WHILE we love showing off our perfectly polished nails, taking off a shellac manicure can bit a bit of a mare.
Usually, we wait until our next visit to the nail salon to actually take off gel polish.
Yet sometimes, whether it's because you've chipped the colour or are trying to avoid an outfit clash, you need to switch up your shade at home.
A new product called elliona Gel Off is promising to remove gel nails in the simplest way possible.
It's actually a gel based remover, not a liquid, which promises to leave nails clear and clean within just minutes.
Dermatologist Dr.Michelle Hunt told the Sun Online: "The unique gel formulation of Gel Off sits on the nail and doesn't touch the skin, therefore acetone is less likely to be absorbed into the nail.
“Gel Off is definitely the safer method for removing your gel polish.”
But if you can't get to the supermarket right away and need to take your gels off right now, there is another way.
Nicola Hammon, Sales & Marketing Director, iZ Beauty of London, explained how to do it.
She said: "To remove gel nails at home, opt for an acetone-based solution as normal polish remover won’t cut it. Izabelle Hammon Soak Off (£3.60, 100ml, izbeauty.co.uk 100ml) contains moisturising oils to hydrate the nail and surrounding skin."
"Simply soak cotton wool nail pads in the Soak Off and press onto the nail, securing in place with Soak Off clips or foil. Leave for 10-15 minutes, then slide the cotton wool off. Buff any remaining gel off the nail with iZ Beauty of London’s Jumbo Blue Spongeboard ."