Up & Up | Nail Polish RemoverThursday, October 03, 2013
I was trolling the aisles at Target and spotted this jar of Up & Up 100% acetone polish remover. I had to pick it up, who doesn't love the convenience of jar nail polish removers? I know I always have.This one is a little different than most, though.
What do I love about this? Well, it's incredibly easy to use. It's a jar of acetone with built-in bristles (yes -- bristles... I'll come back to that in a second) that easily remove nail polish (gel, glitter, regular and otherwise).
Typically this type of remover has a sponge inside the jar to scuff off the polish, but the Up & Up version actually has rubberized bristles instead. This has got to be the best part because a) it won't degrade as easily as a sponge (especially when removing gritty glitter polishes), and b) I find that it removes polishes a bit easier.
So, it's as easy as dipping your finger in the acetone and squiggling it around until your nails are clean. It's especially useful for glitter polish removal. You don't have to worry about finding cotton balls, cutting up tinfoil, or any clean up afterwards.
Now, I've always been a bit scared of 100% acetone, but it's not as harmful to the nails as I thought. It can be extremely drying to the skin though, so I often have a cuticle oil / hand lotion nearby for immediate application.
The jar comes air-tight sealed, so when you go to remove the seal, keep it far away from your face! Not only are the fumes noxious, but there's a chance that a bit of acetone could splash up when you puncture the seal. I know it goes without saying, but I'd suggest using this product in a well-ventilated area. Oh, and be sure to keep the lid on tight when not in use. I've found that a bit of acetone can sneak out through a loosely tightened cap.
You know, the jar is easily refillable, too! Since the rubber bristles don't degrade as quickly, once you've used up the acetone, you can refill it for continued use :).
Definitely something I'll be keeping stocked in the beauty closet.
Have you ever used these acetone jars before? I hear Bourjois makes a clever one, too. It's supposed to have nourishing ingredients for the nail & a pleasant fragrance. That's probably my only con with the Up & Up version -- the acetone scent is palpable.