Thursday, 1 August 2013

Bourjois So Laque Glossy & 1 Seconde Nail Polish

At the moment both Boots & Superdrug have a 3 for 2 offer on Bourjois products which obviously i snapped up. Bourjois are definitely one of my favourite high street brands, i love their packaging and am always attracted to anything they bring out and i think they often offer the best shade selections, especially in nail varnish
Plus at the moment in Boots when you buy 3 Bourjois products in the 3 for 2 range you get a free pair of sunglasses and lets be honest, any freebie is always a winner right?

I went for So Laque Glossy Nail Polish in Rose Lounge, 1 Seconde Nail Polish (which i have read so many reviews on and couldn't wait to try) in Rose Cupcake and Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder (blog to follow)

I've been buying a lot of bold statement summer colours recently so thought i'd go for some softer pinks as i am very girly at heart

So Laque Glossy claims to contain twice as much vinyl and a blend of highly reflecting resins for nails with incredible shine and fixing agents that will coat nails with a highly resistant film that holds for up to seven days. Now i have to say on first impressions i hugely agree with both of these statements, this nail polish really is very shiny, my nails definitely keep catching my attention when they catch in the sunlight. And even though Rose Lounge has only been on my nails for 2 days it doesn't seem like it will chip easily (i will have to report back after a week or so) but i'm still going strong at the moment and i really am very clumsy and chip my nails quickly normally.

Rose Lounge is a gorgeous nude/pale pink colour that i wouldn't normally go for, but i absolute love it. I like to have an opaque colour on my nails so i did apply a fair few coats (4 to be precise) but i really like how it has turned out. It looks so pretty and girly and will definitely be a favourite in my collection, perfect for Autumn weddings that i have coming up!

Now onto 1 Seconde Nail Polish, i have heard great great things and read so many blog posts on this nail varnish i was expecting great things!...and to be honest it did live up to my expectations. 1 Seconde Polish is a 1 coat gel formula enriched with silicon for a curve and shiny result. While the polish didn't dry in 1 second, it did dry really quickly and i think to be honest Bourjois are trying to say you can paint your nails to a salon standard quickly and easily with this polish.
This is mostly down to the new fan-effect brush which really is a revelation for nail polish application! It is simply the best brush i have ever used, you really can paint your nails so easily and quickly in just a couple of strokes - even just one stroke on the smaller nails. I'm hoping all companies will soon start using these brushes for nail varnish and it really is amazing.

The only negative i have is that my thumb nail did chip very quickly but as i said i am very clumsy.

Rose cupcake is a lush mid-pink colour, very girly and feminine. The silicone in the polish really does show and my nails looked very very shiny.
Both polish's retail at £5.99 and can be found in Boots, Superdrug or at any Bourjois counter - although i have found most stores don't show just how many colours are available.

Overall i am thrilled with both of these additions to my nail polish collection. Have you tried either of these or any other colours in the range? Will you be taking advantage of the 3 for 2 Bourjois offer?