Recently my daughter has started to go on shopping trips with her friends, minus any adults (a very exciting thing for her, and a very expensive and worrying thing for Mum!), and to give her some purpose i have started asking for a few small items for her to locate and buy for me.
One of those items was the product i am now reviewing, this was initially her fault we had run out anyway, due to her recent fascination with make up and nail varnishes, so of course all of Mum's polishes and nail polish removers had been lifted and had all dissapeared into her pit of a bedroom!
I gave only £1.50 (it's been a while since i actually purchased any!), and told her to try and get a pot of pads, but wasn't too particular with brand, as long as they were cheap!
These particular varnish remover pads fitted the criteria perfectly, and due to them being the pre soaked pads version meant less wastage (my daughter managed to use a bottle of remover that i had had for 6 months in one weekend!).
Within the pot there are 30 moist pads, with each pad not only being soaked in varnish remover, but also a treatment to stop the fingers and nails from drying out after use, this leaves an almost baby oil feeling on the fingers, so once the pads have been used you will have to thoroughly wash your hands to get rid of the residue.
On the pot it states that to use you should dab some of the liquid onto each nail, then leave for a few seconds before removing the polish, this does indeed start the removal off, but i have found that it still takes a fair bit of scrubbing to get rid of the polish.
Each pad is textured which does help with the removal of the polish, though due to the oil like treatment on them it still doesn't stop the pads from being incredibly slippy, so i do tend to spend as much time picking the pad up as actually removing the varnish!
Personally i love really bright and vibrant colours for my nails, i work in a hospitial, so i can only wear varnish on a weekend, so i need a remover that not only easily removes the varnish but also effectively, and also out of all the nooks and crannies, ie around the cuticles.
These pads (with a bit of elbow grease!) are really quite effective in that respect, with the only problem i found was that due to the colours i wear i have found i have to use one pad per hand, and still have to scrub the liquidated varnish off the ends of my fingers as the pad doesn't sufficiently absorb the colour as it is being rubbed off, though to be honest for the price almost anything is forgivable!
These pads cost me 79p from a body care store in my town, which to me offers exceptional value, so i don't even moan when my daughter uses them all (much!).
Thanks for reading x
I've picked these up a number of times. They are an excellent idea. An all in one nail polish remover sounds ideal but this is not the experince I have had.
I buy the product, use them and then they sit at the bottom of my nail polish tin. When I come to use them again (usually when the liquid remover I bought to replace the pads has ran out) they are dry and no longer effective. I forget that this is what has happened and the cycle begins again.
From my experience they can feel a little greasy (if thats the word) when you first use them. They drag the colour you are attempting to remove all over the skin around your nails and it ends up a bigger job than you expected. I end up using them in conjunction with cotton wool but that kind of defeats the object. Despite being 'greasy' my nails do not seem nourished afterwards.
I have found a good use for them and that is on holiday. It really cuts down on packaging and weight. You tend to use them up and I usually have some cotton wool with me to aide removal of the polish
I would not use these to remove strong colours such as red or black. I would use these up quickly or they'll dry up.
In the past I've always used liquid nail polish remover which is great unless you need to remove your nail polish on-the-go like in the staff room at work or on the train and you have no cotton wool to put the nail polish remover on! This predicament led me to finding Patons nail polish remover pads.
These pads come in a round, red plastic tub and include around 30 pads. The pads themselves do smell of the traditional nail polish remover but in my opinion that is an advantage; I love the smell! The pads are about 5cm across and 3cm across and 3cm down and I would recommend you use one pad per hand; you can use both sides of the pad!
The pads are soft and textured and they remove 2 layers of nail polish application with ease with no mess and no fuss, the problem comes when you have more than 2 layers of dark nail polish on and then you need to be extra rigorous when rubbing the nail with the pad but this is the same with any nail polish remover so this is hardly a disadvantage.
The substance soaked into the pads also contain a conditioning supplement which injects moisture into the nails and protects them which is important after you've had nail polish on as nail polish can stain the nails.
I have also found that when you accidentally spill nail polish on hard surfaces these pads can easily remove that too! The only disadvantage I can think of is, if you leave the used pad on a surface for a substantial amount of time it will ruin that surface, for example I left a used pad on a plastic storage box and it actually melted part of the plastic! So bare this in mind when using the product.
Overall, I think the nail polish remover pads are really inventive and for £1.50 from Bodycare stores you really can't go wrong!
I was shopping at my local discount store recently when I spotted two tubs of Patons Nail Polish Remover Pads on offer for £1.00. You get 30 pads in each tub, so getting 60 for a quid seemed like exceptional value to me.
On the tub it also says that the "conditioning formula helps protect nails against drying and breaking." I was quite pleased when I read this, because in the past I've found that nail varnish dries my nails out.
I like using nail varnish pads because it means that you can remove your varnish with one product - which is rather handy, rather than having to use separate cotton pads and nail varnish remover.
The pads come in little red pot that you can reseal so that the pads you haven't yet used retain their moisture.
As soon as you open the tub, you'll be able to smell the nail varnish remover - it's really strong and rather unpleasant.
The pads are quite greasy, so you'd expect them to be quite effective, but I've got to say, I was surprised by how many it took to remove the varnish on my fingers. I went through three pads and when I've used nail varnish pads in the past (produced by other manufacturers), the job has been done with the aid of one pad.
After I'd used this product my hands were left feeling greasy and the "conditioning formula" seemed to dry out my fingers. Also, I had a small cut on one of my fingers and these pads really irritated it - that said, I'm sure any varnish would have done.
I don't think I'll be buying this product again - these pads are cheap and they do the job eventually - but I think there are better nail varnish pads out there.
Just happened to have these sat next to me on the couch so thought I'd share my thoughts on them.
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The pads come in a small bright red tub (approx 5cm in diameter). The lid screws shut securely to keep the pads from drying out. Each tub contains approximately 30 pads inside.
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To use the pads you should "predab" all your nails (one hand at a time) leave them for a few seconds then proceed to wipe away the nail varnish from your nails. It's pretty simple to do in theory but I find it takes a fair bit of rubbing to actually get the varnish off.
Each pad is soaked in nail varnish remover and they do smell fairly strongly (though not as much as others I've had).
As I mentioned earlier I find it's takes a bit of effort the get nail varnish of your nails with these pads. But it does come off eventually though sometimes it takes 2 pads depending on how many coats I've put on and how dark the varnish is.
My problem with these is that after using them my nails feel coated and they feel dry and weak. I have to wash my hands afterwards with soap. And sometimes I go so far as putting some hand and nail cream on to soothe my nails. This isn't really ideal especially if you want to be quick. And it doesn't live up the the tubs promise of "conditioning formula helps protect nails against drying and breaking."
This isn't really related to how well the pads work but if you ever do use these be sure not to leave the used (or unused for that matter) pads on anything. I left them on some paper once and it turned it grey and left a residue on it (lord knows what it's doing to my nails if it does that to paper).
Ingredients: Butyrolactone, Aqua Denatonium Benzoate.
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I bought them that long ago that I honestly can't remember how much I bought them for, I think it was in the region of £1. I seem to remember buying them from Bodycare.
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Probably not. There are definitely better nail varnish removers out there and I probably won't be purchasing anymore of these after I've finished this tub.
I'm staying at my friends house at the moment before we go on holiday again (something we do rather often) and before getting back in the caravan and touring again I thought I would re do my shabby toenails however as I sat down with me socks off and my toes poised I asked me mate if she had any nail polish remover anywhere and she didn't so next time I was out I spotted these and decided to get them and at 79p a plastic tub for 30 pads I thought they had to be worth a try!
Bright red plastic tub that you twist to the centre of it to open and close it. On the the top of the tub I'm told they are Patons Nail Polish Remover Pads and that there are 30 pads within it. On the bottom of the tub I'm told a bit about what they are and how to use them, the ingredients are listed and contact details for Patons are given.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Tub:
Conditioning formula helps protect nails against drying and breaking.
To Use Them:
To Quickly & gently remove nail polish dab one pad on five nails, leave for a few seconds and then cleanse off.
Me Using Them:
Well I had a light, chipped colour on I'd had on for about a month! I had put two coats on though and I pulled out a pad and got going!
The pads are round and white in appearance. They have a liquid ingrained to them as well as being textured to one side. They slide about as you use them and as directed I pushed a pad onto each nail and then wiped. Nothing happened! On light colours they struggle and I really, seriously had to scrub and rub and sure enough I eventually got the nail polish off but it took time and alot of effort not to mention half a tub!
They leave a greasy residue on the nails too and an odd smell that does to be fair eventually wear off but whilst you can smell it it isn't good at all! Not recommended from me or my mate to be honest. Too hard to use and takes too much time to get results sadly
can be found in shops like Instore and Boyes or look online!