Sparkles be gone-. Glue Removal: Want to rock sparkly nails for your big date, but need them to be gone in the a.m.? Try this trick: use a clean nail polish brush to paint a layer of Elmer’s glue over each nail as a makeshift base coat, paint your glittery polish on top, then finish with a top coat. When it comes to time for removal, just peel them off—yes, really. No cotton balls, aluminum foil, or excessive amount of waiting time required.