Complete Guide to Perfectly Remove Your Toenail Polish: A how-to guide for removing polish.
Have you ever ended up with polish all over your toe skin when removing your nail polish? Or have you had a hard time getting the last bits of polish off? Well, I have many times! So one day, I decided to find out exactly what was going wrong and how it could be fixed.
The video that follows explains what I found out. You will also find some tips and tricks at the bottom of this post. This guide is perfect for those of us who paint our toes ourselves (I do my own pedicure). If you prefer to go to a salon, this article may still prove useful if you are not satisfied with the way your pedicure is removed there.
Before you begin to remove your polish, you’ll need a few things:
A remover. There are two ways to do this. You can either use a remover that is the same consistency as water or one that is more of a gel. If you use remover with cotton balls, it will go faster, but if you use remover with cotton pads, it will be less messy. Whichever way you choose, don’t forget to get a cuticle pusher and a nail file!
How to Remove Your Toenail Polish:
1. Remove all your nail polish.
2. Wipe off any extra polish with a towel.
3. Wash your hands and feet in warm soapy water until they are clean and dry.
4. Apply the remover to the cotton ball or pad and wait for it to dry completely before removing the polish!*
5. Wipe off any leftover remover and repeat steps 4-6 until all of your nails have been covered by removing the polish.*
6. Repeat steps 4-6 for each toe until there isn’t any more remover left on them.*
7. Rubbing alcohol or acetone (optional). Rubbing alcohol works well
If you have ever tried to remove toe nail polish, you know that it can take forever. This is especially true if you used a dark color such as red or purple. To remove toe nail color properly, follow these steps:
1. Gather your supplies: Remove the lid from your bottle of nail polish remover and place it on a protected surface.
2. Use cotton balls: Place several cotton balls on the protected surface next to your bottle of nail polish remover. Cotton balls are better to use than cotton pads because they are more absorbent and will not leave any lint on your nails.
3. Douse the cotton ball with polish remover: Douse a cotton ball with nail polish remover by pressing it into the opened bottle of nail polish remover for one second. Then place it on top of your big toe, covering all of the toe nail color completely.
4. Repeat step 3 until all ten toes have been covered with a doused cotton ball: Repeat this process until all ten toes have been covered completely with doused cotton balls. Leave them in place for 2-3 minutes while they do their job and start breaking down the toe nail color so that it can be removed easily and quickly.
Nail polish remover
A paper towel
A cuticle pusher/cuticle remover tool
A nail clipper or nail scissors
An orange stick or cuticle stick/pusher (optional)
1. Remove any excess nail polish off the top of the nails with a cotton ball dipped in nail polish remover. This will prevent you from smudging any remaining polish on your toes.2. Dip a cotton ball into your nail polish remover and gently rub the cotton ball across your toes until the polish comes off completely. If you are wearing glitter polish, or multiple coats of darker colors, this may take a few tries to get all the way removed.3. Use an orange wood stick to clean under your nails if necessary (gently scrape around under the nail with an orange wood stick to remove any remaining traces of old polish).4. Clean up any mistakes with a cuticle pusher/cuticle remover tool dipped in nail polish remover, or with a small amount of extra nail polish remover on a cotton swab or cotton ball.5. Trim your toenails as desired with a pair of scissors or clippers and push back cuticles/skins at edges of nails
Toe Nail Colors:
1) Apply thick coat of polish.
2) Wait at least 10 minutes for your toes to dry.
3) Paint a second coat for long lasting shine.
4) Allow your toes to dry completely, this may take up to an hour.
5) Apply a clear topcoat over painted toenails. This will make the color last longer.
1. Soak feet in a bowl of warm water for 20 to 30 minutes to soften the fingernails and nail polish.
2. Dip a toe separator in acetone. This helps the acetone work faster, and it keeps you from getting any on your skin.
3. Allow the acetone to soak on the nail for 15 to 20 minutes. Pull off the toe separator, then use a cotton swab or cotton ball to wipe off the polish. Repeat for each toe as needed.
4. Rinse with warm water and dry well with a towel when done.
I do not know about you, but I am a polish fanatic! If I am not wearing my polish then I am removing it, painting it again and removing it once more.
I came up with this tutorial to help those who want perfect nails without the hassle of having to go to the salon and pay high prices for a manicure or pedicure.
So… let’s get started.