Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Time for another disappointing product review! I rarely write bad reviews because I do research products a lot before I buy them, but this is one that didn't live up to its hype. It's the Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover. This sounded like the perfect solution for someone like me who is lazy when it comes to nail polish. I hate applying it and I hate removing it because it's messy and nail polish remover stinks. It's basically a pot of nail polish remover filled with sponge which has a hole through it, so you pop your finger in, swirl it round for a second and remove it - ta da, free of nail polish! Except for it doesn't take 1 second, it doesn't even take 5 seconds. It might just be me, but I end up having to swirl my finger for a good 10 seconds, take it out, have to swirl it again and by then it's usually removed the nail polish. Definitely not a magic 1-second remover, then. I'd say it takes me about the same amount of time, perhaps even longer, using this as it does using good old cotton pads and a bottle of remover. As for glitter polish, do not even attempt to remove it with this. Not sure if you can see in the photo, but the glitter got caught on the foam and ripped it a little. That might be my fault, as I didn't know how difficult glitter was to remove so maybe I shouldn't have attempted it with this.
It leaves a nice-ish smell after the remover has dried, and it leaves my nails somewhat nourished but it makes them feel so greasy that I have to go and wash my hands 3 times to get rid of the greasiness. I'm not a fan! I think if Bourjois had marketed this as a 10-second per nail remover, then I might be able to get past it and like the stuff. But saying it's a "magic 1-second nail polish remover" is ridiculous. I'd love to hear from you guys on this one, though! Have you tried this and, if so, what did you think?