- Set yourself up in a well ventilated area.
- Choose a polish remover. Acetone is very strong and smelly, but works well. Non-acetone is better for you, but takes a while longer.
- Choose cotton pads. Cotton balls also work. I prefer pads.
- Cuticle oil. You can use oil designed for your cuticle, almond oil, or even cooking oil for all I care. Just make sure you have some oil available.
Steps to removal:
- The trick is to saturate that cotton pad and press it on top of your toe nail for a bit (count to 20) until it has a chance to soften the product.
- Rock the saturated pad back and forth across the nail in a twisting motion and pull from base of nail toward end of toe.
- Repeat on each toe until polish is removed. Use a new saturated pad when current pad is full of polish.
- Wash your feet and hands with soap and water. Pat dry.
- Apply oil to cuticles of toes and hands.