I have been super busy doing the shipping for You Mix Orders today, but I wanted to make sure I posted tonight because I have been wanting to share with you the latest discovery in the nail world. I hadn't seen any blog posts on it, so I figured I would share!
Recently, Essence came out with a peel off basecoat. It applies like a normal base coat, and then when you are ready to remove, instead of using polish remover, you just peel it off! So far this basecoat is only available overseas, but a super observant person ( I am not sure who this discovery should be credited to, but if you know, I would love to do so!) noticed that the ingredients in the Essence base coat and school glue, like Elmers, are essentially the same thing! So, I wanted to share this method with you, but again, this is not my original idea...it's just too genius not to share. :)
If you love glitter polish, but hate removal, then this one is for you!
The other awesome thing about this method is that it's super cheap! I bought my glue for .79 at Walgreens and expect it to last me quite a while. So all you need is some school glue and an empty polish bottle.
Next, use the nozzle tip on the glue and squirt glue into the empty polish bottle. Be careful not to let it come out too fast or it will pool around the opening and make a big mess. I left a little space in mine so I could put a tiny amount of water in the bottle to thin it out just a tad, but I think it's a preference thing, not mandatory to this working.
If you do add some water, put on the lid and shake it up good!
And those super simple, cheap, and easy steps get you a headache free, fast glitter remover!
I tested this out recently and used 2 thin coats of the glue base coat before doing my polish (I will be featuring this mani before I took it off soon!). I made sure it was totally dry before polishing. Since I was so antsy to see if it would work or not I peeled this off after about 24 hours and this is what I got! I just used my nail and found a spot to start peeling and it came right off!
Final Thoughts: This is hands down the easiest way to remove glitter. No foil, no acetone, nothing! It leaves my nails nice and clean as well. I only needed one cotton pad of remover for both hands to completely clean anything left over. For a super long wear mani, I wouldn't use this method. But at the same time, I don't this method really hinders how long a mani would last. Just knowing it comes off so easily makes me want to pick at it! haha But I love whoever came up with this because it's really a game changer for us glitter lovers. I can now wear any thing I want without dreading the removal process. LOVE!
So how many of you have heard of this? Or tried it? I would love to hear your thoughts on this!Pin It