Why make your own Nail Polish Remover Jar?
If you can answer yes to ANY of the questions below, you will want to know these 10 Easy Steps to Make Your own Personal Nail Polish Remover Jar.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you:
1. Can’t find your nail polish remover?
2. Can’t find any cotton balls or rounds to use with your nail polish remover?
3. Can’t seem to remove all of the glitter no matter how much you try?
I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all been there and the frustration is real. There has to be an easier way that lasts and actually removes your polish, right? Wouldn’t it be great to have an all-in-one nail polish remover device?
Guess what? There is!
I stumbled upon a nifty way of how to make your own nail polish remover jar and I modified it to meet my needs. My very first use was to remove some glitter Color Street polish strips, I figured I might as well test it with a toughie, cuz we all know how much of a pain it can be to remove glitter polish!
Supplies you’ll need to make your own Nail Polish Remover Jar:
(1) 4oz plastic or glass jar with a lid that can be securely sealed. You might have something around the house that would work, a small baby food jar with the lid is probably perfect.
(2) sponges — You definitely want to use sponges that are non-abrasive.
(1) bottle of your favorite nail polish remover— You don’t need a full bottle, I’d say around 3 oz to call it good. — I personally prefer pure acetone but you can definitely go with non-acetone or a mix that has “some” acetone. Pure acetone can be very drying for your skin and nail, plus, it has a very strong odor.
(1) pair of sharp scissors ✂ to cut the sponge.
You can find all of the supplies right here.
How to make your own Nail Polish Remover Jar
note: You’ll want to protect your workspace just in case you spill the nail polish remover.
A sturdy and level surface is going to work best.
Step 1 – Gather your supplies
Step 2 – Cut both sponges in half lengthwise
Step 3 – Take both halves of one sponge and line them up
Step 4 – Fold the sponge to create a ‘cinnamon roll spiral’
Step 5 – Place the rolled sponge into your jar
Step 6 – Take one of the remaining sponge halves and cut it into 6-8 pieces
Step 7 – Put the small cut sponge pieces in the jar around the outside of the rolled sponge. This is to fill in any gaps and secure the center sponges. Don’t put so many in that you cannot fit your finger into the sponges in the jar.
Step 8 – Slowly pour in your nail polish remover of choice. The reason for going slow is to ensure the sponges are soaking up the liquid and also so that you do not overfill. Once you see that the sponges are saturated with nail polish remover, you should have a small amount of liquid that you can see in the jar that was not soaked up by the sponges.
Step 9 – Your Nail Polish Remover Jar is ready to use! Test it out! One nail at a time, insert your finger between the folds of the sponges and twist – the sponge provides a gentle texture that will help remove even the toughest glitter!
Step 10 – Check to see if your polish is completely removed and repeat Step 9 if needed. Once your polish is completely removed, move on to the next finger!
Step 11 – Voila! You made and used your very own Nail Polish Remover Jar! Make sure to close up the jar so nothing leaks out! It’s reusable and refillable, keep an eye on it to see when you may need to either change out the sponges or add more polish remover. My favorite part about having a Nail Polish Remover Jar is that I don’t need to worry about having enough cotton rounds or enough nail polish remover. Everything I need is right there in the jar for my next use!
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