I was really excited to receive Belvada Nail Polish Remover Pads in one of my Top Box subscription beauty boxes. It was a purse size sampler with 28 pads, lemon scented, and acetone free. The ingredients are listed as: propylene carbonate, parfum, propylene glycol.
The saturated pads are quite thin which I find awkward to work with — I usually use a cotton pad that has some thickness to it. The smell reminds me of citronella candles which is neither good nor bad during the removal process, definitely an improvement on standard nail polish remover scents, but it lingers afterwards.
Does it remove my nail polish? Yes. But if I am not careful it ends up transferring a nail polish stain to my skin around the nails — then I have to use a clean pad to clean that up. I find these pads very messy because the whole pad is saturated (even with it being thin there is a lot of solution). These are impossible to use if you just want to touch up one nail because they are so messy. I also thought I would be able to use one pad for all my nails, not the case. Depending on my nail polish and number of coats it was more like three or four. It does remove polish with glitter and I didn’t find it any harder or easier than regular remover in that sense.
I thought this would be a great travel pack but I definitely need to wash my hands after using them because my fingers feel sticky and to get rid of the lingering scent.
I haven’t been able to find these pads anywhere so I’m guessing it was an experiment gone wrong but if you come across them, unless they are free, I wouldn’t bother.
* Belvada Cosmetics