Review: Deborah Lippmann Stripper To Go Polish Remover Finger Mitts
I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things after the end of the Black & White Challenge, and I’ve got some exciting stuff coming up! I’ve got a TON of NerdLacquer and Dollish Polish spam for you all once I get around to editing my photos that have been sitting in my ‘To-Be-Blogged” bin for ages. Plus some new things from Glitter Gal that I posted sneak peeks of on Instagram and Facebook. Annnnnnd I’ve got my 1 Year Blogiversary coming up on Sunday!!! Haven’t decided what I want to do for that day yet, but stay tuned!
Today I’ve got a review for you on a product us lacquerheads all rely on pretty heavily, nail polish remover! I was contacted by NailPolishCanada a while back who asked if I wanted to review the Deborah Lippmann Stripper To Go polish remover finger mitts. The idea of on-the-go travel sized nail polish remover seemed great so I decided to give it a shot. ^_^
Deborah Lippmann Stripper To Go Polish Remover Finger Mitts
First off, I’m gonna apologize for the crappy lighting on these first 2 pictures. Not sure why they look pinkish but I blame it on my previous lighting set up. ANYWAY, each of the Stripper To Go polish remover mitts come the little blue packages that you see above.
I like that the packets are thin and easy to carry in your purse or pack away into a suitcase for extended trips. Each packet contains one individual mitt.
You can see the list of ingredients displayed on the back of the packaging. The next two ingredients after the acetone are aloe vera extract and glycerin, so I knew straight away that the remover pads would be moisturizing.
The package says that one mitt can be used to clean all 10 fingers, so I decided to test it on my nemesis: glitter nail polish.
Now I’m not sure why I was expecting a full sized “mitt” to cover all five fingers on your hand, but that’s not the case. And that’s probably a derp on my end and me being a space cadet. What you actually get in each packet is one finger mitt that theoretically can be used to clean all 10 fingers. I found that if you’re trying to remove a densely packed glitter like Deborah Lippmann’s Mermaid’s Dream, one mitt as you see it in this picture isn’t gonna cut it. Just using the mitt to rub off the polish I think I got about 2 fingers in before the mitt was filled with glitter flecks.
*HOWEVER, if you take this same mitt and cut it into 10 pieces that cover each nail you can use the “foil method for glitter removal”. I did this with one of the Stripper To Go mitts and the polish came off easy as pie and left my nails super moisturized with a light lavender scent.
I did use several of the mitts for removing other polish finish types and 1 mitt did prove to be sufficient for cremes, jellies, foils, etc. ^_^
Overall I liked the Stripper To Go polish remover mitts. While most of the time I can use my pads and remover at home, this product is really nice to have on hand for traveling on vacation or any other instance where you can’t really carry a nail polish bottle and cotton pads with you.
The lavender scent is noticeable but not unbearable, it’s actually quite pleasant! And this is coming from the girl who usually hates floral scents. And other than having to use the foil method for tough glitters, these remover pads really do their job of efficiently removing your nail polish while moisturizing your digits.
I think the price point is a little high though. You get 6 mitts per box which averages out to about $2 per mitt. I can usually buy a 6-8 oz bottle of remover for the same price. Though if you’re only using them for traveling (and you don’t plan on changing your manicure constantly) you can make the 6 mitts go a long way if the polish you’re wearing is easy to remove (remember, 1 mitt has the ability to clean all 10 fingers).
The Deborah Lippmann Stripper To Go polish remover finger mitts can be purchased from the Deborah Lippmann section of NailPolishCanada.com for $12 per box. Each box contains 6 units. You can also find them on Deborah Lippmann’s website and Nordstroms.com for the same price. ♥
* The product(s) in this post were sent to me for unbiased review consideration.