How to remove SNS manicures at home

August 03, 2021 2 min read


We’ve passed four weeks of being in lockdown here in Sydney and with nail salons and beauty therapists being forced to temporarily close I’ve noticed a pattern on my social feeds. A few of my friends have posted pictures of their nails stating they are in dire need of removing their SNS manicures.

This may seem a little trivial to some in the space of what is happening at the moment with people becoming infected and being forced to quarantine. But here at Her Royal Flyness I’m all about practising self care and feeling good through your nails.

Personally I have never had SNS, well being the queen of nail wraps  I prefer the ease of doing my nails at home.



But as I stated I’m all about helping women feel good so I have done some research and found two ways to help you remove your SNS if you are stuck wondering how to do this at home.


Method No.1

What you’ll need:

  • Large bowl of really hot water
  • Smaller bowl which will fit inside the first bowl
  • Acetone
  • Nail file
  • Paper towels

Here's the explainer video from Southern Living

 Here’s a Sneak peak at what to do

  1. Place really hot water into larger bowl ( your fingers won't go in this bowl)
  2. Place smaller bowl into the larger bowl
  3. Put acetone into smaller bowl
  4. File down first layer of polish
  5. Place fingers into warm acetone for around 10-15 minutes
  6. SNS should dissolve, wipe off with paper towel.


What you’ll need:

  • Nail File
  • Acetone
  • Cotton wool
  • Zip lock bag
  • Large bowl of warm water

Here’s the explainer video from SNS

 Here’s a Sneak peak at what to do

  1. File top layer of polish off
  2. Grab your zip lock bag and put cotton wool and acetone into it
  3. Put your hand in zip lock bag and place bagged hand into warm water for around 10-15 minutes
  4. Your fingers should be completely covered by the acetone soaked cotton wool. Wriggle your fingers to help remove the SNS
  5. SNS should dissolve. Yay. Repeat on the other hand. Wash hands when done.


With both methods I recommend letting your nails breathe for a while and why not use a moisturiser to keep those fingers looking pristine.

When you’re ready to add some colour again try some of our nail wraps which are faster to apply and remove and are a healthier way to colour your nails.


Stay safe,  Lani x



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