Saturday, 10 July 2010

Denture Cleanser you say? Sure, why not?

Just a little update on my nail whitening activities...

Olivia over at Olivia Writes... suggested I use denture cleaning tablets. They were £1 for a tube of 30 in Tesco. Here is the before shot, which I remembered to take this time.

All you have to do is put one tablet in a bit of warm water and let it fizz. They are obviously intended to soak Dentures in and it says leave them for 3 minutes. I stuck my hands in for 5 minutes each and gave each nails a little scrub with a toothbrush afterwards. Here are the results.

I don't think there is as much change as when I used the Lemon Juice but that's probably because it was the first time I had tried anything so there was a bigger improvement to be had.

A word of advice if you are going to try this though - don't be tempted to add any lemon juice to the mixture! I thought 'Why not?' and just chucked some in but something happened and it fizzed over!

The first, and I'm guessing main, ingredient is Sodium Bicarbonate so obviously that reacted with the acidic lemon juice to create a DIY volcano. Good job I had a towel handy!


  1. Worth a try. I would totally do this. And paint them with bleach. I'd try anything.

  2. Have you tried ASP Nail Whitening Paste. I have had good results with the product. I purchased it at (Sally Beauty Supply) for $3.95.

  3. I should have mentioned I tried this too and it did nothing at all!! It made my nails feel really soft...too soft! :P


  4. That sucks that it didn't work for you. I know loads of people who use it. Sorry hun! Thanks for the mention though! xx

  5. jaljen - I know what you mean, at this point I would try anything!

    Beata - No I haven't. I will make sure to have a look next time I'm near Sallys. I just checked the website and it's £5.99 over here. Have you seen astonishing results with it?

    Marina - ah right. I think it made a tiny difference, but time would be better spent using lemon juice.

    Olivia - Don't worry about it. I'm happy for any suggestions anyone has and I didn't break the bank for it so it's fine. Thanks!


  6. I have been pleased with the results, not virgin white nails, but definitely white enough so a very sheer color looks okay. The package states to scrub for a minute...but I do a total of 5 minutes.

  7. Because there's no such thing as too white! Hehe.
    I may get some then. Can't promise, but watch out just in case :D



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