Tried and tested: Nail polish removers
Let’s face it, removing nail polish isn’t one of the sexiest bits of our beauty regime. It’s boring and can be time consuming too – glitter nails anyone? Plus the smell! If you’re on the hunt for one which will take the stress out of switching up your varnish, we’ve got you covered.
Ciate Choc Pot Nail Polish Remover – 3/5
Love the idea of these – a range of nail polish removers which smell like chocolate. I tested the white choc version and stuck my nose close to the pot to get a whiff of lovely sugary goodness. Mistake! The smell is actually left on your nails after you’ve used it, with the product whiffing like normal initially. It’s a pot version, so you stick your nails in, twist and that’s it. It works quickly, but left my fingers and nails feeling really dry.
The Body Shop Sweet Almond Oil Nail Varnish Remover - 5/5
This is an amazing product! Even just a small drop removes stubborn polish, including glitter. It also doesn't have that horrible chemical smell that others do, which immediately made me think it would be kinder on my nails. And I was right: it didn't leave them sensitive or brittle and kept cuticles nice and moisturised.
Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover Pot - 3/5
In the past I've firmly stuck to pads or liquid varnish removers, but realising how easy it would be to simply dip nails into a pot made me curious. One thing's for sure; you can smell this product before you see it. Considering it's supposed to have a "red fruit and vanilla fragrance", that didn't stop the overwhelming scent from making me feel almost dizzy when using it. The varnish did come off quite nicely, though there were a few specks left in the corners. However, I don't think I'll be dipping my fingertips into this on a regular basis because of the smell.