While I LOVE nail polish (as you all well know) and doing regular manicures, one problem I encounter more than I’d like is needing to either touch up a nail or remove my polish completely while on the go – whether it be at work, traveling, or just out and about (I have a habit of doing my nails in random places lol). I can’t stand having chipped nails, and when that happens, I always wish desperately that I had a little remover to just wipe the slate clean – I’d rather have bare nails than chipping ones.
If you have been reading this blog for a while, you may recall that last year I had an opportunity to try out Laqa & Co.’s Polish Remover Pads, which are housed in a cute little container and are perfect for toting around if you need quick removal. However, I found that they were a bit dry and I could see them getting drier as time wears on, if they’re not used. This week, I was given a chance to try out a product that has a similar purpose, but with the kinks fully worked out – Deborah Lippmann’s Stripper to Go Lavender Nail Lacquer Remover Finger Mitts (OMG…that is a mouthful!).The word ‘mitt’ used in this description is a bit misleading. Waiting for them to arrive, I was imagining a big hand mitt that would somehow have remover in the tips or something. Silly me! What they actually are, are little finger mitts, like a fabric thimble, that you can put on and then proceed to remove the polish from all of your nails – yes, ALL 10 FINGERS. They’re fully saturated with remover, and as they’re housed in little sealed packets, there is no fear of these babies drying out until you open them. Since they come individually packaged, there’s no waste and you can just grab one and go! So handy.I tried these out tonight to see how they fared in removing my polish. Stupidly, I forgot at first and removed one hand with my regular remover, so I can’t fully claim they will remove polish from all 10 fingernails. However, after removing just one hand, I can see I have plenty of room on the mitt to continue on with the other hand – and I can attest that there is plenty of remover on the mitt to accommodate for both hands.Initially the ‘lavender’ aspect was kind of lost on me – on the mitt, I can’t really smell it, although the scent isn’t the typical strong, offending odor that removers often have. I read up on it, and discovered that the lavender is supposed to leave ‘a gentle scent on the skin, while protecting the delicate cuticle with its natural anti-bacterial properties.’ Huh. I checked, and I can smell the faintest hint of lavender left behind on my nails, and I did notice that due to the inclusion of aloe vera as well as the lavender, my cuticles and nails were not dry after removal in the least.
There are 6 mitts per box, which retails for $12CAD on Nail Polish Canada, which generously gave me this product to review. While the mitts are terribly handy to tote on the go, I’m also impressed overall with the formula of Lippmann’s remover, and will be giving the full bottle of The Stripper a good look as well. If you’re a regular polish wearer, or just fancy being able to remove your polish whenever and wherever you please, these should be right up your alley!
*Products were sent for my unbiased consideration from the PR company/brand.