Product Type: Ambray Hand & Nail Care
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Ambray Nail Polish Remover
Member Name: Emily_09
Ambray Nail Polish Remover
Date: 26/01/10, updated on 20/02/11 (35 review reads)
Advantages: Good at removing the polish, cheap
Disadvantages: Makes nails tingle
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!
Summary: 4 stars
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