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I love my nail varnish, and nothing makes me happier than finding a new one that I can fill up my collection with. I’d never really got into using the Bourjois nail varnishes up until a couple of months ago – when I found some in a cheap shop outlet not far from me.
Bourjois is a brand of make-up that has been around for a while, it has some nice quirky aspects to it at times – some of the items it has to offer at the minute especially are a bit different to a few of the more widely known make-up brands.
This nail polish, is the particular one that comes with ultra-shine – so I would imagine is meant to rival some of the high shine gelly nail varnishes that are out there. With a nice thin brush and polish that is meant to last up to a week, or so it says.
The brush is not overly thin, it’s easy enough in three strokes to cover the entire nail – can’t say though that it would have a great deal of influence over the amount of shine the polish has but apparently it helps. It does give a lovely shiny sheen on your nails with this polish I won’t deny it, and when it’s dry it’s definitely competition for the Barry M Gelly range.
Apart from the fact that it takes an absolute age to dry which is absolutely ridiculous, it’s really slow to dry and even a couple of hours later I touched it and it smudged so if you’re going to use it, get a good quick drying top coat. Unfortunately that’s a massive downside to this nail varnish which is a shame because the colours are gorgeous, and when it is dry its lovely and shiny with such a rich colour – you just need a day to sit doing nothing!
It will last me a week with a good top coat on, but then it is hard work to get off – but it does have good staying power. Even the darker colours don’t stain the nails but I always put a base coat on anyway because it preserves my nails a bit more – than just sticking a colour straight on them.
Bottles of this are £5.99 in Boots in varying colours, which is acceptable but I’d just like it to dry a bit faster in all honesty!
I bought two of these polishes from the Bourjois range (on different shopping trips!) from Boots for the sumly price of £5.99 each. The first one I bought was the Noir de chime (black) 30 and the second was the Jaune Trendy 39 (a mustard type colour). In hindsight I would have waited for a a 3 for 2 to come in the makeups and got a third three. When I'm looking for a polish to match my evenings outfit though I can get just a little inpatient!
All in all there are 27 colours currently in the range - I won't go through them all in this review but they cover different shades of pinks, blues, oranges, yellows, purples, reds and greens. No neon colours though and no sparkles though! The polishes (or various polishes from the range) are available at other most major retailers such as Superdrug and Tesco's.
I like bourjois as it is reputable brand on the top end of high street cosmetics in my opinion so I suppose I didn't mind paying that bit extra for a nail polish (normally I would only stump up £3-£4 as I like to change my colour almost daily - along with my outfit)! The mustard polish in particular stood out from the stand for me because of it's rich colour and as the lid of the bottle is the same colour as the polish and the bottle is clear you get to see exactly what colour you're getting! I have had both of these now for 3 and 4 months and have found the following results......
The polish is easy to apply. The brush is a good size (big but not too big) and has an almost flat feel to it so the polish glides on with only one or two strokes. The texture of the polish is very thick and rich so you know it is of high standard. This also means that even with the lightest of colours I find that one application is enough - every now and then I will use two coats just to be sure though. As the texture is thick it does mean that drying time is a pain and I need to leave it at least 5 minutes if not a little bit more so to ensure not tacking or smudging. This does mean that application on my hands and toes can take almost 30 minutes! Not good if I'm getting ready for a Friday night out!!
The polish dries with a hint of shine in it's finish - which I was surprised at as bourjois sell it on it's ultra shine claim! Still different colours may dry differently and I like the finish the polish gives me. Because of the rich texture of the polish I think it lasts well. Definitely the polish has lasted me on many an adventurous nights out chip-free and I fins I can get to day 2 or 3 without much chipping which is really good for me!
I try to keep these nail varnishes in the fridge as one of the major downsides is that they get very gloopy after a couple of months. and unusueable By the time I am writing this review I feel that I need to be throwing these away which is a shame as I am sure there is lots of life left in them!!
So to summarise.....
Only 1 coat needed
Nice colours in range - especially the mustard which can be hard to find!
Long drying time
Become gloopy after a few months
~*~*~ Bourjois So Laque ~*~*~
I own every colour imaginable when it comes to nail varnishes. I have that many nail varnishes that they have their own designated draw in my bedroom. I love trying out different colours, textures and brands. I normally opt for a nail varnish that does not need many applications, that is easy to apply and that doesn't chip (not too much to ask for?). I love how nail varnish can set off an outfit which would otherwise be quite bland. I normally change my nails to suit my mood, that means my boyfriend knows when to not talk to me, especially if I am wearing black.
I decided to purchase this varnish as I really like Bourjois products and I have used various nail varnishes by Bourjois, which have been really good. The other reason for purchasing this varnish was because the wide array of colours on offer, and also the bottle was an unusual design. Please see below for my thoughts on this nail varnish.
~*~*~ What Is It? ~*~*~
This is a nail varnish by Bourjois, which claims to give high shine and last up to 7 days. This varnish comes in a glass bottle, with a plastic screw top lid (which the brush applicator is attached too). On the front of the bottle is the Bourjois logo, product name (So Laque), how long it lasts (Ultra shine and hold for up to 7 days) and a picture of a silhouette of a women. The bottle is around 7cm tall and it curves inwards slightly in the middle (like an hour glass shape). The bottle holds 10ml of nail varnish.
The colours of the varnish range from bright and bold, to soft and natural. The colours I am reviewing is called 'Tangerine Fatal', which is a bright, orange colour. To apply, you simply unscrew the lid, remove it from the bottle and apply using the brush applicator (nothing unusual there!). Two coats are required to get the right coverage.
~*~*~ Price And Availability ~*~*~
I purchased my varnish from Boots for £5.99, where it is currently on a 'buy 1 get the 2nd one half price' offer. This varnish can also be found in Superdrug four around the same price. I have also seen them being sold for half this price on ebay, so I would recommend that you have a look on there as well.
~*~*~ My Thoughts ~*~*~
The first thing that caught my eye with this nail varnish was the variety of colours. In Boots they had around 7 or 8 colours to choose from and I would have happily taken them all home. The hardest thing about buying a nail varnish is choosing just one colour! The bottle is nice and chunky, it holds 10ml of varnish which is about average. The bottle is transparent so you can see the colour of the varnish, the lid also matches the colour of the varnish. The overall look of the bottle is quite girlie and eye catching, and I could not wait to get my flaked, old varnish off and get this varnish on. As mention above, I choose 'Tangerine Fatal' which is a bright, vibrant orange. To be honest I am generally not that keen on the colour orange, but when it comes to nail colour I think it could be my favourite (next to pink).
Before using this nail varnish I removed my tatty old varnish and filed my nails. When I unscrewed the lid I inspected the brush and found it to hold a good amount of product. Once I placed the brush on my nail it spread out reaching every inch of the nail. The brush is quite thin and incredibly precise. I would even go as far as to say, that this brush is one of the best I have ever used. The lid sits comfortably in my hand which makes it very easy to keep the nail varnish on my nail and not around the nail. The consistency of the varnish is not too thick and not too runny. Once the first coat has been applied it takes around 2 or 3 minutes to completely dry, which I think is average for a nail varnish. This varnish does require two coats, like nearly every other nail varnish I have used.
Once application is complete the colour is amazing! It is bright, bold and very shiny. I don't bother applying a top coat with this varnish as it couldn't get any shinier. Overall the colour is very eye catching and impressive, but what about durability?....
I wore this varnish for 4 days before it started looking tatty. I don't think that this time scale is amazing, but I have used many in the past that didn't even last half of this time. This varnish doesn't chip very easily, which is great. It started chipping slightly around the 3rd day of wearing it, which was just little chips around the edges and it was not very noticeable.
I have been using the same bottle for around 2 months now, on and off, and it is still usable. I can tell that it will need to be thrown away soon, as the varnish is starting to become thick and gloopy. I think this is an acceptable time to have a varnish before needing to throw it away.
~*~*~ Would I Recommend? ~*~*~
Yes I would recommend this varnish. There are plenty of different colours to choose from and they all look superb. It lasts on the nails for an average amount of time and doesn't chip too easily. The best thing about this varnish is the precision of the brush. I would not say this is the best varnish I have ever used, but it certainly is not the worst. Overall I am going to give this varnish 4 our of 5 Dooyoo stars. I am dropping a star, because I think £5.99 is quite pricey for this varnish. I normally spend around £3-£4 on a varnish.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review :o)
I received the bourjois so laque as a gift from my friend. She had made a goodie bag for me that contained a bourjois eye shadow, mascara and a nail polish. I love getting goodie bags especially when they are made up of a good branded make of products that I am yet to try. The first thing I noticed was the fact that the polish was called magenta show and it was bright pink in colour. I always seem to end up with bright pinks even though I don't wear them much you always get a pink as a free item or as part of a gift set.
The varnish comes in a 10ml glass bottle which is shaped so it is slightly bigger on the bottom. The shade of the colour can be seen through and this resembles the finished result perfectly. The lid is hot pink in colour and again it is shaped to make the top bit bigger so although it isn't very big the shape makes it easier to hold.
The varnish advises that it contains double the vinyl to create double the shine that will last up to 7 days. I like the brush in this varnish as it is slightly thinner than other brands and this makes application very easy especially around the edges of the nails where you may normally hit the skin. This particular varnish is available in an array of colours such as:
Noir de chine and many more
As you can see this polish has some crazy names for the colours so you really have to see them and have a look what you would like as it is impossible to tell what they could be without a picture.
I really like this varnish as it has super durability and it certainly does have a fantastic shine on it due to the added vinyl. This colour is a bit bright for me but I would definitely buy it again in a more subtle shade and I would be more than happy to pay £5.99 for it. It is worth looking for deals as boots tend to do 2 for 8 quid too.
I don't normally spend so much on nail polishes but the range of colours that Bourjois had on offer I couldn't resist, especially as they were on 3 for 2 and they were about £5.99.
I picked up the colours 31 Bleu Violet and 43 magenta Show, I also picked up a pale minty green colour which I gave to my friend. The bottles are slightly hourglass in shape and the lids are the same colour as the polish inside so you can tell what the colour is going to look like on your nails. They look very nice and stand out against other nail polish shapes like a lot of Bourjois products seem to as they seem to be more curved and rounded a lot of the time.
The nail polish promises 'ultra shine and hold up to 7 days.' I only use nail polishes on my toes as I bite my nails really bad and can't put it on my nails :( The colours come out as bright as they are in the bottles with just one coat however I am in the habit of always using two coats so still use two coats, although it can sometimes look really thick so I have to be careful with my second application. I always use base coat to stop nail polishes staining my nails and I have a feeling because the colours of these polishes are so strong they would definitely stain.
They are easy to put on the nails, the brushes are quite thick and flat so you only need two strokes really. You do need to be quick as the polish starts to dry almost instantly, the time it takes to fully dry is the quickest of nail polishes I've ever used.The colours are very intense and bright and definitely give the promised 'ultra shine.' My favourite is the purple colour I picked up as it's bright and really strong, however the magenta looks slightly cheap in my opinion and I don't use it that often. I'm not sure if the polishes last for seven days on finger nails as I haven't been able to use it here but it doesn't chip at all on my toe nails and doesn't fade either.
These nail polishes are worth the money because they do not disappoint and give reallt strong intense colours with long lasting effects!
*The Nail Varnish*
So Laque covers the nail with a coating of ultra shiny gloss colour. To get the same results elsewhere you would need to go to a beauticians to get UV Gel nail varnish applied. It's quick to apply and i absolutely love it.
The brush is long and covers the nail really well. I feel that the brush helps reduce the application time as you don't have to work with the 3 strokes rule. Simply brush on, apply a second coat if you want a deeper colour and apply a top coat.
The bottle has a slight hourglass shape and is made of thick glass, the lid is an acrylic colour and this is the colour that your nails will be if you apply the varnish. excellent grip.
Before you were supposed to apply three strokes of colour, one in the centre and one on each side of the nail. With Bourjois 1 seconde you no longer have to do this. Simply place the fan brush onto the nail and it fans out for wider nails and stays normal shaped for thinner nails. The nail colour goes on easily and quickly and I probably do agree with their 1 second nail application claim. It really is that quick, finish off with a coat of clear topcoat for longer lasting nail colour.
The colour takes around 90 seconds to dry; some nails can still be 'tacky' so I recommend leaving a full two minutes before doing anything.
I am a convert to bourjois and especially Bourjois 1 seconde. The results I get from using this alongside a clear top coat are equal to results I've had from gel nail varnish and the is better than the results I've had from Nail Inc., Chanel and OPI so the £5.49 price tag is an absolute bargain and that's why I've given it a 5 stars.
I was converted to Bourjois nail varnish after I tried Bourjois 1 seconde nail varnish. I am a big lover of colour that looks really shiny without glitter or metallic, sort of like a new cars lacquer paint job. (Strange I know) I can't bear colours that have glitter or shimmer or metallic tones to it so the Bourjois So Laque! Nail varnish was next on my Bourjois nail varnish journey.
Nail varnish can do two things, make your appearance look tidy and polished or make it look crumbled and messy, I would prefer to look polished and tidy but get so annoyed at nail varnish that chips after a day or two, especially when I've taken so long to apply it.
I love nail varnish more than make-up and have a relatively large collection. I have spent a lot of money on nail varnish's and brands such as OPI, Nails Inc. and China Glaze as these tend to chip and flake less than cheaper brands.
I had heard good things about Bourjois 1 seconde so decided to try it and due to the amazing quality and lasting power of this I decided to try the So Laque range. I purchased mine from boots and it cost £5.49. The bottle is sleek, it has an hour glass shape to it and the applicators lid shows what the colour will look like on. The shape of the bottle makes it really easy to hold while applying and the application itself it quick, leaving professional results every time
The range has every colour type from light pinks to reds and blacks. The colour collection doesn't have any glitter or shimmer colours (at the time of purchase) thankfully, although this made it extremely hard to choose just one colour. Eventually I chose 31 Bleu Violet. Bleu Violet is a really dark royal purple colour. I already had 06 Rose Vamp which believe it or not is a fuchsia pink and not 'vampy' at all.
TIP: I always do my nails before going in the bath, why do you ask? It's because nail varnish comes off easy when you're in water, if I get any nail varnish on the sides of my fingers or toes it comes off without any effort so when I get out of the bath I'm left with perfectly painted nails and toes.
Bourjois So Laque claims to last at least seven days and it does, it actually lasts as long as gel nail varnish and at one point it was still on my nails for over three weeks with only a top coat to protect it.
Definitely worth the money and I believe this is better than most of the expensive brands. I'm a Bourjois convert for sure.
Okay so the price I usually do not go over £4.50 on nail polish this means that my collection is limited to PRIMARK,H&M,Accsezorize and essecence but I decided to invest in 2 new nail polshes for my holidays so I bought 2 ones from bourjois I always enjoyed bourjois makeup and purchased a mini travel set of 5 nail polishes on the plane which I was quite happy with so I decided to pay £6.95 per bourjois so laque nail polish.I was taking quite a big risk considering it was my first time trying it and I had already spent over £12.00 on 2!I bought it in the colours no.23 fuschia hypeand no 28 rose lounge .So here are my reviews on each nail polish
I found fuschia hype did not suit its name.These nail polishes are quite deceiving as the colour of the bottle NEVER matches the colour of the actual nail polish itself.The colour of the bottle is a slightly darker version of a hot pink barbie like colour.I tried this nail polish out first and wasn't dissapointed though I was not ecstatic either.I found the actual colour to be a burgundy wine colour.It seemed to have a slight shine to it but I actually think the UV reflective nail polish from primark has more of a shine to it and that is only £3.50.I still have this nail polish though it sits at the back of my collection dusty and unused 2 stars for fuschia hype
This nail polish colour is what appears to be a pastel pink on the exterior of the bottle.I was very excited to try this one as I am a big fan of light pastel colours.I applied one coat of this onto my nails and it came up as a clear runny colour with a blob of very lightpink situated in random places on each nail.I had to applied 7 yes 7!!!!!! coats to get what looks like a nude neautral colour on your nails .I was very dissapointed with this one 0 stars
The brush is 2x wider than a normal nail polish brush and 5x harder to use I could not get the corners of my nails and when I tried I ended up with more nail polish around my nail then on it.This brush is promised to be easy use and versatile the two things it is definetely not
The consistency is very watery at first but then after one use it becomes a thick congealed formula it was hard to apply and left an uneven look to my nails
Bourjois promise that this nail polish stays on for a full week but for me even after using a top coat and a base coat and applying numerous layers it still only stayed on for about 4 days but started to chip around the 2nd day
So Laque is a collection of nail polishes that has been recently revamped by Bourjois. They come in gorgeous collection bottles and its clear packaging allows you to see the colour inside. The lid also matches the colour of the nail polish that you have chosen.
The main selling point of the So Laque collection is that it is a set of long lasting pure nail polish. It claims that it will last on your nails for seven days without fading or chipping. It manages to do so due to the fixing agents which will coat your nails with a highly resistant film. The polish is also enriched with twice as much vinyl, plus a blend of highly reflecting resins which boost adherence to the nail itself, meaning the colour on your nails will have incredible shine.
A beautiful range of twelve lacquered shades are available. None of the colours include any sparkles or shimmer and are all intense, rich and vibrant colours. The names are perfectly Parisian and include Tangerine Fatal, Cerise Noire, Rouge Diva and Bleu mysterieux.
The one I currently own is Bleu Mysterieux and the colour is gorgeous and not the kind of blue that makes it look like your blood has stopped circulating. It's dark and shines beautifully. There are great pictures on the Bourjois website to give you a better idea of which colour you like the best.
Inside the lid of the polish, there is a super flat brush which helps to produce the ultimate lacquered effect and makes it easier to apply the polish across the whole nail. The little varnishes are available for around £5.99 although you'll find them cheaper if you have time to shop around. So Laque can be bought from department stores and most large supermarkets.
In my opinion, to make the colour as vibrant as the polish in the bottle, you'll need to apply two coats. This varnish seems to take a long time to dry so you'll need to make sure you have some free time if you want to avoid it smudging. The varnish is thick and glossy and spreads evenly using the brush without any clumping. The brush is a little stiffer compared to other polishes and at first can be difficult to use.
Once you've got the colour on and it's dried, it does last for days and the colour is vibrant and shiny. As long as you not haven't got a hectic lifestyle, it should live up to its claim of lasting for seven days. However, if like most people you do need to use your hands during the day, you may find it chipping and fading after a few days.
Bourjois so laque
I have so many nail polishes it is a bit crazy but one of my favorite brands is bourjois. I love the 1 second nail polish it is like my favorite ever, but I also have this one, which is not as good but it is ok.
*About the product and my opinion on it*
I have the nail polish in the shade blue violet (31) which is obviously a blue/purple colour. It looks really nice in the bottle and this is one of those polishes which I keep saying about when I review these types of products - The colour on my nail is kin o the same as the one in the bottle but it is darker.
One thing I really don't like about this product is that it can go streaky really easily and that is really not good as it is not look nice if it is all streaky. And if I try to make it look more uniform you can make the nail polish become really thick on your nails - then it takes even longer to dry!
And that leads me nicely on to my next point, it takes ages to dry! It really is not like the bourjois one second nail polish where you only have to wait like a minute at the most for it to dry, with this one it is still tacky and sticky after like 5 minutes!
And then after about 10 minutes my nail polish is dry but I only did one coat and it was thin too so it does take a long time to dry. Also the first coat of this product is really nice, shiny, glossy and bright but it not a very strong colour.
The application of the product is really good, it is quick and easy and it has quite a big brush so it is not difficult to apply. It can be streaky even if you go over it a couple of time too.
I bought this a while ago and I have only used it like three times and I now remember why! I bought mine from boots and you can get them for £3-5 at various stores such as boots and superdrug. they also sell them on asos.com!
*Very shiny/glossy look
*Easy application - big brush applicator
*Nice cute packaging
*Stays put of ages
*not very expensive
*Can be streaky
*Takes ages to dry
*Not very even coverage
Thank you for reading my review
I don't normally pick Bourjois nail varnish myself. It is slightly more expensive than the ones I normally go for (Boots 17 range) by around £1 - £1.50. If a nail varnish is a classic colour which I know I will use time and time again until it runs out then I normally go for nails inc, but for cheap and cheerful high fashion colours I normally go for Boots 17 as its cheap and if I only use it a couple of times before it goes out of fashion I don't really feel like I have lost anything, so I came across this brand when I friend bought me one in bright pink for my birthday, and I now genuinely believe it has the best of both worlds!
1) Drying time: quick, I do one layer, takes about five minutes to PROPERLY DRY and then the second layer, takes about ten minutes. This is up there with the polishes that advertise themselves as quick drying, but with those you normally have to sacrifice something else.
2) Sheen: the colour is nice, bright and glossy. Looks high quality once is on, and the shine does not fade over a couple of days.
3) Chip resistance: I would say this is average with reference to other brands. It lasts a couple of days with the most used fingers suffering in the corners first.
4) Thickness / thinness of product: Perfect consistency, not so thin you need lots of coats but not so thick it takes ages to dry. two coats is ideal but you could get away with one if you were in a rush.
Overall this nail varnish is superb value for money. I would definitely buy it again if it had the colour I was after.
I go through real phases with nail polish. I can easily go a couple of months without even a nail file coming anywhere near my nails but then I'll realise what a scruffbag I look and start making a bit of an effort. I have just reached that point and have started making a bit more effort to look after my appearance as hopefully the nicer weather is just around the corner.
After spending an evening trying to sort out the general shape and appearance of my scruffy nails, a couple of weeks ago I visited my local Boots to treat myself to some new shades of nail polish. The dark dramatic shade I had been using in the winter months were looking little bit dismal and depressing. I decided I needed something a little lighter and more subtle for the spring.
As I scanned the shelves in Boots I struggle to find what I was looking for. There were either really bright summer colours or shades that just seemed a little old fashioned. I have always tried to avoid paying too much for nail polish as in my experience they all chip and the cheaper brands mean you have a bigger range of shades on your dressing table. I am fickle and I often go off shades overnight and therefore can not justify spending too many pennies on a bottle.
I eventually found a shade that I really liked and this was from the Bourjois So Laque! range. The shade that I liked was Beige Glamour which I guess could be rest described as a dusky beigey shade of pink. it was quite subtle and I thought that it would probably go with most outfits. I have used this nail polish before - in Cerise Noir which is a really dark dramatic shade of dark red/purple and had been really pleased with both the shade and finish.
I picked up a bottle in this lighter shade and I believe it cost me £5.49, granted this is not as cheap as the fab affordable Rimmel brand but it was still significantly cheaper than some of the others I had been looking at.
The So Laque! range claims to have 'ultra shine and hold for up to 7 days'. To be honest I didn't take much notice of this claim, as I have never found a polish that actually stays put for anything like that amount of time. For me, and my lifestyle, 3 days is about as much as I have come to hope for and I certainly didn't purchase this polish because of this claim.
That evening I applied the polish to my nails. Feeling impatient, I didn't use a base coat, I just applied it straight to my bare nails. I have to say, it went on really nicely, it required very little efforet for a nice application and I absolutely loved the colour. After finishing the first coat, I left it dry for a few minutes before I set about applying a second coat. The second coat really made the difference to the colour and I was really pleased with the shade I had chosen. The polish dried and the thing that really stood out was the lovely shiney finish to the polish. It looked fab and actually much more expensive than it was.
My nails continued to look great and remained completely chip free for a couple of days. By day three they were starting to chip after a day's painting outside but I managed to get away with it until day 4.
I am really happy with this polish, and would definately look out for other shades to try before I hit the bright summery Rimmel colours.
I only have one bottle of Bourjois' So Laque range, but I use it quite frequently. I have used other shades in the past but have discarded them because I'm quite airy-fairy that way. My shade at the moment is number 12 "Cerise noire," or "Black cherry." It's a very, very deep red colour which tends towards purple when it's wet but looks brownish in dull light when it's dry.
The nail varnish comes in a 10ml glass pot which has a plastic lid indicating colour. In my experience, the colour shown on the lid is accurate, and very close to the colour of the varnish when it is dry. The brush is quite ordinary which is unfortunate - a more specialised brush (to allow for easier application) would boost this product my estimation quite a lot. I've never been a neat nail-painter and frequently find with these "normal" brushes that I have to have a stash of cotton buds soaked in nail polish remover to hand in order to wipe off any smudges. And this product does smudge very easily.
The paint itself is thick and gloopy (in a good way) and is very easy to spread around so long as you leave the varnish brush wet enough. When dry the varnish is very shiny and gives a rich colour that is not in anyway patchy (with darker and lighter parts) so long as it is applied conscientiously.
I find that the nail varnish does last quite well. Bourjois likes to claim that So Laque polishes can last up to seven days. Well, I have never had that kind of success with it. I've had four days, which I consider on the good side of average. I always use a base and top coat, so I do wonder how poorly the paint would last without their assistance.
This product is great. I have the red one and have had it for a while now. The brush is quite long and very easy to apply. It comes in several shades but if you are looking for a strong and striking colour like I was then red is for you. It dries relatively quickly, I wouldn't say any quicker than most other brands but it leaves a really good shiny finish which is always a plus. Especially with this colour. It lasts quite a long time, doesn't flake away in a day or two like other cheaper brands do. This a great little addition to put in your makeup bag or just to add to your toiletries. At a very affordable price and easily available, any girl can buy this and be satisfied with it. It lasts a while depending on how often you apply of course but I have had mine for weeks and it will definitely last me a while yet.
I recommend this product.
I don't know why I'm such a big fan of this range. All the products I seem to try out from it haven't really worked for me and Ive always been left disappointed, so why I picked this one up the other day I have no idea. I love anything to do with my nails and I am never seen without anything on them whether that false nails or nail varnish. Anyway I picked this product up because it came in a bright red colour and I thought it would look really nice on my nails. I had heard some pretty great reviews from friends about this, they mentioned it was a lot easier to apply and dried quickly so I was looking forward to trying it out for myself.
Now one of the supposedly great things about this product is the brush. The brush is almost completely flat which is meant to make application a whole lot easier and quicker.
In fact the shape of the brush made it harder for me if anything, it didnt fit my nails properly at all and was a little hard to get the hang of using because of it's shape.
I found when I did eventually get it onto my nails the colour looked really pale and had streaks and patches so I waited for that to dry before I attempted a second coat. After the second coat it did look a lot better the colour was a lot brighter and looked my nails looked shiny and pretty great.
How Long Did It Take To Dry?:
Due to the fact you will have to apply two coats this part seems to take forever. It takes about 20 minutes for the first coat to dry and then even longer for the second coat. So it takes around an hour for it to totally dry, which I know I don't have time for. Not good for people who don't have an hour to wait for their nails to dry, which I'm guessing is most people.
This nail varnish actually claims to last longer without chipping due to the fact it contains vinyl which is also designed to make your nails look twice as shiny.
How Long Did It Last Without Chipping?
About half an hour. Which really annoyed me considering how long it took to apply. If like me you go to work or college somewhere were you use your hands this isn't a good nail varnish. Mine chipped while I was using a computer so it doesnt take much before it starts falling off.
I wont be going back to buy this and I don't recommend anyone else does. It did make my nails look a lot shinier for about 30 minutes and then after that it becomes chipped and starts to peel. It just takes to long to apply and dry and a lot of people wont have enough time to wait around for this amount of time just for temporarily good nails.
I don't recommend.
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x-0 Salz 0-x
Last week while waiting for my partner to buy something humdrum in Boyes I found myself, as I often do, hovering around the make up section. A lovely dark plum nail varnish caught my eye and the 99p price sticker made it a necessity! Said nail varnish was Bourjois So Laque and the colour is "Dangereusement Rouge". Apparently this nail varnish has extra vinyl for twice as much shine and should last 7 days without any chipping.
A few days ago I decided it was time to try my latest addition to my nail varnishes and with it being a dark colour that would stain my nails I decided to apply it over the pink colour I already had on. Big mistake! It went on very patchy and wouldn't even out or dry properly with another colour underneath so I removed the lot and started with naked nails.
The bottle of polish is quite a tall, slim one which looks very attractive. The lid is the same colour as the polish and it contains 10ml of varnish. The handle is round and tapers slightly towards the brush end so it's nice in your hand and the brush is quite flat which took some getting used to initially but actually makes applying easier as it doesn't require as many strokes.
On boots.com it sells for £5.37 a bottle which I would not pay and I'm still feeling pretty smug about my 99p price tag! There are 11 colours to choose from so something for everyone there.
Naked nails, check. A surface to steady my shaky hands, check. Enough time to paint my nails and let them dry, check. I started off with not much polish on the brush but soon found this didn't work so well, it produced streaky, patchy areas of colour so I had to resort to a full brush of polish which can go horribly wrong and leave blobs but didn't.
The brush meant the recommended 3 strokes was enough but I have to admit 1 coat was nowhere near enough and looked thin and streaky even when applied properly. I started to wonder if I would need 3 coats at that point and if I had it would have gone straight in the bin because I don't have the time or the patience for 3 coats!
By the time I'd done both hands the first coat on the first hand was almost dry. I want to issue a warning here and say that if the first coat isn't almost dry with this polish wait! The first coat lifts off with the brush if you try and apply the second coat before this happens so make sure it is almost dry before starting the second coat.
One hand done and my nails looked fab! Really good solid colour and very shiny so onto the second hand. By the time I'd done both I was suitably impressed with the colour and the shine but the hard bit for me is waiting for nail varnishes to dry. I have no patience at all and my usual few minutes of flapping my hands around didn't help. In fact ten minutes later I could still feel a bit of tackiness to the nails and by that point I was seriously bored. I dipped my hands into cold water and then went about my day trying not to use my nails.
I can honestly say half an hour later if I applied any pressure to my nails it left a mark in the polish, half an hour! I couldn't believe how long it took for this polish to completely harden and dry and I just hoped it was worth it and I wouldn't have to take it off for 7 days.
So did it last 7 days? No, it lasted a couple of days with a few minor scuffs before it started to go the way of all nail varnish and chip and flake off. The 7 day claim really is a crock and I'm a bit peeved with myself for falling for it yet again! I've never found a varnish that lasts more than a day or two and even after using this one I still haven't. It's not like I'm a builder or a landscape gardener or anything, we're talking typing, housework and washing dishes with marigolds on so I didn't push it beyond what it should have been able to cope with.
Overall I liked the colour and the shine was good but it just wouldn't dry for ages and didn't last beyond a couple of days so the extraordinarily long drying time wasn't worth the effort. I will use up the product because I like the colour but will only apply it in future when I have plenty of time to let it dry, say an hour. I would definitely not pay full price for this and won't be buying it again at bargain price either.
Nail Varnish / Pure colour, high shine / This collection of pure colour shades provides intense colour for your nails / The formula is enriched with vinyl for incredible shine and strength giving hold that last up to 7 days / Our Flat brush and quick-drying formula makes application easy / Choose between Rose corset, Beige glamour, Rose vamp, Fuchsia provoc', Prune vinyle, Rouge escarpin, Rouge diva, Cerise noire, Rose lounge /