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We’re sure you’ve been in this situation: your toenail polish has chipped or needs a refreshing, and it’s time to get rid of it.

But how do you do so without removing your manicure along with its removal?

Most of us will turn to a few options: soaking up remover with a cotton ball (but this risks removing your manicure polish), cotton swabs (takes too darn long), remover pots with foam that’s saturated with remover (somehow this doesn’t work on toes as well as fingers), using a disposable gloves (simply a hassle).

Now, we’ve found the most genius hack.

Thanks to a TikTok video that has gone viral, we know exactly what to use: a tampon.

TikTok user @ag380gtmgmt shares her latest beauty hack on the social media platform.


Holding up a tampon with its applicator on, she used the tampon to soak up nail polish remover she has dispensed on the lid of the bottle. Then, using the tip of the tampon, she goes over her big toenail, removing the polish thoroughly and precisely, without messing up the polish on her fingernails.


Watch her video here:

@ag380gtmgmt#lifehack #beautyhack #nailpolish #nailpolishremover♬ original sound – ag380gtmgmt