Hi lovelies! You know by now I’ve got a pretty healthy obsession with nails and nail care. I’ve been itching to try out Josie Maran’s nail wipes, but I couldn’t swallow paying $9 for a jar of 20 wipes when I can pick up store brand removers for less than $3 and that’s the larger bottle that lasts a month or two! I also didn’t know how I’d like a wipe and how well they would work. On Black Friday Sephora had a bunch of deals that I scooped up, and one of them was a full size jar of 20 wipes and tube of Josie Maran Whipped Argon Oil Intensive Hand Creme in Vanilla Apricot (review coming soon!) for $10! This was the perfect time for me to try both and for a dollar more than buying a jar of wipes, I get a nice sized (1 fl. oz.) lotion that I’ve also wanted to try.
What it is-Multitasking nail wipes formulated to remove nail polish, repair dry cuticles, and promote healthy nails.
What it does-These portable three-in-one nail wipes remove nail polish, repair dry cuticles, and promote healthy nails—naturally. Acetone free and grapefruit-scented, Bear Naked Nail Wipes are infused with organic Argan oil to moisturize cuticles and support nail growth.
Thoughts: The wipes are quite thin but effective. There is NO chemical smell at all, and its a subtle grapefruit scent that is lovely. You can remove a manicure with 1-2 wipes for both hands depending on the color and how well it removes the polish. There is an oily residue left behind that I just massage into the nail and cuticle. After about 10 minutes you can’t even tell it was there.
Demo: In my pictures, I wanted to show you how effective it could be. I chose demo this on a bright red polish that I had used 2 coats on and a base coat. I’ve realized after using these a few times that if you place the wipe on the nail and let it sit & soak for about 10-20 seconds you get a much better result. I did use these with glitter already and it was a challenge as the glitter ripped and tore the wipes – for glitter polishes, I’d use something else because it’ll take multiple wipes.
Bottom Line: I like this product but I’m still on the fence because it seems expensive. I think it’ll be great for travel if you plan on changing your nails while on a trip and they are carry on friendly. However if you use 2 for a darker polish this will last you for about 10 manicures, or if you limit to 1 a manicure, it will last 20 so it depends on how often you change your polish, typically, I do weekly so this would last 2-4 months.
Have you tried these? What did you think? I’ve also heard that Walgreens (I think) has their own version of these at a fraction of the price but I haven’t tried them.
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