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Nail Polish Remover that doesn't smell so bad/strong?

Started 1345210689.31 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1345507085.247 by Orchids4me

Hi,

I'm looking for a nail polish remover that doesn't smell so strong. The one I'm using gives me a headache and you can smell it for 2 days in my bathroom! Is there such a thing? A polish remover that doesn't smell so strong?

Thanks!

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Kathleen1345210813.32312882 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

How much remover to you use? I just put a bit on two cotton balls and then close the bottle. I never noticed any smell.

Clover291345210986.99310465 PostsRegistered 1/19/2008

I find pure acetone is a strong smell right out of the bottle compared to regular polish remover (it can make your eyes sting if you hold it close to your face) but the smell doesn't linger at all.

Iwantcoffee1345211096.452684 PostsRegistered 11/28/2006

I hope someone can offer a suggestion. This is one reason I don't wear polish, I cannot tolerate the smell of polish and remover.

bella-luna1345211609.1772538 PostsRegistered 2/4/2007TN

Zoya Remove+ or butter LONDON's Powder Room. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

nantucket ­shore1345212560.135610 PostsRegistered 10/14/2007
On 8/17/2012 bella-luna said:

Zoya Remove+ or butter LONDON's Powder Room. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}


I agree with Zoya remove...actually it's quite pleasant and does the job well...easy to use and no spills.

Never used Butter London's so I can't comment on that one.

lilypad31345214311.98961 PostsRegistered 5/17/2005

Butter London's powder room. Still smells, but not at much and I think it is acetone free.

Teapot1345218943.11995 PostsRegistered 7/31/2006

I use Essie's Naturally Clean and it doesn't have much of a smell. I also toss the cotton pads in a plastic bag and put it in the trash outside right away or if the weather is bad I'll put it in the garage until I can get rid of it.

LovemyBE1345219376.8925382 PostsRegistered 7/11/2008

I use the pre-soaked nail polish remover wipes. No real strong smell. Once I'm done, I wash my nails/hands with hand soap to get rid of any residue.

Walmart sells some off the wall brand in a no spill bottle. I've tried the Vanilla scent and it's really nice smelling. Only about $2 a bottle, which lasts forever.

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a cook1345248295.4972016 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

My favorite is the deborah lippmann one but I usually don't have it and I always have those little mini bottles of zoya remove. I tried the butter london once and hated it. It smelled like chemical death to me (sorry if you like it).

pjoy1345250019.111571 PostsRegistered 7/27/2005

Zoya? Really? That stuff wreaked havock on my natural nails. I love Butter London, but it's not cheap. It's does a GREAT job of removing glitter polish though.

SnowKita1345252586.4031586 PostsRegistered 9/3/2008"This champagne shore washing over me, It's a sweet sweet life living by the salty sea..."
On 8/17/2012 Teapot said:

I use Essie's Naturally Clean and it doesn't have much of a smell. I also toss the cotton pads in a plastic bag and put it in the trash outside right away or if the weather is bad I'll put it in the garage until I can get rid of it.


Hi Teapot.

If you just rinse the cotton balls with water when you are done, they will not smell in the trash. Saves the use of a plastic bag. -btw, I am super scent-sensitive.

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colliemom31345253380.915930 PostsRegistered 9/7/2010

Thanks for the recs. I can't stand the smell of remover either.

nantucket ­shore1345346313.1475610 PostsRegistered 10/14/2007
On 8/17/2012 pjoy said:

Zoya? Really? That stuff wreaked havock on my natural nails. I love Butter London, but it's not cheap. It's does a GREAT job of removing glitter polish though.


I've been using Zoya lately and I "used" to have rock hard nails, then one broke, I repaired but I noticed they got "soft like" and I had to cut them down......I thought "what changed?" and never a thought it could be the change to the nail polish remover..that wasn't even in my thought process.

Now I'm practically starting from scratch again but thanks for possibly targeting my problem.

helping11345346725.2531390 PostsRegistered 7/18/2010

I've used Cutex (blue) polish remover which is supposed to have vitamin E among other "nourishing proteins," and it doesn't have as offensive a smell. Please still do use it in a well-ventilated room though as it's chemicals.

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a cook1345390730.12016 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011
On 8/18/2012 nantucket shore said:
On 8/17/2012 pjoy said:

Zoya? Really? That stuff wreaked havock on my natural nails. I love Butter London, but it's not cheap. It's does a GREAT job of removing glitter polish though.


I've been using Zoya lately and I "used" to have rock hard nails, then one broke, I repaired but I noticed they got "soft like" and I had to cut them down......I thought "what changed?" and never a thought it could be the change to the nail polish remover..that wasn't even in my thought process.

Now I'm practically starting from scratch again but thanks for possibly targeting my problem.

I agree with this. I do use it though, because I have so many of the little bottles that came free with orders. But I think it makes my nails peel. I like the deborah lippmann remover best but it is really expensive.

vw vixen1345434418.223477 PostsRegistered 9/4/2008Arizona
I just started using a bottle of Nailtiques that I bought a while back at Ulta. It doesn't smell nearly as bad as some others I've tried. Plus it didn't make my skin all dried out after using it.

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HangingTen1345434580.73126 PostsRegistered 8/30/2008
I'm a fan of the TIPS polish remover.

nantucket ­shore1345435088.8575610 PostsRegistered 10/14/2007
On 8/19/2012 a cook said:
On 8/18/2012 nantucket shore said:
On 8/17/2012 pjoy said:

Zoya? Really? That stuff wreaked havock on my natural nails. I love Butter London, but it's not cheap. It's does a GREAT job of removing glitter polish though.


I've been using Zoya lately and I "used" to have rock hard nails, then one broke, I repaired but I noticed they got "soft like" and I had to cut them down......I thought "what changed?" and never a thought it could be the change to the nail polish remover..that wasn't even in my thought process.

Now I'm practically starting from scratch again but thanks for possibly targeting my problem.

I agree with this. I do use it though, because I have so many of the little bottles that came free with orders. But I think it makes my nails peel. I like the deborah lippmann remover best but it is really expensive.

This is just bizarre, found 2 other women (maybe more) experiencing the same issues I've been having using the same product...now I know definitely what it is and will toss.

KatCat11345435091.89716941 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

Equaline Lemon at Walgreens. The lemon cuts the smell. You don't really smell lemon but it does cut that strong smell.

D Oro1345451592.764069 PostsRegistered 2/17/2011Knock Knock, USA
Once Removed Nail Polish Remover & Treatment. It smells like baby powder. Easy and efficient. It's a small bottle, but it lasts a long time.

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
-- Coco Chanel

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D Oro1345451728.14069 PostsRegistered 2/17/2011Knock Knock, USA
Sorry. I just checked and can't find it anywhere.

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
-- Coco Chanel

Life is too short to spend hoping that a perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart.---Kevin Aucoin

Vamp1345465638.25311331 PostsRegistered 3/9/2007

Butter London's Powder Room smells like baby powder, but it's expensive.

Coincidentally, I just learned this weekend from my chemist husband the reason acetone works so well is that nail polishes have acetone in them. I was like, WHAT?!? You lie! So I looked it up, and it's true. When you polish your nails, as they dry, the acetone evaporates. Hence, when you need to remove your polish, acetone sort of "rehydrates" the polish to a liquid form so you can wipe it off. Like dissolves like in the world of solvients. And now you know.Wink

misspammie1345465816.7212350 PostsRegistered 3/14/2010now in Virginia

Vamp, how interesting?!?!? Boy what one learns on here. !!!!!!

"jus' sanwiches and milk"

Orchids4me1345507085.1571154 PostsRegistered 2/5/2008VA and CA

Inexpensive - lemon scented Cutex or CVS brand. It is lightly lemon scented.

Expensive - Deborah Lippmann.

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