Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover

The Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover is something that we've all heard of, and I had been interested in this since its initial release.  When I was at University, I didn't tend to paint my nails so much and just got by using a standard cheap bottle of nail polish remover and cotton wool.  Now I'm starting to paint and look after my nails more, I thought I'd try this little pot of wonder.

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover Review

Basically, it is a small pot lined with a black sponge which is soaked in nail polish remover.  The nail polish remover is acetone free and is enriched with a nourishing almond oil for healthy nails and cuticles.  I remember when I first saw this in store and read that it had a "Red Fruit and Vanilla" fragrance, I gave it a whiff straight from the pot - do not do this, I swear I got a mini head haze walking around Boots.  What a div.  It smells exactly like nail polish remover in the tub, and even a tiny bit on the hands too.  I perhaps get a slight hint of a fragrance from this.

The Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover says it removes nail polish in one second.  Well Bourjois, I shall stop you right there as it is definitely not one second, but it is quick!  I love being able to stick my finger in the pot, give it a wiggle and have super clean nails on removal.  Glitter nail polish it doesn't work so well with, but I did read afterwards that you shouldn't use glitter nail polish with this as the glitter rips up the sponge inside.  Sometimes I like to just soak my glitter tips inside, but I don't wiggle so that I can protect my sponge.

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover Review

My only downside with this product is the feeling it gives my nails afterwards.  Have you ever used your nails to just push off left over nail varnish that sits too close to your skin so your cotton wool might not reach it?  Well I do that, and if I do it after I have used this I swear it's like fingers down a chalk board.  My nails are so dry and almost squeaky, they kind of grate along my other nail!  I can't bare it!  I have to make sure I wash my hands straight after use, and use my Sally Hansen Cuticle Balm to stop my nails from feeling so awful!

I hear that there is an updated version of this which is the Bourjois Magic Nail Polish for Hands & Feet.  It's essentially the same, except in the cap I believe that there is a sponge which you use to rub on your painted toes so that you can protect your manicure whilst sorting out your pedicure!

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover Review Hands and Feet
Image from produtosdebeleza.com

The Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover in lots of places, but the cheapest I can see it is here on Amazon for £3.59.  I don't know if I'd buy this again, I love the ease of use but the feeling on my nails is just so off putting.  I might keep the pot and just top up with my own nail polish remover.

Have you tried this?  How did it make your nails feel?