Hi loves! Welcome to another installment of Learning the Lingo! In this series I will talk about products you might use maintaining your nails and such, what my favorite product is in that category and to keep it fun and to learn something, I'll tell you the Dutch word for it too :-D! I hope you enjoy this post, let's get started with today's subject.
Cotton pads (wiki quote) - Cotton pads are pads made of cotton which are used for medical or cosmetic purposes. For medical purposes, cotton pads are used to stop or prevent bleeding from minor punctures such as injections or vein puncture. They may be secured in place with tape. Cotton pads are used in the application and the removal of makeup. Cotton pads are also soft enough that they can be used to clean babies. Cotton pads also come in the form of cotton balls, which basically serve the same purpose.
The Dutch word for cotton pad is wattenschijf, and cotton ball translates as wattenbal. Especially wattenschijfjes is a word I use often but somehow I rarely talk about wattenballetjes :-P.
To remove polish I always would use cotton pads. Cut them in 4 pieces, soak them with remover and you can clean 4 nails. But, the surface of a cotton pad is quite smooth and glittery polishes would get stuck everywhere. So I started using cotton balls instead. I take a little ball apart into a few pieces and this way I can clean 5 nails with 1 little ball. Unless it's a true glitter, but I always use the foil method to get rid of those. Because the cotton is more plushy like this, flecks and shimmer stick better to it giving a less messy result on my hands!
What's the word for cotton pad in your language? And how do you prefer to remove your polish? Tell me in the comments!