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Out of cotton balls and need a polish change? You could use a paper towel, but they’re not a very good alternative. They fall apart and leave little fuzzies. So do cotton balls, for that matter.
A quicker, cleaner way of removing your nail polish is with one of those little tubs that contain a sponge that have become increasingly difficult to find, for some reason. Maybe your drugstore has them, but you don’t feel like going out. No problem, because it’s easy to make your own!
You’ll need a small jar with a tight-fitting lid (a 4 oz mason jar would be perfect), a sponge, and nail polish remover.
Use the densest sponge you have around and make sure it’s really jammed in there, so if you have to cut the sponge do it a bit at a time. A dense sponge will grip your finger better when you dip and twist, making polish removal quicker and easier. (In fact, flimsy foam sponges have been my biggest complaint about store-bought jars. They just don’t work as well as the ones I’ve made at home.)
Pour nail polish remover until it’s completely saturated.
When it gets too soiled, you can remove the sponge, rotate it, and reuse it. Most likely there will be areas in the sponge that are still polish free and you’ll be able to recycle the sponge two or three times.
Below is a short video on how to make a diy nail polish remover jar. You might also want to check out this post on making your own custom nail polish colors.