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      12.05.2013 11:23
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      Great nail varnish remover - I'm sticking with this brand

      I have been using Cutex Strengthening Nail Polish Remover for a few months now and am happy with the product. I used to pick my nail polish remover according to whatever was on offer at the time but after (accidently - long story) wearing acrylic nails last summer, my fingernails were in a state - cracking and peeling constantly which was heart-breaking after having very good nails previously.

      Due to the poor condition of my nails I choose the Cutex Strengthening Nail Polish Remover which is not expensive but perhaps a little more than I would normally pay. I use the product with cotton wool balls or pads and find that it works quickly and removes polish without me having to scrub for ages. I do however try to take my polish of as quickly as possible and wash and scrub my nails to remove all traces of the liquid as although it does state that it is strengthening, it is still a harsh chemical. I find that the smell of the product is obviously still quite strong but not as bad as some other nail polish removers.

      I am very happy with the product and will continue to do so and perhaps try other products from the Cutex brand after my nails have fully healed.

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      02.05.2012 11:54

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      Effective and well priced

      To go with my extensive range of nail polish I have the need for nail polish remover and find that the Cutex range has always been my favourite. I use the Cutex Strengthening Nail Polish Remover. It comes in a 150ml plastic bottle, with a screw top lid, that I have found does not leak, despite me leaving it lying down in my nail polish bag. I buy mine from Superdrug and it costs £1.59 and it lasts for ages. The bottle is a tear drop shape and the product is pink in colour.

      The nail polish remover contains protein and a Pro-vitamin nail whitening formula which is aimed at those with brittle nails. To use the product I get a piece of cotton wool or tissue, unscrew the lid, put the tissue/cotton wool over the lid and tip it upside down a few times, this moistens the cotton wool ready for use. I then press it onto my nail, hold for a few seconds and then wipe away. The product works really well with most nail polishes and I find that a few wipes removes all of the polish without leaving any staining, even with darker colours. The only issue I have with the product is that it has very strong smell, but then again it is a solvent, so this is to be expected.

      I cannot say that it helps to whiten my nails, but the condition of them has improved a little, but overall I like the fact that it removes my nail polish effectively and quickly. As with all nail polish removers, you should not inhale it and it should be kept out of the reach of children. It is also flammable, so you should be careful where you store it.

      Overall I would recommend this product to others as it does a great job of removing my nail polish.

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      28.04.2012 23:01
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      A good buy, though does not do exactly as the product name states

      For me, caring for my nails and removing nail polish in the best way possible is an important aspect to my every day beauty routine, so as you can see, choosing the right nail polish remover is an important decision. I wanted something that was easy to use, that got the nail polish off fast in case I was in a hurry, and something that was also good for my nails (in other words, not one of those bad quality nail polish removers which erode your nails). I decided to try this Cutex Strengthening Nail Polish Remover, as my friends had recommended it; and also the price was not too bad. Here are my views on this nail polish remover:

      PRICE:

      This was bought by me at a super market for a little over a pound (which is not too bad a price, as I found that it was around the same price as the Boot's basic nail polish remover, which had less nail polish remover per bottle, and also it is meant to be a value product) surprisingly in the Rimmel make up display panel. I found this odd, as I do not think Cutex has a connection with Rimmel? But nevertheless, it was a brilliant price for a good brand nail polish remover.

      PACKAGING, QUANTITY, AND EASE OF USE:

      This nail polish remover is packaged in a bottle, that becomes sleeker at the top, which makes it easier to apply as the mouth of the bottle is less wide, making spillages less severe. This specific 'Strengthening' nail polish remover came in a pink bottle with a pink liquid. The cap could be easily screwed on and off- though this means that you have to make sure that the lid is actually secured properly; something that is almost impossible to do when you are in a frantic hurry. I have has several minor to medium spillages from having only half closed the lid and knocking it accidentally to one side, wasting precious amounts of remover. This is easy to apply using a make up pad or even tissue if you do not have them. The package that I bought was a 200ml one; more than enough, I found, as each bottle can last me up to six months with weekly use!- not bad value at all for something that does not cost a lot.

      FUNCTIONALITY:

      I wanted a nail polish remover that could remove nail polish quickly and effectively. This worked very well, teamed up with some make up pads, and after a few applications of Cutex, the nail polish came clean off (though I found that, like with any nail polish remover, if I had several coats of polish on, then I needed multiple applications). It was easy to apply; and if you do not like the harsh chemical smell that all nail polish removers possess, then I would recommend washing your hands immediately after use. However, I found that this after use this nail polish remover left my nails feeling brittle, despite the fact that it is meant to do the complete opposite. My nails felt dry and like they had completely lost their natural shine and smoothness. Of course, this is the case with most nail polish removers, some much more expensive than this Cutex one; however, the reason I bought the Strengthening variety of this nail polish remover was so that I could care for my nails and that they would be less brittle, and because that, I am slightly disappointed.

      IN CONCLUSION:

      All in all, this is a good nail polish remover, for a good price, but the fact that it does not really strengthen your nails as stated on the name of the product marred the performance of this product for me. However, on all the other aspects concerned with this nail polish remover, I cannot complain, and I feel that this is still a very good nail polish, both in quality and value; and I am sure to purchase this again sometime in the future. There are not many other nail polish removers I could praise in such a way, but, because of the faults I have stated above, I could only reward this with 4 stars.

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      25.03.2012 15:46
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      My new favourite nail polish remover :)

      I've always used the bog-standard own-brand nail polish removers, but I won't be doing so any more! This Cutex Strengthening polish remover has really impressed me.

      First thing first: it's a great price. I paid £2.20 for a 200ml bottle at Boots, which isn't much more than the basic ones and certainly not so much that I can't justify the step up!
      The bottle is nothing special - it's the distinctive Cutex shape that they always seem to use, so it does stand out a bit from other brands, but it doesn't affect the usage, really. It still just looks practical, really, if a bit nicer than own brand ones!

      Now, most importantly, it removes nail polish! This is pretty much a given, but at least it seems to do it well, getting a thick layer of polish off pretty quickly (I used it on cotton wool pads).

      What I really liked is that it doesn't leave much residue on my nails afterwards - I've had some nail polish removers that left a sort of oily-feeling coating. You should still give your hands a wash after use, to get rid of the bitter flavour of the remover though - it's awful if you eat a biscuit after and accidentally taste it! Horrible.
      It also leaves my nails in great condition. I've been painting my nails a lot lately, and in the past with other removers my nails have ended up getting dry and brittle - flaky too! All of that was avoided with this remover, so I was really pleased.

      I haven't tried the other varieties in Cutex's nail polish remover range, but I think it's worth taking a look at the different varieties if you have problem nails as they have a few different sorts.

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      18.06.2011 15:47
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      Works wonders at removing nail colour.

      I am not one of those people who wears nail polish on a daily basis, however for certain occasions or throughout the summer, I do like to add a bit of colour and sparkle to both my finger nails as well as my toes. One thing which I can not stand is when they begin to chip and wear away, as I find that this is a rather unattractive look, and when this starts to happen, I do like to remove the polish quickly and easily. Usually, I like to pick up the nail remover pads however I can get through these really quickly, so I thought it would be worth investing in a bottle which I could keep in a cupboard for whenever I need it which would last a good few months. I have dabbled with a few own brand nail polish removers before, but the one I opted for was the Cutex Strengthening Nail Polish Remover.

      I do have to admit that one of the main reasons I picked up this nail polish remover was simply because it is in a pink bottle, and this is what made it stand out to me. They also offer various other colours which do different jobs, however the pink one focuses on strengthening nails as well as removing the polish, and as my nails can be quite brittle sometimes, I felt that this would be perfect for me! The nail polish remover is clear in colour and you can buy it in a 100ml bottle for £1.58 or a £200ml bottle for £2.13. I personally have the larger bottle as I felt that this would be better value for money, and I purchased mine from Boots, however this nail polish is widely stocked throughout various high street chemists and supermarkets.

      To use the product, you simply have to get some cotton wool or cotton pads which I prefer. Unscrew the lid off the bottle and place your cotton wool on to the end of the lid and tip upside down to help soak the cotton wool. You do not want to make it to soaked, and you only need a little of this for it to be effective. You then simply have to scrub across the nail to remove the colour as best you can.

      One thing to note is the smell, and a strong scent is always expected from a nail polish remover. This one still has that signature nail polish remover scent, however it is not as overpowering as many others, and you can not smell it long after it has been applied which is fantastic! But how well did the Cutex Strengthening Nail Polish Remover do?

      I have to say that I was extremely impressed with this nail polish remover, and it managed to get rid of all colour on my nails in a flash. You have to glide it over your nails a couple of times, however I managed to do my finger nails and toes within about two minutes which is fantastic, and shows that this product really works well at removing nail colour - I couldn't ask for more!

      However, this product does deliver more, and as it is focused on delivering further strength to the nails, I have to admit that after you have removed all nail colour and leave it a little while, the nails do actually feel much stronger and mine have been in excellent condition since I have been using this nail polish remover.

      Overall, I would definitely recommend this nail polish remover to anybody who is after a high quality nail polish remover at an affordable cost as this is now my new favourite one! Five stars are definitely deserved, thanks for reading.

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      21.03.2010 21:05
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      Cutex Nail Varnish Remover

      *I am reviewing the Nourishing Cutex as opposed the the strengthening as it is not listed*

      I first discovered Cutex Nail Polish Remover whilst at uni, one of the joys of sharing a bathroom with 5 other girls is that you get introduced to a wide variety of products, some not so good, some which are little gems!

      Cutex Nail Polish Remover comes in an tall opaque 200ml bottle. It has a lilac screw top lid and a blue/lilac label stating that it contains vitamins such as B5 to nourish, moisturisers and a nail whitening formula. It also states that it is for weak nails. The liquid itself is white in colour and smells like your typical nail vanish.

      I usually use whatever nail polish remover I find, sometimes Tesco/Boots own brand and I find that I have to use a lot as the varnish is quite tough to remove, especially the polishes which are designed to not chip. As I tend to wear darker nail varnish such as black I also find that my nails are left stained.

      To use the varnish I put a cotton wool pad over the end of the bottle and turned it upside down, there was no need to soak a whole cotton wool ball. I then made sure I held the wet part of the pad over my nail for a few seconds and gave it a few rubs before I removed it. I was amazed to discover that all the varnish came off in one swipe with no staining!

      I was even more pleased to discover that I didn't need to repeatedly apply the remover for every nail. Needless to say I am still using the same bottle that I bought in 2005!

      I also find that Cutex doesn't leave my nails feeling dry and brittle, it really does feel like they have been moisturised.

      A 200ml bottle costs £1.99 and it is well worth it, I can't recommend it enough!

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        09.12.2009 13:31
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        You get what you pay for!

        ~*~ Cutex Strengthening Nail Polish Remover ~*~

        I am a nail polish junkie. It usually happens that I go out 'window shopping' with no money at all, and then get depressed and feel like I need to treat myself to something, and all I can usually afford is either a pair of knickers or a new nail polish. Either way, it lifts my spirits and I can skip home feeling happy with my new purchase. It's amazing how a tiny little difference in polish colour can make the appearance of your hands so much different (and better!). Anyway, this review is on remover, I shall not get too off track...


        ~*~ The problem with nail polish... ~*~

        Now, I don't know how many girlies out there are like me, but as much as I love having nice, shiny, freshly painted nails, I usually cant be bothered to take it off and this results in my nails being left painted for a week, or sometimes much longer, in one shade until it looks too dreadful to take it off. And when I do finally take it off, my nails do not look their best underneath, to say the least, so they immediately get repainted to cover the problem, and so the problem starts again.

        Apparently, our fingernails need to 'breathe' in order to keep their natural colour, and constantly wearing polish restricts that. It is suggested that every once in a while, nails should go polish free just to give them a bit of a break and prevent any horrible yellow-ness occurring. It's not a good look, is it?


        ~*~ The problem with nail varnish removers... ~*~

        Before I discovered Cutex, I was using Asda and Tesco's own brand versions, which I shall review later. Although they were effective in removing the polish, they left my nails feeling sticky, dry and unhealthy. Prior to Cutex, I religiously had to apply nail hardener after removing my polish just to make my nails look presentable again.


        ~*~ What is Cutex and why is it different? ~*~

        Cutex strengthening and moisturising nail polish remover is specially formulated to quickly and gently remove nail polish. It is enriched with gelatin which 'strengthens and restores the appearance of nails'. Curex boats that "no other brand works faster or cares for your nails better than Curex". Bit of a bold statement there then!


        ~*~ So, does it work? ~*~

        Yes! I have been entirely impressed with the results of this nail polish remover. The solution removes nail polish in one quick swipe - yep, even that thick black one you apply once a year for Halloween. It has a nice smell to it, and leaves nails feeling clean and moisturised. Although the strengthening effect is not as good as my Sally Hansen product, I can definitely say that compared to previous nail varnish removers I have used, this one is effective in decreasing the weakness of nails, but I wouldn't personally recommend it if you are specifically going out to improve the strength of your nails.


        ~*~ The price and availability ~*~

        This product is available from a number of retail outlets including Boots and Superdrug and also a number of supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda. It is pretty readily available and is a popular product so chances are you will easily be able to find it.

        Price - just under £2 in Boots at the moment, and around the £1.50 mark in supermarkets, this product is quite a bit more expensive than other brands. However, it is frequently on promotion and I usually managed to bag mine for £1, and stock up when it's on offer!


        ~*~ The verdict ~*~

        Love it! This is my favourite nail polish remover, and now I have used it I could never use anything else. It's quite a bit more expensive that other removers but is frequently on offer so make sure you pick one up then. If you haven't tried this before, I think it's about time you did.

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          11.11.2009 09:52
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          Great for removing polish

          I paint my nails a lot so always have nail polish remover lying about the house. I'm not too fussy about which one I use either, I have always figured polish remover is polish remover and so buy the cheapest, or the buy one get one free ones from whatever shop/supermarket I happen to be in at the time.

          I bought this from Superdrug when it was on offer. To be honest I didn't think much of the claims that it strengthened your nails, as I think nail polosh remover contains too many chemicals to be great for your nails.

          First time I tried it I was very pleased at how quickly and easily it removed the nail polish. I often wear very bright or dark colours which can take time to remove, and some removers don't get it all off. This one did however. All traces of nail polish were gone from my nails and hands, and there was no scrubbing or rubbing needed.

          I didn't notice any strengthening of my nails at all, but as I wasn't expecting this it didn't bother me. I now always buy this remover, but merely for it's removal properties.

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            04.06.2009 22:36
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            A great nail varnish remover

            Lately I've gotten into a habit of painting my nails which I don't often do. Because of this I didn't have any nail polish remover to take it the varnish off with so I went rummaging through my sister's bathroom cabinets to see if she had any. She had this Cutex strengthening nail polish remover which I wasn't expecting to be brilliant but borrowed it anyway.

            It comes in a small plastic bottle with a pink label and twist lid and you can see through the bottle that the liquid is pink too. It's a strengthening polish remover so gives your nails extra strength when used. It also contains protein and vitamin B5 and a nail whitening formula. The bottle says that it is for brittle nails but I don't have brittle nails and it works perfectly on me. After using it for a few months I can notice that my nails are stronger and thicker and the tips of my finger nails do look whiter.

            To take my varnish off I use a cotton wool pad and simply hold it over the open lid and tip the bottle upside down. This polish remover is so great as it works brilliantly in taking of all my nail varnish and I only need one tip of the bottle for each hand so I don't use much of it each time which means it lasts a long time. Only a few gentle soft rubs over each nail and all the polish is all gone.

            The 100ml bottle usually costs £1.99 but is on offer in Boots for 2 for £3 at the moment, which is great value for the excellent quality of the product.

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            Removes nail varnish whilst moisturising and strengthening your nails /