I stopped by the Bourjois counter over the weekend to check out their gel texture One Second nail polish (review coming up later) and someone was asking for nail polish remover. The SA showed them the regular polish remover as well as the Bourjois One Second Magic Nail polish remover which promised instant removal in one second. The customer bought the regular one. So I grabbed this.
The pink bottle contains 75ml of acetone- and paraben-free solvent and a black sponge. I paid INR650, simply because it claimed that cotton wasn't required, and rushed home to try it out. My first mistake was taking a deep whiff of the inside. It doesn't smell like the "red fruit and vanilla" the label on the bottle promises!
The nails were left with a pleasant smell - red fruit and vanilla, according to the bottle, though my family said it reminded them of cherry. This remover is especially brilliant if you want to remove polish on just one nail to make corrections.
I wonder if the sponge inside will be saturated with all the polish someday. Also, will the solvent in there run out? If so, will they come out with refills or are you supposed to shell out for a new one? I have no idea if this removes glitter. I'll try it out the next time I wear glitter polish. But it can't be worse that the glitter going all over your finger and between the nail and the skin and, worse, the fluff from the cotton sticking to glitter on the nails, can it?
Where does the polish go? Well, the solvent clearly dissolves the actual polish, just as it is meant to do. Undissolved pigment sinks to the bottom in time as it is heavier.
There is a reason Bourjois is the only drugstore brand I love. They have so many innovative and quality products, they should consider going the department store way. I am quite thrilled with the results of this remover.
Sadly, you can't push in your toes in the bottle. Nor can you use this for removing polish off your Konad plates, stamp or scraper. Still, this is Bourjois I'm talking about, so I have hopes that they will produce one for the toes soon.