I'm gonna go off the chain here.
I know that I am pretty skeptical. I am SUPER good at finding flaws in stuff, and I never believe that any product is going to save the world and make everybody happy forever.
BUT! BUT! Like, what if I found something and, like, completely fell in love? What then? Well, I would write a post like this where I spit a bunch of poems and flowers about it.
Meet my new baby... Sephora Instant Nail Polish Remover.
I am kinda obsessed with doing my nails. Some days I have so much work to do that I just wear sweatpants and moisturizer and put my hair in a claw, but even on those days, I have my nails done. Initially it was a necessary thing, because if my nails weren't done, I would bite them. Now it's, like, my thing. I enjoy the process of painting them, I find it soothing. Sometimes I will do my nails every night while my husband is watching COPS.
The thing is, before I found that Sephora polish remover, my nails would get torn up from all the polish remover. They'd get super dry and break and all that, and I would have to nip 'em short periodically so my nails wouldn't look all mangy like Howard Hughes.
So, a couple weeks ago I was in Sephora and I saw this stuff for the millionth time. It is always sitting there in the store, looking like nothing special. It says "Instant" on the bottle, but I never thought that was what they meant, because people bullshit. They love bullshitting. Anyway, I got some and brought it home and fell madly in love.
This remover is one of those jars-with-the-sponge-you-poke-your-finger-in things. Typically, I hate those things a lot. But this shit is so awesome, I don't even care. You stick your finger in, leave it for about 2 seconds, pull your finger out, AND THERE IS NOTHING ON YOUR NAIL AT ALL. Nothing in the crevices around the sides. No stains. Your nails are 100% perfectly clean and naked.
PLUS, it seems like there is a ton of glycerin or something in it, so after it makes everything disappear like that, your nails aren't even dried out. Part of the non-drying probably has to do with it being so fast, too. You don't have to soak your nails or rub them with a paper towel or anything. Stick your polished finger in, wait two seconds, pull out your pristine, naked nail. It is the most amazing thing. I think if I had to name my #1 favorite product I bought in 2012, it would probably be this.
Now, even though it is the best shit in the world, it has it's flaws. Or, I suppose, it has a singular flaw. If you use it to take glitter polish off, the chunks of glitter will rip the sponge up and you will have sponge crumbs on your finger when you pull it out. That's it. I did glitter polish with the first container I got, and I learned to avoid it. Then, I went back to Sephora and bought 2 more jars. If I had a wish, I would wish they had this same polish remover in a bottle so I could use it to take my glitter off, because I seriously love some glitter polish.
This post isn't that fascinating, but I thought I would clue y'all in, in case you are into stuff like this. If you do your nails and don't have this stuff already, just get it. You know I wouldn't lie to you. Nobody gives me freebies or asks me to write about anything. I didn't get free remover, I bought 3 jars of it with my own personal money. This shit basically rules ass. That is all.
I will be back next time to bitch and be crotchety about stuff, I promise.