Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tip Tuesday: Removing Stains From Nails

Have you ever had a polish that stained your nails really badly? I've experienced this with many blue polishes (hello, Zoya Zuza and Liberty!) and I always feel like a smurf afterward! And getting it off is usually nothing short of a weight training session! Talk about elbow grease! Anyway, I recently had some awesomely stained pink nails and decided to take the opportunity to tell you how I remove stains when they happen! 

So here's what I began with:
Removing Stains From Nails

Not too bad, right? At least they were pink this time, instead of blue! I mentioned these stains in my post about the polish that caused them and let me just say, the stains were totally worth wearing the gorgeous polish! :) Most stains are worth it, in my opinion! I cover most of them up anyway...

Ok, onto the stain removal! This is so, so easy! I put baking soda into a small ramekin and added enough water to make a paste. Then, I set my hand over the sink, to catch drips, and I put a blob of the paste on each nail. I allowed it to sit for about thirty seconds before I scrubbed the paste a bit with my finger. Then, I rinsed it off and viola! Stains *mostly* gone! Enjoy! :)

How To Remove Stains From Nails

17 comments:

  1. I use the same method and it works great. Afterwards I usually buff my nails to remove any remaining stains.

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  2. Nice tip for stain removal! It was helpful to know :)

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  3. I have a similar technique, only I substitute hydrogen peroxide for the water.

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  4. I had a green sinful colors stain my nails a few months back,I tried every technique and it just wouldn't go away. So I just let the stain grow out and it's mostly gone now.

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  5. My most recent horrible stain came from Sinful Exotic Green and my nails are STILL yellowy-green. I've tried baking soda but it doesn't seem to work for me. The best thing I've found was this whitening cream I found at Walmart. Not sure what it's called, but it works fairly well. I think my nails will always be yellowish though, just from being constantly polished. :(

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  6. This is what I do too. It works much better for me than just using water.

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  7. this is such an efficient polish! you could use it over any base colour :D

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  8. Whoa, that looks like such a good stain removal technique! Thankfully, I invested in this (super super expensive but awesome) base coat and I haven't gotten any stains since I started using it... but if it ever fails me I'll have this page bookmarked!

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  9. It is a great technique! I change my polish so often that I'd cry when my expensive base coat was all used up! :/ Luckily, I rarely come across stainers, hehehe!

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  10. Oh no! I have brushed my nails with whitening toothpaste before! It just doesn't work as well as baking soda...do you use a base coat? That should help with constant yellowing!

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  11. Boo to that Sinful Colors green! Seems to be a repeat offender!

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  12. I've heard of that, too! I'll have to try that next time, though I hope never to have to use it again! ;)

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