How to Remove Shellac, Glitter and Artistic Colour Gloss Nail Polish tutorial

I love wearing nail polish... but I hate the removal. For years, I avoided polishes with serious glitter or anything with gel. Gel required extra time at the salon for removal. One salon quoted me "$15.00 for soak off removal".

Are you serious?!?
That's the cost of 5 Sally Hansen nail polishes..haha.

This is what you need:
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Nail polish remover with acetone
  • Little Bowl
  • Cotton Ball
  • Tweezers *optional
Put all the cotton balls in the bowl.
You can use the tweezers to pick up the cotton balls and rotate them.

Cut the foil into pieces which are big enough to cover your nails.

In this picture I'm wearing Artistic Color Gloss Gel, Glitter and crackle. 
SERIOUS combination. I swear I'd never be able to get any of this off.

Apply the cotton ball on to your nail. Then add the foil over it.

Let your nails soak for 5 to 10 mins. If the foil starts to slip gently mold it into place.
Please try your best not to move! If you do, the foil will come right off .

Twist gently then pull off the foil. 
If you followed all the steps, everything should be off :)

Hope this helps!


  1. I keep hearing about this trick but I have yet to try it! Thanks (:

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  3. Great idea!! I've never heard of this. Thank you! I have the same problem. I'm going to try this.

  4. Good idea! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Sounds like a great tip. Mind you this is how the bio sculpture gel nails are removed by this method too.

  6. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU lol serious I was about to die trying to remove some glitter a few weeks ago. My hands literally hurt the next day.....I wound up soaking my nails in a small bowl of polish but I love this idea better!

    *bowing in gratitude*


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