If you did up your nails with polish that looked as sparkly as the July 4th sky this weekend, chances are you’ve still got some stubborn glitter pieces poking beneath your 9-to-5-worthy mani this AM. That’s because, as we all know, removing glitter polish is a major pain: It’s a way unglamorous process of scrubbing and chipping away at the specks until they give up their gilded grip. Unless you know how to avoid the headache with a hack fit for a Queen Bey (and her princess Blue).
The Beyoncé-approved beauty DIY leaves your glittery nail beds clear and clean in just five minutes — no elbow grease necessary. As the “Drunk in Love” singer shows on her website, the trick to pulling it off is aluminum foil. As for what’s going on underneath: Just soak cotton pads in nail polish remover and place it on each of your nails, then tightly wrap aluminum foil around each of your digits. Wiggle them off after five minutes and the glitter polish comes right off, leaving your nails perfectly primped for your next round of polish. In Beyoncé + Blue’s case an adorable matching red mani (cue the awwws).
So put your hands up if you’re trying this nail hack stat! What other nail polish tricks do you swear by — celeb approved or otherwise? Tell us in the comments below.