Today I'll be reviewing the Cutex Nail Polish Remover Pads. The idea is that instead of using a cotton ball with some acetone to remove nail polish, you use these individual pads soaked in acetone and various oils to take it off.
Here is a list of all the ingredients that are in it. As you can see, acetone and water are the top two, with a few different oils to help "strengthen and condition" your nails.
I went ahead and took a before and after picture (the before picture looks terrible, but you guys get the idea). I'm not sure if because I took the pad out and let it sit for a bit, but I could only get eight of my nails done before the pad completely dried out and I could not get any more polish to come off. I had to go back with a cotton ball and get the rest of the polish off.
It was kind of difficult to get my nail polish off with the pad. I really had to scrub to get it started. That being said, I had a base coat, nail polish, and top coat on. I think if you just had nail polish without anything else (like I normally do), these would work just fine.
As for it doing any strengthening and conditioning, it's impossible for me to tell after one use. I personally don't think it did much, but if you own a larger pack and paint your nails more often than I do you will likely see better results.
One thing I also have to recommend is to be sure you use the pad as soon as you open the packaging. I think it would be able to do all 10 nails if you start right away and work quickly. Honestly though, I feel like this is not a necessary product to have. It's not way better than a regular cotton ball and nail polish remover, but it's kind of convenient if you're an on-the-go person.
I got this product for free from Influenster, but that in no way changed my opinion of the product!
What do you guys think? Are these better than a regular cotton balls? Let me know!
The Cornfed Princess