Removing Glitter Nail Polish

I have currently been loving glittery nail polish either on the tips of my nails, on a single nail or just all over but the one thing that puts me of using glittery nail polish is removing it. This post might in fact be telling a lot of you something you already know but just in case some of you don’t I thought it would be worth sharing how I remove my glitter nail polish.
All you need is 
Cotton wool
Tin foil 
Nail polish remover

Sorry about the picture quality

Start by soaking a little bit of the cotton wool in nail polish remover, don’t add too much as this will make a mess instead do just a small section big enough to cover your nail.
Place it over your nail a press it down, cut a piece of tin foil and wrap the top of your fingers still with the cotton wool inside. The point of the cotton wool is simply to hold the cotton wool in place.
Squeeze the tin foil tight and leave to soak for 3-5 minutes.

When removing hold the tip of the tin foil which is on top of your nail, squeeze tightly, wiggle and pull off.
You will them be left with perfect nails with no glitter and no nail polish.

This technique is much faster in the long run and far less stressful then having to watch your cotton wool pad get stuck to the glitter on your nails.

Do you have any tips for removing glittery nail polish?
Sabrina X
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  1. 3rd October 2011 / 9:51 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this, I was just struggling with this a few days ago 🙂

  2. 3rd October 2011 / 9:56 am

    SUCH a great tip! Thank you. I adore glitter polish but have stopped wearing it lately purely because of the hassle of removing it and the fact that I'm getting through a huge amount of nail polish remover. Thanks for this. Cannot wait to try! Wondering whether clingfilm would work, too, to keep the cotton pad in place…

  3. 3rd October 2011 / 10:16 am

    agreed, I love glitter polish but it's such a pain to remove! I'm going to give this this a go, because at the moment I refuse to wear it because it actually hurts to get it off! xxx

  4. 3rd October 2011 / 10:41 am

    Ooh, thanks so much for this! I've got LOADS of glitters on my nails right now, and I'm dreading getting them off.

  5. 3rd October 2011 / 10:52 am

    Definitely going to try this! I've been wearing lots of glitter polish recently, thanks for sharing xx

  6. 3rd October 2011 / 12:27 pm

    this looks like a strange but amazing tip. hate trying to get rid of the glitter so I will be trying this!

    great post! x

  7. 3rd October 2011 / 12:57 pm

    Thank you!! I never thought there would be an easy way to remove it but will have to see if this works!!

  8. 3rd October 2011 / 2:14 pm

    This works really well, but don't do it too often, it dries out your skin terribly! x

  9. 3rd October 2011 / 2:47 pm

    I have to try this – I adore glitter nail polish 🙂


  10. 3rd October 2011 / 4:01 pm

    Great tip- i am definitely going to try this! 🙂 xx

  11. 3rd October 2011 / 4:56 pm

    I've been doing this for a couple of months now and it's really a great way to remove the glitters. No stress, just like you said 🙂

    I also blogged about it a while ago 🙂

    x Dana

  12. 3rd October 2011 / 8:01 pm

    I have never heard of this! Thanks for sharing. I always have problems removing glitter polish.

  13. 3rd October 2011 / 8:52 pm

    Thanks for sharing, I had no idea! And it's the only reason I don't like wearing glitter polishes!

  14. 4th October 2011 / 9:37 am

    So glad ive come across your blog and found this post. I was wearing opi- teenage dream and it took me about half an hour to scrub it off, i must have used about 30 cotton wool pads lol x

  15. 4th October 2011 / 9:30 pm

    Found this really helpful, definitely trying this next time I've got glitter on! Thank you!

  16. 5th October 2011 / 2:15 am

    I use Quickies nail polish remover pads and never have any trouble getting glitter polish off

  17. 5th October 2011 / 11:49 am

    Love this method. I love my glitters and always struggled before finding this xx

  18. 7th October 2011 / 7:46 pm

    Great tips! Can't wait to try this out as my nails are currently covered in glitter.

  19. 1st September 2012 / 11:39 am

    saw this post as a little thumb at the bottom of a recent post and though I have to know how to get that glitter off – such a nightmare… I will DEF be trying this next time.

    ♥ ThankFifi
    p.s. my usual trick is to paint over it and ignore it…

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