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removing a manicure

post #1 of 14
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I got a french manicure for my wedding, and now, I'm ready to take it off. I'm using a product called Nailene to remove the acrylic nail, but I can only do one nail at a time and I'm wondering if there are other methods? I've even used my Dremel to try to speed up the process!

Strange... as soon as I pull out my Dremel, the dog dissapears... hmmm....
post #2 of 14
I just bend 'em till they pop off.
Always worked for me...Hurts like the dickens..But it works.
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by lilleah View Post
I just bend 'em till the pop off.
Always worked for me...Hurts like the dickens..But it works.

Same here
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by lilleah View Post
I just bend 'em till the pop off.
Always worked for me...Hurts like the dickens..But it works.

Yep thats what I do!! No pain no gain!!
post #5 of 14
or if you can ahold a METAL cuticle pusher, soak your nails for a while in nail polish remover, then work a corner of the artifical loose and work the cuticle pusher in and slowly separate the artificial from the real nail- it can be a bit ouchie, but it works too
post #6 of 14
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I just bend 'em till they pop off.
Always worked for me...Hurts like the dickens..But it works.
That's how I do it also.
post #7 of 14
ouch! the things our poor nails go through to look cute
post #8 of 14
Oh yuck you guys! Now I know I am never getting artificial nails! (Fortunately I'm blessed with nice natural ones!)
post #9 of 14
Use acetone based nail polish remover or pure acetone....It melts the acrylic off but doesn't hurt your real fingernails...if you just bite and peel them off it can damage your nail...It leaves lines across them that takes MONTHS to grow out because it peels layers off your nail.... I would go ahead and deal with the hassle of getting the acetone and soak them off...
post #10 of 14
That makes me glad I have naturally long decent nails, but my sister also uses acetone or has them removed as her nails got quite badly damaged from peeling them off
post #11 of 14
go back to the salon you had them done at and ask them to remove them.
post #12 of 14

Most places will only charge you a couple dollars, if anything, to soak them off, and it will keep you from damaging your nails. I saw a lady that tried to pop hers off, and ended up poppping off 2 of her real nails. OUCH!
post #13 of 14
Never ever peel your fake nails, you damage your actual nail very badly.

I would use pure acetone to take them off too, or go to a actual salon.

I know I am never getting those things done again
post #14 of 14
wow! Pop them off? OUCH! I just had a set put on last week today and they're making my nail beds hurt from the pressure of pushing them backwords. I don't do it on purpose, but it's like the nail (where the actual nail grows away from the finger ) is being yanked up constatly. I have one finger I can tell is swollen from it. I'd recomend going back to the place that you had it done or soaking is pure acetone. I think that's what the place will do anyway.
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