8.29.2012

Using Elmer's Glue as a Basecoat AKA Easiest Glitter Removal Ever!

Hey ladies!

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!
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36 comments:

  1. I made my own bottle last night and am wearing two coats of it under Spoiled's Jewelry Heist right now. Can't wait to see how it comes off!

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  2. So glad this works! I've been wanting to try this!

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  3. This is all the rage right now isnt it!?
    I'm trying it tomorrow, got my glue earlier tonight and now I just need to dig up an empty bottle!

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  4. It works like a charm! But I'm a picker too- just knowing it comes off so easy makes it a challenge to keep it on!

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  5. yeah, the glue, sure ... WHAT POLISH ARE YOU WEARING IN THE PICS?!?!!!! o.O YUMMMM! Oh, I'm totally trying the Elmer's this weekend! :)

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    1. It's China Glaze Sexagon topped with Lush Lacquer Midnight Affair! So pretty!

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  6. I was literally JUST complaining to my sister about removing glitter! so gonna try this!!

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    1. Add pink/colored glitter for use as a regular polish that peels off too. You can add water color paints for a nice tinted color.

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  8. Thanks!! It was really helpful :)

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  9. This is a great thing, & to know that it actually works...even better! Perfect-o! I'm gonna share this with all my friends, hope ya don't mind, & thanks!!! =)

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  10. Pretty Purple Polish is (i believe) one of the first people that discovered the whole PVA glue thing, she did a 5 day wear test with it - http://www.prettypurplepolish.com/2012/08/pva-glue-base-coat-questions-and-wear.html

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  11. i'm so gonna do this, thanks :-D

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  12. This is amazing and I can't wait to try it!

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  13. I totally fell for the Essence one and when I was using it I realized that it smells exactly like PVA glue. I just paid e2.29 for a tiny bottle of PVA glue, didn't I? :) Brilliant though, might make me use my glitters more! x

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  14. Cool! Do you know how long the polish stayed on nails?

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    1. This stayed for a day because I couldn't wait to pick it off. haha but I think it would have pretty good staying power beyond that.

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  15. I have yet to try this but it sounds awesome and I http://www.labmuffin.com was the first one to post about this

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  16. this is soo awesome! i'm going to try it :D but how do you clean out a nail polish bottle? i've tried a couple times and the brush and bottle gets all sticky and a huge mess

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    1. I had an empty one on hand, but in the past I have poured out the rest of a bottle on a plate and thrown that away. Then I rinse the bottle out with water and put some remover in there and shake it up and it should be clean! :)

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  17. Great post! I bought myself Essence Peel off base coat, and I'm really oving it. It is great for glitter removal, and my nails aren't stained after swatching 10 polishes =)

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  18. I loved this post so much I included it in my biweekly series, Lots of Link Love! I'd love if you checked it out and shared it with your readers!

    http://stresscasey.blogspot.com/2012/09/lots-of-link-love.html

    Have a great Thursday :)

    Casey

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  19. this is awesome! My favorite finish has been cremes, let's see if this changes my preference now =]

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  20. what about the brush in the bottle? Dosen't it get all sticky and unusable after sitting in glue the whole time?

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    1. So far I haven't had any issues like that and it's been about 3 weeks. I think adding a little water to it makes it a little less likely to do that. :)

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  21. this is awesome... I have to try this....
    greetings from Ecuador

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  22. How do you stop the brush from sticking together?

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    1. It actually doesn't stick together for me. As long as the lid on the polish bottle you are using is tight the glue doesn't get thick or gloopy. :)

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  23. Does it come off during bathing or washing?

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    1. If you don't apply regular polish on top of it, it will wash off. But with polish on top it stays on really well! :)

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  24. so will this help the chipping also?

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  25. I haven't seen a difference in terms of chipping when I use the glue base coat as opposed to a regular one. :)

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