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Cutex One-Step Pads (Regular)

This is a very good example of having one thing in mind then using a product and having to change your plan. When I purchased these nail polish remover pads I had every intention of comparing them to a more expensive version. Then I finally got around to using them and realised that wouldn't have been a fair comparison at all so here we are...

Individually packed nail polish remover pads; something I wish I invented. "These portable and convenient felt pads allow you to remove nail polish whenever and wherever you desire". Brilliant.

Cutex also says: "Cutex Nail Polish Remover Pads offer a handy way to quickly remove polish and condition nails and cuticles in one easy step. Our patented formula is specially designed to remove polish faster than any other brand, and features an exclusive combination of ingredients that will help strengthen and nourish your nails while moisturizing and softening your cuticles at the same time.

Since Cutex pads are bigger and thicker than ordinary pads, they make polish removal a snap—whether you’re at home or on the go. Each felt pad is saturated with your choice of the best non-acetone nail polish remover or acetone nail polish remover available. A single pad removes polish from ten nails, fingers or toes—even dark and hard-to-remove colors.

Cutex Nail Polish Remover Pads are available in boxes of ten or three individually wrapped pads. They're perfect for travel, too. Get them in regular formula for natural nails or non-acetone formula for both natural and artificial nails. Also available in advanced formula, which combines botanical oils with Cutex’s patented remover formula that strengthens and nourishes nails after just one use.


How to use: Simply tear open the packet, remove the pad and wipe nails clean. One pad will quickly clean ten nails—fingers or toes. Just open and wipe!"

Cutex One-Step Pads (Regular) - www.modenmakeup.com

I purchased these in iMart, The Walk ($11.95) but I've also seen them in Beauty Exchange for $12.

Cutex One-Step Pads display - www.modenmakeup.com
As seen in iMart, The Walk.

Cutex One-Step Pads display - www.modenmakeup.com
Cutex One-Step Pads display - www.modenmakeup.com
As seen in Beauty Exchange, St. Michael's Row

One pad will most definitely not clean ten nails but that might only be for the acetone version.

Cutex One-Step Pads (Regular) - www.modenmakeup.com

The size of the pad is great and the material is superior. Only recently I heard Phoebe Moon say she cuts up felt to use in combination with polish remover in between manicures. Now I see why; the thick, mildly abrasive nature of the material makes polish removal so easy.

So why don't these live up to the one pad per use claim? Acetone evaporation. From the time you rip open that foil lined package you probably can do four nails; less if it's a darker polish. The only way to use just one of these at a time is to...you guessed it, use it in combination with your regular nail polish remover.

I'm not sure if I would repurchase these cause the price is great but if I was thinking about travelling with them I might use three in one go. Since they're only 10 pads per pack I'm not sure how cost effective that would be long term. Most definitely I'm going to buy some felt though. Imagine how easy that would take off glitter polish?

Ingredients:

REGULAR FORMULA

Acetone, Propylene Carbonate, Aqua/Water, Dimethyl Glutarate, Dimethyl Adipate, Dimethyl Succinate, Glycerin, Fragrance, Denatonium Benzoate, Gelatin, FD&C Yellow 11.


NON-ACETONE FORMULA

Methyl Acetate, Aqua/Water, Butoxydiglycol, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethyl Glutarate, Dimethyl Adipate, Dimethyl Succinate, Fragrance, Glycerin, Denatonium Benzoate, Gelatin.


ADVANCED FORMULA

Acetone, Deionized Water, Perilla Seed Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Fragrance, Denatonium Benzoate. Patent #8,486,378

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