembering polish names than polish numbers lol) is a gorgeous royal purple jelly with super alot of colours of flakies!!! WTF I’m fainting from its beauty……

The myriad of colours that can be seen from the bottle!!! WTF there is red, fuchsia, orange, yellow, green, turquoise and blue!!! Seriously it’s like a rainbow omggggggg /faints again

These are the super gorgeous Nfu Oh holos! Everyone who knows about my polish craze will know that I’m a fanatic when it comes to holos. I really cannot get enough of them!! I wanted #061 (silver holo) as well, sadly it was out of stock on the site when I was gonna order! ): I just saw the website again, and now even #065 (blue holo) is not on the page anymore!! Luckily I ordered it!

It is said that the Nfu Oh holos work best with Nfu Oh’s Aqua Base, but it was also out of stock on the website for the longest time ):):):):):): BUT NEVER MIND, my best friend Jeremy is now in the US!! I can send it to him once they restock! YAY!

Notice the shape of the bottles? They are corset gowns! The front part of the cap is the boobs and torso part, the back of the cap has the corset strings! And of course, the polish bottle and the polish inside is the skirting. WTF. How can they design such pretty bottles?? I wish I could put them up for display….

(L-R):

  • #040
  • #052
  • #115
  • #060
  • #038

These weren’t part of the haul that I’ve gotten from the US. I previously gotten them from a manicure parlour in Wisma in December last year. They were getting rid of them at super cheap prices!! The lady sold #040 to me for SGD18 cos it was almost a brand new bottle, #060 at SGD15 cos it was 3/4 used, #038 at SGD10 cos it was almost half-used and gave me #052 and #115 for free cos there was less than a quarter left! I was really super happy that day cos I finally managed to lay my hands on these gems!!

I went to the local distributor for Nfu Oh before, and they sold every polish for SGD45! WTF what a total ripoff!!! The best way to lay your hands on these is to get them sent to a friend in US and get them to bring it back! And no, don’t bother trying to get them via Vpost or CGW because nail polish is a prohibited item and they will not ship it ):

You know I’m crazy when I buy polish remover in bulk. This is one gallon, which is almost four litres. LOL! BUT it is seriously cheaper by the gallon! I save super alot by getting this amount hahahaha 😀 This is the non-acetone one. I firmly believe in using non-acetone removers because they are less drying to the nails and skin (: It takes a longer time though, but it is worth the time spent in exchange for less dry nails and skin!

And of course I needed a bottle to contain it and where better than to get it from Genevieve? Actually more like she offered to give me one of them! So sweet of her right! So you girls really have to hop on over to her blog cos she has the best rates for all the nail polish that you want! 😀