Magic Nail Polish Remover?

Sounds pretty fabulous doesn’t it? A ‘magic’ nail polish remover that rids your nails of polish in just one second per nail! This Magic Nail Polish Remover is Bourjois first foray into nail care products and boy has it received some hype – all it takes for a few particular ladies to give it a rave (namely anyone on my Blog Roll) and then I knew I had to get my hands on it as well! And you know what, I’m going to be joining it’s appreciation club too as this product is rather marvellous!

It’s not often that I use a product once, then rush to get my camera to do a post on it immediately, but with this I bucked the trend. In essence it sounds more fancy than it actually is, as all the product consists of is a piece of foam with a hole in it in a pot soaked in nail polish remover. Without sounding too graphic (ahem), you pop your finger in the hole, give it a twist or two, and when you remove it the nail polish is completely gone, that’s the magic you see! One second removal is perhaps a little optimistic, but four seconds yes. You could easily remove all your nail polish from your fingers in under a minute, fuss-free, no cotton wool involved which makes it a great option for travel. It also smells rather lovely, a scent described as ‘vanilla and red fruit’, but I would class it as an overall fruity whiff. It’s packed with sweet almond oil too which adds a bit of nourishment to the process and also the scent.

Now this product is not completely unique, I have seen similar things stocked on Boots shelves, albeit in very 80’s packaging. However I guess the main selling point with the Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover is that it’s paraben and acetone free and leaves your fingers smelling lovely, plus it’s larger so I can imagine you can get more uses out of it. How long it will last I’m not sure, only time will tell, I’ll have to keep you updated on that one.

At the moment it’s exclusive to Boots and costs £4.99. I searched high and low for this product and couldn’t find it, even in some of the larger Boots stores in London, so I ended up ordering from the website (link here) and having it delivered to store. I’m so enamoured with this product I’ve ended up ditching my usual liquid nail polish remover (for my fingers anyway) and this now sits proudly in my manicure kit, much less messy and so much easier to use! Have any of you guys managed to get your hands on this elusive product?


  • Francesca Butler

    i was just about to comment on the fact that a similar item is already out there – but you got to it first! my experience with that product was very much the same as your with bourjois’, though i ‘spose yours is more nourishing :P 

    it’d be interesting to see how long it actually stays this effective, so keep us updated! 🙂

    actually, i would’ve thought you could maybe just top the pot up with more nail polish remover to get more use out of it? unless the sponge isn’t long lasting… i dunno!


  • I have seen this product on a few blogs already but never really found out the details about it. This post just make me want to go out and rush to buy it because it seems so convenient and lovely to use. I spend ages taking off my polishes most of the time and this just sounds perfect for me!
    Thanks so much for sharing~x

  • sophia

    wow I think I need to go pick this up! xxx

  • Amelia L

    This sounds fab! So happy I ordered one :)

  • Laura Cox

    I want to try this after seeing it on so many blogs. However ive searched all the boots near me but still havent managed to get my hands on it 🙁 May have to order online… x

  • Emma

    I was wondering what this stuff was about! oh thats onother thing to add to my every growing beauty bits wish list 🙂 xo

  • Anonymous

    i NEED this!!!! my local boots was sold out though 🙁

    will save me soooo much time xxx 

  • Charlie
  • Pearls and Pyjamas

    I managed to get my hands on this last week after much searching! I totally agree, it’s one of those products that actually lives up to the hype.

    I also did a review on it on my site, if you want to have a look.

    Lisa, xx

  • Amy

    Have you tried it with glitter nail polish? x

  • Anonymous

    I’m hoping to get hold of this soon. I’ve been intrigued since the release but I’m wondering how well it bodes with glitter polishes. :p

  • Ah, I thought the nail polish remover formula was going to be something unique.  I remember my mom having a sponge nail polish remover like that growing up.  A bit disappointing they are just rebranding a product that’s been around for ages, thanks for the review! x

  • I love it! I have it for two or three weeks and it´s amazing, so easy to use and so effective! I don´t know the previous nail polish removers anymore! thanks for sharing!

  • Gem11

    I saw it in Boots yesterday but in a bid to curb ‘beauty’ spending I didn’t pick it up. I detest removed polish so it might come under ‘essentials’ now 😉

  • Anonymous

    I’m trying to be sensible and not buy anything I don’t need at the moment, but once my current nail polish remover runs out I definitely think I will give this a go 🙂

    Frances xx

  • demonofthefall7

    This sounds amazing, but if I’m not mistaken, it contains Sweet Almond Oil? To which I am allergic 🙁 boo!

  • Emilia

    I have one of these,  but from Depend! I just completely L.o.v.e  it! Really makes the whole get-rid-of-nail polish sooo much quicker, easier and less messy! I’ll never get back to normal nail polish removers!

  • I found it SO hard to get my hands on too, but now ive got it I love it!

  • Becky

    Love the idea of this but I am sure that this concept has been floating around sometime prior though? I might have to pick this up. I think it would be ideal for travelling as I tend to avoid taking nail polish remover on hol’ in fear of it leaking in my suitcase so this is the perfect alternative. 

    Beckys Makeup

  • Gmhmerredith

    This sound almost too good to be true!

  • Clay Butterfleyes

    This product sounds really good, removing nail polish is such a chore ! xx

  • Beauty__bird

    I really want to try this as I am a spiller by nature, so it will get over that problem! 🙂 plus like you said perfect for holidays too! x

  • Joannne

    I can’t imagine how does one remove toe nail polish with this though…

  • leetal tusia

    i wish they sold it in the u.s! please let us know once the product become available elsewhere!

  • Crisitna Florence Galati

    great review! can’t wait to have it in italy too!

  • Esther Imbula

    I can’t wait to get my hands on it, sounds really like a good purchase!xx

  • I have heard about this on Lily Melrose’s blog, & Lily from what I heart today, and I thought it was the most amazing thing EVER!
    Too bad we can’t get this in America. I wonder if there is anything else like this in the States, because I NEED this!

  • anothercinderella

    This is such a great idea! Definitely gonna get my hands on this asap x

  • I can’t find this anywhere!! I’m desperate to try it though, it looks amazing xx

  • laurenbaker778

    It should be out in Boots now, it is at least in my store, White City, Westfields. People were having issues finding it because Bourjois hadn’t updated their stands, but magazines etc were talking about it and saying it was in Boots even though we didn’t have it yet!! 

  • Wow, this sounds amazing! What an amazing innovation – I personally dislike removing my nail polish with nail polish remover and all those cotton pads, it’s always such a mess, so this would be perfect 😀 I wonder how long a pot would last before it gets filled with all your old nail varnish?

    xx Renee 

  • I literally just purchased this yesterday, so great timing on the review! The Pic Circus Boots had this in stock, albeit there were only two bottles! So I guess I was lucky. It probably is one of those products that gain a lot of traction because of great marketing, as, like you say, there are a few similar products out there already. But if it works, it works, and all the better for being acetone free! Thanks for the review 😉

  • I’m dying to get this after reading this review! I haven’t really seen it anywhere though :(

  • Lemerne

    I have the Sephora version which came out a long time ago, but I want to try this one too. The sephora one says “one minute per nail”, I think.
    Only thing keeping me from ditching traditional nail polish removers altogether: toes 🙂

  • ashley behagg

    it sounds amazing!

  • Ellegentsia

    I’m even fond of the packaging.

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  • I went out today and spotted it over here in Tokyo! I was so convinced by your post that it would be amazing – and alas, amazed I certainly was!

  • Sophie

    I really want to buy this now!

  • Aura Trends

    This nail remover is very inexpensive and works better than any high end removers I have tried. It totally strips off the colour in one swipe and leaves a nourishing and satin feel to your nails. When I use this I tend to get one cotton wool pad and dampen that with the product and that is it