Nails, Life, and more nails.
Not so much a nail polish obsession, but more of a nail care obsession.
thanks for this...love your blog!!!
Lol at the don't drink it part!!
:D I won't drink it, I promise. :) Love your videos. ♥
Thanks for the video,loodie! I have wanted to try Zoya Remove,but since I already have glycerin and acetone and water,I won't have to spend a penny. You used regular tap water,right?
you are so sweet in your video, I must go around and look up if I can find pure glycerin around here and try to make this. I wish that I could find pure ethyl acetate to use as a thinner but they only sell it to science labs and it's pretty expensive because of its purity :(
What do you mean "don't drink it?"!!! You take all the fun out of everything!!! Great video post, you gorgeous genius! By the way, your nails looks super fab as well! While I have committed the blog post to memory, seeing the process "live" really helps us non-sciencey types!! Thanks, gurlfriend!!!!
I loved the video!!! From the moment your cat tried to get in the picture... LOL... to the "It's Acetone, use common sense... don't drink it and you should be ok" LMAO!!! It was great!Thanks for the vid! I always forget to look for glycerin when I am at my pharmacym I will have to ask the pharmacist as I always miss it too!
Brilliant video - thanks so much.Kathryn
Thanks, think I am gonna try this... buuut I am really into Essies nail polish remover, any chance you could look into that? Its really hard to get a refill on that one for me in Denmark :(
@PolishAMOR - Thank you for visiting!@Angie - lol, had to put it out there, just in case. :P@Ivana - Thank goodness, we wouldn't want to loose those pretty little fingers of yours! Thank you. <3@Thalie - You are all set! Yep regular old tap water. :)@Lendoxia - omg you just made me melt.Dude, I work in a lab, you don't know how many times I wanted to swipe some ethyl acetate. BUT then I think about all the possible contamination in the bottle. Let's be sad together. @ommorphiabeautybar.com - Thanks Eugenia! You are so SWEET ;). I should have put on some goggles and really made you laugh :)@Claudia - haha, thank you so much! <3 Yep, ask them and you should have no problem finding it.@Kathryn!! Hey Guuuurl! This should definitely help with the dryness ;)@rijaH - Cool cool. Essie remover is very similar to this except it smells way better thanks to the Eucalyptus Species Leaf Oil and Limonene fragrance. It also contains Vit. E oil so probably has some nice moisturizing properties. If you can look past the smell it might be a good alternative to Essie.
great video will have to try this, i just re-do my polish way too often not to. love your shirt btw
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@BubblyFairy - Oh you'll definitely benefit from this then; no more dry cutes! And thank you for the compliment, you are totally making me blush >.<@Fingers - Thank you! I'll definitely check it out. Fair warning however, I have a back log of tags and awards, but I will eventually get to it. <3 :)
you are amazing. thank-you!
Thank you so much for this. Would have never thought to add water :)
Hi Loodie,Never strike me to make my own nail polish remover but you got me curious! Gonna try it out one day...You are so fun to watch and read! (If that make sense o.O)-Elaine
Can you use regular acetone and not the 100%? I have the pink Beauty Secrets acetone bottle that is just ACETONE and not 100% ACETONE.
@Hayley and rmcandlelight (nailsbeautiqued) - Thank you ladies. :D@eLaine - You are so sweet, thank you for say saying that! <3@Sandy - Yes, if you look a the ingredient list and it just lists Acetone, then it is 100% (or at least close enough). You can even use acetone that already has water in it, (look at the ingredient list).
Thanks for the reply. I have this one: http://www.sallybeauty.com/Acetone-Professional-Polish-Remover/BTYSEC13,default,pd.html?cgid=Nail05It has acetone, water, and some other stuff too (Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, etc etc) Would it help it even more to add the glycerin?Also, you're amazing!!
i am wondering can this be made with an acetone polish remover? or just with pure acetone? ive been using the Beauty Secrets from Sally's, it says on the bottle its the nourishing professional formula with wheat protein and vitamin e?
i actually have the same stuff as Sandy
Sandy and Bubbly Fairy - If you find that the particular one you have is NOT moisturizing enough you can certainly add some glycerin to it and see how it goes.
Thank you for this video! Well done, and just at the right moment for me... :o)I read all comments here and on YT, and maybe I missed it, but: I MUST KNOW the name of the polish you are wearing! Please?!
Awesome, I hope you love it!Oh the polish ... sheer whites, they are my fave. Every brand has them, but the particular one I am wearing in the video is Revlon Sheer Pink (006) ... it's not a true sheer white, but I love it. Other similar ones include: Essie - Waltz OPI - Funny BunnySally Hansen - Sweet TulipOrly - Kiss the BrideThere are a lot more so just pick and choose on a brand, brush, price, and formula that you like. :D
Will this work on removing shellac? How should I remove it without damaging or drying my nails out?
Hi Diane!Removing Shellac is as easy as the foil method. I have a post on this. This "recipe" should absolutely work. Since the acetone is slightly diluted (with glycerin and water) you may have to leave it on a bit longer, but your nails will definitely not be as dry! Don't pick at the shellac just let the remover do the work.
Great recipe. Can you do the same with acetone-free removers?And if you had a recipe for an oil-based polish remover you'd make my day.
hmm, we would have to emulsify acetone and oil. I am not sure how readily I could find one in the store ... my ignorance perhaps. Must do some research.
I think I've forwarded this post to over a dozen friends over the past half year; great stuff. Thank you!
This so explains why I couldn't find any ethyl acetate at the store. My dad gave me some several years ago (he's a chemist), and I thought I was nuts as I couldn't find it anywhere. Guess I'll have to see if my dad can hook me up with some more. I'd totally be willing to pay! :)
the opi remover has some grapeseed oil in it.. do you think adding some to this formula will work out?