Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Removal pads


I don't know if you've ever heard of but it's a website that has random beauty products featured that are "curated" by their staff and you can take quick demographic quizzes to get entries to win them.

And every once and awhile they send out free samples.  Recently I received two Cutex Advanced Revival Polish Remover Pads.

The pad itself is made of a felt like material and pretty sturdy - it felt like it was pretty saturated with remover - I had high hopes.

So I began to take of my polish which was the standard base coat + 2 coats of polish +topcoat.  As soon as it got thru the topcoat, it literally stuck to the polish and was very hard to rub.  I kept at it and using the pad every which way I was able to remove 1 and 1/2 nails worth of polish.  Not so good for a product that boats all ten fingers with one pad. 

I ended up pouring nail polish remover onto the pad and finishing up cleaning my nails that way.  But even then the cloth would often "stick" to my polish and it would have been much easier to just use the traditional cotton rounds. 

I could see keeping one of these in my purse if it worked, but if I'm only going to get a nail or two that doesn't really help.

Have you tried product like this and what did you think??



  1. That's cool that you got free sample but it's too bad it didn't work out. I'll stick with cotton balls for now.

  2. I have not tried the Cutex brand, but I have tried a couple other brands, they didn't work well either. I have never heard of this website, but I went and signed up :)

    1. It's a weird site - they're all about the "giveaways" but they only have one or two a month. But Ever once and a while you get freebies and I don't say no to free :)

  3. I've tried other brands before and these things never work well :( They're so good in theory though.

  4. Cutex's regular remover works quite well... what a shame these didn't. Sometimes old school is the way to go! :)

  5. I tried some wipes from Julep that were nice in theory for a vacation if you don't want to haul the remover bottle with you, but they SUCK! They don't take the polish off at all!