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ELF Nail Polish Remover Pads & Nail Polish Review + Swatches
Hello everyone! This is my first post/review on IMBB! 😀 I was browsing through the reviews and noticed that there are only 2 reviews on ELF products. One thing about ELF’s products is that they are really hit or miss. Some products are truly terrible and can only be worth a dollar. However, other products are true gems – quite fabulous products, actually! I wanted to share my thoughts on one of their products, which I consider my HG (holy grail) nail products: ELF Nail Polish Remover Pads! Here is what ELF has to say about them: These convenient pads quickly and easily remove nail polish without the mess associated with bottled remover. Citrus scent and gentle formula leave nails fresh and soft.
Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Hexyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol (Image from www.eyeslipsface.in) I cannot agree more with the product description. These pads really do live up to their claims!
What I like about ELF Nail Polish Remover Pads:
- Great price for 18 pads
- I have been able to use 1 pad to remove nail polish off all 10 fingers
- Does have a “fresh citrus scent,” not so chemically like most polish removers
- Effectively removes polish quickly and easily
- A few rubs or leaving the pad on nail for a bit easily removes the polish
- No messy liquid to deal with
- Leaves nails clean and looking nourished
What I didn’t like about ELF Nail Polish Remover Pads:
- Can get your hands sticky after awhile. Just wash your hands after!
I also happen to LOVE ELF’s nail polishes. Although I buy my polishes from the ELF USA website (I live in Hawaii) and not all the shades are the same as available on the ELF India website, I find that all the ELF polishes I own are very, very good for only $1. The formulation, drying time, and lasting time are fabulous!
Here is what ELF has to say about them: This color-lock formula with chip resistant shield gives long lasting nail color with high shine. The aerodynamic bristle design glides color on flawlessly, while the quick dry formula gives perfect application every time. Key nutrients give nails that natural shine, infused with Vitamin E for stronger, healthier nails.
Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Nitrocellulose, Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/Glycols Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Iron Oxides(CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Red No.6 Lake (CI 15850), Red No.27 Lake (CI 45410), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090) What I like about ELF Nail Paints:
- Great price and quality
- Variety of shades to choose from
- Applies smoothly
- Opaque color after usually 2 coats
- Dries quickly
- Smooth coverage
- Glossy shine
- Lasts on me at least a week without chipping
What I didn’t like about ELF Nail paints:
- Sometimes the cap doesn’t screw on to be aligned with the bottle
- The cap (the “handle” of the brush) is kind of short and since it’s square and wide; it’s not as easy to handle and maneuver as a thin, cylindrical shape cap like most nail polishes
Desert Haze : A very pale beige-tan shade.
Blush : A metallic rosy copper shade.
Moonlight : A metallic pearl white shade.
Lilac : A soft light lilac shade.
Mint Cream : A pastel turquoise shade.
Royal Purple : A deep, slightly metallic dark purple shade
Mango Madness : A bright orangey-coral shade
So overall, I think these polishes are worth the price! The formulation is smooth and easy to apply; not too thick but not too liquid either. Drying time is relatively quick and I’ve had these polishes last on me at least a week before chipping. They are also quite shiny and glossy without a top coat (except for Blush and Moonlight).
I also noticed that when I am on the ELF India website and looking at the nail polish page, the image of the polish does not show up when you select the color you want. I’m not sure if it’s just me who can’t see them? But I wanted to show some pictures of what those polishes look like just in case they really aren’t showing up: Clear, White Nude, Light Pink
Pearl Pink, Champagne
Bubblegum Pink, Fluorescent Pink
So, I hope this post was helpful and puts the ELF brand in a better light. 🙂 Again, ELF is VERY hit or miss but some of their products are really great! If anyone is interested in more ELF reviews, I will be more than happy to write them! I’ve tried many of ELF’s products from the $1 and Studio line that are also available on the ELF India website!