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When we first started painting our nails, we relied on bottles of acetone to whisk away old polish. Nowadays, even the thought of inhaling smelly fumes is enough to give us a headache. That’s why we’re hooked on these biodegradable pads. Instead of chemicals, they’re soaked with a sweet-smelling citrus solution that clears away old polish and leaves our nails moisturized and conditioned.
I was not happy about receiving this in my birchbox to start with because I only received 1 packet and I thought there was no way that one would be able to take off all my nail polish. But the packaging said it would so I thought I would give it a shot. The smell is definitely better than regular remover but that's the only positive. It took forever to take off even one nail of polish and it definitely didn't take all 10 off. It also left this weird oily residue, I don't know if that is supposed to moisturize but I did not like the feel of it.1
This was supposed to be enough remover for all 10 nails. I used it to remove my toenail polish, and it didn't even get through two toes. I wouldn't recommend it.1
The towel did not work for more than two nails before it started falling apart like tissue.1
The package actually says to put away the cotton ball and nail polish remover bottle - but I had to take mine out because the one sample didn't make it through all 10 fingers.1
Tried to use on my toes and I had to scrub and scrubt to get the polish off. Seems easier and cheaper to stick with cotton balls and reg remover.1
I got this in my September Birchbox, so I decided to test it on two nails: one with a traditional polish and one with a matte polish. The wipe didn't take off any polish at all. I tried holding it onto my nail, I tried gentle rubbing, I tried scrubbing, and nothing worked. I don't know if my sample was just defective and dried out or what, but it simply did not work at all.1
By far the worst nail polish remover I've ever used.
I was excited to try the La Fresh remover, especially because I hate the smell of acetone. First, I opened up my (1) tiny foil packet (it confused me because the image for my box on the website showed 2 packets in my bag) and was immediately struck by the scent, which reminded me of Pledge furniture polish. A chemically orange smell. Not pleasant. After that I took out the towelette and again I felt skeptical because of its very small size, even though the packet claims that it can remove polish from all ten nails.
Turns out, the polish removed worked just about as well as Pledge would in cleaning off my nails. I gave La Fresh the ultimate test of pink nail polish and it failed spectacularly. The miniscule towelette barely got off the polish, left my hands sticky and greasy (guess that's the "conditioning"), just barely made it through five nails (hardly ten). I ended up getting pink nail polish stains all over my hands as I went because of the small size of the greasy, polish-soaked towelette.
After struggling with the sample I ended up trashing it and going back over with old fashioned acetone, which did a spectacularly better job. After trying the La Fresh towelettes I know that I won't consider abandoning the acetone anytime soon. A highly disappointing product.
The towlette that came in my sample box only removed about 60% of my nail polish and I had to use a second remover.2
It has a nice grapefruit smell instead of normal chemical smell of other nail polish remover. It worked well. Sample had only 1 pad, only got to try it once.2
It is not very strong. I am not sure it would remove the hard to remove nail polish. But it smells good and does not leave your nails stripped. it actually moisturizes them and leaves them looking pretty.2