Sunday, November 14, 2010

Polish to the People's Tips for Glitter Removal

What's a girl to do when she has put two coats of China Glaze Party Hearty over two coats of China Glaze Phat Santa, and now it's time to remove it?

Well, first, this picture doesn't really do this fantastic green, red, and gold glitter justice, but it's night and I have no lighting, so you'll just have to deal. It's a party in a bottle, make no mistake. My main problem with this manicure was that I had been at the Sephora VIB party this past week where there was 20% off everything and free champagne before doing this manicure, and between the great deal I got and the booze, I probably should not have been operating a nail polish. But, hey, you gotta do what you gotta do.

Anyway, now that I want to take it off, how am I going to do this without going absolutely insane? I'll tell you how. With this little gem that can be found at Target:

And what's inside this rather ordinary looking jar of acetone nail polish remover? I'll tell you what. The glitter nail polish removing vagina of DOOM!

So, not only does this thing have 100% acetone (which I use almost all the time - yes, it's drying, but effective. I don't recommend it if you aren't willing to moisturize to accommodate), but rather than the standard sponge, it has little plastic bristles that scrub glitter off your nails.

I try not to use the glitter nail polish removing vagina of doom more than once a week if I can help it. As I mentioned, acetone is very drying, and since you really have to soak the nail in there and then scrub the softened nails against plastic bristles, it's not a good idea to use this all the time. But, if you are facing the frightening prospect of removing any kind of crazy glitter like this, the vagina of doom is your solution. And THAT is Polish to the People!