Product Type: Classics in Beauty
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Cheap and cheerful
Classics Nail Polish Remover
Member Name: katyj10
Classics Nail Polish Remover
Advantages: Removes unwanted polish
Disadvantages: Doesn't smell great
Despite trying many brands of nail polish remover, Classics nail polish remover is one which I always seem to return back to.
I generally moisten a square cotton wool pad with the remover and wipe off my nails. When I am attending to the sides, especially if a dark polish has been used I hold a cotton bud to the spout and this works really well as the tube body of the bud fills with liquid which makes the bud more effective. I find a couple of pads does 10 nails and I usually have to return to the bottle for a bit more before I'm finished. The bottle lasts me around three months with regular nail polish applications and removals.
Packaging and price
The bottle is a big 250 ml bottle which is clear so you can see the pink liquid within. It features the curly 'C' Classics logo and directions for use on the rear. The lid is a flip top with a spout that drips out the remover if you hold it upside down. It squirts out more if you give it a squeeze. I think the lid and spout have been improved lately as it seems less likely to leak than earlier versions and the cap clicks on securely so it's ok if you need to store it sideways in a drawer like I do although I try to make sure it's on a tilt and not facing downwards just in case. I usually pay 79p in shops like Home Bargains for this but you can pay more at places like poundland if you like!
All nail varnishes smell quite toxic but this one is not so bad compared to the last remover (Cutex) I used. For a cheap product it is good that the smell is less evil. It does seem quite diluted and thin but it does seem to work so I can't complain.
My nails have been a bit weak and peely prior to using this product again but there is certainly no deterioration since using Classics. I have been trying to work on my nails using vitamins and nail oils so I can't say that the remover has helped but I don't think it has hindered either.
This bottle is not glamorous and it is cheap but it works. I do wish more nail polish removers would design their bottles with a pump lid opening (like they have in salons) so you can pump down to get the remover on to a pad but perhaps this would bump up the price. I wouldn't mind paying a little more to get this.
There are some obvious and maybe not so obvious rules to observe with this product: keep away from children, polished services and fabrics. It is also flammable so be careful where you store it!
As much as you can 'like' a nail polish remover I do think this one provides good value for money, lasts a decent amount of time and ultimately does the job. I have tested it with clear, light and then more challenging deep colours and it has worked consistently. I have also used this product to thin down some nail varnishes that were a little thick and it worked well just adding a few drops to the polish.
Summary: An OK nail polish remover
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