REVIEW: Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Polish

Friday 12 July 2013

Hello all, hope you've had a lovely week!

I mentioned this nail polish in my latest haul video and people seemed to like the look of it - so I thought I'd dedicate a quick blogpost to it!

It's the Bourjois: 1 Seconde Gel Nail Polish, which, if you're like me, you may initially misinterpret and think it aims to dry in 1 second - click here to see a video with my genuine first reaction to this thought.

In reality, however, what this clever little nail polish does is not dry in one second, but apply in one second. The trick is the nifty lttle fan shaped, slightly wider than normal brush, which allows you to coat the whole nail in one sweep. And it works! The slight issue for me is that my pinky and ring finger nails are quite narrow, and since I am not the world's best nail painter, this can mean there's a little bit to remove once you have painted them! However, if unlike me you have nails of a normal width, this is genius!

I have this lovely polish in two shades - Rose Cupcake, and Turquoise Block... I apologise that the photo of the pink shade is an instagram number but to be honest, I just love this turquoise one too much to take off right now. It. Is. Beautiful.

I also love that this nail polish (a) is really opaque with just one coat (I tend to go for two anyway but in a rush one would do just fine) and (b) it dries really quickly! Okay, so it's not quite one second, but it's not bad. I'll time it next time I use it ;)

The Bourjois: 1 Seconde Gel Nail Polishes are £5.99 each from Boots and Superdrug. Definitely go and check them out - they are fantastic!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Glad that you liked these cos I've just bought 3 and not tried them yet!got the turquoise one that you have mentioned:)

    1. It's so pretty, I've had so many compliments on it!! You definitely won't regret buying these! x

  2. I have a few of these! They are really good!!

    Brittany, xx

    1. I really want the bright yellow one... it's next on my 'to buy' list! x

  3. Wow, these are awesome! I'll have to see if I can find them here.


  4. Everytime I pass these in boots I want all of them! I absolutely love both of these colours, so summery!

    Great Post x

  5. These colours are so beautiful! So pretty and vibrant