Culture The Best Ways to Remove Nail Polish  

Jessica Lawshe
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Love manicures, but hate removing nail polish? Do you have nightmares about removing glitter polish? Of course you do. But even lovers of glitter polish will be able to tackle the removal process after you've perused this list, detailing all the greatest how to take off nail polish tips and tricks. Having perfectly manicured nails all the tim is a chore, even if you use the best nail polishes out there. The perfect pop of nail color is sometimes just the push you need to get you through your day and a great way to express yourself! A bright poppy says "Hello! How are you?" While a dark boysenberry can say "Get out of my way!" Regardless, with this list of the best ways to remove nail polish, you can change your nail color as quickly as your moods.

This list will show you all the methods you can use to remove nail polish and includes products you never would have imagined would work. For example: hand sanitizer and perfume! It also includes some nifty little products that you might not know about, including nail polish dip and pre-soaked nail polish wipes. They make removing that manicure super easy!

Before you give up on ever getting that gel manicure or pop of glitter off, check out the best ways to remove nail polish below. Upvote the nail polish remover methods that makes you feel like the manicure diva you are and works the best for you!

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Nail Polish Remover

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With or without-acetone nail polish remover always works! But, that's kind of a "duh!"
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More Nail Polish

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This seems counter-intuitive - add more nail polish to take yours off - but it really works! As described over at Petite-Sal, simply paint over your already painted nails, wait 20 to 30 seconds, and then just swipe it all away.
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Used Dryer Sheets

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Don't throw out your dryer sheets next time you take out the laundry! They're just abrasive enough to remove nail polish. All you need is some polish remover and a quick swipe.
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Cotton Ball and Hair Elastic

Cotton Ball and Hair Elastic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ways to Remove Nail Polish
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We love glitter nail polish, but it sure is a b*tch to take off! Not the case anymore with this tip from Glamour. Just soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover and then fasten it to your nail with a hair elastic. Wait for 3-5 minutes, then remove! Cake!
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