Where to buy pure acetone?

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Where to buy pure acetone?

Post  SueD on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:13 am

I've got some old polish bottles I want to rinse out and re-use and I'm thinking I could also do with some for clean up!
Does normal chemists sell it or do I need to look online?
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Re: Where to buy pure acetone?

Post  martinsgirl on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:20 am

I got mine from Sallys. Massive bottle and don't think it cost much Smile
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Post  Jasmina on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:22 am

Amazon sells it at a reasonable price.

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Post  SueD on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:30 am

Thank you both :-) I might be able to sneak into Sally's tomorrow so I will try there first Smile 
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Post  Wesker on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:32 am

I usually buy this..

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From Poundland/99p stores/Home bargains etc
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Re: Where to buy pure acetone?

Post  SueD on Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:13 pm

Thanks Wesker,just went into Poundstretcher and got two bottles of that one,hadn't even thought of looking somewhere like that before Very Happy 
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Post  fellrunner on Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:21 pm

I get mine from the local chemist. £1.49 a bottle Very Happy 
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Re: Where to buy pure acetone?

Post  RainbowNails on Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:40 am

I bought mine from ebay it works out so much cheaper to buy a big bottle and decent it into an old small acetone glass bottle I have.

Be careful what you decent into as it can melt plastic
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Re: Where to buy pure acetone?

Post  SueD on Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:48 am

RainbowNails wrote:I bought mine from ebay it works out so much cheaper to buy a big bottle and decent it into an old small acetone glass bottle I have.

Be careful what you decent into as it can melt plastic

Yep,I learnt that years ago when I put some in an old margarine tub!

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Post  Sam on Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:49 am

Ooh I didn't know you could get it in pound shops! I always get mine from pharmacies.
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Post  Nail Luxxe on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:36 am

Sam wrote:Ooh I didn't know you could get it in pound shops!  I always get mine from pharmacies.

Me neither! I thought you could only get it from pharmacies/online etc.

I've been thinking about using it to speed up the removal process but I'm always worried about it drying out nails/cuticles and the fumes. Is it alright to use?
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Re: Where to buy pure acetone?

Post  SueD on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:53 am

I've bought it to clean out some old bottles and do a bit of a clean up with a small brush if I'm a bit messy.I used it the other night to remove the bit of teabag that I used to fix a nail split about a month ago that was glued on with nail glue - I'd forgotten how cold it makes your nails feel! I think it's ok to use as normal remover as long as you moisturise/condition well afterwards? But the fumes are pretty strong....Shocked 
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Post  Nail Luxxe on Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:04 am

Thanks for that Sue, I've always been curious. Doesn't surprise me about the fumes but it seems like a good thing to have at home, especially if you can pick them up locally. Did the teabag last a whole month?!
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Re: Where to buy pure acetone?

Post  SueD on Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:24 am

Well it stuck to the main body of my nail for a month Shocked but not on the actual bit that was split for that long! I'd tried to let it grow a bit before I did the mend and it was a bit lumpy and therefore didn't have a flat surface to bond to,next time I'll use the teabag method straightaway rather than letting it grow out a bit first- lesson learnt!
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Post  RainbowNails on Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:43 am

I use it for clean up a brush or cotton bud after stamping or sponging or anything that needs cleaning up round the sides or cuticles or for cleaning my stamping plates brushes dotting tools etc. Never on the full nail though
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Post  Sam on Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:47 am

I use it for clean up, and for removal of glitter (makes my fingers sooooo cooooold!). I don't think it really does too much harm drying things out, i probably do more damage when I try to remove glitter with nail polish remover and end up sort of scraping it off instead...
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Post  RainbowNails on Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:35 pm

I use essence peel off base coat for glitter or pva glue so much better then the tin foil robot hands method
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Re: Where to buy pure acetone?

Post  Nail Luxxe on Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:46 am

I'm oddly intrigued about this cold effect lol I', glad you guys mentioned it so now it wont be so weird Razz

I suppose I should pick up some pva while I'm at it, especially those one-day-wear situations
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Re: Where to buy pure acetone?

Post  Sam on Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:59 am

I used PVA for a little while, but I used to get nails just popping off, so I gave up.
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