I’m always trying different nail polish removers, from Chanel right through to pure acetone, and despite any naysayers, there certainly is a difference from one to another. I rather like Sally Hansen Strengthening Polish Remover and pure acetone for dark colours that regular polish removers struggle to really clear away. But, I’ve just discovered Deborah Lippmann’s Stripper remover. It’s definitely a cut above the rest – mind you, I would expect it to be at £18 a bottle. It’s scented with lavender which doesn’t quite cover the usual polish remover smell but adds an interest factor in what has to be one of the most tedious beauty chores! What I love about it though is that a) it whips off any colour polish in an exceptional way, b) it leaves nails feeling almost buffed and incredibly moisturised – there is no dryness whatsoever. It’s a bit of revelation that a remover can behave in this way – it contains acetone – obviously, and then Aloe Vera Extract, Glycerin and Lavender essential oil plus an artificial fragrance. The Stripper is definitely worth a splash out – and look out for the Stripper To Go Finger Mitts (not on-line) – a finger size ‘sock’ soaked in Stripper in individually wrapped packs. One mitt really does deal with ten fingers – I’ve tried it. Find it at House of Fraser.

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