Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars
I used this product for the first time 3 days ago and it worked as is should. The instructions were easy to follow but I had also seen a few tutorials on YouTube which simplified the process even more.
Make sure you're are doing this process over your sink because it will leak a bit while appyling the foil on your fingers. I started with the application on my left hand (I'm right handed) with the exception of my thumb to simplify the application of the foil on my right hand, then did my right hand and thumbs. I left the foil on for 15 minutes and once I removed the foil the polish just came right off. I only had to use the orange wooden stick on one finger but it was very minor.
I did try this process once again that same night because I wanted to re-do my nails because I was eperimenting with "art" and didn't care for the end result but the second time around I used regular foil and a cotton ball and I found that using my own foil and cotton ball was easier to use and apply...it also had a better grip on my finger nails so I didn't have the fear of the foil falling off.
Either way I think the product works well and its a good starter kit. Next time I'm going to stick to just purchasing the Erase gel nail polish remover bottle and use my own foil and cotton balls.
Kit included foils with cotton squares attached so when adding the acetone made it a wet mess. The foil was then hard to wrap. It would be better to get acetone, cotton balls and foil.
Amy from Earth
I soaked my nails for more than 40 minutes and still had to dry pick the polish off and half of my nails with it. Very disappointing for a kit that advertises easy removal in 10-15 minutes.
QTPie524 from Chicago, IL
Just go to the salon. This was a waste of money. I did it twice and the no chip nail polish is still on my nails. Ugh.
Sandi from Cleveland OH
This product did not work….I was very disappointed
Jasmine from Smyrna, GA
This was easy to use however it did not work as well as I had hoped. The gel nail polish was still very difficult and hard to remove, I had to use force when scraping and ended up just using the included nail file.
Missy from Kansas City MO
This product does not work!!!
DenisseD from San Diego Ca
It is definitely a product that I would not buy again. It does not work! Don't waste your money.
The pieces of paper that it brings don't stick to your fingers and logically. The product does not do its job
Corbinia from NC
My nail gal wasn't able to get me in for a removal and my gels were a little over 2 weeks old and starting to annoy me. I wandered into Ulta and found this kit. It worked great. I don't know if this helped or not but I have plastic clips I use over my nails to hold the foil and remover in place. It took 10 min for most of my nails and I had to keep it on another couple min for a few, just like at the salon.
SR from atlanta, ga
-The buffing block is poor quality and does a horrible job of removing the shiny coat
-The aluminum foil pieces are great in theory but do not stay on the finger
-I had on the cotton soaked aluminum pads on for 30 minutes and still required use of the orange sticks to push off gel on every finger. The acetone only lightly softened the gel polish (unclear if this is due to poor quality or poor contact given the poorly fitting aluminum foil). The end result was partial removal with remnants. Additional soaking for another 30 minutes did not help
-frustrating product I do not recommend
Lilly fa lilly from Indiana
This box is so east to use and the polish comes right off. Just soak the pad, not dripping wet. fold the foil over the nail and wait exactly 15 minutes. Take the stick and use the slanted end and push the color off and buff. Wallah!!!
Julie from 2335
This kit works so I will rate it at 5 stars.
However, it takes time and effort to remove the gel.
Used it to remove gel from a pedicure. I had to leave the foils on for at least 20-30 minutes because the recommended 10-15 minutes wasn't long enough. Then I had to keep reapplying the remover and using the stick to get the last parts of gel off and then buff the nails down. Took me a little over an hour to remove all of the gel.
This is a good alternative if you don't feel like going to nail salon to get gel removed but just be aware, it's not a quick removal process, at least it wasn't for me.
Nicole from Memphis
This product worked well for me but you have to do some prep work. I first buffed off that top shiny layer then applied the soaked foil. I did one hand at a time and even applied a warm towel on top of the foil to speed up the process.
Steph from Allentown, PA
This kit is amazing! I definitely recommend using the blue alcohol at the end to get rid of that sticky feeling! I love saving the money that I would normally spend at the salon!!
Steph from Houston,tx
It's an awesome kit, has everything I need
Allison from Indiana
This was absolutely terrible. It took three applications, all the foils plus more of my own, and an hour and a half to remove my polish. I would never recommend this product to anyone as it is a waste of money.
Sheila from Austin, TX
Followed instructions to the letter but the solution barely softened the gel polish. Tried multiple times to no avail. Waste of money and time. Should have just gone to the salon to have them remove the polish.
Jb from Whatcom County, WA
I liked not having to go to a salon, but it did take a lot longer. Because of the problems mention above, I had to redo it twice. Maybe it would work better to use pure acetone instead of the solution provided.
jessallie from Elk Grove, CA
I wore these for at least a half and hour and polish would not budge at all. Left is on a little longer and only had mild success. Trying to scrape off the polish probably did excess damage to nails. Probably better using your own 100% acetone cotton balls and foil.
Not a Make Up Pro from Chicago
I bought this for a no chip removal and it was just as effective as cotton balls, acetone and foil. It did not remove the polish in 15-20 minutes. I ended up leaving it on for 45 minutes and I still had to scrape it all off and some was left behind, so I had to soak a second time.
Deb from Bethel ct
Purchased the remover kit and the starter set-remover kit did not take off anything needed to get regular nail polish remover- as for the starter kit all worked well till the top coat - turned orange and white sticky lumps to the pink polish- both are going back ASAP
Amy from Plymouth, Mi.
This product didn't take off the gel nail polish. I had to put it on my nails three times. After the third time, I ended up soak my nails with regular nails polish that had acetone in it. The nail polish remover worked better than the kit.
Tracys1221 from NN
I attempted to use this horrible product and all it did was ruin my nails!
Oksana from Canton,OH
The instructions say leave the gel on for 10-20 minutes but I leave the foil on anywhere from 30-40 I order for an easier removal!
Karen from Woodhaven
Worked well, and easy
Gommi Ann from Milwaukee, WI
Wanted to give this a try. Did not give enough detail and it was horribly lumpy and then I found I needed something special to remove it. Should have said on the box that it wasn't included!
LizDarakorn from Northridge, ca
I have used the foil and cotton ball but they didn't seem to work as this product did. I would do one hand at a time and leave it for 15 minutes and the nail polish came of easily when I scraped it off as instructed on the directions. I am sold!