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Removing gel varnish help please?

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Chottie Sat 20-Jun-15 20:35:54

Please can someone recommend a nail varnish remover I can buy which removes gel nail varnish? thanks

Penfold007 Sat 20-Jun-15 20:53:10

Are you talking about the gel that is cured under a UV light?

If so you need pure acetone, cotton wool and tin foil. soak little pieces of cotton wool in the acetone, put it on the nail and wrap your finger tip in a little foil hat. Leave for 10 minutes and test one nail to see if the gel will push off. You may need to leave it a little longer.

Shop Sat 20-Jun-15 21:37:35

Make sure you buff the surface if the gel before you soak them off.

Nevercan Sat 20-Jun-15 21:41:00

Amazon do lots grin

Trumpton Sat 20-Jun-15 21:43:50

I use Sensationail remover , it seems better than the pure acetone I was using. ( most of the time I just gnaw it and peel it off )

SycamoreMum Sat 20-Jun-15 21:47:36

What or gold said.

Another old school way is pure acetone in a bowl, place that acetone bowl in boiling hot water. Buff your nails then soak the nails off. The gel usually curls and them melts off. smile

43cupsoftea Sat 20-Jun-15 21:47:52

Sensationail didn't work on mine at all. I got one from Boots, about £3.50. Brilliant. It's called Get 'em off I think.

SycamoreMum Sat 20-Jun-15 21:48:16

*Penfold not or gold hmm bloody iphone.

Dansak Sat 20-Jun-15 21:48:57

Just don't pick it off, however tempting. My nails are still recovering months later.

HelenF350 Sat 20-Jun-15 22:34:09

Use acetone, buff the surface of the polish first and put cottonwood soaked in acetone into nail and wrap in tinfoil for 10-15 mins. Should come off fairly easily after that.

HelenF350 Sat 20-Jun-15 22:34:40

Cottonwool not cottonwood, stupid autocorrect!

LadyB49 Sun 21-Jun-15 00:34:50

Ordinary varnish remover worked for me (it was all I had) but had to sit with little foil hats for over an hour.

Chottie Sun 21-Jun-15 07:04:58

Thank you everyone thanks

My local nail place charges £13.00 for a gel removal and painting with clear varnish, so a bottle of acetone varnish remover sounds far more reasonable. smile

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