Solutions for removing semi-permanent varnishes

You are delighted with the semi-permanent nail polish that you managed to do on yourself before going on vacation. But now that your natural nails have grown out, it’s time to remove your semi-permanent varnish. In this blog, your nail supply expert Maryton will tell you how to properly remove a semi-permanent varnish.

The Preparation of the Material and your Nails

First of all, prepare your equipment and wash your hands. You will need a bottle of acetone or nail polish remover containing acetone. Provide a wooden stick to push back your cuticles. Also get out some cotton, foil or a manicure bowl depending on which method you are going to choose to perform.

Then, take a coarse file or a nail buffer block according to your preferences. Indeed, you will start by removing the top coat layer present on your nails by filing them. The goal is that afterwards, the acetone can directly dissolve the semi-permanent varnish.

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The Papillote Method or the Soaking Method?

You will have to choose between 2 methods to dissolve the varnish with acetone. But before that, you have to protect all the edges of your nails by applying a nourishing oil. Because acetone can attack your skin and sensitize it.

The first method is that of enrobing with foil. It consists of placing a cotton ball soaked in acetone on each nail. Then wrap everything with aluminum and leave to act for 15 minutes.

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The second method involves placing the fingertips directly into a manicure bowl filled with acetone. And to wait there too for 15 minutes for the varnish to dissolve before removing it.

Once the 15 minutes have passed, you can remove the varnish. If you took the first method, then just slide the foil over the nail. Much of the polish will leave with the cotton. You need to gently peel off the bits of varnish remaining on the nail with the cuticle pusher. If it doesn’t come, it is necessary to leave longer the varnish in contact with acetone.

OK! You have know the solutions for removing semi-permanent varnishes, take your manicure sets into action now! Looking forward to seeing your new manicure!

Read also: How to make your triangle nail art manicure?

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