Let’s talk about remover baby.
But specifically, the “Bear Naked Nail Wipes” by Josie Maran.
Background: Josie Maran’s tag line is “Luxury with a Conscience”. It seems like she is known for her Argan oil based products. You can tell they take being conscience with a seriously through their packaging.
Polar bears! How cute!
But the message is even cuter.
A nice little message thrown in there. 🙂
Josie Maran is also known for her Argan oil based beauty products.
Price: For me, free because my mom was gifted them and did not care to even try them (she only wears pink and whites, so she doesn’t really get new nail things.) As for retail, they are $9 in Sephora. Currently, they are not sold at ULTA.
Directions: 10/10. Super easy to use. They are very thin pads, moistened with a oily mixture.
Scent: 10/10. Nail polish remover is the bane of all boyfriends, girlfriends, parents, and pets alike. This stuff has zero of that smell and smells like delicious grapefruit, just as advertised.
But Does it Work?: 9/10, still have to test of indie glitter. I had on Zoya’s “Liberty”, a textured pixie dust. I also had one nail of butter London’s “Blagger”, a blue creme. The creme came off beautifully, with barely any effort. Textured polish is difficult, but with some grease and nice circular motions. I really coated on Liberty, so I was really surprised it came off. And yes, I only used one pad!
Feel: 8/10. Oily based products do bother some people. But I felt it dissipated rather quickly. It also contains a cuticle moisturizer, so afterwards my nails felt fantastic.
Dupes: I absolutely love mineral and oil based removals. I think it is more economical to get and use Karma Organics Soy Based Remover. Obviously, it is more expensive than the $1.99 bottles at Target, but I guarantee your nails and skin feel so much better AND there is no toxic gagging smell.
Verdict: I think Karma Organics is much more economical ounce for ounce. However, I will say that the Josie Maran nail removal wipes should be your go to for traveling. It seals well and then you don’t have to carry or worry about breaking your Karma Organics bottle or your acetone plastic bottle coming unsealed. If I had more disposable income, I’d use these exclusively.
Overall, I am thoroughly impressed by the product quality and I give it bonus points for its open dedication to polar bears, preservation, and general positive messaging. 🙂
Now that my nails are clean, time to put those Juleps to good use!