I show you a lot of nail polishes and nail-art designs on Swatch And Learn. But something I haven’t talked about much is nail polish remover.
Although finding the perfect shade of green polish is on your to-do list ( 😉 ), if you’re into painting your nails, finding a good nail polish remover is equally important.
It’s not just what you put on. It’s also how you take it off that matters.
Some removers strip your nails of essential oils and leave them feeling bone-dry, or they may even cause your nails to peel.
As a nail-polish fanatic, I’ve been through bottles and bottles of remover. The surprising thing I found was that price didn’t necessarily correspond with the quality.
I’ve tried a myriad of removers, but so far, my favourite is the Beauty Secrets Acetone Nail Polish Remover that can be purchased from Sally Beauty Supply. Let me tell you why!
Beauty Secrets Acetone Nail Polish Remover Pictures
Beauty Secrets Acetone Nail Polish Remover Ingredients
- √ Removes polish
√ Leaves nails soft yet sturdy & reinforced
- Name: Beauty Secrets Acetone Nail Polish Remover
- Amount: 32 oz.
- What I Paid: $7.59 CAD (with Sally Beauty Club card)
- Where to Buy: Sally Beauty Supply stores & Sally Beauty Supply website
Beauty Secrets Acetone Nail Polish Remover Review
Polish Removal Effectiveness
I’ve used a lot of acetone-based polish removers (no pure-acetone ones, though) and this one works the best for me. It manages to take off the polish without making my nails feel dried out.
The first time I used this, I was impressed with how quickly it removed a creme polish. Sure, creme finishes are the easiest to remove, but this did it in half the time of others I’ve tried.
Even with glitter nail polishes, I feel like the Beauty Secrets Acetone Nail Polish Remover from Sally Beauty Supply really goes to work!
This doesn’t smell like roses, but Beauty Secrets didn’t promise you a rose garden. It has that chemical smell that all us nailphiles are familiar with. Although, it’s not as strong-smelling as a lot of drugstore ones. Still, it’s unpleasant and not something that you should be sniffing anyway!
Aside from the effectiveness of this product, the price is the other major selling point. It’s extremely affordable, and it’s the much more economical choice compared to drugstore nail-polish removers even!
A lot of drugstore ones cost anywhere from $3.99 to $5.99 CAD, but you just get a small bottle of it. If you’re seriously into nail polish and change your manicure often like I do, you go through a lot of remover! (I don’t swatch polishes – I blog about manicures that I actually wear. But if you swatch polishes, you’ll burnnn through the drugstore bottles in no time.)
The Beauty Secrets Acetone Nail Polish Remover comes in several sizes: 8-ounces to 128-ounces! I always opt for the 32-ounce one because it’s large enough to last me a very long time, but it’s not so big that I feel like I need to hit the gym just to carry it.
The Acetone Debate
There’s always some amount of risk when you use chemicals on your body, so if you are hesitant, I suggest you research the risks and educate yourself before making your decision.
I’ve decided to not use pure acetone. Acetone-based ones don’t freak me out as much. And I no longer use non-acetone ones because I find that they don’t remove polish nearly as well. Of course, if you’re willing to sacrifice using acetone for speedier results, that’s your choice to make.
Final Verdict: 9/10
The Beauty Secrets Acetone Nail Polish Remover provides a lot of bang for your buck, and for that reason, I can see myself repurchasing it again and again. (I’m actually on my second 32-ounce bottle of it!)
What remover do you use? Do you find a difference between brands? Have you found one that doesn’t smell as badly?