September 24, 2012

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover Review

Hey hey! 

I've recently been shopping and I've spent every penny I've had on makeup, beauty, skincare, nail art supplies and clothes.. You know yourself, anything you can pick up! The joys of living with your parents and not having to buy food, hey? Anyways, while I was in Boots, my second home, I picked up the new, well.. few weeks old but AMAZING cult product "Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover". I'm sure most of you know what this is and know before I even say anything, that it's brilliant! I bought this and was expecting great results and to be honest, that's what I got! 

For those of you who don't know what this is, it's actually a sponge in a pot soaked with nail varnish remover. It was actually out before (a different brand though!), a good while ago. My Mammy said she used to love not having to use cotton wool, because she hated the feel of it, which is actually a common thing for people, getting wool stuck to the glitter etc. etc. So I think this is a great re-make for a lot of people!

The formula is actually good for your nails! It's acetone and paraben free which is super because acetone is very drying on your nails. It also contains almond oil which is said to moisturise your cuticles! As I paint my nails a lot and I usually changed it at least every one or two days, this is great for me!

The sponge itself is black, so therefore you can't really see any deterioration! I find my sponge tends to move with my finger sometimes, maybe that's just my sponge, or fingers? Also because you can stick your nails down in the pot, there's no polish at the top! And as well as that, the circle in the middle doesn't spread or widen after use, it stays the same!

The only thing I dislike about the Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover is the smell you get when you open it. It's so over-powering! I have a crap sense of smell, (really.. REALLY crap) and as soon as I open the pot the smell is so strong, but you get over it after a few seconds. Saying that though, the smell on your nails afterwards is a gorgeous strawberry/fruity smell.

Another thing about it is, it says it removes nail polish in "1 second", this is clearly a lie as you probably guessed. That's just too good to be true! I find it takes at least 5 seconds or more to remove polish. I'd also like to state that this varies from polish to polish and how much of it you have on.

I have also heard that, yes, it does remove glitter polishes after about 30-40 seconds. The only disadvantage of removing your glitter polishes, is that it stays in the sponge, obviously, and the next time you use it, it leaves glitter on your fingers afterwards. But to me that wouldn't be a problem as I wash my hands after using this anyways!

Overall I love this product SO much and I don't think I could live without it anymore! I'll also be experimenting to see if I can refill it after it's gone! I will update you all on that,whenever it's gone, hopefully it's never gone though! :'(

Some pictures of my nails before I used the remover (excuse the messiness, they were rushed!)

The product itself!

And the magic!
Index finger - after 3 turns

after another two

Middle finger - after one turn

after another turn

after another turn

Ring finger - after five seconds

Baby finger - after five seconds

The result! Nothing a cotton pad can't remove!

Have you tried this product before? 
Are you going to try it? 
What do you think of it?

Thanks for reading! Lotsa love,


  1. great review! would you like to follow each other in gfc? let me know!

  2. Oh my!I have to got those. They are simply amazing! What I like about it is that it is paraben and acetone free. This is what our nails need. Thanks for sharing this =)

    1. Yeah healthy nail varnish remover = healthier nails! x


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