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Removing all of your nail polish can be challenging, especially when removing polish in deep colors. This page has tips about how to easily remove nail polish from your fingernails.


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By 7 found this helpful
October 9, 2009

Instead of using a tissue or cotton ball to remove nail polish, I use an old washcloth. I find this works much better because the texture of the washcloth helps scrub off the polish and it doesn't shred or tear like the tissues do. I also find I am using much less polish remover.

After I've used it a few times, I just throw it in the washer. The nail polish won't come out, but the remover does. This helps save money by using less polish remover, less tissues and is environmentally friendly.

Source: An idea I came up with one day while doing my nails.

By Tara D. from Walton, NY

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November 7, 2013

I used a 4 ounce mason jar for this. You can use a small airtight container if you want.

Cut the sponge in half lengthwise. Take the two pieces of the sponge and wrap them around each other in a swirl fashion. Put the tightly rolled sponge in the jar.


Pour just enough nail polish remover to saturate the sponge. Insert finger in the center of the sponge and twist until polish is gone. Keep your cap on tight to prevent it from drying out. When it is done, just add more polish remover and re-use.

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December 31, 20041 found this helpful

When I remove red nail polish using a cotton ball, my hands become covered with the red polish I am removing. I found that if I take a panty liner, cut it in thirds, remove the paper protecting the adhesive, I can pour nail polish remover on the pad and it does not seep through to my fingers!

By Susan Bateman

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July 5, 20041 found this helpful

For an inexpensive, portable fingernail polish remover try filling an empty film canister with a trimmed pink foam roller pad drenched in fingernail polish remover. The hole in the center of the foam pad is perfect finger size. Buy the large bottle of polish remover at the dollar store and you can refill the canister several times very cheaply.


By Cheryl

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August 22, 2012

If you wear red or dark nail polish, when you take it off you may find that your nails are yellow from the polish. Use a smokers toothpaste to scrub your toes and fingernails with a scrub brush. They will look really clean. Regular paste works as well.

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By 1 found this helpful
October 7, 2013

The best easiest way to remove nail polish is to use the stuffing of old dog toys. Dip once only with nail polish removal.

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By 0 found this helpful
July 31, 2012

I stumbled onto this fast and efficient way to remove nail polish on the cheap side. I had some J-Cloths in my desk, cut a small piece off of it, then removed the nail polish so fast and easy.


And the best part, the cloth is reusable.

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By 0 found this helpful
March 2, 2009

I bought one of these in a plastic jar at the store a long time ago and I used it up. Put sponge in the jar to fit snugly. cut a hole in the middle to fit your finger. Pour nail polish remover in to fill jar and put cap on tightly.

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By 0 found this helpful
January 24, 2015

If you have ever used glitter nail polish, you know how difficult it is to remove even after soaking nails in polish remover. One way to remove the glitter polish is to first paint nails with Elmers Glue on your nails as a base coat.

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By 0 found this helpful
December 31, 2007

How to remove nail polish from fingernails, in the fastest and cheapest way?


December 31, 20070 found this helpful

nail polish remover any other route and you might damage your nail!!

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By jodi (Guest Post)
January 3, 20080 found this helpful

If you will go to a nail saloon you can buy a small bottle of the same kind that they use. in the long run it is much cheaper then the cheap kind we buy in the stores.


if you get your nails done in a nail saloon you will notice that they can take off the polish very fast..this is because it is a stronger kind. think I paid like $3.00 for a small bottle an it last a long time.

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