How To Remove Glitter Polish Quickly

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remove glitter polish quicklyYesterday we had glitter on our nails which was great but what happens when it’s time to get it off? It’s not that easy, right!? Moreover, the thicker the glitter layer and the larger the particles (OPI The Living Daylights, I’m looking at you now!) the more difficult it is to remove. Never fear, we have a little secret we’d like to share with you.

Today we’re showing you a way to remove glitter polish at home quickly without damaging your nails. It may seem like extra effort but ultimately, it will save you a lot of time and most likely save your nails from potential damage (scratching off those particles and incessantly rubbing with a cotton pad ain’t good for your poor nails).

Same method can be used for removing all types of texture nails – OPI Liquid Sands polishes, Zoya Pixie Dust, all sorts of loose glitter and even caviar beads.


Cotton pads, 10 pieces of aluminum foil (kitchen foil or even foil from that chocolate you ate last night), polish remover (or acetone) and cuticle cream


1. Apply a bit of cuticle cream around your nail bed.

2 & 3. Soak thin pieces of cotton pads in polish remover and apply them over nails.

4. Wrap each finger in foil.  Wait 5 minutes.

5. Voila! the glitter polish comes off and your fresh undamaged nail is here ready to be cherished.

6. Wash your hands and apply a generous amount of hand cream and your favorite nail care product to restore moisture balance.

NOTE: this soaking method may result in staining your nails, especially if you used very bright, high pigmented polish underneath your glitter. So make sure you don’t soak your nails for longer than 5 minutes, and always, always use a protective base for any manicure.

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