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I decided a few weeks ago, to start doing my own nails instead of having accrylic nails done in the salon. I spend a fortune on my nails and so decided to try and economise by applying my own. I also bought nail varnish remover. I bought an ordinary bottle of remover, but also I bought a pretty pink container that contained 25 pads which were pre soaked in acetone and ready for removing nail polish.
I thought this was an excellent idea. Great for keeping in my handbag. Very convenient to use in a hurry, when wishing to remove nail polish. I also thought that this small and compact container would be excellent to take on holidays. So I bought this product for a very reasonable price of a £1.
When I got the product home. I decided to give it a try and remove the nail polish I was wearing. I was very disappointed with this product. It just didn't remove my polish much at all. When opening the tub, I was really shocked and dismayed by the dryness of the pads. They didn't feel as though they had an acetone on them at all. They were hopeless.
I found it impossible to remove my nail polish with these pads. It removed a very small amount but this just left my nails looking untidy and worse than before. I know I only paid a £1 for this product, but I still expected it to do the job it promises to achieve on the packaging.
When removing the screw top lid, there is a very pleasing scent on the pads, which fills the air. However this means nothing when the pads themselves do not work. There is a small sticker on the reverse side of the product which gives ingredient instructions.
I would not recommend this product to anyone. It is totally useless and was a complete waste of money. I would never buy this product again. I would however, try nail polish removing pads again as I think in theory the idea is quite genius. However this brand does not work. I am strongly considering writing to the manufacturer as it is a really poor product.
Nail Polish remover Wipes
This is one of those makes which I find time and time again in my local bargain store and because I have used the cleaning products before, I buy because I am off on my jollies and don't want to carry to many bottles.
**What are they?**
As the name suggests they are nail polish remover wipes, and they promise to remove all traces of nail polish "quickly and efficiently".
They are alcohol free and have been clinically tested to be compatible with your skin, unless you have very sensitive skin.
**Product and Packaging**
The wipes come in a small pink packet with details of the product but no instructions because I suppose it's pretty self explanatory.
To get the wipes out (there are 20 of them), there is a re sealable opening which can be peeled back and then resealed to retain the freshness. The wipes themselves are easily removed from this opening and when I pull one out, it's quite gratifying to notice that only one actually comes out, and not all 20 wipes.
The wipes themselves are about 14cm by 20cm and are white with a truly awful smell. Not especially moist, they really don't smell of nail polish remover but rather they smell quite stale.
However, I persevere with the smell to see if they work, and find that they don't! Because they are not very moist, there is clearly very little nail polish remover on each wipe, so I have to use 4 or 5 wipes for each nail- clearly this packet is not enough for two hands!
**Price and Availability**
These cost me £1 for 20 wipes, and having scouted around a bit, I believe this to be the price they usually retail at.
The wipes are made by 151 Products Ltd, www.151.co.uk. They do have several products, household, cleaning and personal care, which can be checked out on the website. I have tried out some of the cleaning products which tend to be quite good.
**Would I recommend them?**
There is nothing about these wipes which could encourage me to recommend them apart from the fact that they are cheap and come easily out of the packet. Those two factors aside, they are not moist enough to really remove the polish, without considerable effort, and the smell is truly awful. After I had used them I felt as though the smell was lingering and it took lots of soap and hand lotion to convince me otherwise.
Whilst it's good to get a bargain, in this case, I would say spend more on something which actually works.
Thanks for reading.