All you need is:
1. Nail polish remover
2. Cotton pads
3. Tin foil, cut into squares
STEP ONE: Soak pad in remover and place on the nail (I folded it for double layer action)
STEP TWO: Wrap nail in foil
STEP THREE: Wrap foil tightly around your finger tip, making sure it is secure and won't fall off
STEP FOUR: Repeat steps on all nails
STEP FIVE: Let sit for 10 minutes or so. Pose with robot-alien fingers (optional)
STEP SIX: Push down/pinch finger tip and pull off while applying pressure.
Look - it almost all came off! (and this is THREE coats of Deborah Lippmann glitter, people). Then, I just removed the leftover glitter the regular way. I am very pleased with the results of this method - 100% easier than the traditional rubbing, and rubbing, and rubbing, and rubbing-until-I-want-to-cry-way. I recommend it!
Fear removing glitter no more!