I bought this a few days ago more in hope than expectation because I’m so fed up of the hell of removing glitter nail polish. It is a REVELATION! The answer to everything! You add two coats of the base and then add on your glitter polish. I used one of the lovely Isadora Holographic Nails (in Rocky Ruby) to put Revolution to the test.
Using two coats of Rocky Ruby, which has large, small and medium chunks of glitter in it, I left it to fully set for the day. The Picture Polish (who make Revolution) say that it’s best used in conjunction with Picture Polish Products (HERE) but following their instructions to soak a cotton pad with polish remover, flatten it over the nail and wait for a few moments (literally, that’s all it is) you can then just slide away the glitter. It’s the best thing I’ve ever found and I really hope that any bigger brands looking to do the same remember the words collaboration, not copying. Picture Polish is a small brand from Australia, and seemingly the first one to come up with a formulation to remove glitter polish that actually works. I’m in awe!
The good news is that Picture Polish will ship (HERE) but obviously it’s not cheap to do it that way (one bottle of Revolution is about £10 but there is a minimum order of two bottles). There seems to be only one UK stockist, Sallymagpies.co.uk but they are currently out of stock – keep checking back HERE.
I also tried the Isadora Peel Off base – it’s a totally different thing to Revolution and based on the old PVA glue trick so you can peel away the polish. You do need to add a precise layer which takes some time to dry fully (it needs to go clear), but in an emergency I’d rather peel off quickly than soak off for hours. I’d have to say, it didn’t come off in one smooth layer for me so there was a bit of scraping as well.. but you know, it’s off! Once again, not easy to get hold of Isadora here in the UK but you can track it down on-line.
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Very interesting, the peel off undercoat sounds like a great idea, did it last long?
Cornelia – Ineffable Beauty
Essence do a peel off base coat as well. Also people have used PVA glue as a peel off base coat, which is great if you can’t get your hands on any of the alternatives 🙂
I got so excited when I heard you talking about this on your 2014 predicions vid, and I can’t believe it’s here already! I just put Christmas glitter varnish on today, and I used two coats of normal base coat, already preparing for the hell that it will be to take off. I will defo be waiting for the UK supplier to have more in stock with baited breath. The peel off formula looks good to in a pinch – I just worry it would peel off and chip oddly. I’m not sure if this is the case. Thanks for more gorgeous gems – will be following you through to 2014 for your beauty wisdom for sure 😀
Glad you got it and like it! 🙂 Picture POlish is also available from a number of international retailers like Llarowe, Norway Nails and Harlow & Co, and they all ship to the UK quite reasonably.
Finally got my hands on a bottle of this from Sally’s Magpies and it’s amazing.
I’d just about stopped wearing glitter nail polish as it took so long to remove.
Thanks so much for the heads up on this one I think I’m going to have sparkly nails all the time now.