Monday, September 10, 2012

REVIEW: Deborah Lippmann - The Stripper To Go


I was contacted by Rachael from Nail Polish Canada to review Deborah Lippman's Stripper to Go. As a company that has provided a product for my review I'll be adding them to my sidebar on the right under "PB Loves."  NPC is a great Canadian company that sells many brands of polish and accessories.  They offer free Canadian shipping when you order $25 or more.

The packets look like this. Like most nail polish remover pads.  At this point I was expecting some kind of glove that would go over my hand! I really didn't know what to expect!  6 packets retail for $12, so it's a pricey product.  This may not be economical for someone who changes their polish on a daily basis. But, if you know Deborah Lippmann, you know her products are spendy!

The product does have a strong scent. The product is toluene, DBP and formaldehyde free.  Notice it does have acetone in it.

This is what I tested it on.  Maybelline Colour Show in Audacious Asphalt and Essence Movie Star 35 (Dark Grey).  This was after 4 days of wear.

On my left hand, I added glitter to the top two thirds of my nails.  A really super chunky glitter by China Glaze called Blonde Bombshell.

When I opened the package, I noticed it was more of a finger mitt rather than an actual mitt.  It's really thick and drenched in remover.  I was skeptical because I've tried pads that were 2 inch square that only worked on one hand.

So, you can put it on your index finger like so and rub your polish off one by one. I did it a little different.  I stuck each finger in and swiped out instead of wearing it on one finger to do all my nails.

This is the result I got from putting the mitt on, adding a little bit of pressure and pulling it off.

When I put the mitt back on and gave it a couple of rubs,  my finger came out naked!!! I followed with the rest of my fingers and it was quick and effortless.  I had only used one side of the mitt at this point and it was starting to get dry...but not dried out.

So, then I turned my attention to the glitter and used the opposite side of the pad.  With the glitter, I held it down for about 10 seconds and gently rubbed on the nail as I pulled the mitt off.  This was the result... tooth cringing strands of fabric stuck to my nail!! If you like scary things than click on the image. ;)

I plodded on...and as you can see the mitt quickly took off all areas where there was JUST the polish.  The result being that it doesn't work very well on coarse glitter.  It definitely does take off all 10 nails of polish which is awesome!

I give it a 4/5 star rating.  The reason is that it does what it intends by taking polish off all 10 nails.  With acetone I expected it to work a little harder on the glitter.  The product is quite pricey for getting 6 uses out of a package.  But, if you are someone who only polishes once in a while these would be a good buy for you.

The other nice thing I need to mention about this nail polish remover is that it doesn't leave your nails and cuticles looking dried out.  As a matter of fact it improved the appearance of my nails where I had previously used a different polish remover.  So definitely two thumbs up for that!

I hope you enjoyed this review.  If you've tried this product let me know what you think.  If you haven't, would you?

Have a great night ladies!! The first 5 days after the weekend are the roughest!



  1. Awesome post hun ! Looks like they work pretty well on nail polish too bad not so much with the glitter! Oh well what can you do .. Win some u loose some ..

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  2. great review- I have tried similar products and always go back to plain old polish remover with cotton rounds!

  3. great post.i am real old school in case of nail polish removers.hehehe.but these look user friendly.only if i can get something like this in my area.

    1. Well, if you don't mind spending the money, they are great! Or for travelling they would be perfect!

  4. Great review! I liked your scary glitter with fibers pic ;-) I always hope that there will one day be a mitt/pad that will remove glitter polish, but like Steph says, I always end up sticking with nail polish remover and cotton balls!

    1. lol. I know, it grossed me out. :P Like nails on a chalk board. :P lol