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I bought a box of these quite a while ago and still had a few of the individual foil wrapped wipes knocking about that I hadn't got around to using. I thought at the time they would be handy for holidays and suchlike but when I tried one I found out that they were a bit rubbish and needed some help.
The wipes are supposed to be a travel friendly nail polish remover. They are a small sort of baby wipe tissue infused with remover that is supposed to do ten nails with one wipe (just normal polish not gel).
I found them to be a bit dry so rather than scrubbing I dipped them in a bit of liquid remover and then they worked a treat! I think this takes away the handy convenience factor though.
You get around 10 packs in a box (if memory serves me) and I'm pretty sure I got mine from the pound shop. Looking around now it seems the travel pots with the oily wipes have replaced these from the elegant touch range.
When I added acetone free remover to the wipes they worked very well and I could smell a really fruity smell coming out of the wipe so the original formula does smell lovely, a lot nicer than cheap nail polish remover.
In conclusion, I would not buy these again, I'd have been screwed if I took just these on holiday as they do not remove a baked on basecoat, two colour layers and a top coated nail full of polish. I don't like scrubbing the nail as it moves dark colours on to the skin and cuticle. Best to try the oily pots full of removers.
Very handy for removing nail polish if you are away from home and need to change the color to match your outfit. It negates the need for cotton wool pads and the bottle of nail polish remover. This is the all-in-one method. Inside the box there are approx. 25 small, round, fibrous pads soaked in the nail polish removing solution.
True to Primark style, rather garish bright pink lettering but a very small, unobtrusive, makeup bag size pot that is beautifully portable. You get 2 pots for £1 held together by some think, clear plastic.
How to use:
Despite the 'pads' being so incredibly thing and almost translucent, you only need one per hand, its crazy! The process is not terribly elegant, there is no gliding across your nail for a perfect finish - you need to scrub! But, actually, probably not more so than you do with a regular solution and cotton wool. I use one pad per hand.
Have you got one of those nail polished with really sharp, spiky glitter in? the kind that make your nails feel a little like sand paper once the paint is dry? If the answer is yes, you know just how difficult this is to remove without using a whole pack of cotton wool or scraping the surface of your nails. Well, Primark pads remove it really rather well. Of course, you need to up the ante, so instead of one pad per hand you will probably need two or three, but it works. You can drag the pads back and forth across the glittery polish and they wont disintegrate or tear up and leave tiny little remains of a once whole pad.
How your nails feel afterwards:
Pretty slippery! The oily formula does the job but does leave it all over your hands, so you cannot wipe and go, you will need to wash with warm, soapy water to break through the soap. Once the residue is removed they feel conditioned and even your cuticles feel softer. Just make sure all of this is removed before you repaint as it'll leave massive smudges.
The solution is pretty oily, and therefore tends to cling to your fingers, especially is they are even a little dry. Consequently the colour of your nail polish will also cling. Thing means that sometimes you may have to use an additional pad to remove the colour from your skin, it comes away very easily but not with soap and water alone.
There is a difficulty in the size, the pads are very small, which is convenient but means that sometimes they are just really hard to get a grip on! Whilst you are scrubbing the pads can roll up and feel tiny when screwed in to a little ball between your fingers tips.
I keep a pot of these as a back up ion my make up bag. I will happily use them if the need arises, but if I am at home and I have access to a bottle of ail polish remover and a pack of cottom wool i will always opt for that option.
These nail polish remover wipes are a great product to have. They are basically a small piece of fabric/tissue soaked in nail polish remover which is sealed inside a foil packet. Each foil packet is enough to comfortably remove all polish from 10 fingers or 10 toes.
They are really really handy for taking with you when you are away when you don't want to pack a whole bottle of polish remover and cotton wool. They are also a super quick, lazy way to remove polish at home or on the go as you just tear the packet open, remove the polish and bin the tissue and wrapper. It is faster and more convenient than using normal polish with cotton wool as I find you often need to resoak the cotton wool or get a fresh piece to do all your nails. This doesn't happen with the wipes.
It is more pricey though as you get 10 wipes for about £1.50 - £2.00. A bottle of nail polish remover costs about this and probably does at least 3 times as much removing. You are paying a bit extra for the ease of use and the fact that they are perfect and lightweight for being away from home.
Anyone who uses nail polish on a regular basis will understand the importance of a decent nail polish remover. I've often read that removers containing the ingredient 'acetone' should be avoided as this is an extremely strong ingredient that can cause nails to weaken and dry out. Personally, I've found that nail polish removers that don't contain acetone, are somewhat inferior in their polish removal ability.
The last time I needed to purchase some polish remover the only product on sale happened to be these Elegant touch 'Acetone free' nail polish remover wipes. I usually use a bottle of nail polish remover together with cotton wool, but as there was nothing else available, these would have to do.
The wipes comes in a resealable sachet containing 10 sheets, each of which should remove polish from up to 10 nails. Each sheet contains protectant, vitamin E and has a rose scent.
They're easy to open by either tearing the top where there is a small perforation, or you can cut the sachet open above the resealable plastic, with scissors. On opening the sachet you simply pull out one of the white sheets and snap the sachet closed again.
The sheets are liberally covered with polish remover, but not so much that it drips. The smell isn't overpowering, but quite mild with a slight hint of rose and certainly a lot nicer than my regular nail polish removers.
It's very easy removing nail polish this way and it feels a bit like you're polishing your nails. However, you do need to go over each nail quite thoroughly before all polish is removed. I have found that when I've tried removing more than two layers of polish, for instance, a French polish, one wipe wasn't quite enough to remove every trace of polish.
When you've finished removing the polish, your nails are left nice and shiny, as if you've moisturised them.
Overall, this is a very good product, especially in helping to protect nails from the damage that acetone removers can do. If you're nails are weak or brittle, this would be a good choice. If you change your nail polish quite frequently though, this would be a more costly method of polish removal and a bottle of remover would last longer.
Elegant Touch (www.eleganttouch.co.uk) have other types of nail polish removers in their range, including those for removing false nails. They also sell acetone free removers in bottles which I'll buy for use at home.
These sachets would be particularly useful for when you're away from home or travelling as they're easy to pop into a handbag and you don't need to worry about the lid coming loose and liquid leaking everywhere.
Each sachet of 10 wipes costs around £1.50 and they are available in most major chemists.
Safe & soft, spill proof nail polish remover pads Acetone Free formula Quickly removers nail polish Long lasting rose scent