Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Gia Paris - A Bourjois Polish Remover Dupe!

When I saw the new Bourjois nail polish remover pot reviewed by Emma over on, I was instantly reminded of a similar pot my Mam had back in the 80's (that's where I get the addiction to polish y'know). I knew I wanted to give it a try but just hadn't seen it yet.

That was until I saw this little dude sitting on the shelf of McCabes Pharmacy at the weekend. Price tag for Bourjois is €6.99, for this though? €2.99! That's a €4 saving, bargain lovers and considering they had the idea down pat in the 80's, I was pretty confident this would work just as well.

I was right! I chose Revlon's Gold Coin to test it out as it has a dense silver & gold micro shimmer that gives it its gawjus shine. Pics, anyone?

Revlon Gold Coin (two coats with top coat) - Golder than any coin I've ever seen...
One second dip - removed most of the polish - Wowsers!
Second One second dip removes every scrap - shiny, spotless nail in a couple of seconds!
I'm thrilled I picked this up, changing my polish 3 and 4 times a week and setting up pictorials means I go through an awful lot of remover but also that a lot of my time is spent cleaning nails when designs don't turn out quite the way I had planned.

While I've no doubt this will do the trick for glitters, the problem is that your glitter will be left on the sponge, which will then transfer up your fingers and mucky up your sponge. For glitter removal I'll still swear by Cutex.

There's no doubt there'll be many, many more cheap versions of these cleaners. Have you spotted any yet? 

Tried any of 'em?

**Edit Sept 2012** After careful consideration, check out this post to see which product performs better over a period of time. 
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