- Acetone or polish remover (I use my own remover which just happens to be in a pure acetone bottle that is in this photo)
- Cotton or felt squares. Felt is a bit sturdier and what I always use for my polish removal. You can see how I make my felt pieces here...
- An orange stick or something sturdy and thin to wrap the felt around
- A cleanup brush. This is the same one I use for my manicure cleanup
- Remove the polish off the top of the nail as usual
- Wrap a piece of felt around an orange stick and place underneath the nail. Hold it there for a few seconds to dissolve the polish and then gently rub back and forth to remove the polish. Re-position the orange stick to a clean area on the felt (or take a new piece) and repeat as necessary.
- Optional: As you can see the nail is pretty much clean, but if there are some spots you can't get to with the orange stick, take a brush soaked in acetone and run along the underside of the nail.
All done! Nakie nails :)
Although there are a lot of photos here, it really is fairly easy to remove the polish under the nail. I might add it is much easier than removing glitter off the top of the nail ;)
When doing a Louboutin manicure, make sure to use a non-staining red polish. As you can imagine, it would be much trickier to remove if the polish stained the skin...
P.S. The green polish is Zoya Giovanna, the last thing I swatched last night. The red is OPI Danke-Shiny Red. Totally unintentional, but looks like a perfect Holiday Louboutin mani. I'll have to keep that in mind when December rolls around :)
Thanks for looking!