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My new thing has been painting my nails...
I'm not sure why all of the sudden this has been my thing, but I've been really into it. So last week, I got this new great nail polish. The color was gorgeous and it lasted better than most other polishes.
But then I took it off.
All my nails were stained despite putting on a base coat. My skin around my nails got stained somehow from removing the nail polish! My natural instinct is always to either call my Aunt Lisa or now, check Pinterest. Since it was late when this happened, I took to PInterest to help me solve my problem.
So, I tried 2 different attempts, one on each hand. Which do you think worked better?
First attempt: Left hand
The first pin I tried called for the following ingredients:
A bowl of warm water, 2 tablespoons baking soda and 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
Mix the warm water and the baking soda together, stir it. Add the lemon juice and wait until the fizzing stops for you to soak your hands. Once you're ready, soak them for a minute, then put the paste from the bottom of the bowl onto your nails and scrub with a brush.
This worked pretty well. I repeated it twice though, the second time I left the paste on my fingers for about 2 minutes before scrubbing. Buffering my nails after washing them helped take the remainder off.
For the original pin go here.
I wanted to find a second way that was pretty different than the first. So, I found this pin that was solely a picture but I figured I could handle it.
What you'll need:
A bowl of warm water and whitening toothpaste.
I had to make up my own rules here. I put a little bit of toothpaste over each of my nails. I let them sit for about 2 minutes. I dunked them super quick in my water before I started to scrub. That is all! This attempt took a lot more scrubbing than the first, but I only attempted it once. After buffering my nails, it removed the little polish that remained.
For the original link to this pin, go here.
So my conclusion is...
I think I'd go with the first attempt again. I didn't mind having to do it twice, but I was over the scrubbing my nails for so long when trying the second attempt. Both ways though gave me the same results so I can't say one worked better than the other. Being able to buffer really finished it all off for both attempts so now my nails are back to normal!
Hope none of you has to deal with ridiculously stained nails from nail polish!
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