Two months ago, I randomly stroll at the nail polish section at Sephora KLCC and stumbled upon this beautiful glitter nail polish by Nails Inc. I was contemplating if I should get it because glitter nail polish can be so gorgeous on the nails but it is an absolute pain to remove. I bite the bullet and got it, happily applied it on my nails and a week later, I needed to remove it as it was chipped all over. I cried. I regretted. I couldn’t understand why I bought the nail polish. I wished I didn’t bought it. I wished I didn’t applied it. Yeap. I went all emotional while doing the difficult task of removing.
Then, I went back to Sephora because I knew Sephora has a remover just for glitter nail polish. Well, the demo video looks promising. I’ve only used it a few days ago and I’m going to tell you if you should run like I do to Sephora for this Instant Nail Polish Remover for Glitter.
What I like about Sephora Instant Nail Polish Remover for Glitter is that each bottle is sticker-ed with the brand label all around, from top to bottom. This assures me that no curious shopper dipping their fingers into the bottle, mistaking the retail bottle as tester bottle. Yes, that too happened all the time so check your item before check out. You can peel the sticker off but I like to keep the label off so I used a knife and trace-cutting all around the cap edge in order to open the cap.
Honestly, I never tested out the efficacy of the product nor peep into the tester bottle before purchasing so I have no idea how does it work or how does it looks like. This is what it looks like on the inside. There’s a piece of scrubbing sponge in the middle of the foam surrounding the inner bottle.
At first I dipped my fingers in like the photo below, which is wrong because the foam surrounding the inner of the bottle are soft and mushy. The correct way (I think) is to face the nail polish surface to the scrubbing sponge. I was kinda worried at the beginning that it will ruin my nail because my nails are thin and brittle and the sponge is quite rough. It turns out fine 🙂
The scent of the remover however is quite nose clogging if you were to sniff directly from the bottle. It will numb your nose for 5 minutes if you do it lol. It actually smells floral-y on the nails after that, which I like.
As shopgirlxox feedback over Instagram, it takes more than a little wiggle to remove glitter nail polish still. I know she wasn’t kidding and she was right. It is definitely not as easy as dip the fingers in, wiggle a little and voila. It’s really not. I was literally wrestling with the bottle of remover with a killer look on the face. So much so that mum asked what the heck I was up to LOL. It takes a lot of finger action #nothingporny with a lot of wiggling and scrubbing. IT.WAS.TIRING. My hand was numb from keeping the finger(s) in the same pointy shape! Again, #nothingporny.
The result? Well, I managed to get most of the glitter nail polish out except for some glitter piece that still want to stay on for a little while longer 🙂 . I didn’t bother to stuck my fingers into the remover for any longer so I just scrap off the leftover.
Just dip your finger into the foam and bye bye sparkles in a snap? I wish 🙁
Overall it wasn’t that bad. It will work so much better for those that do not apply double layer of glitter nail polish. But hey, what’s the fun with a thin layer of glitter right? I go all out!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.