So what are these funny looking things, you may ask? Well, they are labeled as wearable nail soakers…or as I like to call them my nail things LOL
I had never heard of something like this product until sayanythingbr00ke from YouTube did a video about the easiest way to remove glitter nail polish…and holy moly bologna was she right!
Random off shoot for a second…I really miss her videos. And if for any reason she is reading this, I hope you are doing well!
Ok, back to the review. I bought my nail soakers from eBay for only a few dollars with free shipping. I don’t mind buying items from eBay, I just highly suggest you find a seller who is top rated with many reviews.
I am a lover of the really gawdy glitter manicure which sparkles in all of its beautifulness….but I hate removing it and the waste that results from using SO many cotton wipes. This would usually lead me to peel it off, which is fun and a habit of mine, but it’s also not so great for the condition of my nails.
The nail soakers are acetone resistant, which makes them a great way to soak nails in acetone to remove glitter nail polish, gel manicures, artificial nails, or AcryGel nails. I now regularly use these to remove almost any nail polish because it cuts down on the waste of cotton balls or swipes. I’ve included a picture of a cotton swipe I used to removed a heavily shimmered nail polish from Zoya. As you can see, I only had to use 1 side, so can use 1 cotton swipe to remove 2 manicures! Great!
The only con I’ve encountered with these is the tendency for the finger opening to split when used for the bigger fingers, such as thumbs, index, or middle fingers. If you have small fingers, the splitting probably won’t be a problem, but I do have larger fingers. Since I didn’t want to ruin more than a couple nail soakers due to my large fingers, I would just use the already stretched or split ones for my larger fingers each use. Eventually I did have to throw out 1 or 2 because the top eventually fell apart, but it’s not like I use all 10 at once.
I commonly use 2 or 3 at a time so I still have other fingers to do things. Most of the time, I fill these about half way of the pod because the level of polish remover will rise once you insert your fingertips. Three minutes tends to be a good length of time before I remove and wipe off the nail polish. However, if I’m removing a glitter manicure or AcryGel, I soak the nails for 8-15 minutes.
Other great uses for this would be for any type of nail treatments including oils or whiteners.