I’ve seen a few beauty bloggers & vloggers used this kind of remover, where you dip your finger in move it around slightly & tadah~ polish removed! I have not previously seen it in Sg, so I told mom to get it for me in aussie! However 2 days ago when I was at metro, I SAW IT, was super excited & called gf, asking if she wanted to get one too!
It retails for $17, but metro was having their 20% + 20% for members sale so I got it for about $11! Absolute bargain!
So the claims are that it removes polish at 1 second, per nail without cotton wool! Let’s put this to the test! Honestly, it’s a pretty nifty idea!
On the inside, there is a little hole for you to insert you finger in, but maybe having a few more holes would be helpful. lol!
For the sake of this experiment, I decided to use a few different kind of formulation polishes, just to get a better idea!
Thumb – Creme finish (Nicole by OPI – Keeping Up With Santa)
Index Finger – Glitter (China Glaze – Tinsel Town)
Middle Finger – Creme x Glitter (OPI – You’re sucha Budapest + polka.com)
Ring Finger – Holographic (A-England – Lady of the Lake)
Pinkie – Dark polish (OPI – Road House Blue)
Put your finger in & make sure you do a little wriggle in the bottle, if you just leave it as it is, the polish will still be on your nails. Some might be removed but there will still be remnants! I timed each finger! The fastest, which were the creme finishes, as expected took about 3-5 seconds. I was surprised the creme x glitter took just slightly more than 10 seconds & no surprise the glitter one took about 45 seconds.
In saying this I definitely did more than a wriggle to remove the polish, I “brush” my finger on the sponge so as to help it remover quicker, more so for the glitter polishes. For creme polishes, you actually can get away with just dipping your finger in, it will just take slightly longer as compared to if you wriggle it abit!
The biggest issue I have with this is that, it leaves all the glitter inside the bottle hence you can see from the picture that while I was removing the polish off my other fingers, they became glitter-fied from polka.com.lol. & this is only from 1 finger of glitter, imagine if it is all 10 fingers *shudders*
Overall nails are pretty clean (don’t mind the colour near the nail bed, was doing intensive swatching today) & polish was removed pretty well!
Since it contains almond oil, when you remove your finger you can definitely feel like there is a ‘layer’ of something on your fingers, which I slightly dislike. Washing your hands will remove that ‘layer’ so nothing much to worry about! Another thing is that when you open the bottle, the nail polish remove scent is really quite strong, stronger than if you were to use a cotton pad. It makes sense since the whole sponge is soaked with remover. However, it is awesome for travel being so compact & you will just need this to remove the polish!
Do drop me comments if you’ve tried it & do you like or dislike it? I’m still on the fence, I don’t hate it but I don’t love it too!
Have a great Monday girls! <3