Thursday, June 21, 2012

How to Remove Glitter Nail Polish with Foil Nail Wraps

First of all, a HUGE thanks to Lola B. at Burb Beauty, Ashley K. at Beauty Flawed, Miss Lacquer Tracker at The Lacquer Tracker, and Karen D. at Frazzled and Antipolish! They all gave me a wonderful suggestion on how to take off stubborn glitter nail polish.

In my earlier post about Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish Review, I complained about difficulties taking off glitter nail polish. After a week with this nail glitter, I was already picking my nails.

Here's a shot of my nails before:

Pretty atrocious-looking.

Today, I am attempting these girls' suggestion of the "Foil Nail Wraps" technique.

Guess what? It worked wonders! Here's how the "Foil Nail Wraps" method was done:

 Step 1

Cut a cotton pad into 4 pieces.

NOTE: Cotton balls work too.

 Step 2

Soak all cotton pads in a bowl of nail polish remover.

 Step 3

Cut tin foil into small pieces.

Step 4

Wrap each cotton pad on your finger nail.

Step 5

Top the cotton pad with tin foil.

Step 6

Wrap tin foil tightly around each finger.

Step 7

Wait for 5 minutes.


Here's what the inside of the cotton pad looks like. The glitters easily fell off.

Glitter nail polish took off as expected.

NOTE: When some of the glitters remained on my nails, I wiped nails a little more with a cotton pad. Polish disappeared immediately.
Here's an after shot:

Have you tried Foil Nail Wraps?


You should. It worked really well.



  1. Thanks for this. I stopped wearing glitter because it was such a pain to take off. I read about this tip somewhere but I appreciate your step by step instructions.

  2. I LOVE this post--thanks for the tip! I've had a terrible time getting glitter and stickers off so now I know!

  3. I've never even heard of that before! sounds like a great idea!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  4. neat idea!! Japanese polish remover is rather effective.. not that it's super easy but if I compare it's still easier than the conventional stuff I've bought :O

  5. Thanks for the shout out so glad it worked out for you! Now you can enjoy all the glitter polish with no hassle :)

  6. I had heard about sticking it on for 5 minutes, but didn't know foil was the trick!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  7. I love this!! Thanks for sharing

  8. great idea! i dislike how stubborn glitter can be to take off because it's so fun to wear

    x Jordan
    - Boho Vanity -

  9. Great review, I haven't try yet this but so glad to see your totuials here nice to know. have a bliss day

  10. I'm so glad this worked out for you! It definitely makes wearing glitters less daunting in terms of the removal process. Thanks for the shout out!

  11. Woww I never knew about this! Thanks for the tip:)

  12. Oh, that's a great idea! I'll file that away! (haha)
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  13. this is very genial! thanks for sharing dear! Follow u back!:) Kisses and have a good day!

  14. never tried this solutions...thanks for the idea...I have always problems with glittere ;))
    xoxo Mini Nuni

  15. Thank you for this! I LOVE glitter polishes, but stopped using them recently because they were so hard to remove! I will definitely try them again!


  16. wow I love this review omg this is so awesome I always have the hardest time !!!

    thank you so much

    hi to you and the baby !!


  17. Glad it worked for you! Glitter can be such a pain in the butt, lol.

  18. Must try this!
    Thanks, darling!


  19. OHHH omgosh i'm so going to try that.. i love love glitter nails... but i hate taking them off!!

  20. I guess I'll just pass on the whole glitter nail polish idea. That much nail polish remover will be extremely drying to the nails.

    I'd recommend massaging in lots of nail conditioner after the removal. Look for one with antioxidants to stop and repair some of the free radical damage.

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  22. I have seen it now I understand thanks for sharing now glitter is no longer a pain

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  24. I'm so gonna try this because I wear glitter all the time (nails tend to stay longer). Thanks so much for the tips! Have a great weekend!

    xo Jo

  25. This is a great tip and reason not to avoid glitter nail polish any more

  26. great tip!! thanks for sharing ; )

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