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Boots Expert Clean Nail Polish Remover

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      04.09.2013 20:53
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      great value nail polish remover with a strong smell

      I rarely wear nail polish on my fingernails these days as I find being a busy mum to a toddler means that it chips and ruins as soon as I put it on. I can't stand looking at chipped nail polish so I find it better to leave off altogether or just apply a clear varnish. However, in the summer months I do like to apply coloured varnish to my toes as this looks nice with open toed shoes and sandals that I wear a lot of over the summer. Therefore, I have been using more nail polish lately and, hand in hand with that, more nail polish remover. The nail polish remover that I am currently use is this one from Boots. It was the cheapest on the shelf, at £1 for 250ml. I think I bought it last summer and still have half a bottle left after the majority of this summer has passed - an indication not only of my minimal use of nail polish but how little of this is required to remove a coat of polish. I also use dark colours or very bright colours on my toe nails so a remover needs to work hard to fully remove all traces. The bottle I have is as pictured above (I think they may have since been repackaged). The bottle is round and clear with labelling around the middle. Through the bottle you can see the remover which is a pale pink in colour and a liquid of the same consistency as water. The lid at the top unscrews from the bottle but there is also a circle of plastic on the top that can be removed to allow the remover to be squirted through a small hole pierced at the top. I apply by squirting a little of the liquid onto a cotton wool pad or ball. As soon as the bottle is opened, there is a very strong, overpowering chemical smell from the remover,. This smell doesn't fade at all and is constant during the removal process - it is advisable to use in a well aerated room! Also, dispose of the used cotton pad immediately in an outside bin - I have put it in my bathroom bin once or twice and the smell lingers for days. The remover works fast and effectively - stripping even the boldest of colours from my toes in one swipe, without the application of much pressure at all. This is true right from the first nail to the last - I do not have the need to add any further liquid to the pad during the removal process. It is exceptionally easy and quick to use. Only a very small amount of liquid is needed each time - so a bottle lasts a great length of time adding even further value to the cheap price tag. Whilst the remover doesn't have the conditioning properties that other, more expensive, removers have, it certainly doesn't dry my nails out or leave them brittle. Overall, a very decent value remover that works brilliantly - just smells very strong.

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      22.06.2011 02:27

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      This is very affordable and works like a charm

      I really like this nail polish remover. I used to bite my nails (horrible habbit i know) but i decided to break the habbit and start letting them grow. I now have lovely long nails that i like to look after. I have tried many other brands of nail polish, some cheap, some expensive. But i have found that this particular one works wonders. Unlike some of the other brands i have tried, it removes nail polish so easily, even if you have layers apon layers caked over your nails. The packaging for this has a clean look. The bottle itself is a translusent white, allowing you to see the colour of the liquid through it (pink). It has a simple silver lable on the front with the boots logo in the topleft. On this lable i just says 'CLEAN OFF NAIL POLISH ROMOVER' in capital letters. On the back is another silver lable. This one shows the diections for use, ingredients and and safety warnings.

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      15.02.2011 15:27
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      A decent enough product

      I don't buy nail polish remover very frequently as I don't paint my nails with bright colours much. However, I always have a bottle or two handy just in case, and one of the ones I have is Boots Expert Clean Nail Polish Remover. The bottle is quite simple in design - plastic with a screw top lid and big, clear writing on the front. You can see the bright pink liquid inside in, and it holds about 150ml. 150ml will last me literally months and months, and as the bottle is quite tall you do look like you get a lot for your £1 something (sorry I can't remember the exact price). As nail varnish removers go, I would say this one is pretty average. It contains acetone and has that sharp chemical smell typical of nail polish removers, though it's not as strong as some of the ones I've encountered. The liquid inside is almost exactly like water in that it pours easily and isn't thick or gloopy. I've found that the best way to use it is to simply unscrew the lid, cover the opening with a cotton wool ball or pad and quickly tip it upside down to soak the liquid into the cotton. After that, you simply rub it across your nails to remove the varnish. I do find that unlike other nail polish removers I've tried, Boots Expert Clean tends to remove even several layers of polish pretty quickly. There's nothing worse than having to scrub fiercely at your nails until your cuticles turn red just to remove the varnish. Expert Clean removes most of the varnish in one or two swipes, and I've never had any need to scrub even with a base coat and top coat on as well. Because it's effective, the skin around my nails doesn't get irritated, although you might want to wash your hands afterwards just in case, which will also get rid of the smell. Luckily it doesn't linger too long, although I would recommend using it in a well-ventilated room. One thing I would say is that if you have children in your house, it's definitely best to keep this out of sight and out of reach as the pink colour is quite attractive and the lid is really easy to open. Overall, this nail varnish remover does the job and is inexpensive, but doesn't bring anything new to the table. It does have a long shelf life - I've had bottles last literally years before and they've still been effective. An inoffensive enough product that does (an occasionally essential) job, so it's good to keep in the bathroom for when you need it.

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        24.09.2010 10:48
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        A good product from the Boots Expert range.

        I have naturally long nails and like to keep them looking their best by giving myself a mini manicure once a week. I vary my nail polish according to my mood or outfits, and have a huge selection of shades to choose from. It all has to come off in the end though, and I like to have a reliable nail polish remover that can clean the colour off quickly and easily. I have recently been using this Clean Off Nail Polish Remover from Boots, which is part of their Expert body care range. It's available for the cheap and cheerful price of just £1.25 for a 150ml bottle. Boots say: "Change your nail colour as easily as you change your mind with Boots Expert Clean Off Nail Polish Remover. Boots Experts clean off nail polish remover is enriched with oil, so unlike other removers that can really dry out nails, this gets the job done in a jiffy and helps keep nude nails looking and feeling great." The bottle is a standard plastic affair with a screw top lid. The plastic is translucent so it allows you to see the product through the bottle and easily judge how much you have left. The nail polish remover itself is a gorgeous girly pink colour and has a surprisingly nice sweet smell to it. Directions for use: Moisten cotton wool with the nail polish remover and wipe the nail gently from cuticle to tip to remove all traces of nail polish quickly and effectively. To use this product I place a cotton wool pad over the neck of the bottle and tip the bottle up so that the nail polish remover soaks into the pad. I then rub the cotton pad over my nails one by one until all traces of the nail polish have been removed. The nail polish remover gets to work quickly and removes softens the polish so you only require a few swipes to get your nails clean without any harsh rubbing. Sometimes if I am wearing a particularly strong colour, or one with glitter in then it will take more effort and require a couple of pads until the job is fully done. Afterwards, my nails look and feel squeaky clean. They can feel a bit dried out, but never stripped or damaged. I usually find that washing with a moisturising hand wash balances things out again and also removes any traces of the polish remover from your skin. Boots Expert Clean Off Nail Polish Remover works effectively to give a quick and easy clean. I would recommend it as it is a real bargain, cleans well and has the added bonus of smelling nice. A good product from the Boots Expert range.

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          29.07.2010 14:33
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          Not strong enough!

          I bought this the other day whilst out shopping in Boots, I am always painting my nails so therfore always need a lot of nail varnish remover in the house. At the time of the purchcase it was on offer, where the price was at 2 bottles for £2, rather than it being around £1.50 per bottle. This is Boots own nail varnish remover, therefore it can only be purchased from there. The first thing I noticed was how strong it smelt, I am use to the smell of nail varnish remover, however I felt that this was far too overpowering and even made my eyes water. The colour of the nail varnish removeris pink and to use you simply pour onto tissue or a piece of cotton wool. I did find that this was soaked up quite quickly, which made it harder to remove the varnish, so I did find that you had to use quite alot. It was okay at removing the nail varnish, though defeinitley not the best as I did have to srub quite hard over my nails, rather than just wiping them. It was also very hard to remove from the corners of my nails. Despite the strong smell I just don't feel that the nail varnish was strong enough to remove the nail varnish!

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          02.01.2010 12:02
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          Budget polish remover that works well.

          My Review: The consistancy of this product suprised me, it has an almost oily feeling on the skin, I feel the need to wash my hands immediately after using it. That said, it works very well at removing my polish. Although it doesn't smell that bad during use, I have to put the used cotton balls straight into the dustbin as the product really smells quite strongly as it starts to evaporate off the cotton balls, to the point it gave me a headache when I left them in my bedroom bin. Background: I use a polish remover approximately twice a week so I try to use something that isn't too drying. I usually have a base coat, two coats of polish and a top coat to cut through so my remover has a big job ahead of it! Packaging: I like that the bottle is fairly robust, I feel like I could travel safely with this in my luggage. For home use I wish the bottle was a bit bigger, you don't get an awful lot of product. Price: For £1.25 (price correct at date of review) you can't go wrong really, nail varnish remover is one of those 'staple' products that in my opnion its not worth 'overspending' on to get a brand named version, the drugstore options do the same job just as well. Also reviewed on BeautyJudge.

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          03.11.2009 10:01
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          A super nail polish remover

          *Introduction* My preference when it comes to removing nail polish is to use those fantastic little pads that you can buy in little pots that are already soaked in nail polish remover liquid. Unfortunately, these are a little on the expensive side which is why I bought Boots Expert Clean Off Nail Polish Remover. I had used Boots Expert Conditioning Nail Polish Remover after I had false acrylic nails and wanted to build up their strength again but this was out of stock so I decided to give this bottle a chance. *The Claim* You can change your nail colour as easily as you change your mind with Boots Expert Clean Off Nail Polish Remover. *About the Product* This nail polish remover is enriched with oil so unlike other removers that can dry out nails, this gets the job done in a jiffy and helps keep nude nails looking and feeling great. *Application* To use this nail polish remover, you'll require a piece of cotton wool or a cotton pad. Then, moisten whatever it is that you have selected with a generous amount of the product. After you have done this, softly wipe your nail from the cuticle to the tip to remove all signs of the nail polish swiftly and successfully. My advice is to use one cotton pad per hand but if you only have one piece of cotton wool, you could probably get away with using just the one. *Price and Availability* You can buy Boots Expert Clean Off Nail Polish Remover exclusively from Boots stores. If you don't have access to one or prefer to buy online, you can also buy it online from www.boots.com. This nail polish remover can be purchased for the extremely low price of £1.25. This is very cheap when you consider how good it is at removing the nail polish. It is certainly better than some of the more expensive brands. *My Opinion* The packaging: Boots Expert Clean Off Nail Polish Remover is packaged in a clear bottle with a screw on lid, although it looks pink due to the products colour. The design of this bottle is basic, dull and clinical in appearance. Like the conditioning version of this product, it looks like an item that should be in a work cleaning cupboard or in a hospital. Boots do not get a thumbs up from me on the packaging although to be honest, it is what is inside that counts when it comes to nail polish remover. Colour, texture and smell: The colour of this nail polish remove is pink/purple but don't worry, this will not be transferred onto your nails. Like most nail polish removers, this product is water like in texture. It makes its ease of use very simple. What I also liked about the texture is that it didn't dry your nails out, yet it was also not greasy. I hate greasy nail polish removers so I was thrilled with this one. You didn't even need to wash your hands after use if you didn't want to. As for the smell, it is awful. Unlike the conditioning version which was relatively mild compared to most nail polish removers this was not. It is possibly one of the strongest smells of acetone that I have ever had the dissatisfaction of smelling. The only good thing about it is that the nail polish is so good and quick to use that you don't have to put up with the unbearable scent for as long. Longevity of the product: This product should last you quite a long time. If used regularly, this should last you about 6 -7 months which is pretty good. Be careful not to spill the bottle whilst the lid is off as this will waste the product and leave whatever you spill it on smelling pretty bad. Not good. Does it get the job done in a jiffy? Yes it does! The quality of this nail polish remover means that the speed at which the nail polish is transferred from your fingers to the cotton pad is quick. This also means that you don't have to smell the foul acetone for long! Does it help to keep nude nails looking and feeling great? Again, another resounding yes. Unlike a few nail polish remover that completely dry out my nails, this doesn't. It makes my nails feeling great after use and the look super too as any trace of nail polish is removed. That is all I ask for from a nail polish remover and this succeeds in doing that. *Would I Recommend This Product?* I would definitely recommend Boots Expert Clean Off Nail Polish Remover as a product that you should consider when buying a nail polish remover. It works quickly and effectively and although it smells rather nasty, it is no different to that of others. If what you are searching for is cheap yet outstanding nail polish remover stop the search as you have found it! If you are looking for one that doesn't smell strongly of acetone, look elsewhere as you won't get this quality with this nail polish but there aren't many like that around. *Overall* Boots Expert Clean Off Nail Polish Remover is one of the best. It is inexpensive yet effective and I would say excellent value for money. I will definitely be buying this again. It allows me to try out a number of different nail polishes without having to worry that I won't be able to remove the colour afterwards.

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            18.08.2009 13:42
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            Good for me for getting my bright and Black colours off! ;)

            When I started wearing nail varnish properly I was fourteen and went for the coolest colour there is - 'Black'! I wore this shade all the time until pretty recently when I started wearing all different bright colours sometimes too :o) I like neon colours, colours that stand out and look really good together, bright blues, vibrant purples, that kind of thing, but they can be difficult to remove without a decent nail varnish remover... This is where Boots nail Polish Remover comes in at 99p a bottle it's a bargain for 250ml of lilac coloured solvent! The bottle is plastic with a bright pink lid (yak!) and is safe to use for up to 30 months once opened. It does say highly flammable in capital letters so keep away from naked flames. This product contains Bitrex which is a nasty tasty substance that is designed to put off young children drinking it - but there is not a child safety lid either on this bottle so I don't think that's safe in the first place Boots! The smell is really strong and chemical-like so you should avoid inhaling it; I have to be careful with this type of stuff as I have a bad chest, but I just soak a piece of cotton wool ball at arms length. You also have to be careful near fabrics and painted surfaces as this liquid is designed to strip surfaces so could damage a polished area of furniture really quickly. It is simple to use, just soak the cotton wool ball and leave on each nail for a couple of seconds to let it soak in and the colour comes off as if by magic, it's really cool :) I have tried oilier versions of this type of product and they feel really greasy. Those products are designed to protect the nails but are a lot more expensive than this shop's own brand which does a really great job anyway. The colour comes off really well and it gets it all off properly which is important, even the dark shades I wear... Hands have to be washed afterwards though as this is a strong solution and contains Acetone which is the strong stripping chemical that does the job. Five stars from me, I think it great value for money and works really well plus lasts for ages (months really) - why pay more for something that gets flushed down the loo after use?!

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