Fast & Fruity Nail Polish Remover £0.85 Home Bargains.
Following all the hype surrounding the Bourjois magic nail polish remover I really wanted to try it but resisted temptation due to the hefty £4.99 price tag. I found this similar product in my local Home Bargains for just 85p and couldn't leave it there.
Its basically a pot of acetone free nail varnish remover with a nifty little sponge in it. Unlike the Bourjois version this doesn't claim to remove nail polish quickly, it just states that it will provide a no fuss easy and effective nail polish removal.
This is said to have a peach fragrance, it doesn't. It smells more like paint stripper, you could probably get high on it!
I popped my fingers in (which felt rather strange) and twisted around, after a few twists and dips in and out my nail polish had all been removed. I found this to work quite well and find it very useful for lazy days.
My main concern with this is the state that it left my fingers in afterwards. As you can see it left white marks on the skin around my nails and it dried both the skin and nails out quite a lot. Due to this I wouldn't use this nail polish remover all the time, but I would still use it if I was in a rush.
|apologies for the rubbish instagram photo, last minute addition|
After using this approximately four times the above photo is how the sponge now looks! It has completely fallen apart. It is still usable though, I used it in this state to remove glitter polish and it still worked quite well.
Talking of glitter polish, I'm sure that is the question on most people's lips! How well does it remover glitter? The only time that I have tried it with glitter is while it was in this state. It didn't completely remove it but it did a very good job. I was actually quite impressed. I did still use normal nail varnish remover after this to remove the excess glitter, but all in all it made a job that I hate a lot easier.
Overall I'm happy with this, for 85p I really can't moan. I wouldn't use it all the time due to the dryness that it seems to cause, the sponge does break up after a few uses but for 85p I don't mind replacing it after every couple of uses.