Monday, December 1, 2014

Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Polish - Enchanting Nightbird Collection

Bourjois 1 Second Nail Polish* link
Bourjois 1 Seconde nail polishes may have changed my life and yes I'm well aware that's rather a big claim for a nail polish. I have mentioned before how I hate waiting for nail polish to dry and that is often why I will postpone painting my nails which leads to whatever is on my nails (if anything at all!) looking in a dreadful state and that of course leads to breakage.

A couple of weeks ago rather than head home for the pamper I had planned I decided to join a friend for an indian takeaway and bottle of red and on arriving home at some ridiculously late hour with full knowledge of an event the next evening I couldn't risk the state of my nails so I reached for shade 11 Rouge* and decided in my wisdom I would paint my nails in bed. 

This wasn't a completely ridiculous plan as I knew that I could happily sit in bed with only tapping away at my iPad for company and therefore allowing significant drying time but I still had the 'danger' of tucking myself under the duvet and the risk of smudging if not completely dry.

Before I tell you whether the Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Polishes were immune to smudging I must comment on the other impressive qualities I discovered. I'm not the most skilled with applying nail colour but the shape and size of the brush is literally perfect. The brush fits my nail shape perfectly and one coat achieves a more than acceptable coverage although I went in for two to be sure.

Come morning I inspected my late night manicure and was overwhelmed that there was not a smudge in place. i was straight on the phone to my friend to recommend the polishes too her as she's often moaned about painting her nails, falling asleep on the sofa and waking up to ruined nails so this is just the thing for her.

Subsequently I've gone in with shade 44 Grey to meet you* which is from the new Enchanting Nightbird Collection for Christmas 2014 and it wasn't a fluke, I happily painted in my usual last minute style and even with a some times hard to work with darker colour I received the same results. It's nice to see a brand launching a new colour for the festive season that doesn't rely on the traditional berry tones and whilst I'm always a sucker for a good red I enjoyed wearing this shade and found it took a different grey hint, whether blue or green depending on the light.

Finally we have shade 45 the Glitterizer (how great a name is that) which reminds me more of confetti you see at New Year than glitter and it's much chunkier which creates a more sophisticated effect and something different to the norm. This is currently available as a free gift in Superdrug.

This range is a great find for me and I'll definitely be adding more colours into my collection. If you're a last minute in a rush girl like me I'd highly recommend them.

*PR Sample

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  1. I've kind of fallen out with polish lately. Ever since I stopped having false nails, I've found polish doesn't last more than a day! However that red and glitter is christmassy- oooh! Heroine In Heels

    1. I still paint my nails as I can't bear them without but I agree a lot of polishes are a let down!

      Victoria x

  2. I have polish from this range and the brush is really good indeed. I love the confetti glitters. They're different from the regular round shape we're used to. Both colours you have are really festive. Love it.


  3. Ooooh, Christmassy colours - pretty! x


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