“ Brand: Boots / Type: Nail Polish Remover „
It is a very rare occasion that I don't have my nails painted, so nail polish remover is something I need to always have to remove it once it starts to chip off. I have bought Boots nail polish remover for several years now and it is currently priced at £1.00 for 250ml which is an absolute bargain!
The packaging is nothing to get excited about. Plain see through bottle and white lid, the liquid inside is purple and the labels are just plain white with 'Boots essentials nail polish remover' printed on in simple text. The back label has the usual nail polish warnings, do not use near a flame, keep out of reach of children, solvent abuse can kill instantly.
Ingredients: Acetone, Aqua, Ricinus communis oil, Linseed acid, Triethanolamine, Denatonium, benzoate, CI60725.
This nail polish remover does the job, and it goes a long way, I only need to use a small amount on a bit of cotton wool to do both hands which I think is great because it means the bottle lasts a long time. The smell isn't too overpowering, the usual nail polish smell but with a sweet hint to it to stop your eyes watering! My only issue would be it leaves my nails feeling quite dry, but as there is no conditioning aspect to this remover I didn't expect my nails to feel brilliant after I'd used it, you get what you pay for! A bit of hand cream solves this for me after I've finished removing my nail polish.
Overall I'd recommend this to anyone who doesn't like to spend a fortune on something as simple as nail polish remover. It's nothing special, but it does the job in hand! 4 out of 5, losing one star for leaving my nails feeling dry.
==Boots Nail Polish Remover==
I have recently been looking after my nails a little bit more and this means that I have been using more nail polish and need to remove this as soon as it chips. I am not terribly one for paying out for overly expensive nail polish remover which is why I picked up this particular bottle of product instead of the overly priced branded ones.
The Boots own Nail Polish remover comes in at a penny over £1 at 99p and you do get a good sized bottle which holds 250 ml. This is one of those products where you really don't need too much on a single cotton wool pad and therefore a single bottle will last me well over a year (but of course this depends on the use of different people).
The design of the bottle is pretty basic but really serves it purpose well. As with most nail varnish removers the smell of this product is really rather strong and chemically. The fluid itself is tinted purple and looks nice but the smell is still very off putting but this is not usual for the fact that it is a highly flammable chemical laced product.
I usually turn the bottle upside down a few times on a cotton wool pad to get the desired amount and with one pad I can remove all of the polish from one hand easily and efficiently. The nail polish remover does a good job at taking the colour of my nails without too much rubbing of going over of the nail. This is an acetone based product so of course it is no good for use on gelish or acrylic type nails as this will damage or remove them. On the other hand it can also be used for soaking off those said false nails although a good deal of fluid will need to be poured in to a bowl to pop your fingertips in.
The polish itself doesn't seem to leave the nails particularly dry or damaged unlike my last bottle from Poundland which seemed to take every bit of moisture out of the nails and leave them looking very white and in need of a drop of oil on them. The fact that this product also contains Linseed oil probably aids in the protection of the nail itself.
All in all as far as a nail polish remover goes this is a fairly good one. The price is very good for the amount you get and the fact that it seems to keep the nails in pretty good condition even after use. The smell is nasty but this is to be expected with this type of item and I can't really find fault with this product other than that so for this reason I feel that a top score of 5 out of 5 stars is well deserved and of course I would high recommend it!
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
I bought Boots essentials nail polish remover simply because I had ran out of my previous bottle by a different brand, and so needed another. I chose this bottle as it was the cheapest available, although there was a few others to choose from by Boots.
The others included acetone free, conditioning, and clean off, all of which cost around 30p more than the essentials bottle, and were smaller in size. I still stuck with the cheapest one though thinking they will all do the same job anyway.
For £1 you get 250ml of the product, which is lasting me quite some time, I have had this bottle for around a year now and still have almost half left. I have started using it more than I used to now though with me being able to wear nail polish now in my new job, and so I am guessing it won't last me as long from now on.
This nail polish remover smells like all other removers do, sickly! Therefore if you are a nail biter then do not bite your nails after using this! Luckily I am not, but my friends are and whenever they have used this they always end up getting that horrible taste in your mouth that just won't go away.
To use this I get a cotton wool ball or pad and place it firmly over the top of the bottle, then tip it upside down and shake it a couple of times so the cotton wool is soaked in the nail polish remover. I have found by doing this the nail varnish will come off your nails after about two hard rubs, whereas if you only have a small amount on the cotton wool it can takes to remove and also the cotton wool can start to fall apart.
This nail polish remover certainly its job good enough for me. I hate removing nail varnish and so having a nail polish remover that removes it quickly is a must for me, and this does that. I don't see the point in paying more than twice as much for a nail polish remover that does exactly the same job as this and so I will buy Boots' own branded nail polish remover again when I have ran out. I have found that it does leave your nails feeling slightly dry and dull after using this but this has always happened with any nail polish remover I have used in the past. I just apply a bit of hand & nail cream afterwards and my nails are back to looking there natural shine.
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 Nail Polish Remover from the Essentials range which is available exclusively at Boots. It costs £1.00 for a 250ml bottle.
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 fluid inside has a slight purple tint to it, and has a strong chemical smell. The neck of the bottle is quite large which means you can quickly end up pouring out a large amount when you are transferring it onto a cotton wool pad or whatever you use for removal. It pays to be cautious and take it slowly to avoid spilling as this can cause staining on fabrics and will damage surfaces and furnishings.
Directions for use: Moisten cotton wool with nail polish remover. 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. This particular nail polish remover seemed to take a long time to start working and I would have to let the product soak over the polish for a while before rubbing it away, as if I started too soon I would then have to apply more pressure and rub at it harshly. It was particularly ineffective at getting rid of the polish from around the edges of my nail and I am often left scraping away at it as the nail polish remover is not doing a thorough enough job.
Afterwards, my nails looked and felt dried out. This may be because I had to use a lot of the product, or because it required lots of rubbing. I am lucky enough to be able to grow my nails long quite easily without giving them much in the way of extra care other than a dose of hand cream through the day. Using this nail polish remover left my nails damaged and brittle. The lengths suffered the worst as they were subjected to this week after week, and the white sections of my nails suffered some splitting and flaking as well as being broke to breakage quite easily.
On the positive side, this nail polish remover was incredibly cheap and you get a lot of it for your money. My bottle has lasted me for months even with weekly usage. Unfortunately though, seeing as it was such hard work to get my nail varnish totally removed, and my nails ended up in poor condition after using it, I can safely say that I wouldn't purchase it again and would not recommend it to others unless you keep your nails very short, or have fast growing nails that can stand up to the damage.
Ingredients: Acetone, Aqua, Ricinus communis oil, Linseed acid, Triethanolamine, Denatonium benzoate, C160725.
It can be hard to find a nail polish remover that gets rid of not only the nail varnish itself, but any staining the polish could leave behind. A lot of the cheaper bottles just don't have the right mix of chemicals to get that nail varnish off, particularly when it comes to removing really good quality thick nail varnish. However Boots remover has never failed me.
The packaging is simple, which is all it needs to be- this is purely a practical item so it need not be dressed up. I normally use a flat cotton wool pad to remove varnish with. Dabbing a tiny amount onto the wool pad, it smells strongly but not as disgusting as some bottles do. With one stroke on the nails, it could have already dissolved the polish, but for the thick polish, it at least fades it a lot. A few more rubs and the nail varnish is gone! I have never found it so quick and easy to get nail varnish off, even with the polish that I've previously had trouble removing.
The best part about this is the price. For a small price you get at least fifty uses out of this bottle, depending on how much you use, however, it is probably more. This is definitely the one to stick to.
Nail varnish remover is pretty much essential in a house with girls - or maybe sometimes guys! But whatever the case, its always best to keep some in especially for any mishaps that may occur in the painting process.
The product --> Boots have a habit of changing their product bottles a lot, and this one is no exception. It now comes with slightly differnt bottle shaped (smaller and more 'square' opposed to the picture. It has a purple label on, and comes with a lid that can be screwed on and turned off. It pours out through a tiny hole at the top, once some pressure has been applied. As it is a screw top, I feel it can be far safer than a lid that flips on - as these can break quickly. It is a clear liquid (although the bottle is a shade of purple) but smells incredibly strong! However, they all do so this isn't different from the other products out there.
I like this remover because even though it is cheaper than most of the models it still does its job and more. It can remove stubborn nail varnish (especially colours that tend to dye the nail like black or dark blues) after a few minutes, and if used on a cotton bud can erase mistakes that may occur quickly too. I have the 150ml bottle, and feels like it does like months and months - depending on how often you paint your nails! It claims to improve nail and cuticle health, but I haven't noticed a difference. However, I do paint them alot so I guess they do go through quite a bit! Yet, they haven't appeared to damage them either, so I would recommend this product.
Cost --> This now costs £1.01 (currently!) and this means if you have an advantage card you get 4 points back which is good value. This bottle will last for months as well, so it really is great value for money.
A must have for ladies and males who love painting their nails!!
Everyone knows that nail varnish remover is an essential if you wear nail varnish. It may look great when you first put it on but after it starts chipping then you're better off wearing none and this, obviously, is where the remover comes in!
I've found that some nail varnish removers are much better then others and surprisingly, it's not always the more expensive ones that work best. This is why when I was in Boots recently, I opted for their own brand remover.
The bottle I have is slightly different to the picture above. It is very plain but this isn't anything unusual for a value product and so I wasn't put off. It's a see through bottle almost oval shaped with a white lid. Through the bottle you can see the remover inside which is a very feminine light pastel purple. The white label on the front simply tells me that it's Boots nail varnish remover. The label on the back has ingredients, warnings and directions for use, it also tells me that the bottle is recyclable and holds 250ml of solution.
On opening the bottle I was very surprised by the lack of smell, I'm sure you're all aware of the strong acetone smell that comes with most nail varnish removers. This varnish however seems to have only a faint smell to it. Although the acetone smell is there it's not really noticeable and wasn't noticeable at all until I put the remover onto the cotton wool rather then on opening the bottle.
I use cotton wool balls rather then pads to remove my varnish and this does cause problems with some varnish removers as the opening to the bottle can be too large to put the wool over resulting in spillage. However I didn't find this to be a problem with this bottle. The opening was large enough for most of the wool to be covered with the remover but not so large that the ball didn't completely cover the hole. The consistency of the remover is that of water and so it's easily absorbed by the cotton wool.
I always press the cotton wool onto my nail for about 5-10 seconds before rubbing the varnish off as I find this helps it to dissolve and therefore makes it easier to remove; therefore this is what I did with this. I found that doing this made it really easy to remove the nail varnish. I didn't need to apply excessive pressure to my nails and only needed to rub each nail a couple of times to remove all the varnish - including that around the edges of my nails under my skin which I usually find really difficult to remove. I only needed two cotton wool balls to do both my hands and it was just as easy to remove the varnish on my fingers during the last use of the wool ball as it was at the first.
I can't say I noticed any change in the condition of my nails after using this but then it is a very cheap product and it doesn't claim to make any improvements to the condition and so I can't fault it for that. The smell of the nail varnish had slightly transferred to my nails but since the product didn't really smell in the first place it was barely noticeable on my nails. I had to literally stick my nails to my nose to notice it at all.
However, no product is perfect and this is no different. The cap doesn't seem to sit quite as tightly as it could and whilst this does make it easy to undo and do up again it does mean that there is a small amount of leakage unless the bottle is kept upright. Due to this I have to knock off a dooyoo star but for the price of it - which by the way is £1.01 from Boots, it's an excellent product and well worth the price.
This is a really good, cheap product from Boots that I buy regularly. It is reliable and as I love bright red toenails I find I really need a decent make up remover. It does actually remove most of the polish although with some polishes it tends to leave a bit of a residue. I just use straight cotton wool pads with it and sometimes I need to use a bit of elbow grease with this polish remover. The smell is not too noxious and I know it seems strange but I love that cold sensation and squeaky clean feeling a good make up remover leaves you with, which this one does. Saying that I have also used a nail moisturiser after using this product (you can just try Vaseline) if I am using it frequently as it can leave my nails a little dry or chalky feeling too. I will keep buying as it is good value and does what it says on the tin!
Removing nail varnish is something that I do a couple of times at least in once week because I like to change my nail varnish quite often as I can get very bored of wearing the same colour varnish. I tend to change my varnish to suit how I am feeling or what I am wearing, silly I know in some peoples mind but in mine I just love a change and it does not take long to remove varnish in my opinion and I usually do mine in the evening when I am not doing any chores and I have a little more time to relax.
I like the liquid remover and also the wipes, I tend to use the liquid ones when I have more time and the pads if I am in a hurry or on holiday etc. I buy this one I am reviewing today on a regular basis from Boots, it cost only £1.39 the last time I bought it a few weeks ago, it is a nice size of 250ml and the bottle is plastic and easy to hold, it has a screw off lid. It is a good quality liquid and has a very strong smell to it, and so it must be kept away from a naked flame and not left in direct sunlight. I always like to keep mine in a basket in my wardrobe now that I have a little grandson for safety reasons.
I just pour a small amount of this liquid from the bottle onto a cotton pad and gently rub it into my nails, directly onto my varnish and it slowly removes it completely, it takes it from my nails perfectly and leaves my nails feeling nice and clean. I find it only needs a couple of strokes to remove the polish because of the quality. As I said earlier I do not mind if I used a liquid or pad remover but as long as it removes the varnish quickly and this one does remove it with very little effort and no time at all.
The smell is quite strong as it normally is with polish removers and so it can be helpful if the room is ventilated, although I normally remove mine in my bathroom often with the window open but I have used it in my bedroom on my occasions and it has been fine.
My polish has completely been removed with this remover and I have been very pleased with the results for my nails and it has left my nails in good condition, I also think for the low price it is extremely good value for money. I think the bottle lasts a long time. There is no downside with this one and I highly recommend it for anyone to give it a go as I think they would not be disappointed at all with this one. I will buy it again in the future as I have many times before.
I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review.
Nail varnish (or polish) remover is an essential in my house. I wear nail varnish quite often and as soon as I chips I need to take it off. There is no in between time for me to go to the shops and buy some, I can't cope with it being damaged in between times so I have to always have some at home just incase.
It was one of the recent Boots extra point weekends, so I thought I would go in and stock up on essentials. I decided to get the Boots own brand nail varnish remover as it was within my price range at 250ml for £1.39. The nail varnish remover comes in a clear plastic bottle with a pink screw top lid. The nail varnish itself is pale purple in colour which you can see through the bottle. It is relatively simple, but funky packaging. The lid is quite secure when done back up, which is important, as it would be horrible stuff to leak everywhere.
The nail varnish remover is relatively OK smelling. It still has that chemical smell but it also has a sweet smell added to it so it is not too overbearing or suffocating.
I find I can get two hands worth of nail varnish off using not too much product. I dab some cotton wool upside down over the product and wet it, then use that on my nails. Two generous dabs seem to do both hands. This means the product is good value for money.
Now for the downside. The product leaves my nails dry dull and lifeless. I know this is enevitable after wearing nail polish, but I have tried more expensive brands which do not do this to the same extent. My nails pick up again after a couple of days, but I know this oculd be avoidable if I spent a little more money. Its a tough call, to be honest I will just stick to the cheap stuff and make the effort in other ways to keep my nail sin cheap condition, until I win the lottery and can blow the budget!
I am not a huge fan of wearing nail polish, mainly because I bite my fingernails and so do anything to avoid drawing attention to them! However, in the summer I generally like to paint my toe nails and feel very glamorous when I have done so! This feeling of glamour soon subsides when the polish begins to chip off as it inevitably does, and this is when I realise that I need to remove all it as soon as possible and start the whole process again. Oh the tedium...
Because my relationship with nail polish is only seasonal, I usually buy one bottle of nail polish remover per summer. I like to buy a cheap one as I usually end up only using about half of the bottle and then losing it or spilling it before the next summer's dabble with nail polish! This year I was pleased to find this Boots Nail Polish Remover for £1.39 for 250ml. This was the cheapest one in the shop, which I thought would fit my purposes well.
The bottle is very plain. It has a pink label and pink screw lid. The liquid inside is a pale purple colour. I have used it with cotton wool balls, but also with tissue and the mild purple colour is actually really useful in helping you to see how much fluid you have put on the cotton wool or tissue.
I found that the most effective way for using the fluid was to dab each nail with a cursory dab, and whilst that got to work, going back to the first nail for a more thorough scrub. The nail polish came off quite quickly and easily. Under the varnish, my nails seemed unaffected by the whole polishing and de-polishing experience. I know you can get 'conditioning' nail polish remover, but I can't imagine that this would make much of a difference to a seasonal user like myself.
The nail polish remover smelt as chemically as you would expect, not exactly unpleasant but quite overwhelming. I would recommend using it in a well-ventilated room to prevent light-headedness!
All in all, this is a good value, basic nail polish remover that I would recommend to occasional nail polish users.
i really cant fault this product, it works just as well as premium brands but for a fraction of the price-bargain! its a 250ml bottle which is larger than the branded nail varnish removers so last a lot longer. pop a bit on some cotton wool, leave it for a few seconds and wipe off. it really doesnt need much more than that which i love! i hate a nail varnish remover that takes forever to get the old varnish of-im too impatient and i want to see my nails a pretty colour again! its quite a dull package, a pink label and lid with purple fluid. to be honest, who cares what the packaging looks like when the bottle lives in a draw/cupboard?! the smell of the solvent can be a bit much if your in a small room with the window closed but what nail varnish remover isnt?! it works very well, the price is really good and the packaging if fair for the price-99p! cant beat it! a real must for a beauty addicts beauty draw!
I paint both my finger and toenails quite often, and I have yet to find a better-value nail polish remover than this.
Being Boots own brand, it is only available here or from Boots online. At £1.39 for 250ml, it's one of the cheaper removers I've come across (prices in Boots range up to around £5!).
The packaging is not especially fancy - the translucent plastic bottle has a bright pink sticker on the front with the name of the product, and the lid is the same shade. On the back is a transparent sticker with directions for use and warnings about not drinking the stuff.
The remover is a chemical, purple-ish colour, and pretty much smells how it looks - chemical. It is not viscous at all so care should be taken no to spill it everywhere when applying it to a cotton pad - the top of the bottle is oddly large, so a lot comes out at once. This takes a little getting used to, but in itself is not a massive problem.
The smell when using may not be pleasant, but it really does work well. It does not damage my nails so I don't feel bad using it frequently, and it removes every last little bit of polish. This is really the important thing for me: that it does its job! And at a very reasonable price too. The only problem is that it's not great for taking on holiday because of its 250ml size.
Overall this is a product I would highly recommend to anyone who's either on a budget, or doesn't want anything especially fancy, or both.
I like this nail polish remover and is always the one I purchase when in Boots. It comes in a generous sized bottle, 250ml, and so lasts for a while. This is obviously dependent on how many times you use it/ how much you use- I tend to use it a couple of times a week and so a bottle normally lasts me around 2-3 months- this I think is fabulous value especially as the cost is very reasonable at £1.39 a bottle.
The packaging isn't overly attractive, fairly plain but I don't purchase it for that! The fragrance is fairly pleasant and doesn't have that over powering acetone smell that some nail polish removers sometimes have.
I use a small amount on a cotton pad and this tends to remove around 3 nails worth of varnish. I don't have to rub my nails too hard to remove the varnish and after use my nails don't feel stripped of their natural oils as with other nail polish removers I have used.
I have nothing negative to say about the product, it is a choice I would definitely recommend.
I cannot fault this boots nail polish remover, i have tried many different ones, usually supermarket own brands as i dont like to spend too much money on things like this, and this is deffinately the best one i have tried.
This costs around £1.40 for a 250ml bottle, which i thought was quite expensive, i just wanted a small bottle as this one is quite big, but they didnt come any smaller, so i made do with this one! This bottle is too big to carry around in a make up bag. I dont use much of this product so this bottle is lasting me ages! I think i have had this bottle of nail polish remover for over a year and still half a bottle left!
All you need to do with this product is pour a very small amount on to some cotton wool and rub your nails with it to remove the nail polish.
With other cheap brands i have found you have to really rub your nails and still it doesnt take the nail polish off, and you have to apply loads to your cotton wool, but with this product the nail polish came off so easily. You only really need to really rub the edges of the nail, but you didnt have to put too much effort into it. It removes the nail polish effectively, although if you put two or more layer of nail polish on, you do have to use a bit more of this remover and put more effort into rubbing it off. But it does remove all traces of nail polish without too much hassle.
This nail polish remover smells quite strong, just like other brands. It comes in a clear bottle, and you can see the lilac coloured nail polish remover in the bottle, so you know exactly how much you have got left.
This bottle is completely open at the top to pour it out and sometimes you end up pouring too much onto your cotton wool, some bottles have a smaller opening at the top and you have to really tip the bottle to get it out, i prefer this as it makes it harders to spill it or make a mess. If you accidently knock this bottle over the whole bottle would pour out due to the completely open top, so be careful with it!
I love this product, it is deffinately better quality and easier to use than cheaper brands, i will not be going back to these i will always buy this product, if it ever runs out!