How Did I Live Without These?!
I've been doing gels since they hit the market, and these are seriously the best product EVER for removal. They do work without filing first, but they work much faster if you scuff the shine off first; you don't have to do a bang up job, just a quick scuff will do. They actually smell pleasant, which made me wonder how they could work well initially. No worries there, they work so much better (and faster) than acetone and foil, soaking, little rubber things, clips, etc...and my fingertips are no longer drenched in stinky acetone. They are less drying and the whole process just feels so much less caustic. Polish removes very easily. I'm just amazed at how great they are and highly recommend them!!
Little Pad, BIG Performance
I previously used acetone and a heat source but these by far are the best for me. Cut my removal time from 15 mins. to 6-8 mins. Doesn't leave my nails dried out and brittle. Completely removes product so no buffing needed afterwards. Their smell is peculiar but not unpleasant or overpowering. These are now my staple removal wraps.