I’ve stopped using nail polish for a time until last month, when my niece came over from Malaysia for a visit.
We spent a lot of our time shopping for nail polish and (of course) trying them. Her mom bought her a nail polish remover while we were at The Face Shop. Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to bring it with her on the way back because it might not be allowed on the plane. She left it with me instead (thanks K!).
I’m not particular with brands and packaging when I buy nail polish removers. I usually just get acetone or something cheap I can find at the supermarket.
This one costs Php 95 which is around 4 to 5 or more times as expensive as acetone.
Here’s a photo of my 1 week-old painted nails:
On the directions, it says: soak a cotton pad with it, press the pad firmly on the nail, and wipe towards the tip maintaining pressure.
Here’s the result of one swipe:
I like that it doesn’t make the nail polish bleed out because when I use plain acetone, the nail polish goes all over my finger.
It also doesn’t dry out my cuticles which is a surprise because it’s mostly acetone.
To remove the nail polish on all the nails on my right hand, I only needed one cotton pad. I like how it doesn’t make any unnecessary mess. For reference, I used two coats nail polish per fingernail.
I didn’t expect at all that this will leave a strawberry scent on my fingertips. It smells of sweet strawberries that’s not overpowering.
I thought this is gonna be another one of those overpriced products (and it is) just because it’s pink and has a name on it. I was wrong there.
It’s overpriced because it’s pink and strawberry-scented. :p
As you pour the contents onto a cotton pad, you’ll smell acetone (and strawberry). But the acetone scent will fade away leaving your nails smelling like non-synthetic and non-chemical-smelling strawberries.
My only gripe about this is the price. As I’ve said, I think it’s overpriced. Aside from the scent making this expensive, it may also be because of this child-proof cap that I don’t care much for.
Even then, I think I’ll still buy this when I’m out. I don’t paint my nails that often anyway. The “doesn’t dry out my skin” bit is a deal sealer (is there such a phrase?).
Here’s the ingredients list as printed on the bottle: Acetone, Water, Propylene Glycol, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Benzophenone-3, Fragrance, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Prunus Avium (Sweet Cherry) Fruit Extract, Red 33