Sunday, May 20, 2012

So, Ria... Why Do You Use Pure Acetone?

hey, everyone! i thought i'd start another series where i simply answer basic questions that spring to mind when i read other people's blogs... and So, Ria...? is born! if you have any questions you'd like me to answer, leave them below :)




so, why do i use pure acetone? the answer is super simple... i have no patience and pure acetone is the quickest way to remove any type of polish... INCLUDING GLITTER! i pour enough acetone into a bowl (i like to reuse the plastics tubs lunch meats come in) to cover all my nails on one hand, then put my nails in to soak. even glitter, which takes the longest to soak off, usually will easily rub off in under a minute! the issue with acetone, of course, is how harsh it is on your nails and skin. i counteract those effects by using Vaseline, cuticle creams and oils, and body lotion! making sure your skin and nails are moisturized are key parts towards insuring their health! dedication is also key... and i confess i sometimes slack pretty badly, and then my poor nails pay the price for my laziness.

i also use acetone to cleanup my cuticles after applying polish, it removes any oopsies without any effort on my part. i use a pointed eyeliner brush from Sonja Kashuk (check it out here, it's also my fave brush for gel/cream eyeliners!), but after seeing so many ladies using angled eyeliner brushes, i think i'm going to give those a go! just to be clear, the actual brush i use with acetone is ONLY used on my nails :D

what do you all think of the idea of this series? hope you've had a great weekend! Ria :)

5 comments:

  1. Because I have yet to find anything that comes close. Period. Yeah, it dries you up a bit, but for what...10 minutes?? That's what lotion is for. I've used replacements, but like you said, I don't have the patience.

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  2. Oh yeah...and try warming your acetone when you soak. It makes it work even faster. Set your bowl on a candle warmer or they sell warmers at supply shops and on eBay. :)

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    1. ooooo i'm going to try that! thanks, love!

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  3. I might have to try one of those brushes. Does it hold up in the acetone? Right now I use a small chisel tip brush paint brush I bought from Michael's. I tried using an angled eyeliner brush one time but I had bought a sort of cheaper one and the acetone basically destroyed the glue and the bristles starting coming out before I was even done with one hand.

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    1. i've been using it since around February and i haven't lost any bristles... it is quite dry, though... somehow i keep forgetting to throw some lotion on them. Sonja Kashuk's brushes are the best i've found for makeup, and the price point is really great :) i'm going to try one of her angled liner brushes with the acetone, i will definitely post about how that works out!

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i'd love to hear from you guys! let me know if you have any questions or advice :)