Bold and bright polishes are undoubtedly harder to remove off nails. Self magazine shows readers how to get the polish off and prevent stains in the future. Orly educator Christi Oster says, "Pull apart a cotton ball; saturate each piece with acetone remover and place over nails for a minute. More liquid gets on nails than with thick cotton."

To prevent this, prep nails with a nail thickener or use a water-based polish, like Sula Paint & Peel Duos, the magazine says.

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