BEAUTY ADVENT 2017 // DAY #17: The gold standard of dip + twist nail polish removers

This is such a life saver, particularly when you want to remove a deep nail colour and cannot be bothered to faff around with endless discs of cotton wool.

I cannot remember where I first heard about this but I must be on my third or forth pot.


Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover Clear

If you have tried individual nail vanish remover wipes or sponge pots in the past you may be dubious as to the effectiveness of this little beauty by Bourjois, but allow me to explain why it is so good.


Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover Clear

  • Unlike its ineffective counterparts, the black sponge contained within the pot is dense and smooth (I have used other brands where the sponges have been too thin and springy to provide any kind of resistance). What this means is you can really press your nail against the sponge and wipe away the polish easily.
  • The sponge is deep enough to insert your whole finger. You may, quite rightly, be wondering why this is necessary! Being able to insert your whole finger means there is more surface area to remove the polish.
  • It is acetone and paraben free
  • It contains nourishing sweet almond oil to help maintain the condition of your nails
  • It is lightly perfumed (Red Fruit & Vanilla)


General tips:

The ‘1 second’ thing is a bit of a stretch 😉 If you were wearing one coat of a clear or light nail vanish then I am sure one second would be about long enough but if you are wearing more than one coat or a darker shade, expect to have to swirl your finger around in the pot for around 3-5 seconds per nail.

When I remove my nail varnish using this pot I will dip my finger and then twist the pot around using my other hand, all the while pressing my nail against the sponge inside.

Darker shades of nail varnish will eventually stain the liquid inside the pot and the sponge itself so if you want to avoid staining your fingers with every use, consider buying one pot for removing dark shades and one for removing light. Either way, once the pot has removed the majority of the nail varnish from my nails I will usually reach for a single cotton pad and my bottle of regular acetone nail varnish remover to remove any excess polish or staining.


Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover



How much is it:



Where can I buy it:

Superdrug, Boots and online.


Who is it for:

This is a terrific present for someone you know who likes to paint their own nails or who likes a salon file and polish. It is not suitable for removing shellac or other gel manicures.


Coming up tomorrow…

The cleanser that has made removing my makeup a nightly spa ritual.


A bit more about my Advent Cal:

My advent-themed calendar is designed to give you, lovely reader, some ideas for presents this gifting season. The list is based on my Top 25 Beauty Buys of recent years. Of the 25 products which made the cut, some I have used for the first time this year and others I have been using for several years. The selection criteria for each product was as follows:

1. It is a product I have repurchased or know I will definitely repurchase at some point
2. It is an item I believe will genuinely make an awesome gift for someone this Christmas

This series is not sponsored and you should know that, like many makeup artists, I am one of the fussiest people I know when it comes to selecting and using beauty products. They have to blow me away. Hope you enjoy!

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