The 3 Best Ways to Remove Nail Polish

Removing old nail polish is always a hassle. With summer just around the corner, and bright summer nail polish is all the rage, don’t be left with dark blues, grays and neutrals on your nails. Sheer Lust has some good tips to remove old, chipped nail polish to brighten up and illuminate your season! Check out these tips!


Acetone vs. non-acetone nail polish remover

The nail polish removers that contain acetone are stronger and can take off nail polish much quicker than non-acetone nail polish removers. While it may be super helpful to use a nail polish remover with acetone in it, it is good to know the acetone is a harsher chemical for the nails and can dry out the cuticles. When removing glitter nail polish, or darker nail polish such as Sheer Lust Royal Black or Pinot Noir, we recommend using nail polish removers with acetone, aside from these, use a non-acetone nail polish remover to save your nails and cuticles.  


DIY Nail Polish Remover Jar

Always in a hurry and don’t have time to remove chipped nail polish? Create a nail polish remover jar! It is convenient and easy to use!

All that you will need:

  1. Mason jar and lid
  2. Sponge
  3. Nail polish remover


  • First, cut the sponge in half and fit it into Mason jar
  • Arrange the sponges vertically so they are squished into the jar, but there is still a little bit of wiggle room.
  • Pour the nail polish remover on the sponges until saturated.
  • Dip painted finger nail into the jar and rub against sponges until nail polish has been removed.

Easy enough right? Be sure to screw the lid on tightly when not in use so the remover does not evaporate.


sheer lust nail polish on a desk with matching items


More is better

Remove nail polish with more nail polish? It may sound redundant, but it works! We’ve all been in those troublesome situations where you don’t have any nail polish remover but you need to get that nail polish of ASAP.

Try removing old nail polish with fresh nail polish. Put on a new coat of nail polish over the old. Wait a couple of seconds, and wipe it off! Most, if not all, polish should easily remove. Repaint over old polish if not completely removed the first time. Repeat until all polish is removed.


Now that you know how to take nail polish off with a breeze you can focus on finding the best bright summer nail polish colors to enhance your look this season.

June 20, 2017
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