Mittwoch, 23. Januar 2013

How To Remove Nail Polish Stains


Today's post is not pretty. But I really hope it is useful, since I'm sure some of you have already had the problem of stained nails. A lot of blue or red nail polishes can stain your nails, sometimes even if you use a base coat. After removing my Heisenberg design my nails looked quite bad, because silly me forgot the base coat before adding H&M - U Must Have This. It is annoying, but nothing that couldn't get fixed! So I will show you my way of removing those nasty stains.




How To Remove Nail Polish Stains


How To Remove Nail Polish Stains

You will need the following items to remove all the stains from your nails and get back the natural color:

separate toothbrush
soap
whitening toothpaste
denture cleanser tabs (optional)
nail buffer

How To Remove Nail Polish Stains


After removing all the nail polish with remover, start scrubbing your nails with the toothbrush and soap. This will remove the first layer of color. Add a bit of toothpaste onto the brush and continue brushing until most of the stains are gone. If your stains aren't that bad, you might already want to stop here. If your stains are really bad you could soak them in a bath with denture cleanser tabs for about 10 minutes. I didn't do that because it was not necessary. For the parts where the brush didn't scrub off all the stains you might want to use the nail buffer now. Please don't buff too much since it can damage your nails! I only do this very carefully for removing stains. When you're done you can either allow your nails to rest and apply a good hand lotion and/or cuticle oil. Or you can go straight to a new design, of course with applying a good base coat first. I'd recommend using hand lotion either way, because it was quite a rough procedure for your nails and skin!

1. After removing the nail polish:

How To Remove Nail Polish Stains

2. After using soap:

How To Remove Nail Polish Stains

3. After using toothpaste:

How To Remove Nail Polish Stains

4. After buffing:

How To Remove Nail Polish Stains


I hope this was helpful!

Kommentare:

  1. This was very helpful! Thank you!

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  2. Thank you for this post. I have some gorgeous polishes I never wear because they stain even through basecoat. If I can remove the stains so easily, stains won't stop me anymore from wearing the beauties.

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    1. Be careful though, I wouldn't want you to stain all your nails and then it doesn't work! Because if they stain through base coat, they seem to be highly pigmented. In my opinion, a nail polish that stains through a base coat is no good anyway. And keep in mind that the process of removing the stains can be rough for your nails!

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  3. Ich wollte gegen gelbe Verfärbungen mal ein Bad in Corega Tabs ausprobieren. Das war aber so aggressiv, dass an meinen Nägeln ganz feine Schichten abgegangen sind. *grusel*
    Seither bin ich mit sowas vorsichtig geworden. Aber Zahnpasta hört sich noch nicht so grausam an. Derzeit habe ich aber Glück und schon lange keine Verfärbung mehr bekommen, seit ich Essies beam up verwende. Der soll ja Verfärbungen verhindern.

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    1. Ja Corega Tabs sind schon eher was für ganz schlimme Fälle. Ich hab das ein paar Mal benutzt, bevor ich die Zahnpasta probiert habe. Ich denke, Zahnpasta ist weniger aggressiv, sei aber trotzdem vorsichtig wenn du eh schon empfindliche Nägel hast! ;)
      Ich habe Beam Up eine Weile benutzt, aber der war mir leider zu wenig pflegend.

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  4. Great post - thanks!
    katieneedsajob.blogspot.com/

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  5. 20 minutes? I don't have that much patience! :-) I try to avoid stains by always using a good base coat.

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  6. Toller Post! Welchen Basecoat benutzt du zur Zeit?

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    1. Danke dir! Momentan Essie Rock Solid! Aber ich denke, ich muss früher oder später wieder auf Microcell umsteigen, weil damit meine Nägel am besten waren.

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  8. That is such a good tip! Will try it next time my nails end up like this

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  9. Whenever I get stains like that, I simply use q-tips dipped in nailpolish remover and rub nails *a little* harder, it works without so much effort :>

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    1. Oh nail polish remover was the first thing I've tried and it didn't work! But good for you! :)

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  10. Good tutorial! This reminds me of one blue nail polish that made my nails become awful, only looking at them made me cry... :-)

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