Today's review is of a beauty blogger favourite, Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover. So, is it worth the hype?
Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover is presented in a bright pink plastic tub which is very girlie and easy to find in my bathroom. The functionality of the packaging is a key selling point of the product. Once you twist off the lid, there's a black sponge inside which is saturated with nail polish remover. The sponge has a hole cut into the centre into which you place your finger, twist and polish is easily removed. I like that the sponge is black so that it doesn't look messy following use.
I've previously tried this style of nail polish remover from other brands and whilst I've liked the idea & appreciated the convenience, particularly during travel, I've never been very impressed. Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover has completely wowed me. It's simple to use and amazingly effective at removing nail polish. I'm extremely impressed and rarely reach for my traditional nail polish removers these days- although I do still need them for removing nail polish on my toes.
The 1 second claim is slightly excessive- I tested this out and would say it's closer to 5 seconds to remove polish on each nail although still very quick. There's a strong chemical scent during use, as with most nail polish removers but following use, there's a scent of red fruits and vanilla, which is pleasant not sickly. Thanks to the inclusion of nourishing sweet almond oil, an oily residue is left on nails following use, which I didn't personally like so simply rinsed it off. The formula is acetone free and as a result, I didn't find it damaging to use on my nails.
The tub is a little bulky and as such, might not be the best for travel- although it would save on the need to take a bottle of polish remover and cotton pads. What's more, it's under 100ml so could be packed in hand luggage. It feels sufficiently weighty that I don't expect the sponge to dry out quickly.
After a while, I did notice the sponge starting to break up slightly- with a few little flecks of the sponge appearing on my nails but nothing that would put me off.
At £4.99 for 75ml, it's at the pricier end of the scale for a drugstore nail polish remover but I feel that it offers good value for money because it's a quality product which delivers. I've been raving about this to my friends and I'd highly recommend this.