Remove Nail Polish without Nail Polish Remover

Edited by Kara, Crystal, Eng, Anonymous

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. My name is Kara and in this video I will show you how to remove your nail polish when you don't have any nail polish remover. We have times where we discover we are out of nail polish remover and didn't buy more, but we absolutely have to remove the nail polish.

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    I'm going to be using three types of nail files.
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    This one is really rough, it's normally used for acrylic and gel nails.
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    This one is softer.
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    This is a metal nail file which is the softest one.
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    Because I have a very thick and rough design on my finger nails I'm going to start with the rough nail file.
    I will just take off the top layer with this file. Just rub it off. The reason I'm using the hard nail file first is because I have two maybe three layers worth of nail polish here and if we use a soft nail file it will take much longer to remove it all.
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    It doesn't have to be perfect, we will work on it with other nail files.
    You just need to remove the top layer. The rough nail file might leave some scratches or lines on your finger nails and you don't want that so we will use a softer nail file afterwards to get rid of any possible scratches. if you have a polishing nail file that will work well too, but I don't have it so I won't be using it.
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    You can see there are some pieces of the nail polish here so I'm going to turn the nail file around to the clear side and continue with that.
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    After I've removed the basic layer I'm going to use the next nail file.
    It is less rough than the previous one and it's also smaller so it will help us to get rid of the remaining areas of nail polish. Turn your fingers to get the edges. You can do this trick with basically any kind of nail polish you have. It also works with some complicated nail designs. If you're having a hard time removing the left over nail polish you can use the thinner nail file.
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    Just pull your finger edges down so the side of the nail opens up better.
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    Now I'm done and all I need to do now is wash our hands with some soap and some hand cream as well if you'd like
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow.
    If you have any more questions about make-up, beauty, or manicure designs please leave your comments in the section below. Thank you.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Crystal, Kara

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