Tips for Removing Color Street Nail Strips

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When it comes to your nail polish there is nothing worse then being in between manicures and knowing they aren’t looking their best. If you have gel or acrylics you have to wait for your salon visits to get it fixed or to change your style on a whim. With regular polish it seems to chip all too quickly and take too much time to do and dry. That alone is one of the reasons that I was drawn to Color Street. The colors, the patterns, and the ease to put them on.

If there was any drawback it was that taking them off took much longer than putting them on. And often I was left with adhesive still on my nails. Sometimes it was easier to peel them off, but then it damaged my nails.

Since I started using Color Street I have learned a few tips when it comes to removal. And with the brand new Color Street Nail Polish remover it is even easier!!!

Now I get it – of course I’d be pushing our own branded remover. I promise you it is great and there are a few reasons why I love it so much.

  1. It was developed by our own R&D team fomulated specifically for Color Street nail strips. Plus the lead chemist is female!
  2. It contains less oil than then competitors and is better at removing our strips (even glitters).
  3. More than 40 scents were created before they picked the Bergamont Tea scent – it doesn’t have a stron polis remover smell.
  4. The bottle is truly leak proof.
  5. It is acetone free!
  6. It’s formulated to nourish your nails.

I could go on and on – but let’s get to some of my favorite methods for removing your Color Street nail strips.

There are three different methods you an use to remove your polish.

Method 1 – Plain Cotton Ball or Cotton Round

Watch the video above and see how quick and simple it can be to remove with your regular cotton ball. All you have to do is follow 3 simiple steps.

  1. Put some remover on your cotton ball.
  2. Hold it on your nail for a couple of seconds.
  3. Rub it on your nail til you get all the polish off.

A couple of things that you’ll notice right away! 

You won’t have any adhesive left on your nails from the strips. And the remover actually nourishes your nails so they are ready to go for another mani right away. I usually have to give my nails a day or two break but I love how gentle it is on my nails.

For solids I can do multiple nails with one cotton ball. If I have multiple strips or glitter sometimes it takes me one cotton ball per nail.

Method 2 – Remover and Baggie Trick

If you want a quick way to remove your nail strips or don’t have any cotton balls handy, then this baggie trick might be right up your alley. Here’s how it works.

  1. Get a bowl of warm water.
  2. Put some remover in a baggie.
  3. Place your finger nails in the remover and put the baggie in the bowl.
  4. Move your fingers around and see the polish come off!

You may use a bit more remover with this method but it’s a really effective and quick way to get it done.

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Pink Nail Removal Clips

Method 3 – Nail Polish Removal Clips

I love this tip when you have multiple layers or a glitter polish on as they can be the most difficult to remove. And these nail polish remover clips* are so inexpensive and reusable. Here’s how it works.

  1. Take a cotton pad – I usually cut them into halves or quarters depending on the size of your nails.
  2. Put some polish remover on the pad and put the pad on your nail.
  3. Place the clip over the pad.
  4. Let it set for a bit to soak in.
  5. Remove the clip and easily wipe the polish right off.

You may need to do a little clean up around the sides of your nails but most of it will come right off!


So which of these methods will you use? I find that I use all three of them depending on the type of manicure I have on. Bottom line, our new polish remover is definitely the way to go for Color Street nail strips.

If you don’t use our remover that’s totally ok! We definitely recommend a non-acetone polish remover to protect your nails. All of the methods mentioned above will work with any polish remover. Let me know which method is your favorite!

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