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Hey - i am 26 years old and i live in the Uk. I discovered Konad around October 2010 , and my bank balance has yet to recover. i have since collected a very large collection of fauxnads and Konads. the goal for this blog is simple - (1) Further explore the world of nail art stamping. (2) To keep a record of all my experiments with stamping. (3) To show you the potential each stamp has. (4) To show you that you don't have to be a 'Konading' expert to have fun! =)

Friday, 23 September 2011

Tutorial - How to remove Glitter Nail Polish =)

Hey Guys

This is my first tutorial - So please give nice feedback lol =-/.

Ive constructed a step by step guide to help you guys remove Glitter Nail polish =).

Glitter nail polish is fun and awesome...however, removing it -can be a REAL 
pain in the rear!. always regret wearing glitter nail 
polish, when attempting to remove it =(.

Ive always heard people refer to the 'Tin Foil system ' So
i couldn't wait to try it.

What you will need :

- Nail Varnish remover - For this i am using Non acetone Varnish 
Removing from Boots.
- Foil - cut up into small strips (I cut mine 1.5 by 2 inch - but you really 
don't have to be exact here =)).
-  Cotton - I used baby wipes, I cut them into small squares-  but 
cotton rounds will work perfectly for this.

Step 1 (Below)
Tab some nail polish remover on the cotton. Then apply this to your nail.
I folded the cotton for a better fit =).

Step 2 ( Below ).

I then wrapped a strip of foil around my finger tip.. Making 
my fingers look like something out of a robot / Horror film lol. 
By folding the foil around your fingertip- it allows the Remover to soak in =).

Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the rest of the fingers on one hand - I 
didn't attempt this on both hands - as you need your other hand for the final stages.

Wait...4-5 minuets...I suggest putting...attempting to press play 
to this song lol =)

Step 3 ( Below)

The you need to apply gentle pressure to the nail and Twist -the cotton 
and foil from side to side, a couple of twists will do the job.

Then remove the cotton and foil off your nail =).

Then .... like magic the glitter is gone!

All you now need to do is wash your hands and give them some loving care ,as the
 remover can sometimes be harsh to your finger nails and cuticles.

now...brace yourself...this is what 12 months of constantly varnishing with no breaks - to allow your nails to breath...does to your nails..

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial..Ill defiantly be doing more in the future =)




  1. I've tried this method with foils like Space Cadet and it makes it easier. I should have waited a bit longer, though.

  2. @ marox79

    Hey sweetie, this was my first attempt - The success of this method- has defiantly made me want to invest more in glitters!. 5 mins worked perfectly for me =)

    Hope your well


  3. Hey!

    I always do it in the same way! The best way to remove glitter!

    Nice tutorial!


  4. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing! I will most definitely be trying this out!

  5. BEST method EVER! Works even better with acetone, but be sure to moisturize after! :)

  6. I always wondered what the "foil" method was, I knew it involved foil LOL .. thanks for the tutorial :)

  7. I am tryng this tonight! Thanks!

    <3 Shannon

  8. Thanks for the tutorials ! (:

  9. Good tutorial! And one of my fave songs, I had to just let it play once it started, ha!

  10. I just started using this method after wearing the new Revlon glitters...its a definite time saver. Great tutorial!

  11. Great tutorial. I've read about this before, but seeing it in pictures helps me understand it much better.

  12. This method does work so great!

  13. I didnt know this!! was struggling just 2 days back with glitter all over my hands :D next time shud be better with this method! yeayy thanks!

  14. Great tutorial!!! My nails are extremely yellow as well!


  15. Thank you so much for posting this! I will definitely be using more glitters now!

  16. I also use this method to remove glitter/dark polish! Also my nails are in the same yellow condition;-)

  17. @ Anja , Jamie, thenailaholic, Polish AMOR, Kracked Kat, Toyomi, nailXchange, KayJay at Refined and Polished , Sarah , imfeelingnail-venturous , Kejal , Alexisaurus, Unknown, Cupcake

    Thank you for your kind comments - i hope this saves you soo much time so you can do more manicures =)))


  18. I have tried this method and it works wonders!

  19. thank you so much for your tutorial, it's very clear! I linked you on my blog. Anyways I've used this technique before and I think it's the only thing that works with glitters...

  20. this is perfect! I was having issues trying to get my sparkles off, found this just tried it and it's amazing! there were only a few places that weren't perfect but you can scrape off any remaining sparkles easily with your finger nails as long as they're still damp from the polish remover!

  21. I found this blog by googling 'remove glitter nail varnish'.
    Bought fabulous glitter nail varnish but couldn't get it off.
    This method worked a treat Thanks.

    I am also British and also like Konad stamps. Now going to browse the rest of your site.
    : )

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  23. Hi, I'm going to try to remove nail polish in this same manner myself, and also, I would like to post a picture of my natural nails, is there a way I can do that on here? Let me know somehow, thanks!

  24. This was a godsend. Thank you.

  25. Wow..glad I came across this..THANKS! Just 3 days ago It took me forever to try and get this glitter off my nails. Now I know for the next time..LOVE GLITTER on the nails =)

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