Have you recently taken a peek at your gel manicure and realized it needs to go? Gel manis are one of the best things to happen to a girl but getting the polish removed can be a bit costly. Save yourself a trip to the salon and do it yourself at home. We promise it won’t take long and it’s free.

What you’ll need:

5 cotton balls or rounds (you’ll be cutting them in half)
Nail polish remover
10 small alluminum foil squares
Nourish nail polish
Nail file

What you need to do:

Step 1: Remove the top layer with a nail file. Buff gently to avoid any damage to the nails or cuticles.

Step 2: Cut the cotton squares in half (or pull the rounds apart) and soak them with acetone. Place the soaked cotton square on your nails and cover with the foil.

Step 3: Wait 10 minutes and take the foil and cotton off of your nails. The polish should come off easy. If that doesn’t occur, you can leave the foil and cotton on for a couple of extra minutes.

Step 4: Buff off any pieces that didn’t come off with a nail buffer.

Step 5: Apply a nourishing nail coat.

That’s it! No need to visit the salon when it can be easily done at home. Check out the videos for more nail tutorials.