Review: up & up™ Maximum Strength Acetone Nail Polish Remover Dip-It

purchased by me

So I discovered the up & up Maximum Strength Acetone Nail Polish Remover Dip-It some time last year. I saw it mentioned online and decided to give it a try. So glad I did!

Official description
Easily remove your old nail polish with this remover dip from Up & Up. The convenient dip bottle makes it easy to sponge off your nail polish. In seconds you’ll have a blank canvas for your new color.

Where to buy
From Target stores – $2.49-$2.54 for a 9 oz jar.

To remove artificial nails: Insert finger and soak nail tips, wraps or artificial nails to dissolve and remove them. Scrub fingernail up and down against the bristles. You may need to file any additional residue and clean nail completely before applying any new nail products. Built in brush removes artificial nails quickly. Not for polish removal on artificial nails.

To remove gel polish: Using a medium-coarse file, file away the shiny layer of the gel polish; to scuff surface allowing better removal by the acetone. Soak entire nail(not entire hand) into the remover for 10-15 minutes. Using a wood cuticle pusher, gently scrape away gel from the nails(top and underneath) and skin surrounding the nail. This should be easily removed. If there is resistance, soak nails for another 5-10 minutes. Repeat soak and scrape until all gel polish is removed. Wash hands with soap and water to remove any acetone from the skin and nails. Lightly buff nails to remove all gel nail polish residue from the nails and until nails are smooth. Apply nail oil and/or hand lotion to restore moisture to the nails and hands.

Comes in a white tub/jar with a blue lid. Label is white with black text and blue accents. The jar has a blue twist on lid. When you first open it you’ll find a white paper seal with black writing. When you remove that you’re left with a plastic seal. Make sure it’s not pointing at you when you puncture it. Just peal it away. Inside all round the edge are vertical, long, pink plastic bristles.

Scent and formula
It’s your standard clear, watery, stinky acetone.

Acetone, denatonium benzoate.

The label claims it removes gel nail polish, glitter and artificial nails. Well I don’t use gel polish or artificial nails, so I don’t know how this works on those, but I do wear glitter and regular polish! So this is pretty awesome. It’s not like your normal nail polish tubs, it has plastic bristles instead of foam. All you have to do is stick your finger in and rub your nail up and down on the bristles. You want to make sure it’s up and down and not side to side, as the bristles aren’t strong when moving side to side. It only take a couple of seconds to get off normal polish. When removing glitter polish I find I can moving my finger up and down for 12-15 seconds and the glitter is completely gone or there are just a couple of pieces left which flake right off. Now if you use elmer’s glue or some other type of peeling basecoat under your glitter you’ll find that it takes about 6 seconds for the glue to get bubble and then it peels right off. As with all acetone nail polish this leaves a white powdery looking film on your finger/nail. Also to note. There are two holes on top and if you scrub too vigorously acetone will splash out. So don’t get too excited. xd Just wash your hands and you are good to go. I find this easier and less time consuming than using the foil method I was previously using for glitter polish. I’m on my second jar of dip-it. You’ll find after awhile that the remover turns black and begins to stain your nails. I just kept re-filling my jar with acetone. I did that for several months before getting a new jar. I love this thing dude.



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