Guys! I just discovered the best nail tip ever! Using Yellow Stopper as a base (instead of the top coat that it’s “supposed” to be used for) makes removing glitter polishes so much easier! You just peel/pop it off.
I know, I know, the Yellow Stopper tip is not new news. However, just because dozens of pins on Pinterest say that Yellow Stopper works as a peel off base, doesn’t mean that I’m going to just assume it works without trying it out myself.
And so I did! And it was awesome!
For those who aren’t familiar with Yellow Stopper, it is a top coat for nails that helps prevent nails from yellowing. I’m not actually sure if it does, but when I applied it to my nails they did look a bit brighter. Anyways, here’s what I did with the top coat…
To start off with, I applied 2 coats of Yellow Topper on my naked nails. I allowed 2-3 minutes of dry time between each coat. I made the second coat a bit thicker than the first. Then I waited about 5-10 minutes to let the base dry (probably more on the 5 min side since I’m not that patient).
Then I applied 2 coats of glitter polish (specifically “My Own Reality” by Colors by Llarowe), followed by a top coat (HK Girl).
I’ve read on other reviews that the mani usually doesn’t last longer than 2-3 days. Mine didn’t last a full day, but that could be due to the fact that I (hand) washed my car, followed by a large load of dishes.
I didn’t even realize that the polish was popping off until I was cooking dinner and found one in the mac n cheese (gross, I know). However, that’s besides the point. Look how clean it came off!
I know that most people wouldn’t use this Yellow Topper method if they wanted a mani that lasts longer than a day or two. However, for people like me who tend to switch manis every other day, Yellow Topper is the perfect base!
If you’re interested in trying this for yourself, I found my bottle at Sally’s Beauty Store, but I’m sure you can find some on Amazon if you don’t live near a Sally’s.