Recently a gal on a nail board I frequent posted about using silicone finger tips. They are meant for filing papers. The premise is pretty much the same as the foil method but you can reuse the tips.
*something to remove the polish with
*silicone finger tips
*acetone (or your remover of choice)
I used felt, you can use cotton balls or rounds too.
these are the finger tips - I got them in the section with the pens, pencils, and such. they were a little over $3
Soak each felt strip, wrap around your nail, and top w/ a finger tip
After 5 minutes I removed every thing & ta da! To remove these bits I just swiped the same piece of felt over my nail a couple of times. No scrubbing required.
After! No more glitter!
I am really happy to have stumbled upon this method. Previously I was just peeling off the glitter and really doing a number on my nail beds. They were all rough and peely. Hopefully I can nurse my nails back in to better shape now.
Oh! Make sure to moisturize after! This left my cuticles looking a little sad.