Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Lidl Nail Bargain

Hi!

I went into Lidl the other day for a look at their special offers, and remembered I needed to pick up cotton pads. Their pads are okay - better than Penneys, and at 89c a pack, pretty good value. While over at the toiletries, I spotted that they carry nail polish remover. There were two kinds, Acetone & Non-Acetone. I picked the non-acetone one.


Firstly, it was only €1.89. Secondly, it has a really handy pump top on it, which means no more nail polish remover all over my fingers, and no more spillages. I know other brands make remover like this too, but I've never seen it at this price. Now - is it any good?

I picked these sand-style glitterbombs up on eBay (here) a while back.


When I wore the red one, I found it impossible to get off without using the foil method. This time, I tried it on the blue one (serious lasting power with these polishes by the way - the picture below was taken 5 days after I applied it and there's not a chip in sight, just a tiny bit of tipwear on one finger):


The polish remover bottle has this top when you open the lid:


To use it, just place a cotton pad over the top and press it down a few times to dispense the remover onto the pad.


It only took a few wipes of a pad to remove the polish completely (excuse the staining, my nails are still destroyed after using China Glaze Sunshine Pop without a basecoat, oops)


Two pads got rid of all the polish off all 10 nails, and my nails weren't dry or chalky looking afterwards.

I've definitely found a new favourite remover, I'd thoroughly recommend checking this out if you're near a Lidl. As far as I'm aware this is a permanent product.



12 comments:

  1. I bought the acetone one last week it's amazingly good and doesn't smell awful!

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    1. I keep meaning to get it and I keep forgetting! Must write it down.

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  2. I need to try a pump bottle like this, they sound really useful and mess free.

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    1. They really are, I'm delighted a budget company are making them, have wanted a Zoya one for ages.

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  3. Sounds pretty awesome! I love the pump top. I have a Zoya remove bottle that I have been refilling forever, but my pump is beginning to die. Wish I could find this here, lol.

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    1. I bet some of the supermarkets make them, if we have them here then I'd say the U.S are definitely a few steps ahead! The pumps are brilliant.

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  4. The pump sounds so handy, i must look out for that the next time i am in Lidl. My nails are stained from using Catrice nail varnish, i didn't use a base coat either but only had the varnish on a day i'm still raging i didn't :( Just wondering what the foil method is? xx

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    1. Mine are still stained yellow, at this rate I'm just keeping them painted & waiting for it to grow out! The foil method is when you can't get a stubborn polish off. Cut a cotton pad in half, soak it in nail polish remover, place it over your nail, then wrap it in tin foil and leave it for 30 seconds. Then twist the tinfoil off, and you should find that most of the polish has come off on the pad x

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  5. Oooh, I must pick this up! I use the essence one normally, which works fine.

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    1. I used to use the Essence one but it's got acetone which I don't mind usually but not for everyday use! Great price, don't know how they can even make this for less than €2!

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