Review: Bourjois 10 Days No Chips Nail Enamel

 Bourjois 10 Days Nail Enamel #13 Soft Pastel Pink and #17 Bougainvillea

 Some very quick, very messy swatches! Three coats of each polish applied to bare nails.

I received a couple of Bourjois new nail polishes when I went to their summer launch last week. I had a chance to wear them over the week and here's my review! :)

Bourjois says:
With an exclusive fortifying formula and angled touch-up brush, 10 days Nail Enamel gives nails perfect colour and hold for up to 10 days, with an invisible touch-up. Nails are twice as strong and chip-resistant with a luminous and subtly pearly finish.

With a pro-silicium formula, nails are twice as resistant and protected with no chips and no breaks. 

I say:
There are a lot of things that impressed me with this polish. First of all, let's talk about the brush.

 The brush is wide, flat and slightly angled. I generally prefer flatter brushes for my polish because it makes it easier for me (personally) to paint my nails. So this was already a plus for me. I didn't really think the angled tip would make much of a difference. I was wrong. The angled brush makes it MUCH easier to paint the corner of my nail beds with just one stroke (instead of the two or three tiny strokes it usually takes me!)

Another thing I like about these polishes is that the cap clicks when it's fully closed. I know this is a minor detail, but I really like this because I tend to get paranoid about closing my polish bottles tightly enough. No more worrying about the polish clumping or drying out :)

These polishes also dry surprisingly quickly. They're dry to the touch within minutes, even without a topcoat. The formula is pretty good, too. You can get good coverage in two coats, but I always use three because I'm anal like that. These polishes are also pretty glossy, and you know how I love my shiny nails!

Now for the big question: Do they live up to the 10 Day claim?

The bottles promise "10 Days No Chips" or "+3 Days minimum". I applied my polish and went about my daily life. I had no chips at all, until I went in the pool two days later. I noticed that one of my fingernails was peeling. I should add though, that as a nail biter, my nails do tend to peel, with or without polish. So, even though I usually get at least a few days wear, nail polish doesn't always last on me like it should. I also didn't notice any difference in the strength of my nails when I used these.

In conclusion, I think these polishes are worth purchasing, even if just for the bottle design and formula. But I wouldn't personally use this polish and expect it to last an entire 10 days without any chips at all (I never do, though!)

There are 12 shades in the current range, but I do believe the new So Laque! range will be launching here soon and they have lots of gorgeous summer brights! Yay! :)

Have you tried these out?


  1. I like the red one! :D I might get that one, since I don't have a nice red in my collection!

  2. Thanks for sharing! I will definitely look into these. I can't stand chipped nails! And now that I am trying to grow my nails out, having them look neat will encourage me not to nibble :D

  3. I just picked up one of those so will look forward to trying them. Nice colours

  4. My nail polish usually lasts a few days without chipping, try using a basecoat & topcoat, it helps :)

  5. prettyinthedesertJune 21, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    I do recommend it. it's a really deep, plummy kind of red. It's very pretty and glossy! :)

  6. prettyinthedesertJune 21, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    Oh same here! I have been trying to repaint my nails whenever they chip so I am not tempted to bite them!

  7. prettyinthedesertJune 21, 2011 at 11:18 PM

    Ooh I can't wait to see what you think! :)

  8. prettyinthedesertJune 21, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    I usually use a base and top coat anyway. But recently the tips of my nails have been peeling and the polish goes along with it :( I'm trying to grow them out though, so I can cut them properly and have a nice, even base hehe :)

  9. hehe I guess I'm sorry for making you want to go shop then ^^

  10. The pastel pink is a really nice shade :)

  11. I have been dying to try these out! They look awesome. Thanks for the review!

  12. prettyinthedesertJune 22, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    haha It's OK. I don't need much of a push! :)

  13. prettyinthedesertJune 22, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Isn't it? I wore it last week and I was worried that it would feel too blah after all the brights I've been wearing. But it was so pretty that I didn't feel blah at all! :)

  14. prettyinthedesertJune 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    You're so welcome! :) I can't wait to see what you think :)

  15. Connie {the beauty nerd}June 22, 2011 at 11:27 PM

    Oh wow, I didn't realize that Bourjois had polishes - I love flat brushes too... may have to check them out!

  16. I don't think I seen an angled nail polish brush before, interesting! It looks strange to use though. I seem to always be disappointed with nail polishes claimes. I have yet to find one that really last long!

  17. prettyinthedesertJune 24, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Yeah, these are pretty cool. I find flat brushes sooo much easier to use :)

  18. prettyinthedesertJune 24, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Yeah, they never last like they are supposed to on me, either :( But I don't really mind and the actual polish and bottles of these make it worth it for me :)

  19. im aq confesssed nail biter too.. and i do agree that polishes normally don't last long with nail biters.. wish i could find some 'no chip' nail polishes here in the Philippines too.. i'd love to try the red one.. i always love colors red/blue for nails.

  20. prettyinthedesertJuly 2, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    Honestly, I think that (especially for nail biters) nothing's really going to last a long time except for shellac or gelish. It's such a shame, but I guess that's what we get for biting in the first place! hehe :)


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