No matter how much chemical-laden remover I drown my fingertips in, it seems like I inevitably end up with weird, dingy, yellow stains. Not cute and an inconvenience when I want to go au natural. However, since being polish sober it’s unrealistic for girly-me, I needed a quick fix to bring my not so ideal nail color back to life! In an effort to repair my codependent relationship with nail accessorizing, I’ve depended on the following to keep us solid.
Yup, these tips actually work!!!
Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to the rescuuuuuue. Acetone hasn’t been a reliable savior, though it does have its place. Remove what you can with it and then leave it up to our other remedies. Make sure to wash your nails and hands with a gentle hand soap to remove the chemicals left over from the acetone. As, it will eventually destroy and dry out your nails and cuticles; Yucky! Follow up with Vit E (the higher the IU’s the better) and then Vaseline by massaging them into your nails and cuticles. The Vaseline will soak into your nails in about 10 minutes.
Fairy Godmother TIP:
Keep your nails bare for as long as you can (30 days will provide massive healing from gels and acrylics). Moisturize them as often as possible with the above method. You’ll be shocked at how strong and glorious (yes glorious) your nails will become. Hello Cinderella transformation!
Hydrogen Peroxide Magic
Simply mix 4TBS of Hydrogen Peroxide with 1/2cup of H2O. Give your tips a little soaksy for a couple of minutes. Then, gently buff your nails with a toothbrush dipping regularly into the soaking solution. Rinse. Vitamin E. Vaseline.
Baking Soda Nail Whitening trick
Mix baking soda in water (milky paste) and dip a cotton round or ball into the mixture scooping up the granule, thick texture. Massage into your nails as you would remover and voilà! The first time I tried this, I was shocked at how well it worked. I tried everything to get rid of the yellow grossness left by my red polish and absolutely nothing worked. Before almost considering a bleach soak, this was my alternative. Amazing!
Something’s not right
If your nail texture or shape is irregular or your nails naturally have a stained appearance (without the use of polish) , time to check on that! As, nail polish may not be the culprit. If your nails haven’t really changed, your polish is likely to blame after all.