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Bourjois 1 Second Nail Polish Remover

This arrived in my post box early last week and the first thing I thought of when I saw it was the hideous jar I used as a teen to stop myself from biting my nails. Anyone else remember these? You had to put your whole finger in and it coated it in the most disgusting smelling potion which was supposed to help you break the habit, but it fact just made you want to wretch all day long.

Much thanks can be offered up though as this is thankfully, nothing like that, ha! Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover promises to remove your nail polish in one second. It’s free of acetone and parabens and has been dermatologically tested. Having tried it a number of times over the past week and again this morning I can say that I’m definitely a fan.

First of all, it absolutely doesn’t remove the polish in one second, it’s more like 4-5 seconds – which is still pretty impressive. Inside the cute pink jar is a black foam sponge with a little hole in the middle. You stick your finger in here and twist it around a few times, thus rubbing the formula soaked sponge over your nail, and removing the polish. Smelling it directly from the jar, it whiff’s strongly of nail polish remover as expected but the scent left on your nails is completely different, a really pleasant fruity kind of smell. The formula is non-drying and contains sweet almond oil, as a result it actually leaves the nail bed and skin around your fingers feeling quite¬†moisturized, a whole new experience for me.

The biggest selling point is my opinion is it’s efficiency! I don’t need to go pulling out cotton wool, nail polish remover, Q tips and so on. I just use this for a few seconds! And because it’s a sponge it doesn’t hook on to any nail flakes, dryness, or chips, hurrah!

Will you be trying it out? It costs 5BD/55AED here, the equivalent of about 9 euro so not too hard on the ol’ purse either.


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  • Reply Niamh McNally

    I have DEFINITELY not seen this here (in Ireland). Boooo!

    March 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply Jane

    I can’t wait for this to come to Zagreb….I’m also looking forward to the new 123 foundation too!!!!!!!!

    March 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm
  • Reply Ghadeer

    ooh they are copying sephora’s
    shame on them !!

    March 19, 2012 at 5:16 am
  • Reply Lana

    AED55? Really? Are they trying to compare themselves to Sephora? Sephora launched the same product like last year or so and it is charged at AED60. I’m aware that Bourjois as a company makes the Chanel makeup but I would expect this nailpolish remover to have been priced at around AED30 or 40. Pricing it at the same as Sephora is really stupid. I’m still going to use Sephora for obvious reasons.

    March 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm
    • Reply Simoneg

      I didn’t know Sephora had one too, apparently there’s also one in the UK that’s similar called Pretty Quick. Don’t know the price though x

      March 26, 2012 at 3:23 pm

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