**For update to this post please scroll to bottom of review**

Being a nail technician taking nail polish off of clients is something I do all the time, if its not clients its myself as I change my polish every couple of days (I get bored easily!). So finding a product that could cut down this time would be like a holy grail for me. When I heard about Bourjois Magic 1 Second Nail Polish Remover I as skeptical. Could you really remove your polish that quick? So, lets find out…

Here’s a little information about this nifty little product…



Magic in a pot!

Nail polish is instantly removed with the touch of a magic wand!

For each nail, simply Dip-Twist-Remove in 1 second without any cotton wool.

Your nails will be polish-free in just 1 second*!

Plus, its red berry and vanilla fragrance leaves nails delicately scented.

And…it’s good for my nails!

– Acetone-free formula – gentle on nails and cuticles

– Enriched with nourishing sweet almond oil

– Paraben-free

– Dermatologically tested


The bright pink packaging stands out amongst others thats for sure, bright and girlie! Its not the normal shape and size of nail polish which makes it all the more intriguing.

When you unscrew the lid, inside you have a black sponge like opening with a hole to place your finger in. The polish has the usual fragrance many nail polish removers have, but this one has undertones of red fruit and vanilla.

The instruction for using the Magic 1 Second nail varnish remover could not be easier!

Unscrew the lid

Pop your finger in to the sponge hole

Wait a second and pull it out!

I had 3 coats of nail polish on my finger and a heavy top coat – 1 second and a twist of my finger and this polish was gone!

Now I know what you will thinking, this remover must be really strong and drying if thats the case? No, in fact my finger when I pulled it out felt moisturised. Almost like I’d just applied cuticle oil to my nail. There was no drying at all on my nail bed which I find often happens with polish remover, this is probably due to the nourishing almond oil in the remover.

Now to say I am seriously impressed is an understatement and in honesty somewhat surprised! I can’t believe how well this worked or how quick it was. I could remove all the polish of my fingers in less time than it would normally take me to remove polish from 1 finger with the traditional method!

Now I have not tried this on UV activated top coat as I don’t think it would work in the same way – UV top coats generally need to be soaked (In some cases picked) off. I also think it would leave residue pieces in the formula too which would ruin it.

The Bourjois Magic 1 Second Nail Polish Remover is more pricey than other nail varnish formulas, however you won’t need to use separate cotton wool. I’m curious as how long it will last but with 125ml of product I’m sure it will be good for a while!

Bourjois Magic 1 Second Nail Polish Remover is acetone free so safe to remove polish off of gel/acrylic nail enhancements, it is also gentler than acetone based ones. It is priced at £4.99 and available now in Boots and on Boots online (Released 18th April).

Would you trade in your regular polish remover for something faster?

Lots of Love,

Mel xxxx


The lovely Liloo asked me how this nail varnish remover faired on glitter polish. As many of you may know glitter polish can be a complete nightmare to remove and often leave the glitter behind or a residue unless soaked off for 5-10 minutes with cotton wool and tin foil.

I applied 2 coats of Nails Inc High Society which I find a pain to remove unless I soak off, onto 2 coats Nails Inc Kendington Park Road. I also applied a top coat over the top. This is what I would normally do when wearing a glitter polish and I wanted to make it a fair experiement.

I found I needed to soak my finger 5-10 seconds and also give it a bit of a swivel on the foam to help remove the glitter. It did however remove it but also did take longer than with normal polish.

I would also like to add that some ‘residue’ of the glitter did come off on my fingers when I again used the Bourjois 1 Second Remover to remove a different polish, although it was easily washed off – so there will be transference of glitter once you have used the remover to get rid of glitter polish.

I hope that helps some people.

I will also add an update once the remover has ran out to give you an idea on how many applications you can get from it. At present it has removed 5 different sets of polish (I really like to pile it on too with multiple coats) and is still going strong. – M x