Recently I went on a trip. Before I left i painted my nails. Nothing unusual in that as I usually have my nails painted. I have a fondness for nail polish actually. But that is not the point. the point is that I didn’t pack any nail polish remover. And there was none in the house I was staying. And while I was there things were so crazy that I didn’t have time to pop out to a drugstore to pick any up.
So by the time I returned home my nails were in a sorry state.
In fact i don’t think I have let the polish get that bad looking since I was in middle school. It was disheartening.
So when I put in a large order to the Shop Miss A site, determined to try out various items from all over their store and came across this macaron shaped container holding nail polish remover cloths, the S.he Nail Polish Remover Macarons, i ordered it. the container is the size of a macaron which means that it is perfect for slipping into a bag or even a large purse. While I am constantly trading out my purses to suit my mood, when i travel i always take a large one.
Mostly because I am always finding last minute extras after I am already packed. (an extra lip gloss, a nail file, extra breath mints… there is always something.)
I’ll admit, one of the reasons I ordered so much from the Shop Miss A site was because I was skeptical about their very low cost items. Most everything is priced between $1-2. This was $1.88 if I remember correctly. And so we test.
The container comes in multiple shades, I chose pink. The edges have a ruffled design to look more like the macaron. The case is hard plastic and it screws together to close. Personally I like this because I intend to use this to travel and if it were a container you just pushed closed I would be concerned that it might come open in my bag.
but did these inexpensive nail polish remover wipes work? That would be the only reason to keep them in the bag in the first place. I took out a sheet and tried them out. The polish I had on was a golden yellow color. It is from Essie. I used this because it is a mid way color. It isn’t so light that it wouldn’t be much of a challenge and i didn’t go so dark that it would be a struggle for my regular polish remover.
I like to give products a fighting chance.
This cloth took a while to get started and it did require a bit of rubbing. But the little cloth was strong enough to last through the rubbing. It wasn’t thin enough that it disintegrated. With effort it did get all of the nail polish off and I was able to use the cloth for all of my nails. I think that with a darker color it would be a bit more of a struggle. It fought the good fight with a golden yellow and came out ahead, I think a deep maroon might require more than one wipe and a great deal of patience.
At the end, my polish was removed. Which was the goal. My fingers were very greasy, however all of the individual nail polish removal wipes seem to leave my fingers oily. The last one I tried was actually infused with lavender oil. It smelled nice but was a super greasy mess. Plus they were individually wrapped thus producing a lot more trash while this one is self contained in one plastic container. I know the container can be reused. I don’t know if Shop Miss A sells refills for it. If they did I would be all over it.
As far as scent goes, this smelled a little like baby wipes. It is a light scent that dissipates quickly. Is it the best nail polish remover I have ever used? No. Is it adequate? Yes. Is it something that for $1.88 I will repurchase just to keep in my bag during travel so that if i am stuck somewhere with a ratty looking nail polish chipping off my nails I can remove it instead of picking at it? It most certainly is.
this is not the best or most expensive nail polish remover cloth set in the world but it gets the job done and it fantastic for travel. I enjoyed using it and this container will live in my bag until it is time to replace it. And then a new one will be purchased. As far as travel goes, this S.he Nail Polish Remover Macaron is a nifty little item to have around.