I'm a fickle person when it comes to products- I rarely re-buy ANYTHING. But there are a few that stand out to me that I can't live without. So every now and then I'll post about one of them.
You know that admirable personality trait that is actually quite useful- patience? Yeah, I don't have it. I never have and at this point in my life I've pretty much given up ever acquiring it. When it comes to removing nail polish I just want it gone as fast as possible so I can put on a new color. Yes, 100% acetone is super drying, just I just wash my hands after I use it and put on lotion and I have no lasting effects.
Instead of putting my cotton ball up to the mouth of the bottle and tipping the bottle over to wet the cotton, I bought a pump bottle for nail polish remover and it works so much better. The only bad thing is that the pump came filled with the watered down, gross kind of polish remover. I couldn't even bring myself to use it. I dumped it into another bottle and gave it to a friend. But the pump bottle is AMAZING. You just twist the top to unlock it, put your cotton ball over the holes and push down a few times. I'm such a klutz and always spill things, but this is entirely klutz-proof. Refilling the pump bottle is bit harder for me though. :)
I've tried other polish removers and I just can't do it. There is NOTHING like pure acetone. It removes polishes in seconds and even removing glitter isn't that bad. I know there are reports about how bad acetone is for you, etc. But from the reports I've read it seems like you would pretty much have to bathe daily in the stuff to see any adverse reactions in your lifetime. I think I'm going to risk it.
This a quarter gallon (!!!) of acetone from Sally Beauty Supply. Pretty damn near industrial sized. I used to buy the 16 oz. bottles from Walmart but I found myself having to buy a new bottle every month and a half or so. And now that I'm blogging and doing nail swatches I need a bigger bottle. I'm not quite sure how long its taken me to use 2/3rds of the bottle. I actually had a bit of an emergency a little bit ago and was only able to change my polish like 3 times in a month and a half so I probably would have used the whole bottle by now if not for that.
(EDIT: Since taking this picture I have finished the bottle. It took me 2 and a half weeks to use the rest.)
Thank you for reading and have a great day/night/whatever!