The 12 Days of Christmas: The Mini Fingernail Polish Remover

The mini fingernail polish remover.

The mini fingernail polish remover.

I am very excited to bring to you the second annual 12 Days of Christmas. This project began last year as a last-minute gift idea guide and because it was so successful it started this very blog you are reading now! I will feature 12 different holiday gift ideas and/or recipes with instructions. I hope you enjoy them and are inspired. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Hannah and Harley.

I’ve said it before and I will say it again: I’m a practical kind of girl. This next idea is a nice alternative to a very practical product: fingernail polish remover. It is what it is. It’s tough, sturdy, and removes. There’s nothing pretty about the product itself so it’s always nice to find a way to “pretty up” an item like this.

Here’s What You Need:

  • small containers (like those 2 ounce jelly samples)
  • acetone
  • sponges in varying colors (if you so choose)

Here’s What You Do:

  • Cut the sponges in half length wise and roll one half into the other
  • Place the sponge into the container and let settle and spread out a little bit. You may have to try it a few times, but you want to be able to get your finger between the sponges easily enough.
  • Slowly pour the acetone into the container. You will want to let the sponge soak up as much as possible without overfilling it. Better to be safe and slow on this one rather than risk spilling it everywhere.
  • Place the lid on the container securely.

A few tips:

  • This product is very much re-usable, but there are people who are germ-o-phobes and may not find the re-useable aspect very appealing. I suggest knowing your audience. You could always suggest they simply use a cotton ball instead of sticking their fingers in the container.
  • It will be very handy for those people who change their polish often.
  • Don’t use it if you have an open cut on your fingers. If you must remove some fingernail polish, use a cotton ball.

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