TikTok’s latest hack teaches us how to remove nail polish with a tampon


If you’ve slowly but surely been building your at-home mani-pedi kit over the last year, we’ve got one more essential tool you’ll want to include. Solving the age-old issue of removing toenail polish without getting unwanted remover all over your hands or messing up your already painted mani, the humble tampon is here to stop excess leakage yet again. 

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Holding an applicator tampon to the screen, TikTok user @ag380gtmgtm revealed: “I’m about to show you a life hack”. And boy, oh boy did she ever.

“Pour some nail polish remover in the lid here and soak it up” she instructed as she dipped a tampon into poured out nail polish, allowing it to soak for a few seconds until the tampon was adequately saturated. 

Going on to demonstrate, she rubbed the tip of the tampon to successfully remove the polish off her big toe, holding the end of the applicator as a handle. 

And voila, “you can take your nail polish off without messing up your fingernails.”

After its initial upload in April, TikTok user @ag380gtmgtm’s video has already received over one million views. So if you were feeling a little sheepish to try this beauty hack out, it’s safe to say you’ll have a few million companions right beside you. 

You can watch the full video here.

Main image credit: GettyHave you ever tried this nail polish hack? Do you have any tips of your own?

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