I don't often wear nail varnish as I paint for a living so my nails are usually hidden under paint! But when I do paint them I require a good remover for when they start to chip. I bought this from Asda as it was really cheap and I didn't want to spend a lot of money on something I wouldn't use very often.
It comes in a really plain bottle but I don't need anything fancy, this isn't for show! The bottle opens by unscrewing the lid and then you pour out the liquid onto cotton wool. The opening is quite big so you have to be careful else you can end up with far too much all over the place! I tend to put cotton wool onto the opening and then tip the bottle up so it soaks into the cotton wool.
I then smooth it over my nails. I have to apply quite a lot of pressure and move it slowly. I find that it takes quite some time. It needs quite a lot on the cotton wool too so it's almost saturated and then that has the best effect. My hands get really wet and messy using this. It isn't the best I've used as it t akes so long.
I find that when I have a dark colour on my nails it seems to take a lot longer too.
Although it does work eventually it isn't the best one out there. 3 out of 5 stars
I wear a lot of nail polish, like to change the colour quite regularly because I get quite bored wearing the same colour all of the time. I like to polish the nails on my toes too and I tend to normally change both my hand and toe nails at the same time. I hadn't bought this nail polish remover before so thought it would be worth a go.
The remover comes in a transparent plastic bottle and is a very pale green liquid inside the bottle. I cannot detect much of the colour when I pour it onto my cotton wool or pads. It just looks clear and like water but with a hint of the colour.
This remover doesn't have that strong clinical smell which some other brands tend to have, this one has a very mild smell and not unpleasant. It smells quite nice for a nail polish remover and doesn't blow your head off or give you a headache etc. I always do try to open my window in the room I use a remover because I do like to have ventilation in my room. But you could get away with not opening a window if you prefer it closed but I just prefer to open my window and it is kind of a habit and something I have always tended to do when I use a polish remover.
You don't need a lot of the remover to remove the polish from the nails, I just pour a very small amount onto my cotton wool or pad and gently massage it onto my polish. I let it soak for a couple of minutes on each nail before I go to the next nail. It soaks well into the polish and removes it perfectly and in no time at all. I can easily remove all the polish from all of my nails in a couple of minutes or so.
I find I don't have to scrub the polish from my nails and so I don't damage them at all when I use this one. It is a gentle liquid and not harsh on the nails. My nails feel in a good condition because the liquid does contains added conditioners which help condition the nails and not damage them which is important to keep my nails as healthy as possible. This liquid does a good job of also conditioning my nails and leaving them nice and healthy and most of all strong.
It doesn't take long to remove my nail polish with this one because the product does most of the work of attacking the polish, so it only takes a couple of minutes to remove it. If I have any of my polish still left on my nails around the edges, I just dip a cotton bud inside the bottle and gently just remove it from the edges.
Works a treat with just a quick wipe all around the edges. This way it means I don't have to pour any more of the liquid onto a cotton pad and not use so much of the liquid or waste any of it. Also I have found it hasn't damaged my cuticles or left them feeling irritated or dry. I also use the bud in the same way if I have accidently smudged some polish onto my skin while applying it.
I really like this remover, I cannot detect the smell after I have removed my polish and it is a very good quality. It is so cheap to buy for any budget. For a 300ml bottle it costs just a £1, a bargain price for a remover which actually works being so cheap to buy.
I think if you are wanting to drop a brand, this one would be ideal to save you some money. I think it is well suitable for removing any cheaper polish or any of the more expensive brands. I have removed cheaper polish and it has removed it in the same way as my more expensive ones.
I highly recommend this remover for anyone to give it a go. I will most certainly buy it again in the future because it removes my polish in the way I expect from this brand.
It isn't tested on animals so all good for me.
The bottle can easily be recycled too after use.
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I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I don't shop at Asada a lot, but whenever I do, I enjoy having a look at their own range of products, mainly to see how they compare to Tescos. One of the most recent items I bought from Asda, last time I was I there, was a very cheap bottle of nail varnish remover. It was only £1 for a fairly large sized 300ml plastic bottle - this one is called Asda Skin System Nail Varnish Remover. I hadn't tried Asda's own range of nail products before so I was keen to see how it compares to my usual brand.
I always wear nail varnish, both on my toes and on my fingernails. I feel a little bit naked without it, to be honest. The first time I used this it was to remove some quite dark burgundy coloured nail polish from my toe nails. There were two coats on there and it had been on for a little while so I knew it was going to be quite difficult to shift, as it was such a dark colour.
I poured a small amount onto some cotton wool, just as I would any other nail polish remover and I immediately noticed that the smell was nowhere near as pungent as my usual brand of polish remover. In fact, it was surprisingly really weak. I applied it to my large toenail firstly and I noticed straight away that not a lot was happening. I used more nail polish remover and then more and turned the cotton wool bud over and over but only traces of polish were coming off.
I decided to keep the cotton wool pressed to my toe nail for some considerable time to see if the remover was able to 'dissolve' the nail polish. It did, but only to a very limited effect. What polish was removed seemed to smudge about so that my toes ended up looking very red as well as my toenails. I ended up opening up my usual bottle of remover and using that instead.
OI have since used this nail polish remover on my fingers with lighter coloured nail polish but it still isn't very effective. I may as well be using water for all the good it does. It is so weak to be actually totally useless and I have not been impressed with this product at all, which is a real same, as I had high hopes.
I can only give this product one star out of five as it is so ineffective.
Not at all recommended.
I bought this recently as I was running out of nail varnish remover. After having a look around, this was the cheapest I could find at £1 for 300ml, and now being a student on a budget I decided I was going to have to try it.
I didn't ever really think that there was such a thing as a bad nail varnish remover until I tried this. I applied it to cotton wool and tried rubbing gently at my nails - and the nail varnish just wouldn't come off! I tried rubbing harder, and it started to smudge the nail varnish, so after about 5 minutes of very persistant rubbing, the nail varnish was off the majority of one nail, although it was still firmly in place around the cuticles and the edges of the nail, and my nail had been left tinted a slightly pale version of the green nail varnish I had been wearing. Needless to say I was not impressed, and I certainly won't be buying it again - there is no point in wastingyour money on a cheap product if it simply doesn't do the job!
I bought this after I had run out of nail polish remover and it was the cheapest available at the time of purchase. I will admit I have a major wet cotton wool phobia so I always use tissue when removing nail polish.
The bottle itself is £1.00 for a 300ml bottle. It is a clear bottle, which makes it easy to see how much of the product is left with a white screw on lid, which I noticed was held very securely. I like the fact that this product isn't tested on animals however they do help with funds to find alternative testing methods.
The first time of using it I used it on Barry M nail varnish, which I have to say I never normally have any major problems removing. I noticed that the liquid was really watery looking and it didn't smell as strongly as other nail varnishes I have used, I wasn't sure if that was a good thing or not. I applied it to the tissue and began to wipe, it made the nail varnish very cloggy but failed to remove much of it at all. I spent half an hour of scrubbing with both tissue and cotton buds to get the full nail varnish off. It seems to melt the nail polish then leave it in large clumps, which dry again.
I was extremely unimpressed with this product, however I'm not entirely sure if it was because I was using tissue, as I couldn't test this fully with cotton wool. I ended up giving the rest of the bottle away and I won't be buying this again, I guess the old saying goes you get what you pay for, well this product you do.
This is a review of Asda's Skin System nail varnish remover which I bought to replace my empty bottle of nail varnish remover recently. I wear nail varnish most of the time so do get through quite a lot of the remover and I like to try different types to find the best on the market.
The 300 ml bottle is clear, with a white label and the green skin system logo. The liquid inside is green and the plastic bottle has a screw top cap.
I used a cotton wool disc soaked in this remover to tackle some dark coloured nail polish that was ready to come off. I first noticed how thin and runny the liquid was and secondly how much I used each time I picked up a new pad. One pad adequately removed around two nails worth of polish. So five pads later I had removed the lot. This is more than I usually use. I also noted that I had used around a fifth of the bottle of remover which is an unbelievable rate. At this pace this will be used in no time at all. A bottle usually lasts me months but not this one. I prefer a flip top bottle which drips out product as you use far too much with the top wide open.
I felt that I really had to scrub at my nails with this polish remover to get the colour to budge. This is really bad for your nails and cuticles as it can dry them out. Afterwards I had to use nail oil to try and get some condition back in to my nail beds. Smell wise, for nail polish remover, this one is fairly mild and not overpowering like some can be. The back of the label states that the nail polish remover is formulated with extra conditioners to maintain healthy nails. I'm not sure I can tell this has conditioning properties. I also noticed over a few days after using this product that my nails broke a lot more than the usual chip or break. I am sure it was down to this product that this happened.
The 300ml bottle is priced £1 in Asda stores.
I was not overly impressed with this remover and its green colour didn't really do anything for me. It rates fairly low in the massive amount of nail polish removers I have tried. The price is not bad but it is not one I would buy again unless I was desperate as I find it too thin and time consuming to remove the polish on my nails. I also found I used more of this product and more cotton wool discs than I usually would when removing nail polish. I will use the rest of the bottle I have but it is not one I would stock up on in the future.
A basic essential
As I am never without nail varnish on both my finger and toenails, a good nail polish remover is a bit of an essential for me. But it isn't something I want to spend a lot of money on - instead I tend to go for the cheapest available and hope for the best!
This 300ml bottle from Asda is just £1, which is significantly cheaper than other brands of remover. So in all honesty I wasn't sure what to expect, as I have found some cheaper removers haven't worked so well for me.
This remover comes in very basic packaging, as you would expect, and you can see the pale green liquid inside. It contains extra conditioners to keep nails healthy.
Pouring some of this onto cotton wool, the first thing I noticed was that the smell wasn't as strong as that of other removers, which tend to have a strong chemical smell. Although I was glad about this, it did make me wonder if some essential ingredients were missing that would make this remover less effective.
Good for the price
But I needn't have worried. This is actually a really good nail varnish remover that does what I need it to! I would probably say it isn't quite as effective as some others I have used but at the low price this doesn't bother me too much - I probably just need to put in a little extra effort to get rid of all traces of varnish. I do also find that when removing very dark colours, my nails do tend to keep a trace of the colour on them after using the remover but I have found this is also the case with other removers - and my own fault for never using an undercoat!
I also like that after use, there is no trace of the chemical scent left on my fingers - again I find other removers leave a nasty smell behind but this one doesn't.
In summary ...
- Cheap at just £1 for 300ml
- Does the job pretty well
- Doesn't smell as strong as other removers
- Not quite as good as other removers (but it is cheaper!)
Overall I am going to give this four stars. I really like the fact that it doesn't smell too strong or leave a chemical scent on my fingers - and I like the price too! However it isn't quite as effective as other removers I have used - for the price though I think it's a really good buy, and I'll be buying it again in the future.