The Right (and easy) Way to Use And Store Nail Polish Remover
I paint my nails a lot. And by a lot, I mean every other day. I absolutely adore painting my nails. It calms me and really does act as a stress reliever- and hey, my nails always look good!
There is one thing that annoys me though. The nail polish remover, and the bottle it's stored in. For some reason I perceive the bottle as a hindrance to my routine. Something about taking the time to unscrew the cap, putting the cotton ball on the opening, tilting the bottle over, and again setting the bottle down- and putting the cap back on- (finally learned my lesson after many spills) just kills me.
What's really odd is that we have all just accepted this as the only way. Sure there are those little spongy tubs that are already soaked in remover, but let's all be honest. Those tubs do not work out the way you imagine it to. Yes, it's a different option, but not necessarily a better one.
In the midst of my unhappiness, I actively sought after a solution. This couldn't be it. There had to be some other way. Surely I couldn't be destined for a life full of this nonsense (and don't call me Shirley). I had to find a solution before my stress reliever became a stress inducer.
And then, out of the blue clear sky, it hit me. I had found a solution, one that is so simple I honestly did smack myself for not thinking of it before.
I marched into my bathroom, snatched up an old face wash bottle that had a pump, rinsed it out, got my nail polish remover, and then proceeded to pour it into the face wash bottle. I screwed on the pump, chucked the polish remover bottle, and warily tried my new invention out on a poor and unsuspecting cotton ball. Do I have you on the edge of your seat yet? Do you really want to know what happened next? Are you sure you can handle it? Get ready for this...
IT WORKED and the cotton ball lived ( I'm a little melodramatic if you couldn't tell already) It was kinda awesome.Two easy squirts onto a cotton ball and you’re done. No unscrewing or tilting or screwing back on- just a little push and ta-da! Easy nail polish remover at your disposal.
Something else that you might want to do is to make a label for your new container. If you keep it around your other beauty items, you may accidentally mistake it for something else- and that could potentially be very un-pretty.
To make mine look a little decorative, I gathered a few old magazines together and cut out some decent sized letters. I then took a strip of packing tape and applied the front of the letter to the sticky side of the tape (spelling out nail polish remover), and then placed the tape sticky side down to a piece of paper. From there I taped the label onto the bottle (being sure to cover all of the paper with tape so it doesn't tear). Voila! A super cute, clean, and effective way to store your nail polish remover.
I realize that flipping the bottle to the side and letting the cotton ball soak isn’t hard to do, but this method is just that much easier- and hey, you can’t argue with that.
Do you have any “smack yourself on the head because you didn’t think of it before” ideas? Let us know!