How to Remove Gel Nail Polish! 

How to Remove Gel Nail Polish! 

Hey babes! It’s finally time for the last post in my gel polish mini series! Don’t forget to check out part 1 & part 2! Today we are going to be talking about how to remove gel polish. It’s extremely important that you know how to properly take them off! Peeling them off can really mess up your nails!


Start off by lightly buffing your nails. Don’t go crazy!! You are only wanting to break the seal of the top coat.

Next, soak the cotton part of the nail wrap with acetone. Apply it directly over your nails and wrap it tight. You could also just use cotton and tin foil but I think these wraps are just so convenient! I normally leave mine on for 15-20 minutes. You should check them every few minutes to see if the polish has lifted any. If they haven’t, put them back on and wait a few more minutes.

You can see now that the polish has lifted up. You shouldn’t have to use any force to remove it now. If you do, put the nail wrap back on and wait a few more minutes. I love using this Red Carpet Manicure tool but you can also use an orange stick to gently remove the remaining polish. Use a buffing block to smooth your nails and to remove any of the leftover pieces of polish.

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You are done now! If you are applying polish, you can go ahead and start that process. Don’t forget to check out my tutorial and supplies list! If you aren’t applying any new polish, I highly recommend that you use a cuticle oil and hand cream!! Acetone can be so drying and they totally save your hands!

I hope this was helpful! It’s really not that difficult! It’s just important that you don’t peel the polish off!! Are you going to try gel polish? Thanks so much for stopping by!!

xoxo, Amber 💋

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  1. June 1, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    Great post! I do my own removal at home also and these tips are great!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. June 1, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    I didn’t know that we need to have that foil cover to our fingers so that nail polish will be remove immediately 🙂 Nice idea pretty 🙂
    – Dianne Salonga

    • June 2, 2017 / 12:04 pm

      Yes it’s so much easier than soaking them in a bowl! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. echoesofhervoice
    June 1, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    I hate removing nail polish, so I will try your method next time. Thanks for sharing!

    • June 2, 2017 / 12:05 pm

      You’ll have to let me know how it worked for you! Thanks for reading!

  4. klaunder4817
    June 1, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    I’ve never tried gel polish! I know, I’m weird LOL. Seeing how easy it is to get off I’m a little more willing to try it though… thanks!

    • June 2, 2017 / 12:06 pm

      It’s really not that difficult! It takes me about an hour to remove my old polish and apply the new! Thanks for reading!

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