I picked up a new bottle of my favorite nail polish remover, Sephora’s Instant Nail Polish Remover, in my last haul. This is the third time I’ve repurchased this remover. The bottle says “It’s magic!” and I would have to agree, especially if you’ve tried removing glitter polish with it. Removing glitter polish is not fun, but this remover makes it about as quick and painless as it’s going to get.
This remover is the type that has a sponge inside that you put your finger in to remove the polish. That is probably why it works so well, but it is also the reason for the few drawbacks of this remover.
One is that after you’ve used it for a while the remover starts to get yucky and murky and then needs to be replaced because all of the removed nail polish stays in there. I haven’t timed it, but I think I replace it about as often as I would need to replace my normal nail polish remover when it would run out. Also, because of the sponge, this can’t be used on your toes, so I do end up buying a regular bottle of nail polish anyway.
My main issue with the sponge is that little black pieces from the sponge will start getting stuck to my fingers. The pieces wash off easily, but I don’t love that the sponge starts to break apart and get stuck to my fingers when I use it. Considering this nail polish costs $9.50, which is considerably more than a drugstore remover, and that it needs to be replaced fairly often and can only be used on the hands, I do wish that it didn’t have the issue with the sponge “shedding”. This has happened with all three bottles I have tried, usually after just a few uses of the polish, with it then getting worse the more times it is used.
Even though the polish remover does have some drawbacks, I’ve never tried a remover that took off polish so quickly and easily and could cut through glitter polish so well. I would highly recommend it, especially if you like to use a lot of glitter polish.
What type of polish do you struggle with most to remove? Do you have any tips that make removing nail polish easier? Leave a comment and let me know!