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I always have my nails painted and love changing the colour every few days so I always need nail polish remover in, a few weeks ago though I ran out so while in the supermarket Ambray was the only remover available so I Purchased it.
This bottle cost me approximately 89p in Morrisons, I have also saw it in other supermarkets. It is always around this price so it is nice and cheap.
As you open the bottle you will notice quite a strong smell, however this is the smell which I expect from a nail polish remover and it is no problem at all.
This nail varnish comes in a 250ml plastic bottle, the actual remover is purple which does look nice when out in the bathroom. The bottle has a screw top which fastens tight so no accidents with this! The bottle is quite simple but I like the design.
To use this nail polish remover you place a cotton pad or cotton ball on the top of the bottle and apply enough of the remover onto the cotton ball/pad. Then hold on to your nail, sometimes I hold for a few seconds just to let it soak into the nail, then swipe over the nail to remove nail polish. I have personally had to repeat this many times to remove my nail polish.
I did not find this product to be very effective, I had to rub hard and it takes ages to remove all my nail polish.
I have a set of OPI nail polish which is glitter based and this remover does not work at all with the glitter nail polish which was disappointing. Also when wearing darker colours such as purple I find it takes a lot longer to remove the nail polish. The bottle says how it has been 'formulated to remove nail polish', i thought this would be obvious but in some cases it does not removed my nail polish! However with lighter colours it does work much better.
The bottle says this nail polish remover is 'with conditioner', however I did not personally notice this having any conditioning qualities. I have to apply so much of this to remove the nail polish so i think it can leave my nails looking quite dull, however I must say this has never done any damage to my nails.
As with all nail varnish remover this must be kept away from heat and flames, away from children and away from polished or painted surfaces. I think most people will be aware of this but I thought would be worth mentioning as the bottle makes a big point of mentioning this on the back.
I will continue to use this bottle until it has finished but it is not something that I will buy again in the future
Thanks for reading
I have many obsessions in life and one of those is nail polish, I have every colour in the world including a few colours I made myself and for this reason I have tried many different brands of remover.
The reason I purchased this brand was due to running out and popped to my corner store hoping to grab a bottle and I came home with Ambray.
===== The Product =====
Ambray nail polish remover comes in a misted plastic bottle ( mine is slightly different from the picture above )
The bottle states that the remover has added conditioner and also oddly states that it has been specially formulated to remove nail polish! phew just as well I wasn't feeling thirsty.
====== How To Use =====
Like most removers the bottle has a screw top lid which is very secure and is easy to unscrew and screw back tightly, I have added this as in the past I have had ones that do not screw back securely and it's a bit of a disaster not to mention fire risk if it spills.
The remover has the strong smell that is associated with removers and this one I found particularly strong but I held my nose and perservered.
I covered the top with a cotton wool ball and tipped the bottle up to coat the ball. When I apply remover I always leave the ball on my nail for thirty seconds to allow the remover to soak the polish as this makes it easy to remove and then using gentle sweeping motions pull the ball away from the cuticle to the end of the nail.
I found that I only needed to do this once or twice and the polish came off, I was impressed with this as I always wear a base coat, 2 coats of polish and a topcoat.
After removing all polish I found that while my nails didn't feel dried out as they can with other removers they were not really conditioned, This did not concern me too much as I always rub warm olive oil on my nails after removing as this acts as a great conditioner, strengthener and is also great if your nails are prone to splitting or breaking.
====== Conclusion ======
For the price I think that this is a great polish remover and while it may not condition your nails it will not dry them out either and it will remove all traces of polish.
It is also worth noting that this remover is not suitable for acrylic nails and you must buy a remover specially made for acrylic nails as using the wrong one will weaken and spoil your acrylics.
All for the bargain price of £0.79p! I bought mine in cost cutters but it also available in other places such as chemists, supermarkets and corner stores!
For the last week or so I have been walking around with horrible chipped polished nails due to the fact that my current nail varnish remover just wasn't budging my bright red polish that looked nice for about a day! Today, I decided that enough was enough and ventured out to purchase some more remover, bracing myself for the fact that I would probably have to spend a small fortune to get a decent product that would work.
Unfortunately, having no time to go into town, I ended up at the Costcutter on my university's campus and was dismayed to find that all they had in the way of nail varnish removers was one that cost just 69p. Feeling like I didn't have much choice and fed up with hiding my fingers throughout the day, I decided to buy Ambray's product and, having little hope that it would work, was preparing myself to have to use the entire bottle just to get my nails looking presentable again.
The bottle itself is nothing special and looks no different to any other nail varnish remover. It contains 250ml and is transparent with a purple lid. The Ambray logo is clearly imprinted on the front of the bottle and to be honest, I probably would have bypassed this product normally due to it's cheap price and simple appearance.
The liquid inside is purple in colour and on opening the bottle my nose was greeted with a strong chemical smell. To use the remover, I simply poured a small amount onto a piece of cotton wool, ensuring that it was moist enough to cover it and began to wipe the surface of my nails. The feeling on my nail was quite a weird sensation and was really cold. I was a bit put off at first as the area around my cuticles tingled quite a lot and it felt like the remover would really hurt if it got into any open cuts!
To my intense surprise however, the remover was actually beginning to get rid of my varnish, and after just a few sweeps of each nail, all of the red polish had gone. I was prepared for some staining on my nails as the red colour was quite dark, however you could hardly tell that just a few minutes ago they had been crimson in colour.
Another thing that I liked about this product was that although it smelt quite strong in the bottle, it left no trace of a smell on my nails and the tingle that I had experienced before soon disappeared.
Before trying this product it is very easy to dismiss it, believing that it is too cheap to work but I would definitely recommend it as, like me, you will be pleasantly surprised!
Ambray Nail Polish Remover- excellent
Nail Varnish remover is a must have in your bathroom cabinets if you paint either your finger or toe nails or both. We have all been through the stage where we have painted our nails deep red/ purple or this seasons trend- black. This stains our little nails and it is terrible to get off leaving a yellow stain- how unattractive- and then I found Ambray. I was used to buying cheap brands because I thought there was not much difference but I was wrong.
Ambray nail polish remover had been added with conditioner and specially formulated to do a well earned job for us.
This nail polish remover comes in a 250ml plastic clear bottle in which you can see the purple liquid inside. There is a purple screw top lid which matches this making it a little girly. On the front of the bottle there is the logo and a little image with orange squares on it. On the back of the bottle there is directions of use and other useful information.
Directions for use
To use this you should moisten some cotton wool with the remover and wipe gently over your nail one at a time to remove the polish. This is a very good remover and it does not get it all over your feet and hands like I find with the silly pads you can get.
Obviously this is extremely flammable so do not play around with it- it can kill!
This really does work on getting off dark coloured and also light coloured varnish. The smell is just as strong as all of the others and it cannot be helped. This is a goo one to try and can be found in supermarkets as well as health and beauty stores and some pharmacies for under £1.50. This also lasts quite a long time and leaves your nails in a good condition. 4/5
I have had a bottle of Ambray Nail Polish Remover on my shelf for quite a while, and when using it yesterday to take off some nail varnish I realised I had not yet reviewed it! What a shocking turn of events!
My Ambray Nail Polish Remover is packaged differently to the one in the Dooyoo picture, so perhaps it is an older incarnation of the product. Mine is in a see through but slightly frosted bottle which holds 250 ml of the liquid. It has a white plastic screw top and large black writing on the front in a very basic font which declares the name of the product and the fact that it comes 'with conditioner'. I think the packaging looks quite cheap and it is not a product that you would put at the front of your dressing table to show off!
Inside the bottle is a bright pink liquid. Of course I like pink things so this pleases me! The liquid is very thin and cool. To use the nail polish remover you add some of the liquid to a piece of cotton wool, or some tissue if you are out of cotton wool. The bottle then tells you to 'wipe gently over nail surface to remove polish'.
I find that the nail polish remover is quite average. With a really good remover then the polish would slide or glide off the nail with just a gentle wipe, but this requires quite a few wipes, and for thicker nail polish often scrubbing is required. It is also not very good at all at removing polish from the cuticles or around the nail, which is bad for me as I am poor at applying nail polish and it tends to go everywhere!
After using the nail polish remover my nails and hands do not feel dry which is good, however my nails tend to look a little pale and dull rather than shiny and conditioned.
I think in the future I will try a different nail polish remover once this one has run out.
I have looked for a price to include in my review but it seems that Ambray Nail Polish Remover is not currently being sold online at Boots, Superdrug or Asda. Perhaps it has been discontinued or perhaps it is only available in stores. However I do not recall it being very expensive so it is probably around £1.50 to £2.50.
When it comes to nail polish/varnish remover it's something I do buy very often. I only paint my toenails but own an awful lot of nail polishes and I like to paint my toenails very often! I have bought a lot of more expensive nail varnish removers in the past but I realise really they are no better than alot of cheaper brands and because I use such alot of the stuff I always look out for cheaper options to save a few pennies in this area when I can.
It comes in a frosted white plastic long bottle you can see through with a lilac shiny cap that twists on and off situated at the top concealing a largish hole. On the front length-ways in dark grey and large lettering I'm told it is Ambray and then in white writing I'm told it is Nail Polish Remover and then again in grey writing I'm told it has added conditioners. On the back of it I'm told a bit about the product, directions for use are given, warnings are given, ingredients are listed, some stuff is written in foreign languages (that I don't understand), the size is stated which is 250ml and contact details for Mcbride are given (the manufacturers of Ambray). It's cheap and economy looking but I do like the fact that I can see the lilac liquid through it and that I can see how much I have used and when I need to buy a new one etc.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Bottle:
Ambray nail polish remover with added conditioner, has been specially formulated to remove nail polish.
Directions For Use:
Moisten cotton wool with nail polish remove, wipe gently over the nail to remove polish.
Well its simple enough to use to be fair to it. You just tip the bottle onto some cotton wool or a pad or whatever you want to use to remoe your colour with. It comes out on the cotton wool easily and you can see a light lilac coloured liquid within your chosen removing method. Smell wise it's not too strong but does have a distinct smell of nail polish remover to it that vanishes over time after using it.
Basically to get it to work takes a bit of work. I find the best way of using it is to press the damp cotton wool hard on to my nails for a couple of seconds and then wipe away from the nail. Just wiping gently over the nails really doesn't remove anything at all particularly when it comes to dark colours in my experience.
With my preferred method the majority comes away and then you have to wipe quite hard at the reminents to remove them. I find it rather difficult to remove nail polish from the edges of my nails and the bits that get caught in cuticles really does need a good hard rub but as as I said it does come off it just takes a bit of time and patience.
You can get clean nails after working with the product. Nails look healthy enough and not like you've scrubbed the life out of them (even if you have had too!) after using it and even sometimes have a healthy sheen and you'd expect that as this product is meant to contain added conditioners after-all.
All in all it's a cheap and cheerful nail polish remover and it works alot better on lighter colours and it's not this products fault I choose dark and vampy shades after-all lol.
I bought mine at in-store priced at 59p which is excellent value for the size you get. It lasts absolutely ages even with regular use! Do look about for this in cheap shops and independent chemists and the likes if your interested in trying this out!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I use Ambray Nail Polish Remover mostly because it's cheap, if Boyes have some in I can get it for about 69p for a 250ml bottle and I don't want to be paying much for nail polish remover so it's perfect.
The product smells very strong, I find they all do though as they are essentially strong, stripping chemicals, namely acetone.
The purple liquid makes it easy to spot on the shelf and a bottle lasts me months, you only need a small amount to remove all traces of nail polish from your nails so it's extremely economical.
For the best results I put some on cotton wool then just place it on the nail for a few seconds before starting the rubbing action. It easily takes off a couple of coats of nail polish without any problems.
It is very drying if you get it on your skin though but as it smells so strong I always wash my hands after use and moisturise to replace this lost moisture. Also if like me you tend to pull at the skin around your fingers it stings like crazy if you get it in a cut!
There's the usual keep away from fire, children and your eyes safety precautions with this but I tend to keep mine in the bathroom out of the way anyway. I've never accidentally got any in my eyes as I wash my hands immediately after use but I would think it could be very painful if you did, so don't!
Generally it does what you want it to do while being very cheap to buy too. I always have some in, I hate when I chip my nail polish and can't take the whole lot off!
I have been using Ambray Nail Polish remover for several years now, although I have occasionally switched brands during that time. In fact, I'm pretty sure I have been using this stuff as long as I have been using nail varnish, which, trust me is a long time! Although it's cheap and fairly basic, it does the job and I thought I would share my experience.
The nail polish remover comes in a clear bottle, through which you can see the lilac coloured liquid. The packaging is pretty basic , but for the price I wouldn't expect much more.
This remover contains acetone, which is one of the most effective solvents for removing nail polish. The downside of acetone is that it can be drying to the cuticles and skin around the nails. Ambray have added conditioners to the product to try and prevent this. Although it doesn't tell you what it is that conditions your nails, from reading the ingredients list, I think it must be Lanolin Oil, which is often used to treat chapped skin.
To use this, you simply apply some to cotton wool, and wipe over the nail. Like most nail polish removers, this product has a very strong smell - trust me you don't want to inhale this stuff! I find that the remover only needs to be wiped over the nail a couple of times to get rid of all the polish, I've used other brands that takes ages and aren't very effective.
The remover gets rid of the polish quickly and effectively, but despite its added conditioners, I do sometimes find that it still dries out my nails and cuticles, so I always apply a cuticle cream after removing my polish.
~Price and Availability~
I usually pay between 79p and 99p for a 250ml bottle of this. I don't think it is available at some of the bigger retailers such as Boots and Superdrug (although I may be wrong), but discount chains, such as Savers and Bodycare normally stock it.
As I said I have been using this for years, and despite the fact it is cheap, it's also very effective. On the negative side, I'm not sure the conditioners work, but other than that I'm pretty pleased with it.