Removing gel nails can be a total pain simply because it takes FOREVER. But here’s how to do it effectively:
Step 1: Buffer your top coat off with a nail file. The less you have to take off with the cotton, the easier it will be.
Step 2: Soak a cotton piece (not too thick!) in 100% acetone, put it on your nail, and secure it with aluminum foil or nail clips.
Step 3: Keep on for 20 minutes. If the polish isn’t beginning to rise off your nail, then re-soak cotton and repeat the process for another 5-10 minutes.
Step 4: Scrape off remaining polish with a cuticle pusher — and you’re all set!