How To: Remove Shellac or Gel Nails

When I was in the store buying this professional remover I just sat and stared at the bottle forever. It was $2.19 and I kept thinking, “I don’t want to pay that much for a bottle of stuff I’m never going to use again.” But then I realized somethingif I went into a salon to have these nails removed they would’ve charge me $10 or more! So I strutted out of that store with a huge grin thinking “I only paid $3 and I got a whole bottle of it.”
I wish I’d found this nail polish remover first. It’s a non-acetone formula which would be healthier on your nails. Though I recently found these gel nail wraps from Sally’s which a friend says work great too. 


  1. February 10, 2013 / 10:48 PM

    i wish i would have known this earlier. i got gel nails for a vacation this fall and when i peeled the polish off myself, i practically ruined my nails. i think i’ll just be sticking with regular polish from now on. great info tho!

  2. February 8, 2013 / 4:08 PM

    Great Tutorial! I just did a tutorial on doing the Gel nails at home, but haven’t gotten around to the removal process. Also, you can buy just straight Acetone at the Hardware store for even cheaper if you.

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  3. February 8, 2013 / 2:42 PM

    Does this method still make your nails really thin afterwards? I tried to get gel nails off by soaking them in nail polish remover before chipping away at them and my nails were destroyed.

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