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      11.10.2013 22:21
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      Handy varnish remover for travelling.

      Having bought these a couple of years ago, they come out every time I travel. At home, I use liquid nail varnish remover but these are very handy and more convenient when I'm travelling.

      - Price and Packaging -

      These are currently £1 for 25 pads, working out at just 4p per pad. My little pot is just like the one shown on the photo however since I bought these, the colour of the packaging has changed and they have increased the amount from 20 to 25 pads.
      They come in a squashed, cylindrical shape with a screw top lid. Very neat and small so not much space needed when packing.

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      These are circular pads with very light bobbles on one side of them. The are packed quite tightly together so you have to peel one from the other so as to make sure you don't pick up two to use at once.
      They have a slightly greasy feel to them and once the varnish is removed I always have to wash my hands as the oily feeling remains on my nails and surrounding area of my fingers.

      I generally only have to use one pad for each hand. This is when I have used standard nail varnish with 2 layers. A rubbing action in different directions is needed but nothing too strenuous to remove the varnish. I have however tried to remove some OPI nail lacquer with these and it wasn't very effective due to the strength of the lacquer which was used as a top coat over two layers of varnish. I got it off but it took some effort and two pads per hand.

      Overall, I am pleased with these pads. They have lasted 24 months now as they only come out when travelling and they have retained their moisture as long as the lid is securely screwed on.

      Thanks for reading - N.B. Review also appears on ciao

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        14.07.2013 15:13
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        Ideal to take on your holidays or carry round in your handbag

        I wear nail varnish most of the time as I think it helps to protect my nails and also my nails are not particularly white so I do like to wear varnish to cover them up. For most of the time I use the liquid nail varnish remover and will usually just buy the one which is the best offer at the time. I went on holiday with my friends in May and didn't want to take a bottle of nail varnish remover with me as I was only taking hand luggage and space was tight, so I went out and bought these nail varnish remover pads from Asda as I thought they were small enough to slip into my bag and had the added security of not being able to open and spill onto the contents of my case. I used these a few times on holiday and have used them at home since I got back as I am not sure how long they will stay moist in the tub, so am using them up until they have all gone.

        I paid £1 and the tub has 25 pads in which makes them 4p each. The tub is plastic and has a white and green screw lid and tells you that it is enriched with pro-vitamin B5. The ingredients are Propylene Carbonate, Propylene Glycol, PEG-75 Lanolin, Parfum, Panthenol, and Aqua. They are now part of the Skin System range which I believe has replaced the Essential care range.

        When you open the lid the smell you get is a sort of a sweet smell but also a bit sickly. You can smell the usual nail varnish remover smell but it is not as strong that you get with other pads or removers. The pads are white and round in shape and do feel quite moist to the touch.

        As I don't wear particularly bright shades of nail varnish I find that two or three pads are sufficient to remove all the varnish from both my hands, all according to how many coats I have put on. I do have to rub for some time and quite hard though to remove the nail varnish and definitely a lot more than using liquid remover. I have calculated that these pads will last me between 8 and 12 uses.

        When I have finished my nails feel smooth and conditioned and there are no traces of the remover however even with washing my hands well when I have finished if I put my hands anywhere near my mouth the taste is absolutely horrible, so bitter and acrid.

        My verdict:

        I think these pads are absolutely ideal for holidays or weekends away when you don't want to take a bottle of nail varnish remover and cotton pads or are stuck for space and I don't use as many as some people due to only wearing pale colours, but all in all they are not as good as nail varnish remover as they take longer to remove the varnish and you do have to use a bit of elbow grease. I cannot make any comparisons to other brands of remover pads as I have not used any.

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        22.03.2013 23:44
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        Better than liquid nail varnish remover.

        I was staying with a friend and my nail varnish chipped so she gave me a pot of these Asda Nail Varnish remover pads. They come in a lilac plastic pot, approx 2in in diameter and 1in in depth, with a screw on lid.

        There are 20 pads in a pot and one pad will do all my nails so they are lasting me quite a while. As opposed to the usual acetone smell of liquid nail varnish remover, these pads are smelling sweet instead, buts not a particularly nice smell in my opinion.

        The ingredients in these pads are: Propylene Carbonate, Propylene Glycol, PEG-75 Lanolin, Parfum and Panthenol.

        To use the pads, simply wipe over the nail surface and the nail varnish dissolves. Thicker varnish can take some rubbing to completely remove, or holding the pad against the nail for a minute will work to get it starting coming off.

        After removing my nail varnish using these pads, my nails feel nice and strong, which I assume is due to the Vitamin B5.

        Overall I like these pads, they are easier to use while on the move than liquid nail varnish remover, and I will be recommending them to my teenage sister as she can be clumsy and recently spilled nail varnish remover on her clothes!

        I award them 4/5 stars as they remove nail varnish well, but the smell is a bit strange.

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        16.08.2012 08:12
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        I'm sticking with the liquid

        I bought these pads because I had forgotten to take of my nail varnish before going to work one day and as carers we are not supposed to wear nail varnish for work. I had gone into the local Asda store on my way into work and seeing these I thought it would be easier to use these at work than to muck about with liquid remover and cotton pads.

        The product like I say was bought from Asda and as this is their own product this is the only place to buy these ones although you can buy similar products elsewhere. It is a few months since I bought these now but am pretty sure they cost about £1 as I remember a tub of these pads was just slightly more expensive than a full bottle of liquid nail varnish remover.

        The pads come packaged in a circular plastic tub which is lilac in colour, the tub has a screw off lid and you are told the name of the company, the name of the product and that there are 20 pads contained inside. I like the colourings of the tub and I always think the way a product looks does help you decide which you are going to buy.

        To use the pads you simply remove one from the tub and then you are supposed to wipe the pad over your nail until you have removed all traces of nail varnish from it. The pads are of course very easy to use, they are white in colour and they are soaked in nail varnish remover however it doesn't have the usual smell of nail varnish.

        The pads are a great idea however they don't remove nail varnish as easily as the more conventional way of cotton pads and a liquid remover, quite a lot of effort is required on each nail to fully remove the nail varnish which you would think could possibly be due to the actual nail varnish but the one I used them on was one I had worn and removed many times without problem.

        These are handy if you are away or just want something you can carry with you as the tub is handy enough to put in your handbag however they are not very economical as it took me one pad per two nails so there would only be enough pads for four usages in the tub and of course a bottle of nail removing liquid would do much more than four removals.

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        14.08.2012 07:53
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        Not recommended.

        I received these in my Christmas stocking (yes, my mum did me my stocking up until age 21. Last year I didnt get one as I had moved out - very upset!) in 2010. I was quite excited when I saw them because I had always wanted to try them however as they are a similar price to a bottle of nail varnish remover I never bothered to buy them because I thought I would get much more use out of a normal bottle.

        As these are an Asda product they can only be found in Asda. The packaging of my box is ever so slightly different to the one above but is primarily the same - they come in a round hard plastic box which is lilac in colour. Each pack contains 20 pads which I thought would last about 7 'removals'. I dont know how much these cost as they were a gift however looking on the Asda site now I cannot find these and the only own brand pads they do have are from the skin system range costing £1 for a box of 25. These come in a white box with green detailing.

        Opening the box I was pleasantly surprised with the more subtle smell than when I use the bottled remover. It still had the chemical smell but this was much weaker than usual. I could see the pads were bumpy which I thought would be useful because the texture was likely to apply friction to the nail making the varnish easier to remove. Each pad is about three inches round and white in colour. To be honest they look very similar to the Clearasil pads I used to use as a teenager!

        Picking a pad out of the box the first thing I noticed was that they were absolutely soaking wet. They were literally dripping so whenever I used these I made sure I was wearing trousers that I didnt care too much about, just incase. I've never had a problem with nail varnish remover wrecking my clothes but it would be just my luck!

        When using the pad I was really unimpressed. Wiping it over the nail a few times did practically nothing. The pads were very greasy so they literally just slid over the top of the varnish. To remove properly I found that you need to apply quite a bit of pressure to the pad (which of course, causes it to drip everywhere). The pads only work for a couple of nails too so I found myself using at least 3 or 4 each time.

        After using, I found I had to go and wash my hands because they were extremely greasy. I also found that my skin was sore around the tips of my nails, much more than when I use regular remover which doesnt cause me any problems.

        I do think these pads are a good idea, especially if you are going away or on holiday as its much easier and safer to take these than to put a bottle of remover in your bag. However, they really didnt work for me. I found them very wet and greasy and it took a lot of effort to get the varnish off. I also found that they irritated my skin, leaving it red and sore. On top of this I had to wash my hands after each use. I have used these a few times but still have half the box left and I always opt for bottled remover over these.

        However, the new version Asda have might be a bit better so maybe I will give these a try.

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          01.08.2012 17:12
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          Definitely not the best way of removing nail varnish!

          I love painting my nails with varnish and having different coloured nails according to what I'm wearing or what kind of mood I'm in. The only problem I have with wearing nail varnish is that I really do not like having chipped paintwork. If the varnish starts to chip I tend to remove all of the varnish and start again. These Asda nail varnish remover pads are one way I've tried to get varnish from my nails.

          The nail varnish remover pads are part of Asda's skin system range, the packaging is now a little different to dooyoo's picture. The pads still come in a round tub, but it's now white instead of purple. Each tub contains 25 remover pads.

          Each pad is a white colour, they have a sort of texturized finish to them to help remove nail varnish. They are circular in shape and not the thickest of pads considering what they are used for. The scent is quite nice compared to the liquid nail varnish removers available, it is almost like a floral scent.

          I tend to have a couple of coats of nail varnish on at any one time so it isn't an easy job removing them. Although these pads are quite moist and relatively thick, they aren't the easiest way of removing nail varnish. I do need to scrub with these pads quite hard to remove the couple of coats of varnish. This leaves the pads in a sorry state, after a little scrubbing the pad has been worn right down and frayed.

          One pad will usually remove nail varnish from two finger nails, this is rubbish as it means I go through around five pads at any one time, sometimes more! As each tub of these pads only contains 25 pads in total, I only get about 5 uses out of them.

          These nail varnish remover pads from Asdas Skin System range currently cost £1 and can be found down the toiletries aisle at your local Asda.

          I wouldn't recommend these nail varnish remover pads, they wear down very quick and you need to use lots of pads to remove all of the nail varnish. Liquid nail varnish remover and a pack of cotton pads works out so much cheaper.

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          18.07.2011 18:08
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          This product is okay, but I have used better.

          I bought these Nail Varnish remover pads for travelling purposes, as they are much easier to carry and use on the go than a bottle of nail varnish remover and a bag of cotton wool buds!
          I have bought products like this one from other brands which I have been very happy with, and these ones from ASDA are not as good, but they do work okay and are pretty cheap.
          I had to use four of the pads to remove the nail polish from all of my finger nails because one was not enough for one hand. I also had to go over my nail quite a few times to remove the varnish- it did not come off amazingly easily, but did not take ages either.
          I didn't really like the smell of this product which was pretty strong and stayed on my hands for the rest of the day, but most smell quite bad.
          I reapplied my nail varnish about a half hour after I had removed the old one, and it went on fine, so the remover product couldn't have lingered too long which is good.
          Overall I didn't love this product, but wouldn't mind if I had to use them again.

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          02.06.2011 17:58
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          Not really worth buying!

          I never normally buy these typs of more convenient nail varnish kits as value for money wise they are a lotlower than standard nail varnish remover. You don't pay for the extra quality, whcih I would mind a lot less, you just tend to pay for the convenience. There was one time however when I was more prepared to pay for this convenience. I was going on holiday and I wanted to take a few different nail varnishes. I was a bit scared of taking a bottle of standard nail varnish remover as I was worried it would leak over all my clothes, and if not ruin them at least make them smell pretty gross for my holiday. I decided to treat myself to these nail varnish remover pads. They only cost £1 and were advertised on the edge of an aisle at Asda, so they were nice and easy to pick up.

          The pads come in a small round purple tub. They are nicely packaged and safe, no leaks and nice and compact, perfect for travelling. The colour is even a pretty girly lilac. The pads have a screw on and off lid and then a sealed top whcih you break to get the pads out. The pads smell of the typical nail varnish rmeover smell (an acetone scent) but they have a lightly floral fragrance to them.

          The first pad works well and removes nail varnish easily. The pads dont tend to go very far and I used about 4 for my hands, which is not great seeing as there are only 20 in a pack. The problems arose when I came to use them again. Even thought I had done the lid up tightly the pads had dried considerably and were no longer moist enough to take the nail varnish off. I know I said there were no leaks, but I think there must be some small air gaps which allow the pads to dry out. I literally had to throw them away as they were no longer useful after then. It was only about 4 days vetween uses, and I think the volatility of nail varnish remover contributed to how quick this was.

          This may well be a one off and I had a faulty pack, but I don't want to waste £1 to try it out!

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          15.04.2011 21:18
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          I wouldn't recommend these and will not be buying them again.

          I wear nail polish all the time, and like to keep some remover wipes or pads in my bag in case the polish chips and I need to quickly tidy it up. I prefer this style of pad and the hard case as I usually find they keep their moisture better. Sadly for this particular brand, this was not the case.

          Price - £0.79 for 20 pads. I believe these were on offer when I bought them, reduced down from £1. I think the price would have been very reasonable, if the pads were any good. But for the performance they gave I do not think they were worth the price at all.

          Performance - I found that it took at least four of these pads to remove ten fingers of nail polish, which is more than other brands. I would normally like to use one pad for each hand, and except when I am wearing dark polishes this is usually the case. On the day I used these I was wearing a pale green polish, which shouldn't have required as vigorous a removal as it did. These pads were quite dry and didn't have enough texture on the surface to help the polish on its way.

          Smell - I think the smell of nail products is quite important as it is obviously having direct contact with your skin. I appreciate nail polish remover never smells nice, but these smelt extremely chemically. I found I had to wash my hands twice before the smell was gone.

          I love shopping at Asda and like when i spot something cheaper than i would normally buy it for, however in terms of these pads, it is obvious you get what you pay for. Not a good product at all in my opinion.

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          01.02.2011 01:31
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          A must have holiday item

          I wear nail varnish all the time on both my nails and toenails. I love to try out new colours and sometimes even have them professionally done with a pattern or motiff.

          The one thing I will never do is go out with chipped nail varnish on my fingers (or toes if they are showing). I usually tend to do my nails the night before, but there are occassional times when I have an accident in the morning or just didnt notice anything wrong untill it's too late. That's when these pads are fantastic.

          The container holds around 20 pads which are drenched in nail varnish remover. To use them you simply take one out and wipe it over the nail. When your done, throw it away, simple as that!

          I don't use these all the time because they do work out more expensive than nail varnish remover and cotton wool, but they are fantastic for an emergency, carrying in your bag or for travelling. I alays take these on holiday with me and would recommend them to anyone.

          The only down side is that you do need to use quite a few for darker polishes and be careful for excess liquid at the botttom of the pack.

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          06.10.2010 18:11
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          Dont bother

          Now that I can finally wear nail polish again after not being able to for years due to work reasons, I love to have my nails done all of the time. Coloured nail polish generally doesn't last that long before it begins to chip so I wanted a product that would remove my nail polish quickly and easily so that I could repaint them without having to mess around. Asda nail varnish remover pads were not the way to go though.

          For £1 you get 20 nail polish remover pads (which works out at 5p per pad) in a little round tub. The tub has a screw top cap which helps keep in the moisture of the nail polish remover. When I went to use the top pad, it didn't feel as wet as I was expecting it to but instead, a little bit damp. I thought maybe this was just the case for that one but going to the next pad down, I found exactly the same thing. This didn't fill me with confidence to start with as I expect nail polish remover to be quite wet in order for it to be effective.

          As I attempted to use the pads on my nails to remove quite a dark coloured nail polish, I realised that I was going to end up using maybe half of this little tub in one go. Each pad I used didn't get rid of much nail polish at all, even after rubbing really hard in an attempt to force it off. To get rid of all of my nail polish on just my hands, I used 7 pads. I wouldn't have minded this but I was thinking that a bottle of remover and some cotton wool pads would have been a lot easier to use and cheaper in the long run.

          I thought these seemed like a good idea and price at the time but when it came down to actually using them, they were far too much hassle. I will definitely be sticking to the usual method from now on!

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            27.07.2010 19:55
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            Really Dont Bother With These!

            As I wear nail polish pretty much everyday nail varnish remover is something I have to have a constant supply of so imagine my horror when a few days ago I totally ran out and my fingernails were looking less than perfect. I had to text my mom while she was out begging her to pick me some up and she back with these "Asda Nail Varnish Remover Pads" she'd been on her way home and Asda was the first place she saw so she had got these. When it comes to nail varnish remover for me Im not to fussy what brand it is or where it comes from as long as it does the job so I set about using these straight away and it turns out I was wrong - more expensive nail varnish remover IS better!

            Useful Information:
            Price: Around £1.99 For 20 Pads
            Stockists: Asda
            For: Removing nail polish and also helping to fortify the nails as it contains added Vitamin B.

            The pads themselves are really thin and look a lot like cotton wool pads only not as think. They arent too damp and the feel of them is quite like a small babywipe. The packaging is actually a great idea as it is simple yet effective and a really great idea as Im sure many people would use these if they were travelling or going on holiday but if you are planning that Id have to say buy some that are a little pricier as with nail varnish remover pads I think you pay for quality.

            My main problem with this is it doesnt actually remove your nail polish. I spent ages scrubbing at my nails with these but all it seems to do is smudge the colour around your nail therefore staining it and it doesnt seem to remove very much at all even with your scrubbing away at your nails. This makes the varnish colour transfer onto my skin which stains it even more so these do create a big mess when the whole point is for them to clean things off!

            These not only made my nails look horrible but they also felt pretty bad as well. My nails feel really dry and brittle after I used these pads and I have to put a lot of nail cream on my hands that night just to add some hydration back into my nails because they felt really delicate like they would break really easily. I have tried a lot of nail varnish removers in the past but I have to say these are by far the worst so far and the have definitely put me off using other Asda brand products in the future or any supermarkets own for that matter. This couldnt shift the colour from my nails and ended up staining my nails and skin and then made my nails feel terrible so I dont recommend them at all.

            Dont bother even if you need them for travelling - buy some better ones! Thanks For Reading

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            13.04.2010 15:12
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            A great value product which will do the trick and remove nail polish quickly and easily :)

            I use a lot of these nail polish remover pads as I can't touch cotton wool at all, but I usually use a slightly more expensive branded version, so when I found these for £1 (unsure if this was an offer or a permenant price) I decided to give them a try since I use so many!

            The pakcaging is quite pleasing to the eye with it's lovely shade of purple and clear text on the top, it's also a nicely sealed container too so the pads themselves don't dry out.
            You get 20 pads in each little tub and the container is also quite small so it's a handy size to take with you if you are going away etc.

            I was a little concerned that the pads may be too small, which would mean using more pads to remove all the nail polish, but after using them I found that one pad was indeed enough to remove even my dark coloured nail polish!

            The pads themselves do not have a strong smell which I like, I found that the other branded pads I used had a terribly strong smell which would take a few washes to remove completely, they also didn't feel as oily as some I have used.

            All in all these pads did the trick for me, they are easy to use, a nice size and will quickly remove even a couple of coats of dark nail paint (and it should only take one pad to do it!) they are also great value too. :)

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            22.01.2010 04:27
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            Handy!

            Going on holiday for a few days I used a really good nail varnish on my toes and forgot all about them. They looked nice and I was happy with them. Until my short break turned into more of a holiday due to weather conditions and suddenly my toes looked absolutely terrible!

            In a caravan with 4 dogs and limited space I decided to try out nail varnish/polish remover pads instead of using a stinky nail varnish remover and cotton wool or something. I liked the idea of using these and offering quickness and with minimal fuss to rid the remnants of chipped colour of said toes at 90p they seemed a good and ideal solution.

            The Packaging:

            Light lilac transparent round plastic tub. On the top of it there is a white and pink label and on that I'm told they are Asda 'Skin System' Nail Varnish Remover Pads and that the tub contains 20 pads. On the bottom of the tub I'm told how to use them, ingredients are listed as are warnings and contact details for Asda are listed. It's a nice travel size sort of size and very handy for me at the moment considering I'm on my travels so leak proof!

            How To Use Them:

            Wipe over nail surface until all traces of nail varnish are removed. Close lid after use to prevent moisture loss and store upright where possible.

            Me Using Them:

            Well the pads are not huge and are fairly thin and white. They have textured raised ridges over them and they have a sort of floral smell to them that isn't really very chemically and is actually rather pleasant and most unlike conventional nail varnish removers I have used in the past.

            All your meant to do of course is wipe over a nail polished nail however that may work well enough on light colours but not on darker colours and if you have a couple of coats on nails then prepare to scrub!

            However they are comfortable enough to use and in some cases just require a little time and patience. I tend to get through a few of the moist and slightly greasy feeling pads but then all you do is dispose of them and most importantly they do work and are really very fuss free to use.

            Verdict:

            I wouldn't go out of my way to use these on a regular basis and much prefer more traditional methods as in the long run these don't work out all that economical due to needing a fair few of pads per removal but for on the go removal and/or making sure you don't spill anything or overwhelm pets with a stinky odour these are a decent option! The oil in the pad dries and then you can repaint with ease if desired and they do leave my nails feeling very clean after usage!

            Only available in Asda stores.

            This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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