Manicure trends change with the season, but certain polish colors — black, dark red, purple, even a rich navy blue never go out of style. These polishes also stick around because they stain your nails and fingers when you try to remove them.
Rubbing is the worst thing you can do when you’re taking off dark nail polish colors. Instead, Poole says to take a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover and let it sit on the nail for around 30 seconds. Then, gently pull the cotton ball down towards the tip of the nail.
Follow up with a cuticle treatment like Instant Cuticle Remover. It dissolves excess cuticles, but it also breaks down the traces of nail polish that have stained your nails and fingers. Let the remover sit for 30 seconds before pulling it off in a downward motion towards the tip of the nail. Since its infused with nourishing chamomile and aloe, this cuticle remover won’t dry out or weaken nails.