Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New Cutex Ultra Cleansing - Promises to 'Remove Stubborn Glitter AND Care for Your Nails' - Does It?

I know a lot of people struggle with glitter polish removal, personally it doesn't bother me in the slightest. Chances are that's because I'm usually too excited about the next polish to care about the approximate 4 minutes it takes to remove the glitter with my go to Cutex Moisture Guard remover. So colour me intrigued when I saw this sign for Cutex Ultra Cleansing Nail Polish Remover in Boots for €2.60. 

I wasn't long in waiting for an opportunity to put this Cutex through its paces as I'd been sporting Barry M's new Majesty (STUNNER BTW) so sat down and prepared to be wowed. Then... then... nothin'. It irks me to say this but Cutex Ultra Cleansing takes zippo from the Cutex Moisture Guard removal time. 

I usually use Boots double sided cotton pads OR Plenty kitchen roll to remove glitters so I used the cotton pads and truthfully, this took pretty much exactly the same amount of time to remove the polish, if not slightly longer. 

Granted there's the addition of Multi-Fruit Extract, Geen Tea Extract & Vitamin E to help nourish nails but I've used this remover four times now and it's made no difference to the appearance or condition of my nails or cuticles. 

Don't get me wrong, it's a pleasant remover, doesn't smell too offensive and does remove glitters with a bit of scrubbage - all that and it has a purse friendly price but if you're looking for a miracle remover for your glitters, I'm afraid Cutex Ultra Cleansing isn't it. Boo and Urns. 


Girlwiththeskew-earring said...

Lidl has a blue one in that funny "pump action" dispenser that is ACE! It even removes gel polishes in about 5 - 6 minutes (with the cottonwool pad & tinfoil method). Its my HG and my Rider sates I have to have 60 Bottles in my dressing room. Along with Dave Grohl.

Sue Jordan said...

I'm on it! Though Aaron might fight you for Dave Grohl :)

Eleanorjane said...

Ooh nuts! I'm getting back into glitter polishes and I am one of those who hates spending ages trying to remove that damn glitter. I've got Quickies nail polish remover pads and they're normally great, but it takes about 2 1/2 of them to remove glitter when it takes 1 for normal polish.