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Free Nail Varnish Remover!

Last week Agim Salon touched on the subject of nail art which of course can require the use of nail varnish. It is then perhaps prudent that we now tell you how to remove it without the use of a branded nail varnish remover!

First of all let’s state what nail varnish remover is. Basically it is an Acetone based fluid that will remove nail varnish or polish effortlessly. There are some removers that are based on Ethyl Acetate that do the same job. These products are readily available and highly popular for their convenience but if you have a little time to spare and an already stretched budget you have the option use other products that may already be in your home.

One particular product has a wide variety of uses in the home, such as making an excellent window cleaner, and that product in vinegar. A natural and acidic substance that is capable of breaking down the nail varnish, making it possible to simply wipe it off. All you need to do is add a little vinegar to a small bowl, add some orange, lime or lemon (all citric fruits) and mix together. Dip a cotton ball or cotton bud (the sort you use to remove wax from your ears) and wipe it on to your nails. It is not likely to be an instant removal as it takes a little time to break down the varnish and you may need to add a little more of the mixture to completely remove all traces. If after a few attempts a little stubborn varnish remains then a gentle scrape the nail which should remove the last little bits of varnish.

It really is that simple and arguable no harder than using a shop bought product.

Please visit our Agim Salon blog again next week where offer more beauty tips and ideas.

Feel free to contact us about anything beauty related, we are only too happy to assist.

Got time on your hands? Get painting!

Nail Art is nothing new but equally is not that commonplace either, normally reserved for party or special occasions, it is a branch of beauty that has not fully caught on by the masses. Agim Salon is going to have a look at nail art this week and if it is your scene or are thinking about trying it out, we will maybe offer a little inspiration.

Nail varnish and colorings have been available for decades so the act of applying a liquid to your finger or toe nails is probably nothing new but have you been adventurous enough to do more than simply apply an even coat of a single color?

From a basic two color pattern to the more exotic patterns, nail art opens the door to nearly endless possibilities with the colors available; the other essential ingredients are your imagination and a few basic tools.

Obviously you need to have a base coating on the nails, whichever color you want but ideally something that contrasts well with the color(s) you intend to use for the artwork.

To create relatively simple designs as shown above you can use a small dotting tool, needle, spotter brush or even a toothpick. Try to avoid overloading whichever tool you use as it is easier to build up than to remove everything and start over.

Creating more complex designs (as shown below) is certainly not for the novice but with patience and practice you could become quite proficient, perhaps good enough to offer your services to friends, family or anyone else with a passion for stunning looking nails

Even from this small sample of designs it is obvious there is no limit to what creations are possible.

If you do not have the time or patience to create exciting designs for yourself, or your nails are not long enough, you can still have incredible looking nails as acrylic nails or artificial nail extensions are readily available hosting a multitude of designs and colors.