Sunday, August 15, 2010

Removing Glitter Polish: The Foil Method

Glitter nail polish is great but can be a real pain removing it. Some people even have a glitterphobia (I had it too). It is such a shame not to wear glitter polishes just beacuse of the removal, so today I have for you a post about one of the methods that make it easy...the foil method. Lets have a look at it step by step:

Before you start, prepare these things:
1. nail polish remover
2. cotton pads
3. foil
4. scissors
5. cuticle cream

So obviously you also need your nails with a glitter nail polish on :D (I have Nubar Petunia Sparkle)

Take one cotton pad and cut it into half (or even on quarters...what you like more). Put you nail polish remover on the pad and the place then pad on your nail:

Cut the foil into smaller pieces and wrap it around your finger with the cotton pad and remover:

Now do the exact same thing on all your fingers. Then leave the foil on for about 5 - 8 minutes (go watch TV, read a book, just relax):

After 5 - 8 minutes remove the foil and cotton pad. All your glitter will be on the pad and your nail is clean. Effortless :)

Now because soaking your fingers 8 minutes in a nail polish remover isn´t very good for your cuticles (they will be dry) put on your favourite cuticle cream :) I like Lush Lemony Flutter and Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream.

So this is it...nothing copmlicated. It is very simple :) Now tell me...what is your favourite glitter polish and how do you remove it?

45 comments:

  1. Wow, tak to zní jako zázrak, už se těším až vyzkouším=) Zrovna včera jsem bojovala s Eyeko Vampire lakem, ty červené potvůrky vůbec nechtěly dolů=)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Never heard of this before, but I will give it a try. It is a pain to remove glitter polish!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Tak to je dobrá náhoda, já přesně tohle odlakovávání fotila asi před třemi dny! :-D Sice budu za opici, ale stejně to na blog asi dám, Dejnička si to chtěla přečíst v češtině :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Talka: ten Vampire je nádherný...bohužel jsou ještě hůř třpytkaté laky, takže určitě vyzkoušej :)

    Krystal Leigh: it is...until I knew this I didn´t like glitter nail polish very much.

    ReplyDelete
  5. viennettka: to je jasný...léto je jako dělaný na třpytky, tak nás to obě takhle napadlo. Za opici nebudeš, naopak se na tvůj článek těším.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ohh I'll have to try that sometime! Thanks for sharing. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. My favorite is Ruby Pumps!
    I just keep rubbing with the pad and remover and it will eventually dissapear :)

    Check my blog http://tesjoesblog.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is a great method. I hate doing it though because I have problems sitting in 10-15 mins without being able to use my hands! LOL!
    The method works though!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I already tried this method twice, it works like a charm! I have acrylic nails, so i use remover without aceton and i take 10 minutes time. Perfect!
    My fave glitter polish is Mad As A Hatter...sigh lol
    Hugz
    Diana

    ReplyDelete
  10. My all time favorite glitter polish is OPI Mad As A Hatter (I've got five bottles in my stash... I love it that much), and I NOW remove it with foil! hahahahaha!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Um, but judging by the picture, it looks like your nails got yellow-ish? Is it from the polish or from the 15 minutes of remover?

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for the tutorial - I've always wondered what the "foil method" was. Good to know!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Sarah: glad I could help :)

    Katya: not mine...but glad I know about this.

    Tessa: I used to do that too. But I am so lazy :)

    Stellnpurple: I just watch the telly.

    Morgaine: I think I will need to buy that one.

    FitterTwit: wow, you really love it! I have it to try so I am curious about it.

    Anonymous: none of them. I ran out of my base coat :( Thats all, but now I have a new one. Sorry about my ugly nails :D

    ReplyDelete
  14. I have to try the foil method! I haven't tried it yet

    http://becksmakeupcorner.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-first-giveaway.html

    ReplyDelete
  15. My favourite at the moment is "Catch Me In Your Net" by OPI and I remove it exactly this way. It's the easiest way I know.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Ha, tak já to mám nafocené. ale když to plánujete, tak se na to vykašlu, určitě to budete mít lepčí.
    Fakt, tahle metoda je nejlepší. Jednou jsem prstíky zabalila do potravinové fólie a šlo to taky :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'll have to try this. I love glitter, I always fear the removal, haha.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Funny, I was imagining this idea the other day when I was removing a pain-in the ass polish. I'm glad to know it works now. LOL

    ReplyDelete
  19. I may have to try this with my blue polishes. Those make a holy mess of my fingers!

    ReplyDelete
  20. This is so great! Thanks!

    PS - my husband is going to tease me SO bad when he sees me doing this LMAO

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great technique. I also do this to remove any nail glue from repairs.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I, too, use this method to remove glitter polish, so much easier than trying to wipe the polish off. I just often forgot to take care of my cuticles after that...

    ReplyDelete
  23. I've heard of this technique but I'm usually so impatient that I just go at it on my nails. Thank goodness most of the glitter polishes I've used come of without giving me much problems but there are a few that can be stubborn. I'll try this technique next time for those.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I never heard of this before either. Interesting though! :) I might try it soon. My glitter polishes are annoying to remove. Glitter spreads like wildfire on my fingers. Thanks for the tutorial! =)

    ReplyDelete
  25. I heard of a removal process like this from ALU. I think she heard it from a nail tech at a show sometime last year. You take a cotton ball or pad and soak it in remover and then place it on your nail. You then take another cotton ball/pad and put some remover and that and, with one long swipe, remove the original that was sticking to the nail. It takes it off pretty well. Of course I've only done that with non glitter polish. I'm one of those that don't wear glitter b/c of how hard it is to take off. But I'm going to try this this week.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I haven't tried the foil method yet, but I've been wearing a lot of glitter polish lately so I probably will soon.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Awesome tip!!! Now I want to paint my nails with a glitter so I can try it out :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hey
    I want to ask you something: please pass by my blog and look here: http://konadnails.blogspot.com/2010/08/manicure-contest-giveaway-update.html
    If you like this, please vote me!
    I really need your help :]
    Thanks a lot!

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  29. I must try this! I've been avoiding glitter because of the removal!!

    http://xmaterialgirlsx.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  30. So glad you've posted this, I love love love glitter polishes but it's such a pain trying to get them off again! Latest love is CG Fairy Dust, but OPI Absolutely Alice will always be a favourite - who can say no to gorgeous blue sparkles!? :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh, thank you sooooooo much!
    I am gonna try this out!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I'm new to your blog and love it!! Great tips on taking glitter polish off.

    ReplyDelete
  33. It's funny because I was about to write to you to ask you how to remove glitter nail polish. I bought a barry M glitter nail polish and it was a pain in the arse to remove so I was about to give it away to someone else ^-^

    ReplyDelete
  34. I googled for a way to remove glitter polish and found your blog. Amazing! It took off the glitter completely! My fav. glitter polish is Absolutely Alice by OPI and from now on, this will be the merhod I use to remove glitter polishes! :D

    ReplyDelete
  35. Konečně se nemusím bát třpytkatejch laků... Sice nejsou moje top, ale občas po nich zatoužím... Děkuju za tip!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Thanks so much for posting this! I've tried this after reading your post and it makes removing glitter polish like a breeze! One more thing, I like your photos!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Love it! Damn, all these years without knowing about the foil-method :D Thank you! It worked so good, and I dont use a little glitter, I want my nails to really sparkle if I use glitter ^^ I wrote about this method on my blog too and gave you a link. Thanks again!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I adore glitter polish, have a million of them but I avoid them sometimes just cause of the removal. I just finished my manicure using Mad As A Hatter, I'm gonna try this method of removal, I hope it works as well for me as it does for you but it makes sense so I'm not dreading removal lol

    ReplyDelete
  39. WOW!! it is effortless!
    now i can use glitter polish anytime i want without worrying on how to remove them.
    thanks a lot!:D

    ReplyDelete
  40. THIS WORKS!!! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!

    ReplyDelete
  41. It really works!!! Love it <3<3<3 The Essence twins glitter polishes are great but it usually takes ages to remove them. Now I'm gonna use them more often :D

    ReplyDelete
  42. My fav is Katy Perry Teenage Dream. I usually remove just by holding a soaked cotton ball of polish remover on 2 nails at a time for a few minutes. Most of the polish is on the cotton ball when removed.

    Think I'll give this foil a go though and see :)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for all your comments. I love to read them :) but please be respectful and don´t spam me with links to your blogs. You can always write me an email.