Like many other lovers of all things beauty, removing nail polish (especially the dreaded glitter polish!!!) can be an absolute pain and sometimes, yes I admit it, I just can't be bothered with it and leave it to chip away. I'm sorry mum! So when I heard about the new nail polish remover form Bourjois I was definitely intrigued. I managed to grab one from Boots (apparently they aren't selling them in Superdrug), but I think they are selling out quickly. I had to pretty much fight one girl over the last one on the shelf (we were about to take our earrings out and start finger clicking at each other - would have been quite a sight to see I can tell you now), when one of the sales assistants restocked the shelf. It was quite amusing as we then both sheepishly took one each and went our separate ways, but just so you all know I totally could have had her! (This is a total lie, I would definitely have lost as I have never been in any sort of fight in my life and I would definitely have started crying if she had even touched me :) )
The idea is that you put your finger in the hole in the sponge and twist it in the sponge. On the bottle it says it takes 1 second, which is a bit of an exaggeration, think more like 5-10 seconds for two or three coats (including top coat), and about 30 seconds for glitter, but it is still pretty incredible in my opinion. However, do not tip the pot up. I thought (yes, looking back it probably wasn't my best idea), that I would be able to lie down, casually watching tv on my laptop, and be able to remove my nail varnish at the same time. It turns out I couldn't, because a whole load of liquid came out, so I think it's best to keep it pretty much vertical and don't let it roll around because that sponge actually holds a lot of liquid, and I'm sure mine will run out quicker as it has less in it.
I picked this up for £4.99 from Boots,and although it is more expensive than the standard nail polish remover, I will definitely repurchase it when it runs out (however, I can't really see it working on toes - that could prove a bit difficult - so I would still use normal remover for my toes). It is really handy and as hassle free as removing nail polish is ever going to get really. It also means I can fully enjoy all the glitter I want without having the hassle of scrubbing it off. Overall, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wears a fair bit of nail polish (it is acetone free so can also work with false nails), or to anyone wanting a minimal fuss way of removing nail varnish. However, beware of the smell, I'm assuming it is due to how concentrated it is but it is pretty potent, other than that it is pretty fab.