How bad do your nails look right now?? How much would you love to get a fresh manicure? If you are like me and you get dipped or gel manicures, then you need to learn how to take off the product because salons won’t be open for a while. It’s not as hard as you think. You probably have most of the products already in your home.

Scraping tool


  • Tinfoil- cut into 3 x 3-inch squares
  • Cotton
  • Nail file/buffer
  • Acetone (not regular nail polish)
  • cuticle pusher tool/wooden scraper
  • coconut oil (optional)


Wrap with Acetone soaked cotton and foil

Take your nail file and file off the shiny thin layer of your polish. Soak the cotton in acetone, the regular polish isn’t strong enough and will not work. Then, take pieces of the cotton and place them on top of each nail and then wrap each nail with the foil. Leave the foil on your nails for about 10-15 minutes. Take one of the foils off to see if the polish is coming off quickly. If the polish is staying on there, then soak another 5 minutes.

Take the cuticle pusher tool and scrape off the excess polish. If the polish is still not coming off quickly, then wrap the nails back up.

Scrape off polish

After you take all the polish off, buff the nails until they are smooth. Acetone will dry your nails out, so you need to moisturize. Lastly, put coconut oil in a bowl and soak all the nails for 3- 5 minutes.

Moisturize with coconut oil