9 December 2012

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover

I quite like doing these worth the hype posts and when I received this little bright pink wonder bottle in one of my Selfridge's Lucky Bags (see review here!) I thought it would be the perfect opportunity for me to test it out and see whether it really is as amazing as everyone claims. So, what exactly does the Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover claim to do?


The Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover, which retails for £4.99 in Boots, claims to remove your nail polish without the need for cotton wool, in just 1 second! It removes your nail polish and leaves a nourishing sweet almond oil on your nail afterwards. But does it really take one second? Quite frankly, no.

Now, don't get me wrong. I like this product. It certainly saves me on cotton pads and it is a lot less messy than using cotton pads and a bottle of nail polish remover. But it certainly doesn't remove my polish in 1 second. Although that said I suppose anyone with a sensible mind would know the 1 second part was just a gimmick to sell this product. Without glitter polish on, this will take about 30-60 seconds on each nail to remove my polish, depending on how many coats I have on. With glitter polish on we're looking at a good 2-3 minutes per nail. That is a lot of time! And definitely longer than 1 second! It's OK if you're not in a rush and can do it whilst not having to do much else at the same time, but otherwise I don't think this is the miracle product everyone claims it is. I'm not sure whether I will repurchase, we'll see. If you have tried this before, let me know what you think to it! 

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover
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  1. I was going to get this when I saw everyone going on about it but tbh I think I'd get my polish off faster with a cotton pad! Although I do see how it would be less messy.

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  2. I enjoyed this and although it does take longer than 1 second i can overlook it :) I love worth the hype type posts too :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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    1. Yeah I think if you get over the marketing ploy it's a good product! xo

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  3. I like the idea but it sounds quicker just to use normal remover

    Kimberley x

    Http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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  4. I do like this but like you said it is only really good for varnish without glitter. Its not a wonder product but does make life a little easier! xx

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    1. Yeah I agree. Maybe someday someone will bring out an industrial version for glitter polish! xo

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  5. I've bought similar ones in Home Bargains and Poundland before and they do a just as good job. They're definitely not worth £4.99!

    www.whatrosawants.blogspot.com

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  6. I was going to buy this for a friend's Christmas but they were out of stock so I had to buy one of the cheaper dupes, hope it's ok. I think this would be good for me as I don't wear glitter polishes x

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    1. I don't wear glitter usually but at the time of year I wear it tons xo

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  7. Even though it's not very quick I still think this looks handy and very portable. Might give it a try. Great review! :-)

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    1. I think it's great for travelling or on the go! xo

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  8. Hi Sophia, I've tried similar products and they work fine, and for about 1/2 the price. One thing that is interesting though is shape of this is long and narrow where as the ones I've tried are flatter and wider. Anyways these aren't great for glitters but so awesome when you accidentally dent one nail and you have to remove and redo.

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    1. Oh yeah definitely, it's great when you make a mistake and need to redo a nail xo

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  9. I really like this product. While it isn't as quick as it claims, it's still handy for removing the polish without loads of cotton wool (that always seems to stick to my nails and gets really messy). It definitely isn't great for glitter polish though, that's where it fails. xx

    itstimetobefearless.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think the positive of this is that you aren't using tons of cotton pads! So you are saving on product and waste there! xo

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  10. i'm glad you have posted this because i've been wanting to get it but haven't been too sure! shame it doesn't take one second! my eczema probably wouldn't like this either! x

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    1. I find the almond oil in it to be quite good so you might be OK with it but if you aren't sure then probably best to give it a miss xo

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  11. I wanted to try this but I like using cotton wool + remover to even up the edges when painting my nails so I don't know if it's worth buying both /: xo

    ambeedo.blogspot.co.uk xo

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    1. I still have the traditional bottle of nail polish remover :) I think when this finishes I will need to decide whether to repurchase xo

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  12. I do wanna try this. I do like my old skool remover and cotton wool but it is a nightmare fot getting glitter polishes off :)

    LaceyLoves x

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    1. One day I am hoping something comes out which is good for removing glitter polish xo

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  13. i love this. my favourite thing i've bought recently. i hate the feel of cotton wool so this is a god send for me. the whole 1 second thing is as you said a gimmick. 1 second is just not realistic haha.x

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    1. I'm not too fussed by cotton wool personally :) Haha yeah definitely a gimmick but it seems from other reviews I have read, a gimmick a LOT of people bought into?! xo

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  14. I was going to buy this on my way home but couldn't be bothered to walk to the other side of St Pancras. I'm kinda glad I didn't go now and I think it'll still be cheaper and faster for me to stick to my normal nail polish removing habits. Thanks for the review. :)

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    1. You wouldn't have found it in the St Pancras boots anyway, they don't stock it! xo

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  15. I like it for when i do nail art and get one nail wrong beyond repair. I can take it off with out smudging or getting cotton on the rest. 30 seconds removal doesn't really sell does it? x

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  16. Ooooooooo! Love the nails you have in last pic! I agree with everything you say. Where it is great is for removing just one nail if you mess it up. Re the glitter be careful as it stays in the pot making it a glittery disaster!! Xxx Rose

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    1. Thanks Rose :) Yeah I have noticed that with the glitter. I was hoping it might eventually dissolve the glitter... xo

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  17. I've heard alot about this but I always figured it couldn't actually remove polish in one second! LOL, it sounds a lot like the Sally Hansen ones we have in the US.

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    1. Are the Sally Hansen ones any better? xo

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  18. I've tried a similar version of this that we have in the states and I change my nails almost daily, I found that the constant dipping and dunking in the sponge, destroyed my cuticles. Back to cotton balls I went!!

    xo,
    Ange

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    1. Eeep, that doesn't sound good! Do you use a cuticle butter or oil? xo

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  19. I love this product when I just have normal nail varnish on but when it comes to glitter ones I tend to use a cotton pad .. I can't be doing with sitting there.

    www.fashionandbeautyrelated.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  20. I've never tried this, I just imagine loads of old nail polish building up inside it! xx

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    1. I think the nail polish itself is just dissolved in the solution xo

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  21. I did try this and a cheaper version and as much as it was "ok" I found it didn't remove my polish any quicker than using good old nail polish remover and some cotton pads :/ xxx

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    1. It's definitely a gimmick product really. xo

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