Middle Aged Beauty Queen

Removing Nail Polish

Posted on: June 23, 2012

I know I just posted a video about how I remove my nail polish using 1 cotton ball and 1 capful of polish remover, but I just learned of a newer and better way to remove your nail polish. This happened the last time I posted a video showing how I remove my polish, and then someone told me about the 1 cotton ball, 1 capful way, so there ya go. Seems like once I’ve found what I think is the best way, another, better one comes along. Anyway I wanted to share this with you, as it really does work.

In a small bowl add a squirt of hair conditioner (maybe a quarter cup?), a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, and a couple tablespoons of lemon juice.

20120623-220956.jpgwith a whisk mix everything together until the conditioner is melted into the oil, just takes a minute or two.

20120623-221047.jpgFill the bowl with hot water, as hot as you can stand.


20120623-221321.jpgNow, soak your nails until the water is cooled down. Should be 15-20 minutes. When you are done your fingers will be pruny. This is one case where pruny is good! Now remove your nail polish like normal. I still use the 1 cotton ball, 1 capful of remover method, but the one thing I do different is to pull straight down with the cotton ball. Do not move it side to side. That just pushes the polish into the sides of your nails. Ever remove a dark polish and notice the dark polish “outlines” your nails. Going side to side is why that happens. So just put the piece of soaked cotton ball on your nail, wait a minute and pull it straight down. Your polish will come off in one stroke and you won’t have any residue in the corners.


The other benefit of removing polish this way is your nails, cuticles and hands feel very sowft. Obviously from the conditioner and the oil, but my nails look great and my hands are nice and soft, who could ask for more? Well, I know someone will ask for more, but you probably aren’t getting it! So there!
Thanks for stopping by! Mwaaah!
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4 Responses to "Removing Nail Polish"

this is awesome! I am so trying this 😀


You will love it! I did it tonight for my toes, I had in a dark blue polish with about 3 coats of glitter. I’d had it n for a while because of removing the glitter. This worked so good, removing all the dark and the glitter was no problem and my toes are nice and soft! I love this method! I just used it agan for my hands, I had on a med blue with lim green, didn’t want any residue in the corners, and it worked so good! Love it! Let me know how you likeit, thanks — Judi


Oh I certainly will 😀


Thanks for the tip Judi, I’m totally trying this out tonight!! 🙂


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