Sunday, 11 October 2015

Review: Bourjois Instant Dry Nail Enamel Drops

Things I love in life:


1. Sleeping,
2. Eating,
3. Shopping,
4. Twitter stalking / internet creeping,
5. Weeping over photos of cute pets,
6. Cleaning,
7. Binge watching TV,
8. Snapchat's new filters,
9. Scratchcards,
10. Emojis.


Tragic though it may be, these ten things make up my life on a daily basis. I have divorced Jagermeister and married bleach / an assortment of cleaning products - since my accident just over a year ago I have hung up my heels and started to live the life of a pensioner, as you may have guessed from my top ten passions there. Occasionally I'll go wild and drink one whole glass of wine, but 99.9% of the time, you'll find me engaging in the activities above. Or in the bath.


Therefore, I want to make sure I free up as much time as possible in order to enjoy these 'wild and reckless' activities. And sitting there waiting for about 20 minutes for my nails to dry with a top coat, the heating on and my hairdryer blasting [when I could be stalking your pets on Instagram or up to my neck in a bubble bath] is one of the banes of my existence. 


It was during one of my internet creeping sessions that I noticed Bourjois had a 3 for 2 offer on at Littlewoods. It is no joke that I am the poorest person in the land, so a] I have to buy anything I need with credit of some kind and b] when I see the phrase '3 for 2' or 'Buy one get one free' my soul rejoices. I needed a few new bits, so I ordered my usual Volumizer Mascara and Healthy Mix foundation and for my freebie, I picked out this - the Bourjois Instant Dry Nail Enamel Dryer


It reminds me heavily of High School Science, with the pipette and that [minus the bunsen burners, fires and opportunities to carve your name into the wooden desks.] One drop of this stuff to your nail apparently makes your nail polish dry twice as fast. The pipette is supposed to be designed to ensure that the drop perfectly fits your nail and gets to work, fast.


I had really high hopes for this genius contraption, but as of yet, I've not been that impressed. I felt like the Nutty Professor using the pipette - which was bloody brilliant, but even after a while of having put this onto my nail polish, on the first use, my nails were still tacky and smudged on my duvet [causing me to do a lot of swears, another one of my passions I forgot to put in the top ten above.]

I've used it again since then, which did make most of my nails [bar a few] dry faster, but the drops themselves leave your fingers feeling all greasy and a few of my nails were still quite tacky / prone to smudging.

Maybe I'm just doing it all wrong, maybe I pipetted too much of the liquid onto the nail.... I can't really complain too much, because at the end of the day - this was a freebie. But I can't lie, I was a little disappointed on first use. My life has not been revolutionised and my nails dried only marginally quicker than before, but greasier. Meh.

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Have you tried this product before? Do you know of any alternative products which [actually] achieve the same thing? What's your favourite Bourjois product?

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