6/21/2011 / 20 Comments
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! :)
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.
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?