When the Kure Bazaar Natural Nail Polish Remover arrived, my immediate thought was that it wouldn’t work. No chemicals? But you need chemicals to get polish off, surely? I know everything is a chemical one way or another but I’m using the word here to distinguish between non-naturally derived solvents and naturally derived solvents. And, that’s the key point with this remover – it IS solvent based, but the solvents come from wheat, corn and cane sugar, so there’s no acetone or ethyl acetate in the mix.
I picked out a couple of shades from their summer range, Jade and Nude and I’ve been wearing Jade most of the week.
I used a top coat (Revlon, I think) on one hand, and no top coat on the other hand. When it comes to using the remover, there’s definitely a difference in ease of removal between the top-coated nails and the ones with just Kure Bazaar polish on them. On the Kure Bazaar polish (Kure polishes are, like the remover, fuelled with naturals – wheat and corn) it whipped it off in no time, and on the the top coated nails, it required a bit more effort. Once the remover got properly soaked on the nail, my varnish came off well but initially it was a smooth rub, like polishing a table.
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Although Kure Bazaar Natural Nail Polish Remover promises that you won’t get a whitened effect from removal, I felt that I did. The key point about using a natural polish remover (even at £30!) is that rather than strip the nail, it is more likely to actively nourish. The rose version has rosehip oil and rose extracts. It does smell slightly solvent-y, but it’s nowhere near a ‘normal’ remover and while it didn’t make my nails feel nourished exactly, it does leave an oily residue that doesn’t make them feel dry.
I think if you’re keen to explore more natural alternatives when it comes to nails, and there really aren’t many, Kure Bazaar Natural Nail Polish Remover is worth looking into. It is expensive though for 250ml. You can find it HERE.
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