Make Your Own Nail Polish Remover: Do It Yourself

by Sweta Tiwary on March 18, 2013 · 71 comments

Make Your Own Nail Polish Remover: Do It Yourself

Hello everyone,

Today, I am sharing an easy but fun DIY with you all. I hope you remember Rati’s review for Colorbar Ultimate Nail Enamel Remover and recently Fahveen’s Sally Hansen Nail Polish Remover.

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Both the removers are very different in packaging and in functionality than the normal nail polish remover we use with cotton. Somehow, this concept appealed to me so much and I decided to make one for me. It is really easy to make and is so fun to use, so here I am sharing with you how you can make one on your own.

These are the ingredients needed:

ingredients

  • Normal cleaning sponge.
  • Your favourite nail polish remover.
  • Hobby knife.
  • Clean container.

Step-by-Step Procedure:

Step 1: Cut the sponge as per your container size.

Step 2: On the top side of it, make a mark as shown in the picture with the help of a pen or pencil.

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Step 3: Now, using the hobby knife, cut in depth along the mark.

Step 4: Roll the sponge lengthwise to put it inside the container.

Step 5: Slowly rotate and insert the sponge inside the container.

Step 6: After inserting, it should look like this, the cut portion should be on top.

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Step 7:  Insert a pen/pencil in the cut opening and move it up and down to widen the gap and create a permanent one.

Step 8:  Finally, put your favourite nail polish remover liquid in the container from the opening created in sponge. Put it slowly, giving sponge time to absorb the liquid.

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That’s all your own nail polish remover is ready. This is so convenient to carry around and you don’t need to worry about carrying cottons along with the remover liquid. To do some beautification, you can put some sticker on the container and make it as funky as you please.

Now, let’s see how it works. Just dip your finger in the sponge from the opening and rotate it 2-3 times and voila your nails are clean.

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Super easy and fun to use, I am going to keep it with me in my bag whenever I travel and plan to make some for my sister and SIL also.

I hope you all like this DIY and will try it too :)

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{ 71 comments… read them below or add one }

mily jain March 18, 2013 at 1:05 pm

superb :)

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Thanks Mily :)

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aparajita March 18, 2013 at 1:06 pm

wow!!!!! amazing! :D can’t thank u enough for this! <3 :D

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Thanks Aparajita, do try this one :)

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Shilpa Shri March 18, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Great one.. Easy and fun :)

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Thanks Shilpa :)

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neha March 18, 2013 at 1:09 pm

very cool!
and ur nails are to die for!

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Thanks Neha !!

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prachi patwardhan March 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm

superb :) tooo goooodddddddddddd ;)

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Thanks Prachi :)

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Surabhi @ Womanatics March 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Sweta..

The BESTEST DIY ever! Loved it. Keep posting more of them.

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Thank you Surbhi ji :)

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Rama March 18, 2013 at 1:16 pm

good one.. :)

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Thanks Rama… try it out gal :)

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Thanks Anu…. :)
and your pet ate sponge, really… hehehe :)
buy one more, I got this big piece for just 10rs

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Sure Anu :)

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Esha March 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Way to go.. awesome DIY sweta.. :)

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Thanka Esha :)

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sahiba March 18, 2013 at 1:27 pm

woww… you have done an awesome job… :) i am definitely gonna do this…thanks.. :)

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Thanks Sahiba, do try it out :)

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Nidhi R March 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Awesome DIY Sweta

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Thanks Nidhi

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soundarya March 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Amazing sweta..so innovative..easy too:)

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Thanks Soundarya :)

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Ritika March 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm

That so cool.. such an easy peasy DIY :D

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Ritika March 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm

*Thats

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Thanks Ritika :)

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Try it out Ritika :)

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swats March 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Super creative girl :) ..loved it…till core :)

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm

thanks swats :) try it

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Amisha March 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Sweta, u r so inspiring..
May it be ethnic clothes, eye makeup tutorials or DIY’s, u always rock!!

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm

hey Amisha,
Thanks aton girls…. I am so happy that you like them :)

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Rashmita March 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm

hey this is cool….and can be refilled with remover as and when required….

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Very true Rashmita,
and when the sponge gets super dirty we can replace that too :) yeee

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TA March 18, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Superb, wud love make one ;)

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Sure TA, make one and tell us how u liked it :)

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jomol March 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Super Sweta, I will make one for myself :)

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Sure Jomol, I hope you will love it :)

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Melissa March 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm

super ..duper idea Sweta…grt going..sure gonna try this…cool idea.

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Thanks Melissa :)

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Shraddha March 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Hi… I have also made this one.. after seeing the super expensive Colorbar makeup remover which is based on the same concept.. the best part is that this is so travel friendly… i love it…

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Oh colour bar has makeup remover also like this…. thats lovely :)

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Shraddha March 18, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Yes.. they do.. ive seen it at Beauty Center in Mum abt 4-5 months bck… it was priced at approx Rs. 250+… I loved it then…but dint buy it coz I thght it was too expensive for a makeup remover.. I kept staring at it to find out the concept and the SA thought I was all mad luking at a simple makeup remover for soooo long… it was hilarious… little did she know I will try it out at home.. lol…

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Divya Bhatt March 18, 2013 at 3:57 pm

wow, i was thinking to buy colorbar nailpolish remover as it was easy to carry with you but that was bit costly now i don’t need to spend too much for nailpolish remover. thanks for such a useful post.

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 4:15 pm

glad you like it Divya… try this out :)

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Smita T March 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

That is such a smart idea ! :-) i’m going to try it !!

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Thanks Smita :)

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Smita T March 18, 2013 at 4:21 pm

I have a doubt thought, do you cut that ‘Y’ mark on the sponge.. on the length side, or breadth side or height side? I’m a li’l confused.

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm

it should cut in depthe. that is just put the knife on all 3 lines of Y mark one by one and make cut depth wise. your knife should showly go inside the sponge.
I hope I am clear now… :)

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Smita T March 19, 2013 at 10:12 am

yup, thanks :)

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Swati March 18, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Awesome DIY! Can’t wait to try this one out.. although can you tell me how long will this last? Won’t it go dry soon?

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 10:45 pm

it won’t go try soon swati as you will keep the cap closed. moreover sponge hepls the acetone evoparate slower…. and whenever it dries out jut pour some more acetone and you are good to go :)

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cherry blossom March 18, 2013 at 7:54 pm

what if it vl evaporate… ??

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 10:46 pm

if you will keep the cap open even the liquid nail polish remover evaporates cherry…. so till you keep the cap closed after use it will be fine…

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cherry blossom March 18, 2013 at 11:16 pm

yup dat i knw ummmm u r ryt :)

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gargi March 18, 2013 at 9:19 pm

:O :O awesome!!!!

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 10:48 pm

thanks gargi :)

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nupur March 18, 2013 at 10:43 pm

wowww rely creative haaan … ;)

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sweta March 18, 2013 at 10:48 pm

thanks Nupur… try it :)

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Geetanjali Bharali March 18, 2013 at 11:00 pm

easy to make, carry and use…great for someone like me who lazy around when it comes to removing nail polish…thanks much for such a brilliant idea!!

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sweta March 19, 2013 at 9:52 am

Thanks Geetanjali :)

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shrreya March 18, 2013 at 11:51 pm

damn cool!!!
and so pretty nails! :)

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sweta March 19, 2013 at 9:54 am

Thanks shrreya :)

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neetu lohani March 19, 2013 at 12:10 am

supeb shweta.. wt an idea sir jee.. :D supercool diy shweta.. am definitely making it abhi k abhi.. cant wait for dis easy nail polish remover wow.. kya dimaag h shweta awesome!

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sweta March 19, 2013 at 9:54 am

Thanks Neetu,
Hope you made it and liked it too :)

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Val Anne Bee March 19, 2013 at 10:24 am

i‘ll make one for myself too. :D great diy. love your post

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sweta March 19, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Thanks Val :)

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Pallavi March 19, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Awesome…..loved it….gonna try this now

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sweta March 21, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Yes pallavi try this out :)

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René March 22, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Cool!

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Sweta March 24, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Try it rene :)

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