On my recent trip to Newcastle by plane, I was told I couldn't take liquids that were more than 100ml. So I decided to have a little look around Superdrug and came across these nail polish remover pads. As they were a good price and came in a cute little packaging, I thought they would be ideal and it also saved me some room in my suitcase.
-- Appearance --
The packaging is what instantly me attracted to these nail polish pads. The pads come in a gorgeous lilac, circular pot with an screw able lid. The lid keeps the pads secure from drying out and maintains there moisture. On the front of the pot, the brand logo, the name of the product and the fact that they are conditioning is displayed. On the back is some other useful information including the ingredients contained.
-- Price and Availability --
I purchased this pot for £1.39, you approximately get 20 pads. I find that 20 pads is more than enough and as I will only be using them when I'm travelling I can see them lasting me a long time. I have had these a couple of months and have only used about 5 in that time. You can get this either in Superdrug stores or on their website. They are extremely easy to find and a great price.
-- Using the pads --
The pads are easy to use and very handy to have on you. If your like me I hate having chipped nail polish, so if during college I get chipped nail polish, I feel the need to have to remove all of it as It makes me feel untidy. When using the pads I like to apply pressure with the pad, holding it down for a few seconds before wiping away the polish. This ensures that the polish comes off easily and leaving no residue. I find that using 1 pad is enough for both hands/feet, as they are extremely moist.
-- My experience --
These pads are effortless to use and require little time. They are extremely economical as you only need one per use for either both hands or feet. They are extremely moist and this enables you to be able to remove all residue polish and is great for getting the nooks and crannies.
The pads state they are conditioning, I actually find this to be true. Usually after using the bottles of nail polish remover, I tend to find that my nails look very dry and flaky. After using this wipes my nails look the same as If I have just applied hand moisturiser, which I think is absolutely brilliant what more could you ask for?
As you receive a reasonable amount of pads for an extremely cheap price and the fact you only need to use one each time. These are definitely worth the money and being high quality in standards, this was definitely a well worth purchase.
The pot is cute and small enough to take with you anywhere, the lid also ensures there is no spillages of the product and also helps to keep the pads moist. These have been sitting in my drawer for a couple of months now waiting for there next road trip and they are as moist as when I first bought them. Result!
I would definitely recommend these pads as they are handy, economical, easy to use and at such a low price you can't go wrong. I can't fault these whatsoever.
-- Conclusion --
Over a great product, which I will continue to use throughout my holidays and trips. Great price for a fantastic quality.
I'm very girly when it comes to all things nail related. I like to keep my nails in good shape, keep them nicely filed and love to paint them regularly too. Obviously the regular painting of nails also means one has to regularly remove nail polish from said nails too, which means having nail polish remover on hand for this purpose.
I tend not to be loyal to any particular brand when it comes to nail polish remover as the price ranges are such that you get a decent sized bottle for £1 which can last 1 year or more to paying £3 for a rather small bottle just because it's branded!
I discovered Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Pads a few years ago as I wanted something compact to take on holiday with me rather than taking the whole bottle of nail polish remover which just takes up additional space in my suitcase. I was pleased to find Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Pads on a rare trip to Superdrug and thought the small lavender coloured pot looked "nice". "What does she mean by nice?" you might well ask. Well as I said I'm very girly when it comes to nail related products so the delicate lavender colour of the pot appealed to but also there wasn't a flashy logo on the label, just the words "Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Pads" and "with conditioner". I turned the pot over and saw there was more detailed information about the product on the other side.
Being relatively cheap and the perfect size to go into my holiday toiletry bag I bought these without a second thought.
*Do They Work?*
Quite simply, YES, they do. The instructions are short and to the point on the back of the pot. It basically tells you to dab a pad over your nail, wait a few seconds and then wipe the nail polish off. I did this and hey presto, the nail polish came off easily. I also found it relatively easy to fold the pads so as to easily get at the nail polish at the sides of my nails which can be a bit fiddly when using regular nail polish remover with cotton wool. I find my nails and fingers feel quite greasy after using these pads so always make sure I wash my hands thoroughly.
Another thing which is quite noticeable is the lack of any strong odour from these pads. Generally nail polish remover in bottles has quite a strong and somewhat unpleasant smell - quite pungent and rather over-powering. I'm happy to say that Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Pads don't smell unpleasant at all (not that they smell pleasant exactly) - it's just that they have a very mild enough scent that I don't barely notice it.
The best thing about using these pads is that there are no spillages, which is something that I have to admit happens fairly often when I use regular nail polish remover from a bottle.
*Do They Last?*
Each pot of Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Pads contains around 20 pads. I've never actually counted the pads as I'm quite happy to take their word for it that there are approximately 20 pads in a pot. I've taken this pot with me on my holidays lasting 7 days or more for the last 3 or 4 years and they're still not finished (and to give you a rough idea I've used these on 9 or 10 holidays so far). I find I can use one remover pad for all 10 nails so they really are economical to use.
*Let's Talk Money*
These Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Pads retail for £1.39 a pot at the time of writing and are exclusive to Superdrug stores and Superdrug online http://www.superdrug.com/other-products/​ superdrug-nail-polish-remover-pads/invt/​219143/
*The Science Bit*
And now the bit you've been eagerly waiting for - to find out what the ingredients are! I know the other stuff above was all boring, you just wanted to know what it's all made up of. Ok, here we go... There's some Butyrolactone, Aqua Alcohol Denat, PEG-75 Lanolin, Parfum, Methylparaben, Denatonium Benzoate and good ole Panthenol. Exciting huh? Oh and they contain Bitrex too (Bitrex is an extremely bitter but harmlesssubstance which is used in household products to give such a bitter taste to a product so as to warn people off ingesting it)!
I'm not overly sure how the conditioning aspect works as I literally wash my hands with soap as soon as I've finished using these pads. I suspect it must work whilst you're actually using the pad as I don't imagine people sit with the fingers and nails feeling greasy for much time after removing their nail polish.
*Any Other Business?*
I'm sorry if the following is going to sound obvious but I'd rather say it than not! Due to the ingredients in these pads being somewhat flammable and unsafe in the hands of children, it is recommended that you don't leave these lying around for kids to play with. The vague smell which they won't recognise would possibly tempt young ones to put them in their mouth as curiosity would get the better of them. It's best to be safe rather than sorry and store them out of reach of children.
There's also a warning on the reverse side of the pot telling you to avoid contact with eyes and not to ingest (I would hope most adults would know NOT to do that). It's probably also a good idea not to leave the used pads lying around on furniture as they could cause paint to come off or other things you might not fancy having to deal with for the sake of not disposing of the used pads carefully.
I'm perfectly happy to give these Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Pads a perfect 5 out 5 for being absolutely fit for purpose, i.e. doing just what they're supposed to and doing so economically too!
Happy nail polish removing!