So I love red nails. But I loathe removing red nails, they bleed. Your hands seem to absorb the colour and it takes an age to remove. 







For this reason I have been trying out ways to try and prevent the bleed and I think I’ve found one! 

What you’ll need: 

Cuticle oil, lip balm or Vaseline 

Nail polish remover

A cotton ball (not a cotton pad)

How to do it: 

Bare with me, it’s actually a simple method. First, apply a generous layer of cuticle oil, Vaseline or lip balm around each nail (don’t get it on the nail itself, just the skin around the nail). This layer will act as a barrier, preventing the colour from staining your skin when you start removing the polish. 

When you are ready. soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover (I personally use one with acetone for best results), tear the ball into small pieces—just big enough to cover each nail, place one piece on each nail, and let it sit on your nails for two minutes. When the time is up, take what’s left of the cotton ball, press down at the base of your nail (use some pressure here), and slide it down your nail—cuticle to tip. This is genious moment. The polish will come off in one swipe—ok maybe two. But it honestly works. Use a clean portion of the cotton ball for each nail. You should be able to do one hand with just two cotton balls.  

Will you try this stain-preventing method? Tell us in the comments!

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  1. Tried it! It worked like a charm!!

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Outside of my avatar as the Secret Beauty Insider I am a professional Beauty Marketeer and work closely with celebrity make-up artists, beauty journalists and international beauty & fragrance brands and glossy magazines. I have worked in the industry for over 11 years and pride myself on my Highly professional attitude. Throughout my career, I have collaborated with many of the world's top beauty houses on their advertising campaigns and launch strategies including Chanel, Dior, Estee Lauder, MAC, Clinique, Clarins, Creme de la Mer, Urban Decay, Benefit, Givenchy, Guerlain, Lancome, Bobbi Brown etc... My approach to beauty and my signature look is best described as a classic with a girly understated twist. I am addicted to nail varnish and can't leave the house without my key beauty staples (Carmex, Chanel Lip gloss, Nars duo concealer, Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in perversion and Chanel Allure) My blogs are filled with hints, tips and product reviews. You can also discover my nail blog at SundayNails.com

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