Bourjois 1 Second Gel Polish // Review

There is one thing about nail varnish that so many of us hate... chipping! Thats right, those couple of  nails that start to chip and you've only had your polish on for 24 hours! So, Barry M and Bourjois along with a few others, like Boots No 7, have bought out their equivalent to gel polish - about time too! This is all a bit exciting if you are like me and hate chipped nail varnish, or you can't afford to pay £25+ for UV gel polish at the nail salon! Anyway... I recently got my hands on a couple of the new Bourjois 1 Second Gel Polishes (£5.99). I was instantly drawn to the colour selection and took some silly amount of time to choose (the colours where amazing!). I ended up buying Turquoise Rock and Meli Melon. There are 20 shades to choose from, but not all stores stock all 20 shades. Boots and Superdrug both stock these polishes and Boots are currently offering 3 for 2.

Bourjois 1 Second Gel Polish // Review

Meli Melon/ Turquoise Block

Bourjois 1 Second Gel Polish // ReviewIf you aren't the best at painting your nails generally, I wouldn't recommend this polish unless you like a challenge! This is purely for the fact, that if you dont cover your nail in polish in one stroke and you then try to reapply and reapply it does get a bit gloopy and it gets a little bit messy. This polish requires patience and practice - you have be warned! The consistency of the polish is by no means thick like UV gel polish, however the quality of the polish is great and the colour payoff is incredible - the colour you see in the bottle, is the exact colour you will get on your nails with 1 coat! The brush is a lovely shape and I found I managed to cover all my nails with one quick stroke of polish and the brush shape helped to give a very neat salon finish. However, I would disagree with Bourjois's claim that it dries in 50 seconds and say that it does take a couple of minutes to dry properly - rather like your standard nail varnish. But when it does dry, the finish is super glossy, smooth and gel like and leaves your nails feeling strong. The polish lasts around 2/3 days before chipping and if you find your more prone to chipping, Bourjois also have a gel top coat.

Overall I am really impressed with this polish and will without a doubt be investing in a few more.

Have you tried the polishes from this range? Any colour recommendations? 
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