28 June 2012

Fast and Fruity Nail Varnish Remover vs Bourjois 1 Seconde

Hello,
It seems like every beauty blogger in the land has blogged about the infamous Bourjois 1 seconde nail varnish remover and fallen in love with it. Lets just say that I've tried it, I understand why, but I also know I wouldn't ever pay £4.99 for a tub of nail varnish remover, no matter how well the formula works; it just doesn't feel like a good use of my money.
So the other day when I was browsing the isles of Home Bargains and came across Fast and Fruity nail varnish remover from Easy Nails for just 85p I thought I'd give that a go instead.
The basic idea behind this remover is the same as the Bourjois tub where you pop your finger in the top, twist for a few seconds and then remove it to find that all of the nail varnish has magically been removed quickly and effortlessly.
Let me say that I really was amazed how well this worked for so little money. I would actually say that it worked just as well as the Bourjois offering, even on glitter polish which was pleasing. The product doesn't claim to have as many fab extras, such as containing almond oil that is good for your nails but for 85p I can't fault it.
For 85p, the pot contains 50ml which is where I really must stress how hugely over priced I feel the Bourjois offering is. For the £4.99 you pay, you only get 25ml more product which seems rather a big mark up to me. Ho much profit do they make per pot I wonder?
Anyways, the smell of the product is one of my favourite things about it. Whilst the pot claims that it is peach scented I find that once the initial polish remover scent has subsided, you're left with a really nice vanilla smell which is soft and in a weird way, quite comforting. You don't end up with the whole house smelling of chemicals and there's no headache brought on by needing so much product at a time.
If you're looking for a well priced, well working nail varnish remover that's easy to carry around with you and doesn't stink the house out then this is definitely a product to try and in my eyes, makes far more financial sense.
What's your opinion of the Bourjois remover? Would you try a cheaper alternative instead?
Annie x

10 comments:

  1. I need to give this a go! I've been putting off buying the Bourjois nail polish remover because I know that this one is a lot cheaper, but the Home Bargains in my town is actually two bus journeys away! Effort!

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Wow, thats a lot of effort for nail varnish remover haha. I always wait until I need a few things before popping over to home bargains because the closest one to here is in Bristol. Definitely worth picking up though :) xx

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  2. I've never heard of this scented remover but I love remover in the jar with the sponge!!!

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    1. Its worth a try if you see it in a shop :) xx

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  3. This may seem like a stupid question, but from someone who wears nail varnish rarely it's something that's confusing me! Doesn't the sponge get clogged up with all the nail varnish you're removing?

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    1. Haha, totally see where you're coming from. Nope, the sponge doesn't get clogged up because its sat in the tub full of liquid which keeps the sponge moist enough for it not to be a problem :) xx

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  4. Such a great find, I'll defiantly have to get in next time I'm in Home Bargains :)
    xo

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