How to Clean Off Shellac Nail Polish at Home

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Take some cotton balls, tear up into ten pieces and soak with acetone.

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Use 100%acetone. Not just normal nail polish remover.

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Tear some foil into ten slices.

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Wrap cotton ball around shellac nail..

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Take foil and start to wrap it around your finger tip

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Fold the end so the acetone doesn't escape from the cotton ball

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Keep wrapping

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As such

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Repeat on all fingera

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Wait about ten minutes and check to see if the polish began to lift from your nail

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It will start to break down and peel off

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You can start scraping off the loose polish

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Here's another nail

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Scrape off

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If some polish is still stuck just put the foil cap back on for a few minutes

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Scrape all nail polish off

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Take a acetone cotton ball and wipe away any left over polish

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And viola! Clean slate! File and buff to liking. Enjoy!

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