Stop Paying the Nail Salon to Remove Your Sets!

May 31, 2019


By a show of hands, who spends extra money to get your gel or powder set removed at the salon? ✋🏾 That service alone makes maintenance more expensive than the original set is... and issa nahh for me. Beside that, if I let the nail tech trim my nails down, they NEVER cut my nails as short as I want them. So what are we doing about that? 🗣 Taking our own sets off BEFORE heading back to the salon.


Here’s what you’ll need

  • cotton balls

  • aluminum foil

  • a nail file

  • 100% acetone fell polish remover


What to do

  1. File the layer of top coat off of each nail.

  2. On one hand: wet a cotton ball with acetone and place on top of nail, making sure the acetone has access to the entire nail. Wrap finger and cotton ball tightly in foil, just like they do at the salon. Repeat until all 5 fingers are wrapped.

  3. Let soak for 15 minutes.

  4. Hold firmly on to foil, twisting and pulling cotton ball off along with gel polish.

  5. Repeat as needed.

  6. Repeat on other hand.


Easy as 1-2-3...4-5-6! Enjoy your $5 DIY nail removal for months. You’re welcome. 

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