Now, normally, I don’t go for gimmicky products, but this little beauty from Bourjois is very much floating my boat right now…
I was actually pretty skeptical when I heard about this, and expected it to be a dried out bit of sponge with a hole in which you’d have to scrub your nail in and out for ages, to get the bulk of your manicure off, and then still have to go over with a traditional polish remover. While I was right about the sponge with the hole in, I was very very wrong about the rest of my expectations.
The pot contains plenty of liquid which you can hear when you shake the pot (I actually usually store mine upside down so the top part of the sponge has a good amount of product in it which I think makes it work that little bit better). This literally takes a couple of seconds and a quick twist to get every bit of polish off – It is quite simply fab.
Other good things about this? It doesn’t leave nails feeling stripped and dry, and actually leaves them with a nice fruity scent – described as “red fruit and vanilla” – it actually feels fairly nourishing (probably due to the almond oil in it!). It is also free of acetone and parabens.
The only downside? You still need a traditional polish remover to get polish off your toes. I could also see that accidentally leaving the top off or loose would be a bit of a disaster for this, as it might dry up quickly. Also, given that this was only sent to me recently, I’m not sure how long each pot would last before it needed replacing.
The remover pot is available now, and retails at £3.99. Which is pricier than an average nail polish remove, but this is a far from average product. A definite repurchase for me.
Disclaimer – this product was provided by a PR for review purposes. All reviews are my own and honest, and are based on my experiences with a product.