Monday, January 2, 2012

Glitters! (And how to remove them)

As you might remember, last month I entered a contest held by Marta from ChitChat Nails. It was my first contest and I was a bit insecure about entering, but wooo, I came in 2nd! Thank you for all the votes :)
Salla from OMG! Polish 'em! was first and won the Color Club Beyond The Mistletoe collection with her lovely mani. But she already had 3 of those polishes and wanted to share her prize with me, how sweet is that! Thank you so much Salla, that was really kind of you :) And thanks a lot to Marta as well, who agreed with it and ended up sending 2 packages, ánd spoiling us both with some extra pretties ♥

The first polish that I'll be showing you is Color Club Candy Cane (3 coats), a gorgeous pink glitter that has some holographic glitter in it as well. It's very sparkly on it's own, but of course I had to add top coat to make it sparkle even more. This color is very flattering for my skintone and I'm loving it! :)




Because removing glitters can be nasty, with cotton pads breaking down and glitters ending up everywhere, I wanted to show you an easy way to do this with foil. If you're not sure how that works, read on =)

Cut strips of aluminium foil and cotton pads (or if you're lazy like me, just tear it in pieces) and get a remover with acetone. These removers work best for glitters, and the foil won't react with the acetone. Use the remover on the pads, place them on your nails and wrap it up with a piece of foil, then let it soak for a few minutes.


Then use some pressure on the package and wipe the whole thing off. Tadaa! Almost fully clean, and the bits that are left on the sides are soaked as well, so they'll come off nice and easy too.


I opened one the foil packages that I wiped off, and as you can see, all the glitters stay in place. No more glittery fingers! It takes a bit of extra effort, but it ends up being a lot faster than the usual cleaning, and it's nicer for your cuticles as well :)

What can help as well for removing glitters is using a normal polish as base below your glitter, the glitters will attach to that more and not so much to your nails. You can also add a coat of polish or top coat before removing them, so the layers of glitterpolish soften a bit and are easier to remove. But when you use foil these things aren't needed.

Update: There's now a Peel Off Base Coat available (but you can make it yourself as well), and it works great for glitters! Check out my review here.


Thanks for stopping by!

29 comments:

  1. Love this silver polish! And I use foil method for removing glittery nail polishes as well. :)

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  2. Whoever thought of the foil method is genius!

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  3. Thanks! Dit had ik echt nodig! Ik had het wel een paar keer gelezen ergens, maar vergat het steeds. Nu zit ik met glitter lakjes (oa deze) die ik bijna niet draag omdat ik ze er toch niet makkelijk af krijg :P Kan dit trouwens ook met pure aceton?

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  4. Wow! Thanks for showing this tip! (:

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  5. That polish is gorgeous, and wonderful tutorial on removing glitter!! :D

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  6. This colour looks so pretty on you :)

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  7. AH! Thank you so much for this tip! I love looking at glitters but I hate using them because it's impossible to get off - well, until now :) Seriously, thanks a bunch, I'll use this method from now on.

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  8. I love glitters and I often use the foil method. I also used it to remove CND Shellac and it worked perfectly. Candy Cane is gorgeous!

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  9. I used to hate wearing glitters because removal was awful--until I found out about this method! It works wonders!

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  10. Bregje! This colour looks fantastic on you!!!!! Wow! You're nails make even these fun holo glittery shades look classy and beautiful!
    It is through you that I learned of the "foil method" first, and I have been shouting it from the rooftops since!
    Thank you for your lovely contest submission and your very very kind words! You are incredibly sweet and beyond-super talented ;)
    LOVE THIS POST!

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  11. The foil method is fabulous. I also find that the tacky top coat method also works. Normally though I am really horrible to my nails when I wear glitters. Since they chip so easily I just peel off the entire nail. Yea, so bad for me.

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  12. thanks for your tip! I spent waaayy too much time trying to take off glitters and this is by far the best method!

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  13. Candy Cane is such a pretty glitter and it looks beautiful on you! I couldn't live without the foil method. It works like a charm every time! :D

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  14. Graag gedaan! En ik heb het zelf nooit geprobeerd, maar het lijkt me dat het ook prima werkt met pure aceton. Misschien krijg je er wat drogere vingers/nagels van, maar ik heb dat zelf veel sneller met remover zonder aceton :P

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  15. Thanks! And it's handy huh :)

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  16. It is, isn't it? :) And thank you!

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  17. Thanks Elsa, and I thought so too :)

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  18. Yay, I'm so glad to hear that! Have fun with all those glitter polishes =)

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  19. Ohh, didn't know it works for that too, never tried Shellac but such things are always good to know! And I agree, it is!

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  20. It does indeed! I'm still not crazy about removing them, but it sure makes a huge difference!

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  21. Aww, thanks so much dear Marta! You make me all shy, lol.
    And I'm loving this shade :)

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  22. Lol, that sounds familiar, sometimes I'm just not in the mood for foil and picking it off can be easy too :P

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  23. I'm glad to hear it'll come in handy! :)

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  24. Thanks a lot, I'm sure I'll wear this one more often! And same, it's a great trick :)

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  25. Hi,
    I just came across your blog and love your designs and tips. I recently saw a tip for using glitter polish, to get it off easily. Brush on Elmer's glue before polishing and it will come right off when you're ready to remove it. I haven't tried it yet, but thought I'd pass it on.

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  26. Thanks for this great tip!!!! I had begun to avoid wearing my glitter polishes because it was such a mission to get them off... Not anymore!!! :)

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