DIY Gel Soak Off

I hate the idea of having to book an appointment to remove my gel polish.

So why not do it yourself?

I took to google to find out how and it turned out pretty easy.

What you need:

  • Acetone Nail Polish Remover
  • Cotton pads
  • Aluminum foil
  • Orange stick
  • Nail file
  • Nail Buffer

Step 1: Soak the cotton pads into a bowl of acetone nail polish. I would recommend that you cut up the cotton pad into a size or shape that you like. I prefer cutting them into halves.

Step 2: Usehe file  with the gritty side to file down the top coat until it is matte. Spending more time on this process helps to speed up the next step.

Step 3: Take the cotton pad that has been drenched with the acetone n place it on your nail. Use the aluminium foil to wrap around your finger. This helps to make sure that the cotton pad stays in place so that the nail polish remover can do its job properly.

Step 4: Keep it on for a good 20 to 30 minutes. You might want to turn to netflix or youtube at this moment. Any activity that does not require much movement of your fingers.

Step 5: Remove the aluminium foil and you would most probably see bits of your nail polish softening and some would be curling up. Its not a glorious sight to behold. But its a good sign. It means the polish is soft enough for you to use the orange stick to gently push out the nail polish.

Should there be bits there the nail polish isn’t budging, you may want to repeat step 3 and leave it on for another 10 to 15 mins or so?

Step 6 : Once you have scraped everything off. Buff your nails and you’re good to go!

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