Thursday, January 3, 2013

Today I have a quick review of a polish remover. My good friend Courtney, who you may know as Phyrra told me about this a while back. I don't get to Target often and when I did I had forgotten all about it. I was given a gift card to Target for Christmas and set out on a mission to grab one for and also one for my mom.

This is a 9 ounce container and was $2.48 at my local Target. I found it beneath the nail polish section. This was the only type of container like this that they had. Luckily for me someone had opened one and so I was able to see if it was the right one. I have the kind that has the foam insert in it already and didn't really want another.

This is what it looks like when opened. Kind of strange looking huh? My first thought was that is going to hurt like hell, because the very top pink plastic is so hard and the inside looks the same. Then I thought well it is worth a shot for $2.48, besides Phyrra uses it and hadn't mentioned that it was like a torture device. I knew if I didn't like it that I could just pour the remover into an empty remover bottle and use it that way.

This is a closeup of the little bristles that are on the inside of it. Sorry the quality is so bad, my camera is on its last leg. They kind of look like little combs don't they? LOL

Mom immediately started putting different polishes on her nails when we got home just so she could use hers. It was pretty funny watching her apply polish and immediately dip her fingers in it to watch it work. I just chuckled to myself and let her have her fun for awhile before breaking the news to her. I had to tell her that yes it appears to be a miracle in a container, but that any remover would take wet nail polish off easily. The look on her face was priceless, almost like I had kicked a puppy LOL! I put it to the test with removing the polish I had on for about a week.

This was 2 coats of Zoya Ziv, I coat of Barry M Limited Edition silver glitter, a thin coat of Orly Rockets Red Glare and on the accent nail all of that with a coat of micro green glitter all of them topped with a coat of Seche Vite. That is a whole lot of layers of polish, not to mention how hard glitter is to get off. (This mani was worth it though. It was stunning and so sparkly. I wish I had been able to capture how pretty it was.)

When I pushed my finger inside the insert I was surprised at how gentle it felt. It is a softer but still firm rubber. If you have sausage fingers like I do it will feel snug on your fingers using it, but I think that actually helped with the removal. It took maybe 3-4 minuted max to get all the polish off of both hands. A few of the nails wanted to give me problems with the polish coming off. I just pushed my finger in and moved it around a few extra seconds and it was all gone.

I really like that the way this is made it allows the glitter to fall to the bottom of the container. With the foam type the glitter and polish just stay trapped right in there and leave you with discolored glittery fingers. I can see that the Target remover will be easy to empty, clean and refill as well. I like that alot! I wish I had thought to snap a picture of the glitter in the bottom of it to show you. It is an acetone product so be careful when using it and be sure to wash your hands after using it to get all the acetone off before polishing your nails again. 

I would buy this product again and again and again. I really do love it. I can't thank Phyrra enough for telling me about it. I am starting a new rating system for the blog, are you ready for cute overload?

I give this product 5 cupcakes!

Have you ever tried this product? What did you think of it? Do you know of any polish remover products that I need to try? Let me know in the comments.

***I purchased this product and all opinions are my own.***

Peace, Love, and Cupcakes!


  1. I have tried the foam ones before and hated them! This looks cool. I'll have to get one for me and the girls. They are forever spilling remover everywhere and love to change their polish 20 thousand times a day.

    1. Dez I think one of these would be great for you and the girls. I haven't let my girls use mine yet, I'm being greedy with my new toy, hahaha!

  2. This is my go to! I even use it for clean up by dipping my clean up brush into it and then cleaning my edges.



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