Remember this post here? About getting my nails done? And about how nice it is to be pampered like that and everything? I'm not changing my opinion, trust me, it's awesome getting your nails done, and it actually lasted almost an entire week! (When I do my own nails, I can't even go five minutes without messing one of them up.)
But. After a week (even though the woman told me it should last twenty-one days. Last I checked, you cannot fit twenty-one days into a week.) the nail polish started chipping. Bad. And because they put about twelve billion coats of nail polish onto your nails, it's thick. So when it chips, it is so annoying. Or maybe that's just me being thirty-nine weeks and four days pregnant talking. Either way.
The only problem, is that I for some strange reason do not own nail polish remover. And I hate making runs to the store for something so menial. (Not even sure if that's the right word, but I don't feel like checking the dictionary right now.) Even if it was a huge annoyance. Although it's not like I could afford nail polish remover at the moment anyways. (Lord I hope that you are never broke enough to not be able to afford nail polish remover.)
After chipping at the nail polish all day long and basically just ruining my nails, I knew that something had to be done. So I opened up my handy-dandy Pinterest app (Boy, I love Pinterest) and looked up "homemade nail polish remover." I figured there had to be something I could do!
Anddddd......drumroll, please........I NO LONGER HAVE CHIPPED NAIL POLISH ON MY FINGERNAILS!
This was a very last minute post--I usually try to plan everything out weeks in advance--but sometimes things are just so exciting, that you can't not share them. In fact, I've already posted all over Facebook about my find, but I had to let you guys know, too, just in case you're ever in the same situation as me.
Depending on how thick the nail polish was, it may take awhile--about 20ish or so minutes--but for me, it was so worth it. Just grab your nail polish (preferably a light or clear color--at least, that's what the website said) and cover your nail with it. While it's still wet, use a napkin (I used a wet wipe) and wipe it off. Like I said, I'd had really thick polish on, so for me it just continued to thin it down until it finally came all off. Not sure how it'd work if you only had one coat on. Probably much better, but I'd still suggest using a color that you don't really like.
But it actually works. And the best part? My fingers don't have that impossible-to-get-rid-of nail polish remover smell!! I. Am. Way. Too. Excited. Don't you just love it when you can substitute something you have for something you don't and get the right outcome? :)