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As someone who loves to paint their nails I was delighted to discover in one of my recent Glossy Box deliveries, a tub of 20 Elegant Touch Nail Polish Remover Pads. I cannot recall using a similar product before and if in fact I have, it would have been a good many years ago, as I always choose to use a bottle of nail polish remover, as it's so much cheaper and lasts me well over twelve months.
The pads are presented in a circular tub and contain vitamin E together with moisturisers and are free from acetone. However, I'm not sure if the lack of acetone is a good thing or not, particularly as I read an article some time ago, which argued the fact that whilst acetone can dry out the nails, it quickly removes nail polish whereas acetone free removers require more wiping.
As a result, the remover is in contact with the nail for a longer period of time and as a result, is stripped of its natural oils, which will subsequently cause splits. This isn't really an issue for me either way especially as I regularly massage almond oil into my nails and cuticles to ensure that they are well moisturised.
The tub offers a screw top lid, which is easy to remove with the pads being protected by an opaque plastic covering, which clips onto the top of the tub. There is a small tab located on the inner rim, which needs to be gently pulled to remove. I found this a little difficult, as the covering wouldn't easily pull away and it was necessary to prise it open by wedging my fingernail in between the top of the tub and the plastic covering. As soon as I pulled it away I was met with the familiar and very overpowering aroma of nail polish remover and I wish a brand would invent a pleasant scented version.
Removing one of the singular pads with its measurement of approximately 5½ cm in diameter was a little troublesome especially as I initially lifted out three, which were all stuck together. After prising them apart I was disappointed to witness how flimsy the pads were and I anticipated that I would need to use quite a few to remove the polish from all of my nails.
The pads are sufficiently moist although I cannot speak of them dripping as I proceeded to remove my dark nail polish. It took a little effort to break through the four layers being two of my polish, one undercoat and a top coat although once I began to see patches of bare nail, the remainder of the polish came away quite easily. However, I found that well over three quarters of the pad had been used for just one nail and in an effort to use each to its maximum, I managed to remove the polish from a further two nails before I needed to discard the soiled pad. As a result, I went through three pads to completely remove the polish from all of my nails.
This is the first time that I have used an acetone free nail polish remover and I could definitely feel the difference to the surface of my nail, as whilst it would previously feel a little dry, my nail felt smooth. It's difficult for me to advise if the pads are moisturising as per the claim made by Elegant Touch especially as my nails are in a good condition. However, I would anticipate this to probably be the case due to the lack of dryness on the surface of my nail after using.
The pads are great if you are going on holiday, as the tub takes up very little room, but they are expensive for what they are especially as they will set you back around £2 and can be purchased from stores such as Lloyds Pharmacy, Boots and Tesco. However, as I wear dark polishes, it requires a little more effort to fully remove it as opposed to wearing a pale polish and I would anticipate that pale colours would use less pads.
I dithered in relation to rating these pads, as they are highly effective at removing nail polish, but are expensive. It's not something I would purchase and I'm glad mine were contained in my Glossy Box, but this is solely down to personal preference, so I'm going to rate them on both their performance and convenience, so they receive four stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
I often where nail polish so obviously I need to make sure I have nail polish remover, I have bought a lot of different kinds of nail polish removers over the years but since buying the Elegant Touch nail polish remover pads I now tend to stick with them as they are perfect for me.
The pads on first sight looked a bit flimsy and rubbish to tell the truth but after using I realized that they are much better than they look, and much tougher these white round disc shaped pads are very durable, and they also contain vitamin E and moisturisers which is great. The pads come in a plastic tub which has a screw on lid, it is very important to make sure your lid is screwed on properly or as I found out in the past they will dry up and become useless.
These pads smell very much the same as normal polish remover but without such a intense smell, they do a very quick job when it comes to removing your nail polish and do a great job as well, the pads are big enough to cover your nails and will remove the polish with just one or maybe two strokes, it literally takes me know time at all to remove my polish from my nails by using these Elegant Touch nail remover pads.
As you can probably already tell I have been completely happy since purchasing this product they do a really good and quick job, I think they were well worth the £2.50 I paid for them at Amazon. If you are thinking about buying these pads and trying them out then it may be handy to note that these pads can sometimes be found in pound shops, so if you are lucky you could get these pads for cheap, I am very satisfied with my purchase of the Elegant Touch nail polish remover pads and can recommend them highly to all who are interested.
- Acetone free
- Easy to apply
- Professional use
- Three different colour packaging available
I bought these nail polish remover pads from the chemist in town and they cost me £1.99 which I thought was not too bad for a pack of 20 pads , considering I don't paint my nails everyday these last me about a month and I have bought them before just for the fact that I hate the hassle of using cotton buds and nail polish remover.
I hate the smell and hate the mess, with these its easy to get a pad out of the tub and wipe over the nails before throwing away. There's no hassle of spilling the nail polish liquid as this is already in the pads.
These are pre soaked in nail polish remover and can be popped into your handbag if your going out and staying at a friends over night , or for packing and taking with you when you go on holiday. These are acetone free so don't smell as bad as the liquid nail polish remover and contain vitamin E and moisturisers. I have to say that one wipe doesn't get all the polish off and two or three may be needed depending on the colour and brand of nail polish that you have used.
I like these handy travel packs and they can be bought at Boots chemist and online from Amazon and other beauty sites.
Propylene Carbonate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Alcohol/Denat, Triethylhaxanoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum.
All in all I buy these for the convenience of having them in my handbag as they are useful and work well.
I bought myself a little round plastic pot of Nail Polish Remover pads from Elegant Touch. I decided on pads rather than my usual bottle of polish, simply as these were on special offer. Normally retailing at £2 for 20 pads, they were in fact half price at 99p so I bought two pots. I have used nail polish remover pads before and they are simple and easy to use and possibly a lot less messy than using cotton wool balls and a big bottle of polish remover.
I used these little pads for the first time a few weeks ago and I must say I wasn't too impressed with them. The pads are quite small and very thin and though they are meant o be pre-soaked in nail polish remover, I am wondering if they possibly hadn't been sealed properly as they were very dry. I had to use a few pads in order to be able to effectively remove the polish on both of my hands. I know I'd used two coats of nail polish and the colour was a dark red, but nevertheless, the pads seemed pretty useless and just seemed to smudge the colour all around the tips of my fingers until it looked like my hands were bleeding.
The pads stink - in fact they seem to smell a lot stronger and more pungent than my Tesco nail polish I usually use. Overall, I had to use so many pads that it really worked out a very expensive way of removing my nail polish. I have now resorted to going back to my usual method of nail polish removal, i.e. using good old cotton wool pads and a bottle of nail varnish remover.
I don't think I'd consider buying these pads again, even at 99p I feel they were a waste of money, not very effective and a lot messier than I had envisaged.
I give them only 2 stars out of five.
I usually wear nail polish every day but I try and remove it often so that my nails have a chance to breathe and also so I can experiment with different colours often. I usually use a nail polish remover liquid and some cotton wool but these are a good alternative especially when space is at a premium such as when I am going away and don't want to take too much room up in my bag.
They only cost about £2 for 20 pads so although they are more expensive than using a traditional polish remover they aren't too expensive and fairly decent value for the money.
They come in a plastic screw lid tub and inside there are 20 pads which are pre-soaked in a nail polish removal liquid. The tub is good at making sure that the pads stay wet and don't dry out as long as you remember to make sure and close it properly after using a pad.
You use them by just taking a pad and rubbing them against your nail until the liquid in the pad removes the polish. They aren't as wet as I am used to but they do an ok job of removing polish. It says to lightly wipe the pads over nails but sometimes depending on the polish I have to actually rub quite hard to get it to remove.
Although one pad is supposed to be enough for two hands I find that I usually have to use at least two pads to completely remove all the polish from both hands. Once I have finished though my nails are clean and no polish remains on them.
I do think that traditional nail polish is still better than these pads at both removing polish and being better value for money but for pads these aren't bad and better than a lot of them I have tried before. Also if you are going on holiday and need space in your bag then these take up a lot less room than a big bottle of remover and a bag of cotton wool balls.
Elegant Touch Nail Polish Remover Pads
I'm not normally a nail polish wearer, I go through fads of wearing it, more often when I am on holidays, and I don't like to take a bottle of nail polish remover, so I tend to buy a pack of the nail polish remover pads, I know there more expensive than nail polish remover, but for occasional use their worth the money.
=Cost and Size=
I purchased these in the summer, and I paid £1,49 for the tub, and there was about 20 individual pads in the tub. The tub is about 5cm wide, and about 2cm thick. The lid has a screw top, which fits very tightly on to the base, not the best to open with false nails on.
Once you open the lid, there is a plastic security layer, which I think is a good idea, as this not only keeps the pads moist, it shows that no-one has tampered with the product.
The pads are round in shape and are about 4cm in diameter. The pads are pre-soaked in acetine free nail polish remover, they also have vitamin E and additional moisturisers. The wipes don't look very thick, but once you pull a wipe out you can feel the wetness of the nail polish remover on them, they are not dripping wet, more of a damp feeling.
There is still a small smell of nail polish remover, but not as strong as a traditional bottle.
There are instructions on the pad, and that you pull one pad out and gently wipe it over your nail till the polish is removed. At this point I hasten to add if you have topped your nail polish with a layer of glitter or you have used a layer of crackle these need a bit of elbow grease to remove this, the same applies if you have a red based nail polish, and darker colours are harder to remove than a nice baby pink.
Depending on the colour I am cleaning, I can use between 1 and 5 pads, but in defence of the pads they are hard working, as they do stay intact, just fill up quickly with used nail polish so you're trying to find a clean bit of the pad to use,
=How did they last=
I used them on holiday in the summer, and thought I'd left them behind, it was only at October that I found them in the zip of my toiletry bag, I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the tub up that the wipes were still in excellent condition, and did another holiday.
=Value for money=
For someone who wears nail polish occasionally or for a holiday then yes you will get your value for money, but for everyday use, then you would be better to get a bottle.
=Would I recommend=
I would recommend this wipes, and I give them a 5/5 for performance and feel of them, also I was impressed with the added vitamins in the mix.
They just lose a star due to the fun trung to get crackle and glitter off.
As someone who wears nail polish often, I also naturally get through plenty of nail polish remover. I usually use either Essentials remover or Superdrug's own brand one, as I have found most brands to be very similar regardless of how expensive they are. I am always willing to try a different product though. I bought a tub of nail polish remover pads by Elegant Touch back in the summer, for £1.49 in a local independent beauty store. I thought they would be a useful thing to take away for me when I was visiting family for a few days, as I needed to travel light. In the end I forget them, only to rediscover the pads when I was having a sort out. I wish I had uncovered them sooner..
Elegant Touch is a company specialising in nail products, such as false nails and their associated glue. I have not tried any other items by them, but I would be inclined to having used the pads successfully. Superdrug sell the nails, but I am not sure if they also stock the remover pads - I have not seen them there. High street stockists include Savers, and if you are lucky, the poundshops. The price varies quite a bit, as I have now spotted the tub on sale for anything from £1 to £2.99. It contains 20 pads.
The pads are round discs, saturated in acetone free nail polish remover. They also contain vitamin E and moisturisers. I expected them to be quite thick, based on the word "pad", but they are actually flat and you can see through them a little. I did worry that they would be rather flimsy to use and that they would fall apart before I finished my nails. They are in fact much more robust than they look but see below if you want to use them with gitter polish. They come in a handy sized plastic tub which is about a couple of inches wide and about half as thick. This means I can pop the tub in my travel bags and scarely know it is there. The lid has a screw top which alone would keep the pads very securely inside, but beneath that there is another layer of security - a clear plastic inner lid than needs to be lifted up. This means that the pads stay perfectly moist and ready to use. I know from experience that dried out remover pads are useless, so a storage box that prevents that is essential.
The wipes feel damp when you remove them from the tub, but they are not so much so that they are unpleasant to hold, at least at first. A few pads tend to stick together so you end up removing several at once but a light shake loosens the excess and they drop back into the tub. You may need to smoothe them back out though, which mean your fingers get messier than they would otherwise. This is due to the fact that if you hold a pad for a while it makes your fingers feel rather oily and slippery. It reminds me strongly of the feel of baby oil on my skin. I can put up with it while actually using the pads but I enjoy washing my hands afterwards. You could wear disposable type gloves, I suppose, but I find them too fiddly to bother with.
The pads smell the same as regular nail polish remover, but much less strongly, so they may be of interest to those who can't bear the scent of other products. They are thankfully very quick to use, so they aren't under anyone's nose for long. The instructions on the tub say that one pad should be gently wiped over your nails until all the polish was removed. I was sceptical that one would do both of my hands, but I was largely wrong. The pads are a bit smaller than the box, but cover a nail amply. I have found that it is best to fold the pads up, and use a corner at a time. As the polish melts away, the colour obviously transfers to the pad and you need to leave yourself a stain free place to hold. The colour can also travel from the pad to your clean surrounding skin if you don't fold it smaller, but it does wipe away easily. I was pleased that one wipe removes just about all trace of polish from the nail, even if the polish is a dark one. I say just about all because out of my 10 fingers, I may have to go over one or two nails to catch a stray piece of colour, near the cuticle for example. One pad is suffiicent to do both hands with two coats of polish on though, with a couple of exceptions. I have noticed that glittery polishes are in general harder to remove, regardless of the product that I use to get rid of them. I was surprised that these pads actually did a better job at getting it off than any other product, but I get through about 2 pads per hand. This is because the roughness of the glitter tears at the surface of the pads, and starts to pull little pieces off. Wearing a top coat doesn't make much difference as that disappears before the glitter underneath. The pads do not fall apart when used with a normal polish however, as only a light touch is needed then to get them to work.
Overall, I have been impressed with these pads. They remove most polishes very quickly and easily, and they will also remove tricky glitter polishes if you are willing to use more than one pad at a time. I think they are good value for money, although I suspect they work out a bit more expensive overall than using a traditional product and a seperate pad. I tried one pad when I first bought the pack, then I closed the tub up and did not open it again for months. The pads were still in perfect condition so I would recommend them to an occasional polish user. There isn't much chance of unused ones going to waste. They are not perfect, as they make my fingers feel somewhat greasy but that is shortlived. They don't seem to have had any negative affect on my nails as a whole. There is also no obvious improvement to their condition either, vitamin E not withstanding. They are well worth a try, especially if you can get them for a £1.
[I have succesfully used the pads in combination with polishes from NYC, MUA, 2true, Models Own, Barry M, Revlon and Nails Inc, in red, dark blue, light blue, purple, gold and several glitter ones.]
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