Remove Toenail Polish Without Messing Up Your Fingernail Polish

by Elyse Wanshel
Elyse is a Senior Writer at She enjoys tacos, kickboxing, and naming animals. In fact, she named two of her mother’s six cockatiels Mr. and Mrs. Featherbottom.

I am not a girly-girl, but I have to admit that the most feminine thing about me is my obsession with nail polish.

I like the way it makes my hands look, the vivid colors, and even the silly polish names. And because of my zeal for all things polish, I tend to switch up my shade at least once a week. That’s why I’m always searching for cool nail polish remover life hacks, like this clever trick that involves sponges and a Mason jar. However, sometimes I love the hue I’ve got on my fingers, but I want to change my toenail color. This can create a problem, obviously, because I have to use my fingers to remove the color from my toes, which sometimes means messing up the polish on my hands.

So, what’s a gal to do in this kind of situation? Easy! Just grab a tampon with an applicator. As silly as it may sound, this cool life hack tampon trick will allow you to seamlessly remove polish from your toes without messing up your manicure. Watch the amazing tutorial below to learn how this works, and please SHARE this brilliant trick to help prevent manicure nightmares!

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