How to remove gel nail varnish at home

So basically i’m not paying 15 quid for someone to wrap tin foil round my nails soaked in nail varnish remover, when I could easily do that myself at home πŸ™‚ I imagine this is terrible for your nails as they look extremely raggedly and broken when i’ve finished, so proceed at your own risk!

  1. Firstly useΒ a nail file or buffer file off the top layer of the gel varnish. It will look like the below. Hmmm nice.

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2. Then you can either soak in the nail varnish remover, or soak the nail varnish remover in cotton wool and then add wrap in tin foil. I personally found it more effective to put straight into the nail varnish remover. This needs to be ail varnish remover with acetone in. You’ll see a lot are advertised as acetone free, I found a tiny bottle in SuperDrug for a couple of quid and just emptied the whole thing into one of those free ramekins you get with fancy puddings. You need to leave this for aaaaaaaaages at least 20 mins, probably more like half an hour.

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3. Eventually it should start flaking off, you might need to give it a bit of a hand, I scraped the rest stubborn bits off with a cuticle stick, which I imagine is terrible for your nails

Then I file to tidy the shape and buffer the worst of the raggedy bits off and useΒ LondonTown LakurΒ Nail Hardener, which as I mentioned in my Elegant Touch False Nails Review,Β really improves the condition of my nails. But I still give them time to recover before embarking on another nail destroying gel manicure or false nail application!

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