nail-aid Review

nail-aid 1st Acetone Power Gel Review

Monday, February 23, 2015Nail A College Drop Out

Nothing To Disclose Sometime last month, one of the members of a Facebook group I'm apart of posted some info about a gelled acetone solution she picked up at Walmart.

I've been wanting a gelled acetone remover for years--reason being, I thought it would make for easier cuticle clean up. But alas, I've only even seen something like that available from sellers in China.

So now that a gelled acetone solution is available stateside, I had to try it out for myself. And yes, I did immediately run out to Walmart the very next day to find it.

nail-aid's Acetone Power Gel comes in two versions, one for "stubborn dark polish" and the other for glitter and nail art.

Let's start with the one for dark polishes

The 3 step instructions read:
1. Dip to fully coat nail. Remove nail from jar. Dip nails 1 at a time. CLOSE JAR LID TIGHTLY.
2. Let NO-RUB sit on nail for 45 seconds. Do Not Rub.
3. Press Paper towel over nail. Just wipe off. Wash hands with soap & rinse.

And now for the one for glitter and nail art
The three step instruction for this one read:
1. Dip to fully coat nail. Remove nail from jar. Dip nails 1 at a time. CLOSE JAR LID TIGHTLY.
2. To remove glitter & nail art let NO-RUB sit on nail for 4 minutes. Do Not Rub.
3. Press Paper towel over nail. Just wipe off. Wash hands with soap & rinse.

Overall review:
  • These both have a very strong acetone smell.
  • After removal there was still some nail polish left on the nail bed so I did have to wipe it off using regular acetone.
  • They both leave a super sticky feeling after removal, and it is a must to wash your hands with soap and water.
  • As far as removing nail art and dark nail polish, both products do the exact same thing. I tried both direction on both products.
  • As far as it goes for removing glitter, I had to let it sit for 8 minutes to remove the glitter from this mani. And even after that I still had to scrap it off with my fingers.
  • It is worth mentioning how well it liquifies nail glue in two minutes. 

Overall, you only need one of these. You know, unless you really really wanna spend an additional $3.98 for the same thing in different packaging.

This was sitting right next to the NO-RUB products so I picked it up just to try it out.

This bottle is a flip-top that you squeeze directly on to the nail. The above picture is just to show what the solution looks like.

 The Instructions per the back of the box are:
1. Apply "gelled" solution generously to nails.
2. Let sit for two minutes.
3. Wipe away with cotton ball.

I only tested it to remove glitter and the results were dismal at best.

Overall review:
  • After waiting a total of eight minutes the glitter still didn't loosen it's grip from my nail.
  • It doesn't have a strong chemical smell, in fact, it smells quite pleasant.
I wouldn't recommend that this particular remover be added to your arsenal. Actually, don't waste time even looking at it on the shelf. You're welcome.

Have you picked up the nail-aid removers? Are you going to? Let's chat in the comments.
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  1. Thanks for the review, I will not look for this product. Pure acetone in a tiny cottonbit is my way of doing it.

  2. What is with the goo?! I wasn't impressed either. I think I'll stay away from that other gel now too, thanks for helping me save some money and time!

  3. That's what I'm here for! glad I could help out!

  4. No thank you! I appreciate these reviews. These are definitely not for me.

  5. Thanks for this review, not for me either. That's why I think reviews like this are so important x

  6. I never tried a remover gel and I don't think I will.

  7. I think I will stick with the foil wrap method! Thanks for confirming what I was thinking about these!

  8. Nice write up!! I still prefer the foil method myself though :P

  9. Too bad, it looks like both of these are a bust. I just have had to resort to saving glitter for my pedis or taking them off my nails before they completely dry

  10. I dont use glitter lately, but my canadian buddy gifted me the pink jelly. I need to give a shot.

  11. Let me know if you get favorable results. So far most people I know haven't.

  12. No problem. I wasted my money so you don't have to. LOL

  13. Thank you! I try to help you (and all of my readers) make informed choices on products.
    Glad I could be of service.

  14. Same here. I'm sticking to what I know as far as glitter removal goes.

  15. You're welcome! My goal is honest reviews! And nail art, can't forget nail art. LOL


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