Monday, April 6, 2009

Product Review: Watson's Nail Polish Remover

Sorry i couldn't find a official product photo online! :(

At a Glance:
Price: RM3.90 (approx. US$1.08)
Website: NA
Weight: 150ml
Made in: Malaysia
Likes: Cheap
Gripes: Does not remove glitters well, drying
Repurchase: No!!
Jenn's Rating: 2.5 Stars! Mediocre stuff!!

Acetone, Water, Glycerin, PEG-40, Hygrodenated Castor Oil, Vitamin E Acetate, BHT, Fragrance and CI42090

Product Description:
The Vitamin E enriched formula strengthens thin, fragile nails while removing nail polish gently and thoroughly.

Actual Product Pic:

Texture & Scent:

This remover is basically liquid like the usual removers, so it's runny. It dries up incredibly quickly so you'll have to be fast! This one does have the usual acetone-y scent, but it's pretty mild.


This remover comes in a bottle with a flip top cap, which is usual and practical :)

Time Test:
This remover dries up in less than 15 seconds, so i find that i have to apply ALOT more to keep the cotton pad moist enough long enough to do the job! :(

Price & Availability:
This remover is priced at RM3.90 (approx. US$1.08), which is really cheap! This should be available at all Watsons outlets.

As per the directions, just pour this unto a cotton pad, hold in place for a few seconds, and wipe off in one swift stroke.

The polish will be removed unto the cotton pad like this:

My $0.02:

I bought this nail polish remover for the heck of it, since it is so cheap and i hardly ever put on polish! lol!!

While it does it job fairly ok at removing polish, i find that this doesn't remove the glitters from your nail polish very well!! The glitters will remain "stuck" to your nailbeds! *slaps forehead*

This is after 2 attempts of removing them:

Please excuse my short stubby fingers... now you know why i don't bother putting on polish! lol!!

Those glitters did came off after the 3rd attempt (most of them anyway), during which i doused the cotton pad with ALOT of product!! Also, as you can see from the pic above, this polish gave my nails a "whitish cast", which means it's quite drying!!

I find that this dries up alot quicker than the usual nail polish removers too! So you'll have to really use quite abit of product to keep your cotton pad moist for long enough to remove whatever that need be.

Overall i'm a little disappointed with this product, and will not repurchase it for sure. The Silkygirl one is just slightly more expensive than this, and it does a great job so i'll probably stick to that one! :)


  1. Glitter is generally harder to remove no matter what nail polish remover you use. Short nails look really good with dark nail polish. ^^ Don't shy away from them.

  2. I am using ORLY polish remover and I had a hard time removing glitters too!!! I guess you really have to use a base coat if you know you're using a glittery polish :) I like what you said about this not having a strong acetone smell!

  3. ohmypetticoat: i guess that's true! But i've used some nail polish in the past that can remove glitters effectively, so this one has no excuse! lol!! :D

    Maybe i should try dark polishes!! thanks for the suggestion!! :D

  4. Nikki: I've tried the ORLY one before too!! Yeah it doesn't remove the glitters well too, but its much better than this Watsons one!!

    thanks for the tip!! I will get a base coat once i go back! hehehe!! :D

  5. yeah.
    glitter nail polishes are easier to apply but harder to remove!
    *makes faces*
    solid colours need to be really smooth but glitter ones cant really see that clearly if you've done a bad job~

    anyway i use elianto nail polishes and remove it with elianto remover.
    sucks! i dont know which though.
    my nails are like flaking off.
    damn scary.
    gonna try sally hansen next!

  6. LyNn: i agree with you!! thats why i prefer glitter polishes!! ahaha!! :D

    ohh, thanks for the headsup... i'll stay away from Elianto nail stuff then! lol!!

    you can try The Face Shop's polishes! They're cheap and really good! :D

  7. I wonder if Sally Hansen works better? I used Watson's one before too and it's really tiring to get them off. Since that I lost my interest on nail polishing.

    But last year I manage to get a nail polish remover from Priceline, Australia, brand name: Face of Australia. Love that so much, remove so easily. Too bad don't have it in Malaysia. Been wanting to try Sally Hansen,

  8. Traclyn: I never tried the SH one before so i can't comment!!

    Aww... it always sucks to not have a great product available locally!! Do let me know how you like the SH one if you do try it out! :D


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