Bargain Hunt Nail Varnish Remover Dupe

Bonjourno. The other day on Twitter I was moaning in my regular way about everyone going mad for the latest ‘in’ thing. It’s sold out in shops, it’s A BLOGGING SENSATION… It’s nail varnish remover. You know the one I mean? No? Ok the Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover and it retails for £4.99. My point is, I would rather spend about a quid on nail varnish remover and spend a few more minutes rubbing my nail, thanks all the same. I mean, why pay loads for something that is essentially taking something away from you? I was also sure I had seen that type of nail varnish remover around years ago anyway and it definitely wasn’t anything new.

 Then I noticed a local blogger in the form of Ginger Girl Says had bought this ‘Twist and Out’ Nail Varnish from our lovely city centre’s Poundshop. That’s right, THE POUND SHOP. It’s a relevantly simple design, nothing fancy, no big budget wasted on a fancy pot, but it does the exact same job as the Bourjois one. Dip your finger in, twist about a bit, pull it out and the nail varnish be gone I tell you!

The only criticism I have of the product is that the sponge could probably be a bit harder. I feel the softness of the sponge is the downfall, as the potency of the remover is very strong, you really need to make sure your nail is pressed right up to the sponge and it seems there’s not as much abrasion as there could be to make the product slightly quicker to use. But I’d rather twist my finger for a second longer than waste £4 on a hype, wouldn’t you?

Follow me on 


  1. June 5, 2012 / 9:59 am

    I use Mavala, it's about £4.00 but almost always on BOGOF! I find it takes glitter off real easily too.

  2. June 4, 2012 / 6:59 pm

    Love that there are cheaper alternatives however I don't think a fiver is unreasonable. I understand to some its expensive for what is essentially just another nail polish remover but I am happy to pay a little extra for something that works and lasts.


    beckys makeup

  3. June 4, 2012 / 6:44 pm

    I dare say that the packaging sorta reminds me of Bourjois – they couldnt have chosen a different shade of pink at least, could they? oh wells. Poundland rules anyways!!:) x

  4. June 4, 2012 / 6:26 pm

    I don't understand the hype around the Bourjois one, these have been around for ages in places like Bodycare. Much agree on the spending £1 rather than £4 x

    • June 4, 2012 / 6:28 pm

      Clearly people don't bargain hunt enough!