Review : Deborah Lippman Stripper to Go Nail Remover Mitt

Review : Deborah Lippman Stripper to Go Nail Remover Mitt

We received this nail remover mitt in our Decmeber GlossyBox along with a Deborah Lippman glitter nail varnish. I assume by the fact that it accompanied a glitter nail varnish it is ideal to remove glitter nail varnishes, we all know how tricky they can be.

The mitts are individually sealed to prevent them drying out. My one bug bear, which is really stupid, is that the tear off bit is at the bottom, therefore you open the packet upside down. Not very good if you’re superstitious!

I wasn’t really sure how you were supposed to use it, if you were supposed to pop the mitt over your nail and rub or pop it on and leave it for a while. I decided to pop it over one nail while scrubbing other nails, in effect doing two nails at once.

As you can see my nail varnish was in dire need of removing and there actually wasn’t that much left to remove. I only managed to do eight nails with this one mitt, if my nail varnish hadn’t been worn way beyond its life I think I would have only managed five or six. Maybe if I didn’t have glitter on it would have done all ten easily.


  • Glitter nail varnish did come off easier than usual
  • Strong lavender scent instead of the usual overpowering nail varnish remover scent
  • Contain aloe vera to prevent dehydration


  • Won’t remove all ten nails when wearing glitter
  • Expensive

Overall verdict
In my opinion there are a lot more pros than cons to these wipes, this aside I will not be re-purchasing. I find £14 to remove six lots of nail varnish very pricey! That amounts to roughly £2.35 each time you remove your nail varnish, providing that you manage to do all ten nails with one mitt.

The mitts are available exclusively to House of Fraser and are priced at £14 for six.


  1. February 6, 2012 / 6:48 pm

    They are very expensive but also very cute!
    Glitter is a nightmare full stop, more often than not I have some on my cheek and no idea where it came from!

    Karys x

    • February 6, 2012 / 8:31 pm

      Glitter really is a mare, I took mine off last night but am still finding random bits of glitter on my person! x

  2. February 6, 2012 / 7:00 pm

    Hmm they seem ok, maybe another brand will bring out something similar for half the price!

    • February 6, 2012 / 8:32 pm

      If a brand like MUA bought them out for £1 I'd be happy! x

  3. February 6, 2012 / 7:42 pm

    Glitter nail varnish is gorgeous but so painful to remove! Why can't it just come off without the cotton pad getting all stuck on the nail 🙁 It's cool that these work without the nightmare but £14 is way overpriced xx

    • February 6, 2012 / 8:32 pm

      It is such a nightmare to remove, but I couldn't justify £14 to make it a little bit easier x

    • February 6, 2012 / 8:33 pm

      haha same line of thought as me! One go of these would cost about the same as a whole bottle of normal nail varnish remover x

  4. February 6, 2012 / 9:40 pm

    I love the idea of using a mitt to remove nail polish (having said that I never figured that was the way you did it, I thought you would put it over your whole hand and sort of scrub the other nails – oh dear!) But you're right, it is really expensive, especially as one mitt doesn't even remove the polish from all ten nails. Perhaps it would have done it the polish wasn't glittery though, as you said, glittery nail polish is always so much more difficult to remove! xo

    • February 6, 2012 / 9:46 pm

      I had no idea if I used it right either, the mitt was only big enough to go over one finger though.
      Great idea, but for me personally just too expensive. x

  5. February 6, 2012 / 9:57 pm

    I really liked mine, i thought they worked really well and that was with removing glitter polish.

    I wouldn't buy again though, purely based on the price. Too expensive.

    Sadie x

    • February 7, 2012 / 8:29 pm

      Mine was good, I was just disappointed that it didn't manage to do all 10 nails. Also the price is very off putting x

  6. February 6, 2012 / 10:11 pm

    I don't really see the point in these unless your rich? A wee bit pricey to remove nail varnish, with a bit of elbow grease and some acetone based nail polish and glitter will come off lol! (No idea why I said 'wee' must have turned Irish overnight?). Although they would be a good product if they were like £1… I hope home bargains will bring some out haha!

    The Deer Head


    • February 7, 2012 / 8:30 pm

      My thoughts exactly, I'd rather just scrub hard at it for a fraction of the price!
      haha Irish Lowri 🙂

  7. February 7, 2012 / 7:53 am

    Hmm but pricey I think! Especially if one won't even do all ten fingers! x

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