I love glittery nail polishes, and I suspect that you may love ‘em, too. Lately, I’ve been having a blast with glittery ombre manicures, which have taken my lacquer love for glitter to whole new levels, but they’ve also opened my eyes to a downside of having so much glitter on my nails…
It can take forever to remove!
I can usually remove non-glittery polishes in 2-3 minutes, tops, but getting the glittery ones off can easily take me 10 minutes or more.
Until last weekend, my technique for removing glitter polishes involved soaking a cotton pad in an acetone nail polish remover, wrapping the wet pad around each nail, and then massaging the moistened pad around the nail for a minute or so before firmly sliding it from the base up to the tip. Sometimes, I’d have to repeat the process three or four times per nail to get them nice and clean.
Then, last weekend, I stumbled upon something that really helped move the cleaning process along.
It was Saturday night, and I was just about to remove my sparkly Raiders mani my normal way when I decided to hop in the shower first (three words: hella greasy roots).
After the shower, I moisturized, got into my jammies and sat down on the floor with my polish remover and cotton pads.
I started going through my regular routine, soaking and massaging a moistened pad on the first nail, but this time it was working much better than usual. On some of my nails, I only had to repeat the process once; on others, the first pad did the job.
A process that usually takes me 10-15 minutes ended up only taking 5 — still a little longer than usual for non-glittery nail polishes but a big improvement nevertheless.
I’m not sure why, but I think it had something to do with the shower. Maybe the nails absorbed some water, and it loosened the polish. Or maybe it was due to the temperature of the shower, which was lukewarm, but not hot.
Whatever the reason, I think the shower helped.
If you decide to give it a try, let me know how it goes. Inquiring minds want to know.
Pier 1 furniture: yay?
Question for ya: how do you feel about Pier 1′s furniture? Is it sturdy? I found a couple of cute and comfy chairs there last weekend, but I wouldn’t want to get something if it’s going to fall apart.
I have commitment issues when it comes to furniture, but I’m getting mighty tired of sitting on the floor when people visit…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,