Rambles from my makeup box.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Bourjois1 seconde gel nail varnish - Violine Hypnotique (34).

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend! To start this week off I thought I would do a review on Bourjois 1 seconde nail varnish in Violine Hypnotique, as I just love this shade and I think it is perfect for Autumn and Winter!

First of all this nail varnish comes in a very eye-catching glass bottle with a long lid, which helps to distinguish it from my other nail varnishes so it's always easy to find and also I think the longer lid helps with the application as well.

This shade is a lovely dark plum/burgundy colour which is an iconic look for the colder months, and when in the light it has a lovely shimmer to it. The nail varnish itself has quite a thick consistency and is very opaque so really you could get away with only applying one coat (but in these photos I have applied two as I find it always helps to make the varnish last longer). 

It is called 1 seconde nail varnish as the brush it has is quite big (it has a fan effect) and you only really need to do one or two sweeps across the nail to cover it all instead of the usual 3-4.  Also I find that this nail varnish is quite quick drying compared to other gel nail varnishes and usually takes around 10 minutes to dry fully.

Once dried the nail varnish looks really shiny and makes my nails look nice, thick and healthy which I love. I find that this nail varnish usually lasts me around 3-4 days before it starts chipping which isn't too bad.

This nail varnish is definitely going to be one of my go to colours for Winter and it costs £5.99. Also currently in Superdrug it is buy one get one half price on selected Bourjois makeup. You can buy it here:

What do you think on this nail varnish?


  1. Love this colour, perfect for Autumn. I've never tried any Bourjois nail polishes, but maybe I should. They are a little more on the expensive side though.


    1. This is the first ever Bourjois nail varnish I've ever tried, I got it when they had a 3 for 2 offer going on so I saved some money. I'm definitely going to keep them in mind next time I need a new nail varnish :)

  2. Gorgeous shade! Sounds like a good formula for the price :) x

    The Beauty Scrapbook

  3. What an absolutely lovely color! I am so excited for fall shades to come out :)
    Allison from www.mercuteify.com

  4. The shade of this colour is so nice and it's a great colour for winter. Great post and keep up the good work.


  5. I love the colour but the fact that it dries quickly is what makes me want to buy it :)


    1. That's what always sells me on a nail varnish, I am really impatient and hate having to wait for a nail varnish to dry! So I really like this one :)

  6. I love the bottle,so unique! Such a lovely colour what will be so great for the up and coming Autumn months! :-)