Whether you have a chipped or outgrown Shellac or Gelish manicure, you don’t have to go to the salon to have it removed. One of the benefits of these soak-off gel manicures is that the polish can be soaked off, rather than filed from your nail. This is safer for your natural nails, and means that you don’t have to go make an appointment at the salon or buy the brand’s special remover products which can be costly.
To mimic the Shellac remover wraps, all you need is pure acetone (sold at Sally Beauty), cotton balls, and aluminum foil. This process is safer than dipping your fingers in a bowl of acetone since you are targeting the nail rather than your finger’s skin.
Here’s a step-by-step video of how to remove soak-off gels at home using this process: