I just want to preface this review by saying, a $15 nail polish remover seems absolutely ridiculous and overpriced. Typically, I spend around 4-8 dollars on a bottle of nail polish remover, usually purchasing the “Pure Acetone” formulas. My hunt for the perfect remover came about after I noticed myself getting super lazy about taking off my nail polish because I truly dread the process of scrubbing my nails and having my cuticles burned. I wanted a gentle formula that worked quickly and could most importantly, remove all traces of glitter polish! Some of the different glitter’s I own will not fully detach from my nail, even with standard remover, so I wanted my next purchase to truly remove all traces of sparkle and color. I started browsing the top rated products in the nail category on Sephora.com one day and came across the “Formula X Delete All – 5 Finger Nail Polish Remover.”
Before adding to my cart, I carefully read the description of the product and the many reviews that proceed it. Some of the most impressive claims that instantly sold me were, “Quick and convenient, this innovative five-finger soak removes all types of polishes—even the most stubborn glitters—without the mess. It features five-finger pockets that are perfectly cut into a soft, saturated sponge. Just dip, soak, and you’re done. Featuring the powerful formula of the original 5-Finger Nail Polish Remover, it now has a reinforced sponge with tightly interwoven, micro-mini pores for extra durability. Its one-step, spill-proof process makes removing your mani even easier.” I knew I had to buy to test this out for the blog because I really don’t think I am the only one who feels personally victimized by regular nail polish remover that burns and soaks polish off painfully slow.
To start this review, I want to point out how awful my nails look. Let’s just address that this was going on two weeks and I nervously scrape my nail polish off when stressed. I did feel like this was a good example of how powerful (or not powerful) the formula would be! Now we shall proceed to the uplifting and renewing part of this process, the removal! I began by following the exact directions from Sephora.com and dipped my fingers in the sponge for 10-15 seconds. It was suggested to gently rub against the sponge wall during this time.
As soon as I lifted my fingers from the sponge, I was absolutely shocked to see that it literally took all of my polish off! The formula of the remover is obviously strong, but does not burn or dry out your fingertips like standard ones do. I really enjoyed how fast and easy this process was and can see myself more frequently changing the polish on my fingers because it is now convenient to remove! I am very excited to use this product with my stubborn glitter polishes too!
Overall, I think this product is worth the money and you should definitely purchase it if you do at-home manicures! It is such a time saver and makes the entire removal process pain-free if you have sensitive skin like me! I love when a product exceeds my expectations and this one definitely did. My only con (if this even counts) is that this can’t be used to take off polish from your toes. Unless you were to dip each toe into the sections (the thought of that makes me lol) I am not sure how else you could use this on that area since it’s specifically designed for the fingers! With that said, I hope you try this product out and find it as useful as I do! Please let me know if there any dupes or cheaper alternatives to a product like this, because I would love to try those as well! Thanks for reading!