Smells like candy
So you’re crunchy at heart, but polished on the surface—literally, with nail polish. And acetone may be an effective remover for finger lacquer, but it’s also a flammable solvent and can irritate the respiratory system. And non-acetone removers may also contain noxious ingredients, in addition to gelatin, such as Target’s Up & Up brand. So it’s harmful to your health, the environment and it ain’t vegan. Conversely, Priti NYC Soy Polish Remover (www.pritinyc.com) smells sweet and citrusy—like candy, actually—which beats the harsh odor of acetone. It’s nontoxic, biodegradable and it works quite well. It’s pricier than conventional removers ($11.25 for 2 ounces vs. about $3 for 6 ounces), but ask yourself: Is your health worth it?