I’m often out and about on the move, sometimes I look down at my nails and think, “Wow, I should really remove this nail polish!” So I decided to try out some nail polish removal pads in the hope that they could become a handbag staple to help avoid those awkward situations. I originally picked up the Boots Moisturising Nail Polish Removal Pads followed by the Quickies Nail Varnish Remover Pads several weeks later. I thought it would be interesting to compare these two products, sharing my thoughts on their effectiveness to remove nail polish on the go.
Boots Moisturising Nail Polish Removal Pads As I mentioned earlier, I originally picked up the Boots version on a bit of a whim, I saw them on the shelves and thought let me give this a try, so bought them without any previous research which is quite uncharacteristic for me! Since first picking up this product the packaging has had a slight revamp but I wouldn’t be all too surprised if the formulation of the pads is exactly the same! I have to say I wasn’t too sure what to expect when I first tried these removal pads, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were strawberry scented. This makes a nice change from the usual, over-chemicalised smell of many nail polish removers. Now in terms of their effectiveness to remove nail polish I found that I needed to use quite a bit of force in order to remove my nail polish. The nail polish removal pads were sticky and left an oily residue on my nails and fingers. In addition the pads were rubbish at removing my glitter based top coat. However, they did leave my nails looking and feeling moisturised.
Quickies Nail Varnish Remover PadsSimilarly, the Quickies Nail Varnish Remover Pads also smell like strawberries which I think is a nice touch. I found I required less force to remove my nail polish also these removal pads seemed to be a lot less sticky compared to the Boots offering. Unfortunately these pads did leave an oily residue on my nails and fingers although this residue seemed to be a little less. These pads were also pretty rubbish at removing my glitter top coat but they did leave my nails looking and feeling moisturised! Overall, I think nail polish removal pads can be a great on the go option if you need to remove polish quickly and with little effort. I found that one nail polish removal pad went a long way so this is a great compact solution. Are they as good as traditional nail polish removers (plus cotton wool)? No, but they are much more handbag friendly and perfect for emergencies. If you’re looking for a solution to help fix those awkward nail situations then the Quickies Nail Varnish Remover Pads could be your answer!
Have you tried any nail polish removal pads? If so, how did you find using them?