Product Type: Cutex Hand & Nail Care
Newest Review: ... very good nails previously. Due to the poor condition of my nails I choose the Cutex Strengthening Nail Polish Remover which is not expe... more
Gets the polish off... however nails are still left feeling rather brittle
Cutex Strengthening Nail Polish Remover
Member Name: jeremyjiao
Cutex Strengthening Nail Polish Remover
Advantages: Good price, value and quality- ease of removal
Disadvantages: Leaves your nails dry and brittle
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:
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.
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.
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.
Summary: A good buy, though does not do exactly as the product name states
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