“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Nail Care / Type: Nail Polish Remover „
Because I don't drive quite often I go shopping with my parents as my Step Dad drives and for that reason I end up in a number of different stores, plus I have shops local to where I live so I really am not store or brand loyal to anything!
I find myself quite often in a huge Tesco store near where my Mum lives and a couple of weeks back I knew I needed some nail polish remover so I picked up a bottle of Tesco's own quite simply cos the price impressed for such a large bottle.
I was a bit wary of buying Tesco's own nail polish remover. Usually I wouldn't be worried but I have been wearing darker colours of late, glitter and crackle top coats and the likes (toes only as I bite my finger nails!) and I did wonder whether for that reason I should be buying a far more expensive and well known brand of nail polish remover, but I didn't I decided to keep to my cheap skate ways that I have adopted at the moment as I'm trying to save a few bob to spend on lots of other people this year for Christmas!
This comes in a frosted and slightly white plastic bottle with a pink screw top lid/cap to the top of it and on the front of it we are told what it is and who it is by then on the back of the bottle we are told a bit about the product, cautions and warnings are given, the ingredients are listed as are the directions for using it, the size is stated (which is 250ml and the only size I spotted this available to purchase in by the way) and contact detail for Tesco are given. Its a simple looking bottle this one but nice and big and informative as it needs to be though it does look like a cheap to buy product.
The nail polish remover is like water with a light pink tinge to it though when dispensed onto cotton wool or whatever it is clear so its only coloured in the bottle, even then only slightly. It sloshes out quickly as the bottle has quite a large hole to the top of it and of course as its so like water you do need to be a bit careful with it and to make sure it goes no where it shouldn't so I'm really not heavy handed when using this!
It stinks. It really does smell distinctly of nail polish remover, no worse no better. To use this I use a good quality cotton wool and make sure I have plenty in my hand before pouring a bit of this on it. On light colours I simply wipe my nails gently with it, on darker colours or nail polish with glitter/crackle or top coat over it I simply press the damp cotton wool over my nail and a couple of seconds later I wipe it away.
This cost me about £1.00 in Tesco and I'm really pleased with it. It's not only cheap to buy but good quality. I find that it cuts through colour (even black) quite easily and that my nails are not left stained at all. It doesn't make any claims to condition the nails or anything else and in my view it does nothing other than remove nail polish but saying that it doesn't harm my skin or nails either which suits me just fine. The consistency is thin, the smell is horrible but then this nail polish remover really isn't any different to most of the other products of this type on the market lets face it so it gets the thumbs up from me.....even my Mother uses it now and likes it and that's saying something cos she doesn't like much lol.
Only available from Tesco stores.
I knocked over the last of my nail polish remover while in the middle of doing the job so it was an emergency trip to Tesco. The cheapest version was Tesco's own at 97p for 250ml...That would do so I made that my purchase!!
The nail polish came in a clear plastic bottle with a purple screw lid. There is a transparent label stuck to the bottle stating ingredients, directions for use and product name.
The fluid is a lavender colour and has a very harsh chemical smell to it, which is common for any nail polish remover.
The polish remover does the job of removing the nail polish with ease. Apply a little fluid to a cotton wool ball and gently rub on the nail and it is effectively removed without pressing down hard. I have found you have to use a lot of cotton wool with this polish (approx. one ball per nail)
This product for me lasts about 12 months I probably use it once a week. I did find after use my nails were left looking little dull and dry but nothing a little moisturiser didn't fix instantly.
Overall this nail polish remover is reliable, cheap and lasts ages.
I bought this nail polish remover this summer for just £1.20 in Tesco and find it is just as good as other brands I have used before so I am very happy with it.
Sometimes when removing nail varnish it can be difficult to get off if you have used a dark colour or lots of layers and you have to use quite a bit of the remover and elbow grease to remove it. This remover isn't like that though it seems to work fine no matter how much or what shade you have used.
I sometimes have sores beside my nails and varnish remover can make them sting so when I used this I was a little worried that it would sting seeing as it's cheap but it didn't. I did make the sore skin tingle a little but it wasn't uncomfortable and it didn't make the soreness worse.
I remove my nail varnish by applying this to a cotton bud and then wiping it across my nail. I make sure that the cotton bud is really quite damp with the lotion, if it's not moist enough it won't work. Whether I have used a light colour or a dark colour I find with this lotion I just have to apply the same amount of pressure. A few wipes on the nail and it moves the colour perfectly. I do wipe it slowly so that the lotion has time to work against the nail.
It has quite a strong smell of nail varnish remover so I always make sure I wash my hands well afterwards. This is enough to rid the smell so I don't go around smelling like nail varnish remover all day.
The bottle is easy to use. It has a lid that you just unscrew and you tip the lotion out onto a bud. It is very runny, as runny as water so be careful not to spill it else it will soon go everywhere!
It works perfectly well I have had no problems with it and so think it is just as good as any other brand which may be twice the price. I will definitely be sticking to using this.
I don't wear nail varnish very often as my nails seem to take ages to dry and no matter what I do they smudge so it has to be a special occasion for me to go to the hassle and because of this I don't see the point spending a lot on a nail varnish remover.
I bought the Tesco's own nail polish remover as I knew I was getting low on a shopping trip and found that it cost just under £1 for a 250ml bottle which I thought was decent value. Obviously being a Tesco brand you can only buy this through Tesco.
You are able to see through the bottle and see the purple liquid inside but the bottle is a white clouded plastic, there is a screw cap on the top which is a bright purple in colour. The nail of the product is written in large letters down the bottle in Purple and white making the contrast of the white purple and pale purple liquid quite attractive. On the rear of the bottle you get the instructions for use, the ingredients and the promise that it will remove nail polish quickly and effectively.
To use the product you simply unscrew the top and soak some tissue or cotton wool in the liquid before pressing down on the nail and removing in sweeping motions, I personally find cotton wool better as tissue tends to break up if too wet.
This product really smells strongly and is like a chemical smell like the majority of nail polish removers and your hands do smell of it for a good while after use, this is solved by simply washing with soap or a handwash after use. I found this product worked really well and removed my nail polish without problem, I tend to go for bold colours too so sometimes it takes a few uses to fully remove all colour from my nails but this wasn't the case with this product. This is one that I will buy again as I don't see any reason to pay out more for the supposedly superior brands.
.At the age of 29, I only recently have begun to explore the various polishes and things you can get for your nails. I had it drilled into me for years that my nails had to be short and clean, the reason for this....I play the piano, and any piano teacher will tell you that the click click click of long nails on piano keys is not a good sound to hear so I always paid the least attention to my nails and never thought about making them look pretty with different coloured polishes. Now that I'm a lot older, I'm embracing my femininty and experimenting with buffers and polishes and throwing caution to the wind, although I do keep my nails short there's nothing to stop me adding a splash of colour to them to make them a little more exciting.
Of course with this later in life application of nail polish i'm pretty much learning how to put it on and it can sometimes be messy, with some of it ending up on my actual finger as well as my nail. Aftrer a few days the cracks start to appear and I start thinking to myself, how long do I leave it before I take the polish off and re-apply, but once it starts chipping away, there's no stopping it, so I decided to invest in some nail polish remover to help me remove whatever polish is left so the surface is clean for re-application. Browsing the nail section in Tesco I was faced with a few different brands of nail polish, some more expensive than others, but i thought to myself, nail polish remover is nail polish remover right!?! so I opted for Tesco's own brand.
Tesco Nail polish remover
Presented in a tall plastic 250ml bottle with a purple lid and purple logo sticker, this remover is a pale purple liquid clearly visible through the clear plastic. On the bottle itself are the instructions for use and some safety precautions - seems straight forward enough.
How to Use
Grabbing a cosmetic pad I tip the bottle upside down and let the liquid seep into the pad or alternatively tissue paper works just as well...you don't need to hold it there for too long to allow a sufficient amount of fluid to soak in and you're ready to go. The liquid doesn't really look purple once it's out of the bottle, but boy does it smell....I'm led to believe that smell is Acetone, commonly found in all nailpolishes but to be honest once the polish is off of my nails I don't really notice any lingering smell.
One tip of the bottle onto a cosmetic pad is enough to remove one hands worth of nail polish, but I have to tip it again to do the other hand.
How easily does the polish come off
The polish comes off pretty much instantaneously with this remover, there's no need for any scrubbing, however, if you get distracted and leave your tissue of pad sitting for even just 30 seconds or so, I find that the liquid absorbs even further into the tissue or pad, and seems to lose it's effectiveness, and I have to tip more liquid onto my tissue, so it's only super effective if you use it straight away.
The extra bits
This particular nail polish remover from Tesco also has an added moisturiser, to help to moisturise and nourish your nails and cuticles...I have to admit that the tips of my fingers feel really soft after handling the tissue with the liquid on it, but I don't realy feel that this has any impact on the nails themselves. I have had no negative reactions whatsoever to this product and find it to be fit for purpose so don't really feel the need to try any other brands of nail polish. It does state quite clearly on the back of the bottle that this product is suitable for natural nails, but it's not clear if it's suitable for false nails and as I don't use false nails can't really confirm if it would be suitable for removing polish from false nails.
Some safety instructions
It states quite clearly that this nail polish remover is a flammable product that should be kept away from children, heat and naked flames. The product tells me that I should avoid any contact with my eyes, so I'm careful not to touch my eyes immediately after using the product, and of course it's not suitable to drink (I have to laugh at these safety instructions sometimes), I am also told that I shoul avoid contact with polished or painted surfaces (I guess if it can strip the varnish of my nails then it can strip the paint off my units), and I have also to keep this liquid away from synthetic materials - so that's the safety bit taken care of.
My overall opinion
I bought this nail polish for £1.25 in Tesco and as it's their own branded product then it really is the only place you can buy it. I have been using it for a few weeks now, as I tend to change my nail polish every weekend, swapping colours over etc, and I've found this remover to do exactly what it's supposed to, so I really don't feel the need to go for any of the more expensive brands. This was the cheapest option available in Tesco with other brands coming in at around £2. My usage over the last few weeks has barely made a dent in the bottle so I expect it should last quite a long time, so for £1.25 I can't really complain.
I Am always changing my nail colour to suit my mood and of course to add ore I need to remove the old varnish from my nails so I have tried just about every nail varnish going. As Tesco is where I do most of my shopping I have on several occasion brought there varnish remover and that is the one I am actually using just now.
To use I tip an open bottled varnish on to a cotton pad. It is just an open top bottle and comes out rather fast so you need to be careful. You do not need a lot of the pad just enough so its moist is enough to remove nail polish from a couple of fingers.
To remove the varnish you do not need to keep rubbing your nails as it comes off very easily a few wipes and all of the nail varnish has came off. For darker colours or some of my non chip nail varnish it does take a little bit more effort but overall still comes off rather easy.
I have sensitive skin and this does not cause me any irritation it does smell very chemical and horrible but I find this the same with all nail varnish remover and nail vanishes themselves so it is not any worse.
It cost around £1 for a 250 ml bottle which is reasonable price for a bottle of nail polish remover. It does the job well and lasts forages my bottle lasts me for a few months and I use it often. I could not live without nail polish remover and this one is perfect.
I used to be an avid user of nail polish and wore it most days, but with me getting increasingly tired due to pregnancy and pretty much just nodding off the moment my head hits the pillow, I rarely get the time to put polish on as much. However with the sun making a rare appearance here last weekend, I decided to paint my finger nails and toenails (with much difficulty). Having lasted a couple of days however, the nail polish was starting to chip and I reached for the nail polish remover. Now, the one that I am reviewing and the one tha I currently use is this Tesco Nail polish remover, which I have had for some time. A 250ml bottle of this polish remover costs around £1.25 in Tesco.
The bottle itself has an attractive purple lid, with a purple label at the front detailing the product name. The actual bottle is plastic According to the reverse of the product, this polish remover comes with added moisturiser, and aims to 'quickly and effectively' remove traces of nail polish. Tesco gives instructions for use, suggesting the use of a moistened cotton wool ball. It also states that this is suitable for natural nails.
I am nearly at the end of this bottle, and I do have to say that I find that it lasts a long time, even if you are wearing nail varnish on a weekly basis. If you have only a light coating or a light colour of nail polish on your nails, then removing the polish is not really difficult using this product on some cotton wool. However, if the colour is darker, or you have a couple of layers of polish such as a base or top coat, then I find that it takes more effort to really get it removed successfully. I find that when it is darker colours or when there is more varnish, one cotton wool bud with this product may only last me one or two fingernails, and even then that can be slog to remove it, with me having to wipe and wipe. When I have been on holiday before, I tend to purchase nail polish remover pads which can then just be thrown away, and I have found that even buying cheap ones of these remove even darker polish better and easier than this Tesco product. However, when I am just at home, obviously buying this nail polish remover liquid is much better value and does last a lot longer than remover pads would.
All in all, for £1.25 and considering how long the product lasts for, it is good value for money, in comparison to other polish removers out there including pads, although there is no doubt they are much handier. However, in terms of ease of use, I don't find it that easy to remove darker polish or layered polish without a lot of effort and a lot of cotton wool balls, so in that regard there are much better polish removers on the market I am quite sure, that wouldn't require you to wipe and wipe to remove the polish. When I do finish this product, I think I will look around and try another brand, especially if I can find another around the same price, as I cannot say that I am totally content with this product, but as I said originally it isn't bad for the price!
On a recent girly getaway to a Newcastle, my friends and I decided to treat ourselves and get our nails done. None of us had ever had acrylic nails before because we all have quite nice nails anyway, but hangovers make us do crazy things so we all took a wander to a nail salon in the Metro Centre and got our acrylics done. Sadly, the girl that did mine was a bit of an incompetent moron and my nails ended up looking HORRIFIC. Not only did my own nails bleed as she was applying them due to the excessive filing, but the acrylic ended up being over 6 mm thick (yep, we measured) and just looked ridiculous. Highly unimpressed. I had two options - remove them myself or pay even more to get them removed by the same incompetent moron, unsurprisingly I decided to wait until I got home and do it myself.
Being the wonderful lady she is, my mum picked up 3 bottles of nail polish remover with acetone in it so that I would be able to get the talons off as soon as I returned home. The one she bought was a simple own-brand nail polish remover from Tesco.
This nail polish remover comes in a clouded plastic bottle with a purple cap and label. The bottle isn't very attractive, nor does it have much detail on it but that doesn't really matter to me. As with any nail polish remover, we're told it's highly flammable and should not be taken internally. There is also a warning to keep it away from heat, but I did gently heat the nail polish remover before using it (more on that later).
The directions given on the back of the bottle are very clear and simply state that you should soak a cotton ball with the product and then wipe gently over the nail to remove the nail polish.
The product inside is also purple in colour and is a very thin liquid, like that of water. Definitely nothing exciting here!
My review won't actually be for how well it works as an actual nail polish remover, but as something used to remove acrylic nails, which is one of it's intended purposes anyway.
I poured two bottles of the nail polish remover into a bowl and covered it with a towel before sitting that bowl into a bowl of warm/hot water. This will heat the nail polish remover up safely and speed up the process of the acrylic melting. I popped my hands under the towel and started soaking my nails, fully expecting the acrylic to simply peel off within 20 minutes like I'd been told.
After an episode of CSI:NY and a short phone call with my boyfriend, the acrylics were still going strong, even with me picking at them in the bowl. They'd been applied so heavily that this was going to take a very long time. By this time, my fingers were burning because they'd been soaking in the chemical for so long, but I knew if I took my hands out of the bowl then I'd have to start the process again. I persevered.
After another 40 minutes of soaking and picking, the acrylics had finally been removed. I was then left with a very thin layer of my own natural nail, some of which had actually been ripped off of the nail bed and had dried blood trapped under because of where she over filed. I called a friend of mine that owns her own nail salon and asked her if it was normal for badly applied acrylics to have taken so long to remove and she said that I was lucky to have even been able to remove them myself after the way I described them to her. My disappointment with the length of time it had taken was then replaced with joy because I'd managed to do it without spending another penny!
After the whole ordeal, I'd been given a huge headache from the fumes (very typical of nail polish remover, this is not one of the fancy ones that smells like strawberries and cream!) and my hands were beyond dry and cracked, but those things were quickly sorted with some nurofen and hand cream, I was just glad to get the nails off! The fumes probably won't give you a headache if you're simply using it as a nail polish remover, but be warned that you'll need to open a window if you're using this to remove acrylic nails too.
Like I said, I can't comment on how this works as a nail polish remover itself, but without it I'd have been left with horrific ghetto nails that not only looked terrible but were causing me true pain to keep on. If you've had a bad experience with acrylics then I really do recommend this product and I can only imagine that if this can remove 6mm thick acrylic, then it'll be great at removing nail polish too.
The bottle holds 250ml of product and I believe it is priced at just under £1, available from all tesco stores.
I 100% recommend this to anyone and will most definitely be recommending it to my friend's that had a similar experience. Please note that this does contain acetone so it is not suitable for use as a nail polish remover with false nails unless you are trying to remove the nails, not just the polish.
As a side note, I definitely do NOT recommend Millie's Nails in the Metro Centre.
Thanks for reading!
I think I buy everything from Tesco. I just can't seem to help myself! I think it's the clubcard points that I just can't seem to resist. I find it easy to find everything and the products are nicea nd cheap and normally good quality too, which is how I came to try tesco nail varnish remover. It costs under a £1 for 250mls. I don't wear nail varnish every day and this tends to last me about six months before I have to buy another one. It's very effective so you don't have to use much.
The nail varnish comes in a clear plastic bottle with a screw on and off lid. The lid doesn't look too seure, and even though it has never leaked for me I probably wouldn't risk packing it in a suitcase full of clothes, just in case!! The liquid inside is purple and although it smells very chemically, that classic acetone type smell, you can tell they have added something a little floral to take the edge on the scent away and make it a little bit more bearable.
The nail varnish itself is very effective and you only need to add a little bit to cotton wool and you certainly don't need to scrub hard to get the majority of it off. If you have too much of a dark colour built up on the cotton wool it can rub onto your skin though, so beware.
The nail varnish remover works well and quickly. I am always pleased with it. The only downside is that once your nail varnish is removed your nails look really dull and dry as this doesn't seem to have the full health benefits of the more expensive brands such as the sally hansen ones, but then again it is a sixth of the price! It's a toss up of how much you are willing to pay and what you want from the remover, for me, this price and standard is perfect!
If you've read some of my early reviews you'll know that I love nail varnish, and have worn it virtually every day for the past three years. As a result, nail varnish remover is an absolute must for me, as I change my nail colour several times a week. I've used all sorts of brands in the past, including specially-made cotton buds and gel nail varnish removers, but the latest one I've been using is Tesco Nail Polish Remover, a pale purple liquid.
I can't remember how much I paid and no longer have the receipt, but if I remember correctly my 250ml bottle cost somewhere between the 70p and £1.80 mark. Not bad for a good sized bottle that will last for ages.
I don't normally mention the appearance of the things I'm reviewing, but as there's no picture I'll briefly describe it so you'll know what you're looking for on the shelves. It comes in a plain, straight up and down bottle made of translucent plastic, through which you can see a pale purple liquid. The screw top lid is a pale purple and the plain label around the bottle is also pale purple in colour. I'm not going to lie - the bottle looks cheap and plain, but don't judge a product by its bottle!
To use, all you need to do is dab a little onto a piece of cotton wool, or one of those little circular cotton pad things which I prefer to use. Then just rub it over your painted nails, and hey presto! The colour should transfer itself from your nails to the cotton wool before your very eyes - just like magic!
As I mentioned, I have used many different types of nail varnish removers in the past, and this is one of the best. I find that it takes my nail varnish off very easily, and I don't need to scrub or rub my nails really hard to get them clear, which would damage both my nails and my cuticles. It's not quite as good as a single wipe and everything's gone, but after a few circular motions my nails are left clear.
Last night I was removing bright orange nail varnish which is usually pretty stubborn, but on this occasion within a few seconds of starting each nail all the bright orange was gone. My nails also appeared to be less stained than usual, even though I never use a base coat. I put this down to the nail varnish remover!
I must say that despite this, it's not infallible as when I use particularly dark or bright colours I'm unable to remove everything and my nails do stay a little stained.
The very plain bottle mentions that it includes added moisturisers, but I'm not convinced. My hands and cuticles seem no more moisturised than usual - they're not dry, but using this nail varnish remover hasn't won me over regarding being moisturising. If you're interested in this because of its apparent added moisturisers, don't bother. You're better off using a separate hand cream!
Of course, you should take all necessary precautions when using a strong chemical substance such as this. Don't inhale it and don't get it in your eyes. Really, don't. I made the mistake of splashing some in my eyes when I was 11 and you can take my word for it that it was one of the most painful experiences ever...
This is a very effective nail varnish remover: probably the best I've ever used. It gets rid of even stubborn nail varnish quick as a wink, so as a result you only need to use a little so a whole bottle goes a long way. I have no choice but to recommend it - I'm desperately trying to find something to knock down its rating but I can't!
I am a serial nail biter and have found that the only way to stop myself from biting my nails is to constantly wear nail varnish. As I wear nail varnish everyday, I do find that I have to change it frequently, roughly every 2 to 4 days, depending on the colour and what I have been doing. I like to try a wide variety of different shades, ranging from light pink to dark grey.
When removing nail varnish I find that darker colours take a lot more work than pale ones and so I am always looking out for better nail varnish removers, that will take the colour of quickly and completely. The trouble is a lot of the brands of nail varnish remover can be quite pricey at around £2.20 per bottle. That may not sound like much but when you are sometimes using it up to 4 times a week, it soon adds up, particularly when wearing darker colours, as they do take quite a bit of varnish remover to take the colour right off.
I have tried many different brands of nail varbnish remover and Tesco's is one of them. It costs £1 for a 250ml bottle, which is fairly average, although you can get the same size and product for around 79p if you can shop around a bit, but we don't always have that luxury.
To be honest, unless you want a particluar feature in a nail polish remover such as acetone free, this one is pretty much the same as all the others. I have tried many different ones and they all seem to be the same. Lighter colours come off fairly easy, darker colours need more varnish remover and a bit of elbow grease. Like a lot of others I have tried, if you wearing a bright, dark or glitter polish, you will need a fair bit of product to get it all off.
Overall very average compared to other brands, does the job for a reasonable price.
Having natually long nails which I have to say I am rather proud of, I like to keep them looking nice by painting them on a regular basis in an array of colours and finishes. I prefer to use good quality nail polishes such as OPI and Nails Inc but it had always seemed quite pointless to me to pay extra for nail polish remover in the same brand. As long as it does a good job at removing the nail polish, that's really all I ask for.
The packaging is very simple and fairly typical of such products. The nail polish liquid is very thin in consistency with a purple/lilac tinge. It is sold in a tall rounded frosted bottle with a purple plastic screw cap lid. The label on the front of the bottle is purple in colour and extremely simple in design giving the name of the product and the brand. There is a rather crudely designed image underneath this information which resembles a nail.
To use this product is very easy. I simply apply this to a piece of cotton wool or a cotton wool pad and wipe over the nail towards the tip to prevent speading the nail polish onto my skin which can stain. Depending on the colour of the nail polish being removed and how many coats were applied, the ease of removal varies. I find that it is easier to remove lighter colours without any colour residue being left behind, but for darker colours, I like to use a clean pad to go over the nails for a second time to remove the last traces. Reds in particular are more difficult to remove so a little extra effort is required. Maybe a more expensive brand such as OPI like I have mentioned before would work better, but for the price of this I would prefer to work that little bit harder.
This nail polish is said to contain an added moisturiser to condition the nails. After using this I am actually happy with the results. It doesn't dry the nails like some removers that I have used in the past and it doesn't leave the skin around the nail feeling dry or tight.
The remover does smell rather strong but this is the case with all other removers that I have used. The acetone is clearly detectable but isn't greatly overpowering. Care is needed when using this as it is extremely flammable and may damaged certain surfaces if exposed to contact.
I purchased this obviously at Tesco at £1.00 for a 250ml bottle which in my opinion is very good value for money. I am very happy with this product and would not hesitate to repurchase.
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It is not all that often these days that I will paint my nails as I always seem to be cleaning or washing up and chipping them as soon as I have painted them! I do occasionally still paint them though and so it is very important I have a nail varnish remover too for when it looks a mess and needs to be taken off.
The nail varnish remover I have currently is Tesco's own and costs a pound for a 250ml bottle which I think is reasonable.
The remover comes in a white plastic bottle with a light purple lid. The label on the bottle is also this purple shade. The back of the bottle tells us how to use the product as well as explaining that the varnish remover is extremely flammable, should be kept out of the reach of children, kept away from the eyes and not to be taken internally.
The nail varnish remover has a twist on and off lid and I would say it would be quite simple for a child to remove so I would definitely recommend that you keep it out of the way of their reach. The actual remover is a water like liquid with a light purple colour to it. As soon as you take the lid off a strong acetone smell hits you and it is really unpleasant to be honest.
To remove your nail varnish you should put some of the product on to a cotton wool pad or tissue and wipe it over your nails. I find I get the best results using cotton wool as it seems to soak up the remover better and is stronger to wipe over your nails than a tissue meaning you can usually do a few nails using just one pad.
The nail varnish remover does a good job of getting rid of my nail varnish, including a deep purple I am currently wearing. I do find I need to wipe each nail a couple of times to fully remove all the varnish though. When I have used this product what I like the most is that the smell of the remover doesn't linger on my hands and make me feel like I need to go and wash my hands with lots of lovely smelling products to get rid of the varnish smell!
I think this nail varnish is perfectly acceptable as a product although I do feel that they are all very similar in quality anyway as they are essentially all the same thing with different packaging! However, this product does the job it claims to for a reasonable price and so I have no complaints!
Thank you for reading my review!
I regularly apply nail varnish or have a manicure and I hate chipped nails. It looks horrible and it gives off the wrong impression to clients and colleagues at work. I make sure my nails are immaculate when I go to work and at home it doesn't matter so much.
I needed some nail varnish remover in an emergency as I had ran out and I forgot to get it during lunch. So I went to my local Tesco's where I found this nail varnish remover with some other expensive branded removers. I decided to get the £1 Tesco one (250ml) because the others were more expensive and I wasn't going to use the whole of it. I just needed it for that day and I was going to get my usual nail varnish remover later.
It comes in a clear bottle (so easy to see how much is left) with a purple lid and the liquid is purple in colour. It is a standard twist top and the opening does seem to be rather large so a bigger cotton wool is needed. I moisten some cotton wool with the remover and then rubbed it on my nails. I found that with darker colours like purple and red it takes longer to remover. I have to rub a lot to get the colour off and this process makes my very healthy nails dry. I really don't like this aspect of the remover. It doesn't moisturise the nails, instead it made them quite rough and they looked unhealthy. I wash the dishes everyday without gloves and my nails have never become rough/worn out so I do think this remover is harsh on the nails.
Overall this is a cheap remover but it is not the most effective and it is not kind to nails so I shall not be using it again.
Tesco Nail varnish Remover pads
I use these nail polish remover pads as they are great for travelling. They weight next to nothing and there is no danger of them spilling and destroying the clothes in my suitcase. In fact because they are not liquid I can also take them in my carryon luggage should I wish to.
These cost me £1 from Tesco and when I saw them the first time I decided to give them a try since I struggled with chipped and scraggy nails when on holiday the previous time as I didn't fancy taking normal bottled nail varnish remover. You get 15 pads in each little tub and as the container is also quite small it's a handy size to take travelling as it takes up almost no room at all.
The packaging is quite functional but not offensive to the eye with it is a pale shade of purple and clear text on the top telling you that the product is Tesco branded and inside you will find 15 nail varnish remover pads. The container is a hard plastic with a decent seal so the pads themselves don't dry out.
The pads themselves do not have a strong smell which I like as I hate the smell of nail varnish remover. The other thing I like is that instead of an alcoholic base the remover liquid in the pads is quite oily so that rather than drying out your nails, you are actually feeding them. They are not so oily as to cause a problem, the ends of my fingers dry off quite quickly and anyway if you find you don't like the oiliness you can always wash your hands/feet after using them. They contain Pro vitamin B5 which helps to condition your nails and this is great if you want to leave your nails without polish for a while. Do not attempt to apply varnish straight after removing polish with these pads as the polish will not stay on.
I was a little skeptical that such a small pad would remove the polish from one hand and thought I'd need to use a few, but after using them I found that one pad was enough to remove even my dark coloured nail polish on my toes. This small pot has lasted me for about 3 months as I only use one pad to take all the varnish off my fingers then another for my toes. If I'm doing both then I begin with the same pad I used for my fingers on my toes then finish off with the second as my toes always have darker polish on them.
The pads are quite small, fairly thin and white and they are so easy to use just wipe over nail surface until all traces of nail varnish are removed. I f you have darker polish on your nails you may have to rub a bit longer but it really isn't difficult at all. Make sure you close the lid after taking out the pad to prevent moisture loss from the pads. I find that the pads have quite a pleasant smell to them, a mild sweet smell which is a lot nicer than normal nail varnish remover. I think despite the fact that they feel gentle I would not leave them on polished surfaces as they may well remove polish from there too.
The only two things I have found that these are not so great for is firstly to tidy up edges after you have put new polish on. I usually dip a cotton bud in nail varnish remover and use this to tidy up any little errors I have splodged on my fingers. These pads are not so good for that purpose. I have poked a cotton bud onto the pads but it really isn't as effective. The other method I tried was to use a tooth pick wrapped in a pad and again it was okay but not as effective as the nail varnish remover liquid as the wetness wasn't quite there.
The second thing is these are no use at all for diluting nail varnish that has thickened. When nail varnish goes a bit cloggy I pour a little remover into the bottle and that thins it and makes it flow more easily. The pads will clean up round the top if the nail varnish has got onto the screws of the jar though.
All in all these pads work for me as they are easy to use, a nice size and will quickly remove all traces of nail varnish and they are not expensive either. They are perfect for travelling. They are also perfect for using in a room where you would not want normal nail varnish remover spilled. I do however still keep a bottle of the normal nail varnish remover for tidying up errors after I have applied new varnish and for diluting thickened varnishes in the bottles. If you want to apply new varnish after removing the old with these pads then you will need to wash your hands really well first as the oiliness with stop the new polish staying on your nails. I have found these a great little product, convenient and good value.
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