Shellac nails are a major beauty trend right now and it isn’t hard to see why. They look amazing and a shellac manicure will last far longer than a regular manicure; so what’s not to love about that? You can get any colour imaginable and your manicure is going to look fabulous for way longer. Well, the downside to a shellac manicure is that removing shellac nail polish can actually be somewhat of a pain.
Many nail salons will have you believe that you need to go back to the salon to have the polish removed as to not damage your nails. While that is certainly an option if you have the extra time and money, or if you’re going into your nail salon anyway for another manicure; you can also do it at home yourself without harming your nails, plus you’ll save a trip (and the added expense) of going back to the nail salon!
There are a couple of different ways you can remove your shellac nail polish at home with ease and neither one will take very long nor will they harm your nails in the process. Here are two ways to remove your shellac manicure yourself in minutes:
Soak Your Nails in Acetone
To do this, you will start off by applying cuticle oil to your nails. This will help soften your hands and it will also help protect them when you go to remove the polish. You then want to soak your nails in acetone. To do this, you will fill a small bowl with acetone and soak your nails for 10 minutes. When the 10 minutes are up, you will then scrape the polish off. You will also want to make sure to apply a hand lotion afterward as acetone can be extremely drying to your skin and your nails!
Soak Your Nails Using Cotton Balls
An alternative to soaking is to follow all the same steps as above but instead of soaking your nails in the acetone you will soak cotton balls in acetone, place them on top of your nails, and then put foil around your fingertips to secure them in place. You will leave the cotton balls on for 10 minutes before unwrapping your nails and scraping off the shellac nail polish.
Both will have the same effect on the shellac nail polish, the second option just allows you to be able to move around while you soak your nails. Whichever method you choose will remove shellac nail polish at home and save you time and money! So, go ahead and treat yourself to a shellac manicure. You can now score all the benefits of this long lasting nail trend without having to deal with the hassle of going back to the salon to get your shellac nail polish removed.
Talk about a win!