Yesterday I was swatching Chanel’s new spring nail polishes (posting them soon) when Mr. Husband calls and says we have to go for a formal dinner. And then I realise there is not a single drop of nail polish remover in the house.
So, nails covered in 4 different colours that needed to come off ASAP, it was time to risk this really strange tip I had once heard backstage at Paris Fashion Week: spritz some perfume on a cotton ball and use it to wipe away the nail polish. And know what, it took a couple of minutes of wiping but the nail polish came off completely!
Apparently, perfumes contain ethyl acetate – which is also a key ingredient in most nail polish removers. I used Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gioia though you can pick and choose from whatever takes your fancy 🙂 Wouldn’t recommend this as a daily regimen though. Not only is perfume more drying than most good nail polish removers but the latter also cost a lot less!
What’s your secret remove-nail polish-in-a-pinch tip?