Product Type: Tesco in Beauty
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Just Like Magic!
Tesco Nail Polish Remover
Member Name: Enkaypee
Tesco Nail Polish Remover
Advantages: Cleans off nail varnish quickly and easily, bottle lasts a long time, cheap
Disadvantages: Doesn't remove staining from very dark colours but it's my own fault for not using a base coat!
If you've read some of my early reviews you'll know that I love nail varnish, and have worn it virtually every day for the past three years. As a result, nail varnish remover is an absolute must for me, as I change my nail colour several times a week. I've used all sorts of brands in the past, including specially-made cotton buds and gel nail varnish removers, but the latest one I've been using is Tesco Nail Polish Remover, a pale purple liquid.
I can't remember how much I paid and no longer have the receipt, but if I remember correctly my 250ml bottle cost somewhere between the 70p and £1.80 mark. Not bad for a good sized bottle that will last for ages.
I don't normally mention the appearance of the things I'm reviewing, but as there's no picture I'll briefly describe it so you'll know what you're looking for on the shelves. It comes in a plain, straight up and down bottle made of translucent plastic, through which you can see a pale purple liquid. The screw top lid is a pale purple and the plain label around the bottle is also pale purple in colour. I'm not going to lie - the bottle looks cheap and plain, but don't judge a product by its bottle!
To use, all you need to do is dab a little onto a piece of cotton wool, or one of those little circular cotton pad things which I prefer to use. Then just rub it over your painted nails, and hey presto! The colour should transfer itself from your nails to the cotton wool before your very eyes - just like magic!
As I mentioned, I have used many different types of nail varnish removers in the past, and this is one of the best. I find that it takes my nail varnish off very easily, and I don't need to scrub or rub my nails really hard to get them clear, which would damage both my nails and my cuticles. It's not quite as good as a single wipe and everything's gone, but after a few circular motions my nails are left clear.
Last night I was removing bright orange nail varnish which is usually pretty stubborn, but on this occasion within a few seconds of starting each nail all the bright orange was gone. My nails also appeared to be less stained than usual, even though I never use a base coat. I put this down to the nail varnish remover!
I must say that despite this, it's not infallible as when I use particularly dark or bright colours I'm unable to remove everything and my nails do stay a little stained.
The very plain bottle mentions that it includes added moisturisers, but I'm not convinced. My hands and cuticles seem no more moisturised than usual - they're not dry, but using this nail varnish remover hasn't won me over regarding being moisturising. If you're interested in this because of its apparent added moisturisers, don't bother. You're better off using a separate hand cream!
Of course, you should take all necessary precautions when using a strong chemical substance such as this. Don't inhale it and don't get it in your eyes. Really, don't. I made the mistake of splashing some in my eyes when I was 11 and you can take my word for it that it was one of the most painful experiences ever...
This is a very effective nail varnish remover: probably the best I've ever used. It gets rid of even stubborn nail varnish quick as a wink, so as a result you only need to use a little so a whole bottle goes a long way. I have no choice but to recommend it - I'm desperately trying to find something to knock down its rating but I can't!
Summary: The best nail varnish remover I've used
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