Saturday, 18 January 2014

Review // Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover

I hate taking off my nail polish. It winds me up a right treat; I can never be bothered to get out the cotton wool, the stuff smells terrible and to be quite frank the fumes makes me fear for my health. I thought that I had struck gold when I discovered polish remover pads, but something bigger and better has come along. Don't ask me why it's taken me so long to catch onto this gem, but I have finally got my hands on a Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover.

I'm sure that a lot of you will have come across this before, but this little tub is filled with a polish-remover-soaked sponge. This means that all you have to do is pop your finger in the top, twist it around a bit and voila! To be honest, it's not quite as simple as that, and it does take a bit of of finger wiggling, but it is still a lot more fuss-free than the alternative. Obviously the ease of getting your nails totally clean with depend on the formula of each individual polish. It's also suggested that you do not use this with glitter polish in case you rip the sponge, but being the rebel that I am I went for it and I have to say that it didn't work too badly. I didn't want to be too aggressive, so I went for a gentle approach. Although this didn't remove all of the glitter, it did loosen the few bits that were left on my nails so that I could gently work them off myself.

The tub can be used time after time, which makes it perfect for popping in your handbag and carrying around with you for any nail emergencies. After using it your nails feel dry almost instantly without being dried out. It contains almond oil, which is supposed to nourish your nails, and leaves a light fruity scent. I wouldn't recommend going around sniffing this though... I also think that we also need to take a moment to admire how cute this packaging is, which seems to be a constant feature of Bourjois products that I really admire. My only qualm would be the feeling that this leaves on your fingers which seems to somehow be both oily and matte. That's pretty easy to get over though when you consider how much faff this saves you, and the fact that it is both paraben and acetone-free!

Overall I am incredibly pleased with this purchase and it has stood up to the test of quite a few of my favourite polishes. I definitely think that I'll be repurchasing this, but judging by the size I don't think that I'll be running out anytime soon.

What's your favourite way to take off your nail polish?

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