I love it when indie brands come up with amazing new products that big manufacturers haven’t even thought of. Bella Belle’s new Soy Polish Remover* is a prime example.
Made from a renewable plant source, has zero volatile components, and the barest of strawberry fragrance (which smells like nothing at all!) this is quite an innovative alternative to the harsh chemicals in acetone removers. Coolest of all, it comes in a nail polish bottle for easy application.
- Apply the remover like you would a normal polish, onto the manicure you want to remove. I use a generous amount, and it’s definitely 100% okay to be a bit messy and get it all over your cuticles because guess what? It’s good for your cuticles too!
- The instructions I was given said to wait 2-3 minutes for the remover to soak in. Although this works, it means you might have to reapply the remover again and wait a few more minutes to remove everything. I found that the longer you wait, the easier the polish is to remover all in one go. For these pictures I waited about 5-6 mins.
- Using a lint free cotton pad, or any tissue/cotton ball you have, scrub it back and forth across the nail to remove all the polish.
- Repeat if necessary.
- Done! Nice bare nails!
Some minor downsides may be that it is a kind of slower process than normal removers which can be wiped off the nail straightaway. This one involves some waiting time. It also requires a bit of scrubbing but not much more than when I use Sally Hansen removers actually. It’s mainly more effective for creme/shimmer/jelly polishes whereas glitters will definitely require more reapplications and scrubbing.
Nevertheless, I highly recommend this polish for people looking for a less harsh alternative to normal acetone removers. It’s a very effective concept that I can see myself using a lot in the future. One of the biggest upsides is that it leaves your cuticles nice and hydrated compared to acetone removers. The oils moisturise your cuticles instead of drying them out, which is a big win in my books! Just make sure you wash your hands before applying a new polish to your bare nails!
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Til next time! x
* Products provided for review