Monday, 27 August 2012

Bourjois Nail Varnish Remover Versus Poundlands Dupe

Hey Lovely People, 

How are you well? I've recently had a boom in followers, if you are new say hi in the comments :)

 So today, I come to you to talk about two little pots of magic. They are the Bourjois Nail Varnish Remover pot and the Poundlands Dupe. Lets start by looking at the pots.

So you can see similar packaging, both little pink tubs. I slightly prefer the Bourjois packaging, mostly because whilst bring the Poundland one home, it leaked slightly in the car because its just a pull up/push down top (if you get what I mean you can have a medal).

The insides are similar as well. The idea of these contraptions is that the normal liquid nail varnish remover is replaced by a sponge which is soaked in the remover fluid. So instead of using cotton wool, you just stick your finger in the hole and swirl it around (I'm sorry there is no way of saying it without sounding a bit rude). Here are the bottles, the top on is the Bourjois one.

I've tried to take the pictures so you can see the sponge. The Bourjois one has an obvious hole, which the Poundland one doesn't have.Size? The Bourjois one is 75ml to the Poundland's 55ml. So  there is a little bit more product for your money.

Now, the smell. When you open both pots, there is a strong nail varnish remover smell, but don't let that put you off. Once you take your finger out clean of nail varnish, the smell disappears, With the Bourjois remover, there is a scent of red fruit and Vanilla left on the finger (which is pleasant). With the Poundland dupe, there is no scent left on the finger at the end.

They both take a little time to take the nail varnish off (roughly 10-20 seconds). I have not tried taking glitter nail varnish off using these so I can't say anything about this. Has anyone out there tried?

Final thoughts? I like both, they both do the job that is needed. I quite like the sleekness of the Bourjois remover, it seems easier to move around than the Poundland one. The Bourjois one is more expensive though. It retails at £4.99 instead of the £1 price tag of the Poundland one. My final thoughts then are this. If you are just going to use a product like this round the house get the Poundland one (its cheap, cheerful and does what it has to do, but may leak once open). If you travel around a lot or like your products to look nice, then go for the Bourjois one (it has a safer top-less chance of a leak, looks nicer, leaves a nice smell to the nails). I know I sit a bit on the fence but its really hard to choose between the two.

Have you tried either or both? What were your thoughts? Leave a comment below.

Till Next Time,



  1. This is a good post, I think I prefer the Bourjois one it looks a little neater because the sponge is black and doesn't show nail polish stains etc like you said it's a lot sleeker! :)
    I enjoyed reading this!

    Natasha Carly x

    1. Thanks for commenting Natasha :) I totally agree you there xx

  2. I'm going to pick up a couple of these in poundland - such a good idea!

    1. They're great little inventions in my eyes. Treat yourself :) x

  3. Hey Clare,
    First I want to say that I'm a new follower (since this week I think ^^).
    About the post - I have only used the Bourjois remover and I think it's the best nail polish remover I've ever bought :D
    It's about 10 seconds to remove a normal nail polish and maybe about 15 - a glitter one, that's pretty fast and you don't have to use cotton wool - yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeei! :D
    Btw you have to try the new deodorants from Bourjois - they're awesome too!

    Thanks for reading!

    1. Hey Lovely.
      Thanks for introducing yourself :D.
      I have not tried their deodorants I may have to look out. I'm currently a Sure girl xx

  4. That looks interesting and I can imagine the scent of the poundland remover. I bought cheap nail polish remover wipes and the scent was terribly strong!

    Much love: If you fancy a follow or a nosey. xx


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