Fire-engine red, ox blood, midnight blue or electric fuchsia nail polish; it’s all fun and games until it’s time to remove your favourite hue. 

Unless you’re wearing beige or light pink, it’s polish removal is always messy and always leaves residue behind; but avoiding this beauty predicament is easier than you think. All you need is a your favourite natural oil (like you needed another excuse to pull out the coconut oil!), nail polish remover and some cotton balls.

dark nail polish DIY removal beauty hack

The Method:

Apply a generous amount of oil around each nail. This will act as a barrier which will protect the skin and prevent it from getting stained when removing your polish.

Soak a cotton ball with polish remover then use small pieces to cover each of your nails.

Let them sit for three or four minutes then use the cotton to wipe in a downwards motions from cuticle to tip.

The polish will magically disappear in one swipe. Et voila! You’re welcome.

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