Nailing It: Maybelline Express Remover

Maybelline Express Remover

I’ve heard a lot about sponge-type nail polish removers but have never tried it out. During one of Priceline’s sales, I decided to pick up a bottle of the Maybelline Express Remover just to see what the fuss is about.

OMG. I may have discovered a miracle product. Imagine being able to fully remove nail polish off 10 fingernails in less than 1 minute. That was how quick it was for me to remove my nail polish with the Express Remover.

Maybelline Express Remover

All you have to do is stick your finger in the hole (that’s what she said!), rub the finger against the sponge for a few seconds and voila! Nail polish, gone! The first time I tried it out, my eyes became so wide, I had to immediately share my findings with LeGeeque. She bought one too. 😛

Maybelline Express Remover Ingredients

The only problem I have with it is that the high content of alcohol really dries out the skin. It’s like rubbing acetone on the skin (which is ironic because this is acetone-free) and all moisture is removed from the skin. What works best to avoid drying out the skin is to immediately wash my hands and apply hand cream and cuticle oil right away. This prevents skin from drying out.

Maybelline Express Remover

I’m just wondering, when the sponge dries out, can I just pour nail polish remover onto the sponge to fill it out again? Do you reckon it will work? 😛

Don’t discontinue this, Maybelline. Don’t you dare!

Maybelline’s Express Remover Nail Polish Remover retails at AU$9.95 for 75ml.

Have you tried the Maybelline Express Remover or similar sponge-type nail polish remover before? Did you like it?

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12 comments… add one
  1. LeGeeque

    Correction. I’ve bought 3 in total. One for myself and 2 to give away 😀

    1. Tine

      Hahaha you’re a bigger fan than I am! 😛

  2. Hilary

    Yep, you can refill it, its just tricky to work out the exact amount you need – do a little, leave it to soak for a couple of mins, stick your finger in, rinse and repeat until it feels ‘right’. You don’t want it too dry (doesn’t remove quick enough) or too wet (blurgh), so its a bit of a trial and error, and best to take your time and measure it the first time, as then you know its just however many mls of remover each time and you don’t have to faff about next time.

    I used to use these heaps, but as I use mainly dark dark dark polish it gets a bit messy after about 2 removals lol.
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    1. Tine

      Woohoo, awesome good to know! I haven’t used it long enough for the sponge to dry out yet so it’ll be interesting to see how I can refill this just right. When you’ve used it plenty of times, does the sponge add back any residue of previous old polish back onto your nails?

      1. Hilary

        It depends on the colour of the polish Tine – like I say I tend to use a lot dark polishes (think, black, burgundy, black with a hint of red and so on :P), and true true bright reds, and they get all smudgey like a smudgey thing asap with anything like that – even removing polish normally I have to use a different pad for each nail (I have quite long nails as well, and use many many layers – just think goth and you’re there! :P). If you wear pale polishes it shouldn’t be an issue, anything in between is a bit of trial and error.

        Although to be honest, you can just make your own if it does get smudgey – just use a make up sponge/sponges packed into the jar and add polish remover – the hard thing is getting a jar that’s the right dimensions, so once you’ve purchased one you’re good to go. If the make up sponge you replace it with isn’t ‘scrubby’ enough you can play around with different types of sponge for something that works best for you, there’s lots in the beauty aisle to work through lol.
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        1. Tine

          That’s true, I’m sure there’s an easy DIY solution to this. Yeah will definitely need a scrubby sponge (makeup sponges are too smooth) for rubbing the nails on. Hmmm … project? 😉

  3. MonicaP

    Sephora sells the same thing and I really love it .. hope to see the Maybelline version here in the states.

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    1. Tine

      I hope you guys get the Maybelline version too. I’m sure it’ll be a lot cheaper than the one by Sephora. 🙂

  4. gio

    I don’t think I have ever seen it here, but I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for it. I could really use something that removes my nail polish that fast!
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    1. Tine

      I hope something like this is available where you are, Gio. So much easier to remove nail polish!

  5. Beth and Beauty

    I have never knew Maybelline made this product! I will look for it next time I am at my drugstore.
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    1. Tine

      Haha have fun! 😀

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