Hi Everyone!! Happy Friday Eve!! How have you been? I’ve been having one of those weeks…but that’s a story for another post—maybe. I’m not totally sold on posting items that are on the personal side…just yet…I have issues.
Alright, so when I get down or have a hard day at work, I find comfort in doing my nails. It happens once or twice a week or so, so I have a bit to say when it comes to nail products. With that said, my least favorite part has always been removing old nail polish. I just hate the smell of acetone and the effect it has on my skin—it dries it out. Anyone else have that issue? Additionally, as of late, I’ve found that many of the brands I was using weren’t cruelty free. This is a factor that has really made me second guess many of my purchasing decisions. I don’t know when it started, but buying cruelty free products is now very important for me. With that said, I’m at a transitionary stage where I own many products that aren’t and slowly working on changing that—it’s a bit of an investment to make the change.
Anyway, after a brisk search I found an amazing product that not only removes everything—and more than I expect sometimes—but it also feels good on my skin. I’ve been using it for about three months now and it seems like the skin around my nails is doing a lot better lately. The list of ingredients suggests that there are a lot of acidic ingredients, hence I’m not certain what it is about this product that reacts so well with my skin, but it does. Ingredients include:
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Fumaric Acid/ Phthalic Acid/Tricyclodecane Dimethanol Copolymer, Titanium Dioxide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Mica, Iron Oxides, Tin Oxides
The product is Karma Organic Spa Nail Polish Remover. You can purchase one of three different versions. I picked up the version in soybean oil and lavender and it is amazing! I don’t really catch the smell of lavender but I certainly feel the oil as it works it’s magic. When I first used it I didn’t think it was doing much—or rather that I was doing too much to make it work. I was used to the immediate reaction of the acetone soaked cotton ball and my nail polish, here you need to soak the cotton ball then place the cotton ball on top of the nail for a little while to allow the product to soak into the nail polish before initiating the removal process. Once you get the reaction going it easily removes everything. I read a review that said that it made a mess as it removed nail polish—I kind of agree, but it doesn’t really bother me as I would much rather use this product than any other. It is as effective at removing natural nail polish as it is at removing stronger formulations—even glitter. As you can expect, removing glitter is the most challenging but it works well at this none-the-less.
In the past, I would most commonly use generic acetone as it was both effective and affordable. This product on the other hand is effective but pricy given that it ranges between thirteen and fifteen USD through Amazon and a flat rate of twelve USD through the company’s website. Little product goes a long way hence regardless it makes for a good investment.
The company also has a collection of beautiful nail polishes which I hope to try out one day. Just look at this gorgeous collection!!