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I never go a day without nail polish; I usually stick to a nice red colour. When I get a little chip in the polish, I'm quite lazy and just stick another coat over it to 'fill in the chipped' bits. However, when I have done this a few times, my nails start to easily chip, so that's when I have to remove the polish and reapply a new coat to keep the polish 'fresh'. I recently tried this Superdrug Nail Polish Remover; I think I paid around £1.50 for this 250ml bottle.
The polish comes in a bottle with a 'screw off' life. You have to be careful when pouring it out as it does come out quite quickly. Also, I have a tendency to take off the lid, and then I am too busy removing the polish, that I forget to put the lid back; the amount of times I have almost knocked the bottle over. So if you're like me, be careful.
The polish is very easy to use. Simply grab a cotton wool pad and pour out a tiny bit of the polish and then just start wiping the polish off your nails. I find that it does take a while to take the polish off (maybe because I wear so many layers), but once you get down to the final layer of polish is sweeps off easily. So I think it depends on how thick of a coat of polish you have on. It was really quick, but it did take my polish off within a couple of minutes which was good. I did have to 'press' the cotton wool pad quite hard on my nails though so it did take a little effort.
I liked that the remover was quite gentle on my nails. Usually, I find that nail polish remover is quite tough on my nails and leaves the skin around them feeling a bit sore; not this one so that was good. I wonder if it's because of the Aloe Vera in this remover - which is known to be soothing.
I would recommend this polish.
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Xd-o-n-z-x (Dooyoo & Ciao)
~ Why I Bought It ~
I love painting my nails and I tend to change the colour of them at least once a week. I have been using this nail varnish remover for the past few months and I bought it mainly because it was quite cheap.
I also liked the sound of it with it being described as nourishing and it also says on the bottle that it contains aloe vera and viramin E which appealed to me. As for it being acetone free, I am not actually sure what acetone is and I don't think that it is too dangerous or anything so the fact that it is acetone free didn't have much impact on my decision to purchase it to be honest.
~ Price ~
A 250ml bottle of this nail varnish remover costs £1.39. This is really good value in my opinion and my bottle of it is still over half full after three months of very regular use.
~ My Opinion ~
I bought this nail varnish remover because it was the cheapest one that I could see on the shop shelf and I have been very happy with it as it does what it's supposed to and I don't need heaps of it for it to be effective at removing the nail varnish. The nail varnish remover comes in a light weight, compact plastic bottle which has a screw-top lid.
The bottle has an open neck rather than having a dispenser hole, so I do find that I have to be quite careful when pouring the product onto a cotton pad. The product has a runny and quite watery consistency. It has the usual, quite strong chemical smell that most nail varnish removers have.
Due to it being acetone free I thought it may not have much of a smell to it and not smell as strong as the non acetone free nail varnish removers that I have used in the past, but it does - not that this is a disadvantage though as the smell doesn't hang around for long and it is not over powering. Using the product is very easy - I just pour some onto a cotton pad and rub the cotton pad over my nails.
The varnish starts coming off instantly and it doesn't take too long for me to get every last bit of it off of each nail - each nail only requires a couple of wipes, so this is quite a strong nail varnish remover. I have noticed however that I do need to press down harder on my nails and scrub them with the cotton pad rather than just simply wiping the pad over them gently. I don't see this as much of a disadvantage though as it doesn't take any longer and the varnish is removed quickly.
After using the varnish remover my nails don't feel conditioned or anything which I was disappointed by as it is marketed as a nourishing product. My nails feel a little dry after using this but this feeling soon goes and the varnish doesn't leave my nails with any residue or anything on them.
~ All in All~
A reasonably priced nail varnish remover which quickly and effectively removes nail varnish.
I like to do my nails myself as much as I can to cut costs on going to get my nails done professionally, which means I have an endless supply of nail polish! Regardless of brand I find after 3-4 days max my polish will chip and as I hate this look this means I remove my nail polish myself and it is time for a new colour/style. As a result I like to have supplies of nail polish remover, and one of the ones I have is this Superdrug brand remover.
I tend to buy this one as it is quite cost effective, costing only £1.39 for a 250ml bottle which lasts me on average around 2-3 months. It comes in a clear bottle which shows how much of the product is left.
To use the polish remover is easy - I always apply a dab to a cotton wool pad, by covering the open bottle top with the pad, quickly turn upside down to extract the nail polish remover on to the pad and then I wipe away! I then rub the pad quite roughly onto my nails and it comes off with ease. I always do a strict regime on my nails; a clear base coat, 2 colour coats, a clear top coat and then use my quick freeze dry spray. Even with all these layers this polish remover is effective at removing my nail polish with ease! I probably use one pad for each hand, and as I barely get out more than a few drops it means this polish remover is very strong (although it has no acetone!) so I prefer using it.
It contains aloe vera and vitamin E which is good for the nails, but one thing I do find after using this nail polish is that it leaves my nails feeling quite dry afterwards! As a result even if I am not re-painting my nails I always ensure to paint my nails with a nail hardener and a clear nourishing nail polish I have purchased from Avon as it restores my nails with a little natural shine and softeness.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this nail polish as it gets the job done, and considering how often I re-paint my nails it lasts a long time so I don't have to keep popping out to get more!
I wear nail varnish pretty much everyday and I love experimenting with new colours and designs. I use nail varnish removing pads as well as liquid nail varnish remover to remove my nail varnish whenever it begins to chip or whenever I want to re-paint my nails and the current liquid nail varnish remover that I am using is from Superdrug. This is part of Superdrug's range of own brand cosmetics and skin care products and it's priced at £1.39 per 250ml bottle, which I think is a bargain considering how long a bottle lasts for, even when using it multiple times a week. I've had my bottle of this since the beginning of the year and it's around 1/4 full, so there's no argueing that this is incredibly good value for money.
The nail polish remover comes in a cylindar bottle which is white tinted, but the orange liquid is visible which I find really handy as I am able to see how much I have left. The bottle has a black label on the front of it which has the Superdrug logo (a silver star) and the product name. It states underneath the product name that it is acetone free which is always an advantage as I've found that nail varnishes and nail varnish removers which are acetone free have a much less prominent chemical smell. We are also told on the label that the liquid has aloe vera and vitamin E in it which for the price I think is brilliant as this nourishes the nails as well as cleans them. The nail varnish remover, like all of Superdrug's own brand products is not tested on animals and it is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
The nail varnish remover is BUAV approved which basically means that it's certified cruelty-free. The varnish is suitable to use on artificial nails, though I've only ever used it on my natural nails. The bottle has a screw top lid and open neck bottle, which I was suprised by. I was expecting the lid to have a little dispenser hole to avoid any spills etc, but to be honest the lack of this is not an issue as long as you're careful not to pour too much out. I use this with the thickest, highest quality cotton pads that I have as I've found that when it's used on cheap, thin cotton pads it drips out of the other side of it and the cotton pads break up when I scrub them against my nails.
The pinky-orange liquid absorbs into the cotton pads leaving them moist. I then rub the cotton pads against my nails, and it takes 2-3 thorough rubs before the varnish is removed from each nail. It doesn't matter what colour the varnish is and it removes black varnish just as quickly as it removes lighter varnish. I get through around five cotton pads drenched in the varnish remover when removing varnish from all of my fingernails which I don't think is too bad. This gets rid of all traces of the varnish, leaving my nails looking clean and shiny. I can't say that I've noticed much difference in the quality or appearence of my nails which doesn't bother me as I am quite happy with its effects as a nail varnish remover. Smell wise, this does smell quite overpowering at first and it does have a chemical smell, but once on the nails it actually smells of citrus, which I find pleasant enough.
Overall, I highly recommend this nail varnish remover.
When I finished my bottle of Cutex's acetone-free nail polish remover, I was all set to buy another one of the same. But my wandering dooyoo eye ("I could try something new and review it!") found Superdrug's own version, so I picked that up instead, at a far cheaper £1.39 for 250ml.
PACKAGING: The product comes in a simple plastic bottle, cylindrical with a lid that screws on a good secure amount. It's not hugely ergonomic, but I suppose a bottle's a bottle. The orange liquid inside is clearly visible, which is always handy, and the basic Superdrug label states that it's acetone free, with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to protect and condition your nails. Like all Superdrug's own-brand products, it promises 100% happiness guaranteed, and is not tested on animals. It's also suitable for artificial nails, though I don't wear them.
APPLICATION: As you could probably guess, the instructions are to use the liquid with cotton wool, removing polish "quickly and effectively". Though it did do the job, I found it wasn't really "quick". Cutex's acetone-free remover was quite gentle, and this one's slightly more so: I found myself working through my bottle at twice the pace of a harsher remover, at times using an extra couple of cotton wool pads, where before it would have taken one per hand. The mouth of the bottle is quite narrow, so it doesn't spill easily, though I found I needed to pour often to get enough liquid. As to be expected, the product has a strong smell upon opening the bottle and applying: it didn't seem as strong from a distance as other removers I've used, but up close it's very sharp, acetone or not, and it did strike me as a bit sharper than other brands.
QUALITY: I'm always a bit sceptical when nail polish removers claim to be nourishing, or really good for your nails in some way. They have two primary functions: stinking and removing nail varnish, and the best you can hope for otherwise is one that doesn't totally dry your nails out. Though I don't think this one really nourishes at all, at least it's not actively drying for my nail and hands, and while using it I managed to grow my nails a little without issue. Once I got used to it, I didn't particularly mind the slowness, either: acetone-free removers seem to be generally mild, and I'm happy to take the bit of extra time to avoid using acetone. It does work, but it's slightly slower to work than another remover might be.
This is a good budget remover that I'd happily purchase again instead of Cutex's version, which costs nearly twice as much for a smaller bottle. After a few cotton wool pads it can feel like a fussy false economy, but for the most part it works well. If you're used to stronger stuff you might find it weak, but if you're already accustomed to using acetone-free removers its mildness shouldn't be an issue. Overall, the great value for money outweighs any minor niggles I have.
I've been paying a bit more attention to my nails lately, and as a consequence I decided that the nail varnish remover I must have had for at least eight years (and that's not even an exaggeration!) probably wouldn't work anymore and so should be replaced. I bought this one from Superdrug, for £1.39.
I don't usually bother doing much with my nails, so I only needed something for occasional use. This is why I basically chose the cheapest nail polish remover I could find. This one claimed to be nourishing and acetone free, which I thought might benefit my nails slightly as the skin on my hands and feet can be dry and although my nails are healthy the cuticles can be a bit on the dry side too. It contains aloe vera and Vitamin E for nourishment.
I have used this product to remove nail varnish from the nails on my hands and toes. The bottle has a screw top lid, and then the liquid comes straight out of the neck of the bottle. This didn't seem overly secure to me so I'd probably never take this with me anywhere in case it leaked. The product is pink, as you can see from the picture, and it smells quite strong like most nail polish removers. Although the product is a bit of a "no frills" product, the packaging is quite nice looking and brightens up my dressing table as I love anything pink or girly on my dressing table.
When I first poured this product onto cotton wool, I doubled up on the cotton wool pads just in case it came out too quickly. I needn't have worried because although it was free-flowing, it absorbed into the cotton wool pad so it wasn't soaking wet. This made it easier to manage and I found a couple of swipes on each nail did the trick. I only had to dampen the cotton wool pad once, and this was enough to do all my toenails which I thought was quite impressive. For the nails on my hands it took a little more effort, dampening the cotton wool pad once seemed to do a few nails then it needed dampening again.
I can't say I've noticed any difference in the condition of my nails since using this nail polish remover, although they're no dryer than usual so I suppose that's a positive sign because at least it hasn't made them dry or in bad condition. Overall, this is a great value product, which I would highly recommend.