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I will quite often buy a nail polish remover that is cheap and cheerful to buy. This cost me £1.00 in my local Poundland store a few months back now for a 150ml bottle of it which I thought was a decent enough price to pay and I bought it cos I needed it badly as I had run out at the time and it was a bit of an emergency!
This comes in a plastic bottle with a screw top lid concealing a large hole to the top of it then on the front of the bottle we are clearly told what it is and who it is by then on the back of the bottle other information listed includes ingredients and warnings being given and contact details for the manufacturer are listed. I do find that my lid leaked no matter how much I twisted it on to secure it but I combated this by keeping it stood up or it dripped and made a stink and a mess everywhere!
This is a light pink, transparent and watery liquid. The smell of this is incredibly strong...I mean really strong as well however it only stinks in use and once used the fragrance of it does give over after a little while thankfully!
I find this to be perfectly fine on light colour removal. A press and a wipe is all that is required from it however I do find that I have to almost scrub at dark colours to remove them which isn't particularly the nicest thing to have to do and it is messy to remove dark colours as I need to use quite a lot of cotton wool for removal.
I don't think this is a great nail polish remover, don't feel it particularly moisturises my nails and like I say I'm happy enough at using it on light colour removal and with removal of cheap nail polishes but for darker and good quality one it really does struggle so I won't be buying it again considering for the price that I paid for it I can buy better!
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I don't often wear nail polish, but when I do I need a remover as I work as a Police Officer so cannot wear nail varnish and need to remove it before duty.
I bought this Collection 2000 Moisture Care Nail Polish Remover from Boots a long time ago for less than £1 on offer. I have used a few Collection 2000 products and always consider them to be value for money so I had no hesitation buying this.
The bottle is 150ml and the liquid is a pale pink colour. To use I just tip a few drops of this onto a cotton woll pad and this will remove the polish from both hands which I thought was very good indeed as this product will certainly go a long way! It totally removes all trace no matter how strong the colour of the nail polish and I had no problems removing it from around the cuticle area.
The remover claims to strengthen, condition and whiten the nails, I cannot really tell to be honest but my nails do feel nice and smooth after the polish has been removed with this product so I would say it has moisturising elements.
I was really impressed with the way a few droips removed the polish from my nails on both hands, I thought it would take a few cotton wool pads but I only used one. I think this is really good value for money.
The contents are highly flamable so store safely, also the lid isn't the most secure so always store upright - might be best to take another brand on holiday with you or remove it into a different container.
Overall I would purchase this again as it does what it claims and is a good polish remover. Even on a little cut on my finger it didn't stink as some removers do.
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Review of Collection 2000 Moisture Care Nail Polish Remover
Collection 2000 is a budget range of cosmetics and beauty products which are widely available in the UK. The subject of this review is a liquid nail polish remover. I bought this from my local independent chemist shop and paid in the region of £1.50.
I usually use a pad type nail polish remover rather than a liquid, but I recently bought this remover as it seemed a good buy at £1.50 for a bottle containing 150ml. The stumpy bottle is made of plastic and has a screw top closure. All instructions, warnings and ingredients can be found on the label and the manufacturer advises that their nail polish remover will 'strengthen condition and whiten your nails'. Obviously as with all nail polish removers, this should be kept out of sight and reach of children. The product is highly flammable so it should be stored carefully too.
I cannot in all honesty say that my nails are stronger or whiter following using this nail polish remover, however I have had no issue with my nail polish staining my nails, but whether that is down to this remover or the polish I have been using, I wouldn't care to say!
The nail polish remover is a pale pink colour and I have to advise that it is very pungent! I know most products of this type have a pretty unpleasant aroma, but this one of the worst smelling nail polish removers I have ever used. Smell aside, it is an effective product and does remove the nail varnish reasonably well. I find the best method is to soak a cotton wool ball with the remover, press it against your nail for a few seconds before gently rubbing off the varnish.
I wouldn't say this is particularly moisturising as it does leave my nails feeling fairly dry, not severely so, but dry nevertheless.
I have had the best results when removing pastel coloured polishes but all in all, I have been reasonably happy with the results I have experienced using Collection 2000's nail polish remover.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
I am perfectly content with this nail polish remover; however I do not think I will buy it again. This decision has nothing to do with the effectiveness of the product or even the strong smell, it is simply that I prefer to use a nail polish removing pad, such as 'Quickies 'or a store's own equivalent.
The biggest problem I have had with this nail polish remover is that the cap does not seem to be totally leak proof, so I have to make sure the bottle is stored upright. This is not a major problem but it is another thing to make me feel that liquid nail polish remover is not for me, the pads are quicker, easier and more practical.
I would recommend this product to people who prefer a liquid remover and am awarding it a 3* rating.
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©brittle1906 August 2012
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