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      25.06.2013 23:35
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      Good for travelling but not the best removers!

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      Travelling light
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      I recently went away for a week and did my best to take as few bulky bottles of toiletries as I could! As I didn't want to pack a whole bottle of nail polish remover, which I was sure I would only use once or twice, I picked up this little tub of wipes in Superdrug. They cost £1.39 for 20 wipes. These ones have added moisturisers and are acetone-free, but there is another 'normal' version available for the same price.

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      The wipes come in a tiny, light tub that took up no room at all in my luggage, which is exactly what I wanted! I also didn't need to worry about any spillages, so for travelling these really are ideal. Inside the tub, each wipe is very thin, and it is a little tricky to take out just one at a time as they are very moist and tend to stick together. Each pad is probably less than 2 inches in diameter, and they are quite thin. They are also very moist and slightly rough to the touch. I also noticed a lack of that distinct nail polish remover smell when I opened the tub, although up close, the wipes definitely do have that odour. But it isn't as strong as some removers I've used and shouldn't be too offensive to anyone who is used to the smell of polish remover.

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      A bit of effort required
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      I found that it took a bit of extra effort to use these wipes than it would be normal remover and cotton wool. In fact I would say it took me about twice as long to take off the varnish I was wearing. These just aren't quite as effective as cotton wool and are a bit fiddly to use as it's harder to get into the edges of the nails. I used these twice when I was away, and the second time was when I wore a varnish with a slight metallic finish - this was even harder to remove with the wipes as it left quite a bit of the metallic colour on the sides of my nails, which took a lot of rubbing to remove.

      I did wonder if the original version of these wipes may have been a better option, as perhaps without the acetone these were just a bit too gentle to really do the job.

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      Overall I have mixed feelings about these wipes. The packaging and size is ideal for holidays, but the wipes themselves just aren't as effective as cotton wool and polish remover. You do have to put in some extra effort - and if you're wearing a polish with a metallic or glittery effect then you may as well forget it! But despite this, I would probably take these on holiday with me again as they are so convenient to travel with. I would just make sure I wore a very basic varnish, and was willing to put in some extra work to take it off! Three stars from me.

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      26.11.2012 13:14
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      decent pads but I wouldn't personally buy them

      I like to paint my nails myself, but of course once they start to chip away and look tacky I can't stand them anymore and the colour has to come off! I normally use a bottle of nail polish and some cotton wool pads but last time at my sisters she had these pads and I found myself conformed!

      They come in a little plastic pink tub and it states they are nourishing pads with aloe vera and vitamin e, with a slightly updated pink packaging with a black strip and the Superdrug star logo. The tub contains 20 pads and it costs £1.39 per tub. To me this seemed rubbish value as I can get a big bottle of nail polish remover in the 99p store and probably get more than 20 uses out of it, but nevertheless I digress!

      The pads themselves are quite thin, circular cotton wool pads and they feel drowning in nail polish remover. This is good and bad! It's excellent in the sense that one pad can literally be used on all 10 fingers and even my toes! It absorbs the nail polish up really easily and effectively, and considering I usually put 3 coats of polish on, not a lot of rubbing and scrubbing is necessary to easily sweep off the layers of polish. However, I find the polish remover leaks everywhere and makes the colour run, for example my nails were painted red and the pad began to soak in the red polish but this leaked everywhere leaving my fingertips a slight pinkish tinge and the pad itself looks like it's been dipped in blood (eew I know!).

      As the pads contain aloe vera and vitamin e, I presume this is to leave my nails soft, healthy and nourished. Whilst being so drenched my nails aren't left feeling dry and brittle, more wet and sloppy but once I wash my hands and dry them with a towel they do look a bit glossier and not so dried out, however it doesn't strengthen them and they break just as easily as before :(

      Overall these are good pads, but I don't think I'd buy them only as they don't make economical sense. They'd be a handy little pack to pop in your bag if you need to top up your nails on the go, but using one really feels like a waste unless you're going to take the polish off all your fingers and toes as costing £1.39 for only 20 pads is a bit steep for me!

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      03.01.2012 12:57
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      good value for money, work well!

      Having previously worked in Superdrug for a few years, I tried several of the own brand products and often found that they were just as good (if not better) than higher brand products. They also offer excellent value for money.

      I usually buy a bottle of Superdrug nail varnish remover and colon wool pads; however I was going on holiday and thought it would be a hassle to take a whole bottle and cotton wool, so I decided to give these pads a go.

      They come in a small round pink tub, with a screw on lid and are priced at £1.29. There's around 30, thin pads in the tub and they are soaked in nail varnish remover. Used like normal nail varnish and cotton wool, simply rub over the nail and it removes the varnish. I found that they work really well, I usually have strong colour on my nails and these pads removed the colour extremely well. The smell it not too strong either, the only think you need to do is to remember to wash your hands straight after use as I found that my fingertips became covered (more than they do with normal nail varnish remover).

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      04.12.2011 01:24
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      A truly great product

      As I usually shop in Superdrug many of the products I buy are from there. But instead of buying bigger brand products, I now buy and use Superdrug's own products. They are cheaper products, but having said that I find that they are brilliant products.

      So this review is on Superdrug's 'Nourishing Nail polish remover pads'. As it is stated on the little container, the pads contain Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. This product really appealed to me as I do look for products that care and nourish my nails, as I have been trying to grow them for a while now.
      The nail polish remover pads come in a small, pink container with a screw top lid. The container holds 20 nail polish remover pads. Now as for the pads themselves, I find them brilliant. And depending on how thick I have applied my nail polish, usually only one nail polish remover pad does both of my hands. With these pads I did not struggle to take off my nail polish at all, in fact they make it very easy to remove nail polish.

      Unlike many other nail polish remover products, this product does not have that 'burn your eyeballs out' smell. Not that I have purposely sniffed these! But the smell of these pads are not bad at all. I really love how handy this product is. Before I started purchasing these remover pads, I would normally use a big bottle of liquid nail polish remover. But I find taking off nail polish like that, awkward and difficult compared to these simple and easy pads.

      I think that the price of these pads, is quite reasonable. And at £1.39 a pop, you aren't going to break the bank. I also think that looking at how long one of these container last and now much you get out of them, then they are certainly value for money.

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        05.03.2010 14:05
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        Simple and with a nice smell and no complaints

        This nail varnish remover is perfect and so quick and easy and can be stored in your handbag and personally I love it.

        There is no nasty smell so no one can moan about getting headache or about the acitone. Finally a break through.

        This pink pot contains aloe vera and vitamin E which will help protect the nail and mositurise it leaving your nails nice and healthy.

        There is no mess and no fuss no more cotton wool balls and no more worries of spilling big bottles of nail varnish remover.

        Each small pot contains around 30 pads and one pad does both hands no matter how thick the nail varnish. You simply grab one nail varnish pad then wipe it over each nail wait 10 seconds then go back over each nail and hey presto a clear nail with no traces of old polish.

        It is great for women in a rush and how want to quickly change their nail colour. It is so quick and simple how come no one thought of this before.

        It only cost £1.99 maybe less and really lasts a long time. Brilliant.

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        18.02.2010 17:12
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        A great basic

        I'm going on holiday next week and I hate having to pack bottles in my suitcase as I only worry about them leaking. I decided to buy the Superdrug Nail Varnish Remover Pads as I have used pads before but they cost about £2, these seemed a bargin at £1.30 and they are light and small enough to chuck into my suitcase.

        They come in a small round pink container, which is sealed so you don't have to worry about the container coming open if you are travelling and it is very compact taking up hardly any room.

        The pads contain Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, which will nourish and moisturise nails, whilst creating a clean base for your nails. The pads work really well, I find I only need one pad to remove bright and many layers of polish from both nails. I find that I do need to rub abit to remove all residue but no more than if I was using other removers. I find them easier to use than cotton wool and liquid remover as there is no need to worry about spilling it or mess, you just simply throw them away after using them.

        My only slight moan is the smell but most removers smell, so it is to be expected.

        It is really effective, does the job and very cheap, I find I can apply nail varnish straight after using a pad as they leave a clean and non oily surface, I will definitely buy them again for everyday use.

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          06.12.2009 20:53
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          Superdrug Nail Varnish Remover Pads-with aloe vera and vitamin E!

          I never really use nail varnish remover pads, I usually just use the nail varnish remover and some cotton wool. But, when I came across these, I thought it was a brilliant idea. Not just Superdrug do these- most places do them!

          They come in a little cute container and I would say there is around 20/30 pads inside. All they are is little pads soaked in nail varnish remover which makes it easier and more efficient to get nail varnish off! They are very nourishing (they do not dry your nails out or cause them any damage) and they have aloe vera and vitamin E in to protect. They quickly remove all traces of nail varnish and condition your nails. To use these you have to dab one pad onto five nails and after a few seconds, wipe away the nail varnish individually!

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          1) Quick, easy and effective

          2) Cheap- under £1.50

          3) Work well even with dark nail varnish!

          4) They have NO acetone in them

          Con's

          1) When you wipe away the nail varnish it can get all over your fingers and make those nails smudge or get nail varnish on them!

          2) They smell- but so do all nail varnishes!

          I think this product is great for those who either don't have enough hours in the day, those who just want the whole process to be sped up or those who are going on holiday (lucky devils)! I would rate these 4/5 because they are very useful even though they do have their problems!

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          21.11.2009 14:30
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          Great little nail polish remover!

          I bought these little nail varnish remover pads for £1.37 in Superdrug. Sometimes it is necessary to but travel size accessories, simply because you are on the go. In this case, I was travelling and did not want to carry a big bottle of nail polish remover with me. Imagine the chaos it would cause if one of those burst open! Your clothes and everything would be totally ruined. Not only that, but te weight of a bottle of nail polish remover against a small handy size tub for travelling..no competition really. So I thought it was a very good idea to take these rather than a bottle of nail polish remover.

          A bottle of nail polish remover would cost about £1.00 for a bottle that would last about a year! Plus of course, you would need the cotton pads, which cost about £1.00 for 50. Regardless of this, the travel size remover pads was the right choice for me for this particular occasion.

          It was time after having my nails chipped and tested through a number of situations, including trying to lug my heavy suitcase off the conveyor belt after getting off the flight. I got out the pads, which is to suprise did not have the strong reek of normal nail polish removers that make you feel like you are being gassed! The smell in fact was quite pleasant, which made a nice change. I usually have to hold my breathe when taking my nail polish off!

          I took out a nail remover pad, which was a little moist but not too much. Maybe a little oily if anything and started to rub the pad against my nails. The nail polish seemed to come off pretty quickly, even though I had two coats on. This was more simple than I initially thought. One pad was sufficient for one hand, which was good!

          After I had taken the nail polish off, my hands felt abit oily but not in a wet way, but rather strange in a dry way. I washed my hands and my hands were back to normal again. I was very happy with the result of these! Would definitely recommend to those who travel alot or simply just do not like the smell of your average nail polish remover. I may have to buy these again..even if I am not travelling and simply for use at home!

          I have had a nail polish remover before when you dipped your nail into. This was strong smelling and did not seem to remove all of my nail varnish. Having tried this product, I would definitely recommend this over any other nail polish remover product. Even if the price tag is slightly higher... im sure you will find it worth it too!

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          09.12.2008 21:16
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          A brilliant invention

          I love using nail polish to pretty up my hands and feet though I hate the faff of removing it when it chips, anything that makes this process easier is ok by me and something I want to try.

          I dont like having tonnes of beauty products and accessories cluttering up my bedroom and bathroom, I used to use bottles of nail polish remover and cotton wool pads but got in a flap with the stuff spilling onto the carpet and the cotton wool shredding leaving bits on the floor and the cat (!)

          I was over the moon when I first spotted these pads in Superdrug and immediately bough a pot to use during my weekend manicure that evening. The pads cost around £1.50 for a small pot which may seem expensive but the convenience of them is priceless plus they're small enough to carry in your handbag or travel/wash bag for a trip away.

          The pads feel very slightly greasy on the skin and have a very strong smell but thats no worse than any other nail polish remover. I find the best way to use them is to hold the pad against the nail for a few seconds then wipe away. 2-3 wipes is enough to get each nail clean and I can get away with no more than 2 wipes for both hands.

          The only downside with these wipes is that the remover gets all over your hands and lingers on your fingers after use, even a good wash with soap doesnt completely remove it initially as I discovered to my cost when I made a sandwich later that evening, yuk! It eventually vanishes after a day or two so its not the end of the world.

          I would never go back to bottled nail polish remover now I've discovered this stuff, anyone who would is mad!

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            30.10.2008 11:04
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            They do exactly what they say on the pot, great value!

            Having taken it upon myself to paint my finger nails on the train to work one morning, I soon realised that I would need to take it all off again when I got to work. The bumps on the train were not helping me in trying to paint the nail and not the whole tip of my finger.

            Anyway, walking to work I passed Superdrug and so popped in with the idea of buying a whole bottle of nail polish remover and some cotton pads. However, I saw a small pinkish in colour pot with "Nourishing Nail Polish Remover Pads" on it. I picked it up and it looked quite good, with 20 pads in a pot it seemed liked good value at £1.29. Plus on the front it also detailed that the pads had Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, which can only be good for nails!

            So I purchased them and as soon as I got to work I set about taking the 2 layers (don't ask!) of dark nail varnish off my nails.

            I took one pad, and to be honest thought I would need a good couple to do one hand, but in fact I only needed one pad per hand. It took the varnish off with little need for me to rub hard at my nail, and it actually left them feeling quite nourished, and not like not just the nail varnish had been stripped off.

            The pack is fantastic as it is small enough to fit into a handbag, so if you need to do touch ups whilst you are out and about or even if you just fancy a quick change of colour they are perfect. They would also be great to take on holiday as they do not take up any room, and you would also not have the added worry that they would leak everywhere, just as a bottle of nail varnish remover may do.

            The one thing that I did not really like about this product is the smell. Now it isn't a normal nail varnish remover smell, but I really didn't like it at all. It smelt very odd and I cant even think what to compare it to. It left my hands smelling quite odd, and I had to use a lot of soap to get rid of the smell.

            All in all they do exactly what they advertise, and they are very good value for money, I do feel that the smell is the one thing that unfortunately lets them down, but its a small problem that is easily remedied with lots of soap!

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              28.10.2008 13:16
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              excellent product!

              These Superdrug Nail Varnish Remover Pads are great! They come in a little purple container and don't smell poisonous like all the other types of nail polish remover!

              I use these very frequently, as they are easy to use and highly efficient in removing even the most stubborn of nail varnish from your toe nails or finger nails. Since the lid states that they are nourishing for your nails and they condition them well, it contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E too.

              Once you open up the little container you get a pleasant whiff of a pear-like scent that actually smells pretty good for a nail polish remover.

              Each little pad is already conveniently soaked in the oily substance so that you don't need to make a fuss about buying or finding cotton wool pads to use with this. Also, if you are particularly clumsy, you won't have to worry about knocking a bottle of stinky liquid over! This product is really great and easy to use.

              So, overall, an amazing product from Superdrug priced at only £1.29! (If I remember correctly). I would really recommend this!

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                03.08.2008 23:15
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                great to take away with you

                These remover pads are great, I prefer them by a mile than the bottled polish remover you get. These are so simple to use and are really handy. They come in small cotton pads (one other less thing you don't need to worry about having) which are soaked in the polish removed and so everything is ready for you as soon as you open the lid.

                They come in a small tub containing 20 pads, so handy for if you are going on holiday (lighter on the suitcase) or out for the day when you need to refresh your nail polish, also fits nicely in your handbag! They are great

                Best of all this only costs £1.29 from Superdrug, a bargain I think.
                I find that they last as well because one pad will remove polish from all your nails on your hands,

                The pads also do not have that strong smell, these ones have quite a nice fragrance.
                The only down side to these is that they are extremely oily, so you'll find you will get them all over your hands, so make sure you have a tissue there available to wipe for when your done.

                These are not suitable for artificial nails and don't let it go near the eyes, so give your hands a wash when your done!

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                  13.03.2008 16:08
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                  A brilliant solution to the nightmare of removing nail varnish

                  With the amount of nail varnish I get through it's essential to have a good product that allows me to remove the varnish when it's time for a change, I've never really got on with liquid removers usually spilling them, occasionally loosing their lids etc etc so I decided to try out different styles of nail varnish remover pads and have come to be a fan of Superdrug nail polish remover pads.

                  Coming in a small round tub with an unscrew lid you get 40 or so cotton like pads which are infused with the nail varnish remover. There are 2 specific varieties available, there is the original "nail polish remover pads" which come in a lilac container while the "nourishing nail polish remover pads" which are said to contain added vitamin E and Aloe Vera come in a pink container, both are only available from Superdrug stores or their website WWW.Superdrug.com for £1.29 (original) or £1.39 (nourishing) Both are suitable for use on the nails of your hands or feet.

                  The pads themselves all have a good amount of the polish remover within them, they aren't soaked in liquid as such and aren't dripping wet but they are damp to the touch and will leave residue on your skin which needs to be washed off, believe me you don't want to absently bite on a nail later in the day to taste the polish remover, it's vile and you wont be able to shift the taste for hours! I've never experienced the last few pads becoming dried out like I have with "quickies" wipes and even face/baby wipes, it seems they've got the level of liquid just right.

                  I usually keep my nails quite long, how I manage it with 2 kids and a husband to look after I don't know but it's a skill I'm quite happy with, and I like to use lots of bold bright colours which often require several layers of polish to get the required effect, yet it only takes 1 pad to be able to remove all the polish from both hands by using both sides of the remover pad, all it takes is a quick rub over each nail (longer depending on how thick your polish is) and they are clean in no time, in less then 5 minutes the polish is removed and I'm ready to go again. The only time I've found I've needed more then 1 pad is when I've used a particularly dark polish like a black or navy, or if I've applied a glitter polish. Glitter polishes tend to tear at the fibres of the pads making them a bit messy and awkward to use, but no more so than a tissue and traditional remover combination.

                  How long a pot of the pads will lasts depends on how often I change my nail colour but with 40 pads per pot you get a good life out of them, even if you changed your colour every day you'd still get over a months use out of a pot of the pads, they really are good value for money at a maximum of £1.39, especially if you imagine only changing your nail varnish once a week (if you can find one that lasts that long!) that means you'd only use 1 pad a week, 40 weeks of the year, that's almost the whole year for only £1.39.

                  I've used both versions of the pads and find very little difference, they both last just as long and are equally successful and quick at removing the polish, the only real difference between them seems to be that the nails do seem a little more moisturised and nourished after using the nourishing wipes then they do after the regular wipes, they still look healthy after using the regular wipes though so I'd happily use either version again. Overall I can highly recommend them, their quick, convenient and great value.

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                  Contains aloe vera and vitamin E