Remove Nail Polish in 5 Min with 1 Cotton Ball

We all adore that pretty colors on nails. But here comes the headache when removing it. It’s always a mess with cotton balls flying around and using lots of nail polish remover – it’s a complete waste! Today we are introducing this genius method to remove nail polish in as quick as 5 minute and… with 1 cotton ball!


  • Nail polish remover
  • 1 Cotton ball (more if needed)

Step 1: Unravel one (1) cotton ball into a strip.

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Step 2: Split your strip down the middle vertically into 2 strips.

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Step 3: Tear them into little pieces that are nail-sized.

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Step 4: Keep tearing until there’s 12-15 pieces. 10 for nails and the remaining for wiping and cleaning up any bits of nail polish left behind.

Step 5: Pour nail polish remover into the lid and fill it up like so.

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Step 6: Take one of those cotton pieces and dip it into the remover. Don’t dunk it in. Just dip in the edge because the remover will travel up the cotton pieces. Too much remover on the cotton piece will dribble like crazy when you’re pressing the cotton pieces onto your nail.

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Step 7: Press the wet cotton piece onto your nail gently. It should be completely wet and cover your entire nail.

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Step 8: Repeat the same for other fingers. You may do one hand at a time or both hands, depending on your liking.

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Step 9: Leave them for 1-2 minutes. That’s the time where the remover is doing its job. This is similar to soaking your nails in remover but a lot less harsh on your skin. You nails will not absorb the remover.

Step 10: Grab a new piece of cotton and wipe off the wet cotton piece from your nail while pressing down with some force. Put some muscle into it! Do it from your nail bed to your nail tip. This way, your nails will not be damaged.

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Step 11: Most nail polish should come right off. Using remaining cotton piece to remove any nail polish residue.

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It is very easy, isn’t it? Will you use this method to remove your nail polish? Let us know in the comment below!



One thought on “Remove Nail Polish in 5 Min with 1 Cotton Ball

  1. I will have to definitely try this. thanks for the share.

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