Although I quite enjoy painting my nails, removing my nail polish is an absolute chore so anything that can speed up the task is something that I can get on board with. A while a go I was given these nail polish remover pads from a friend so I’m been giving them a go and I’ve finally formulated an opinion.
As you may be able to tell these cost only a pound from Primark. Housed in a black plastic pot with a screw on lid, there are 25 pads in here, I usually manage to do my entire nails with 1 or 2 pads so there’s a good few uses here.
The first thing I noticed with these is that they have a very synthetic strawberry scent, whilst this makes a nice change form the usual acetone-heavy scent of nail polish remover, some people may not get on with the scent of these so just bear that in mind.
The pads themselves are very thin and translucent so it’s very easy to accidentally use four at once instead of one so I do think that these would be a little better if they were a tad thicker but that is just me nitpicking.
So how do they perform? These are actually pretty good at removing nail polish and unlike cotton pads and nail polish remover there’s no squeaking or loose threads of cotton sheeding which is nice. In terms of glitter polish I don’t think that these would be able to get glitter off unless you used a lot but they do seem to remove polish well enough – I did notice though that they don’t do anything for dealing with nail polish stains on the nails so that is something to consider.
My one gripe with using these is that they leave a greasy residue on the hands after using them so I always have the immediate need to wash my hands afterwards. I can’t say if this is the same for nail polish remover pads across the board because these are the first ones that I’ve tried but that does put me off a little bit.
Overall, not a bad product but not something I felt that I had to repurchase, I think that if you travel a lot something like these would be quite useful but for me I just find that they didn’t really blow me away. If you do prefer something convenient and can live with the scent and the residue then I would recommend these but if you’re happy with your current nail polish remover then I don’t think that you need to rush out to get these.
Unfortunately I cannot find a link to these anywhere but there are similar products out there by brands such as Quickies available in drugstores and online.
I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button, let me know in the comments if you have tried nail polish remover pads before and what your experiences were, I’d love to know, also happy Valentines Day!