If you watched my Bourjois nail polish collection/swatch video, that you already know that older 1 Seconde nail polishes seriously chipped on me. But cute new 1 Seconde shades and sale convinced me to give them another go.
I bought 2 nail polishes and hijacked the third one from a friend.

Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel nail polishes
Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel nail polishes

Either Bourjois improved their formula or new 1 Seconde polishes are more compatible with my current base and top coat, but in any case staying power was just fine. 2-3 days without chipping.

Bourjois Bleu Water (no. 8) was probably the first one to tempt me. I adore blue nail polishes and don’t have many grayed out blues in my collection. I tend to be more conservative with stamping, so most of the time I’ll go with “washed out” base colors with creme finish. Application was not problematic, coverage is good, drying time OK … 2 coats + top coat.

Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel - Bleu Water nail polish
Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel – Bleu Water nail polish swatch

Bourjois Rainbow Apparition (no. 14) is purplish nail polish packed with holographic glitter. Do I need to say more? I used 3 coats, but this is more of a layering nail polish as it’s pretty sheer.

Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel - Rainbow Apparition nail polish
Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel – Rainbow Apparition nail polish swatch

Bourjois Corail Magique (no. 05) is the borrowed one. Cute coralish nail polish with added yellowish flakies. Thicker formula with good coverage. 2 coats + top coat.

Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel - Corail Magique nail polish
Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel – Corail Magique nail polish swatch

Brush is one of the fanned ones and perfect for short and narrow nails as it’s great for fast “one stroke” manicure. Not overly neat and precise, but when in a hurry …

Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel nail polish brush photo
Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel nail polish brush photo

Regular price for Bourjois nail polishes is between 6 and 7 EUR.

Video review:

Now I have lemming for more of Bourjois shades. Any particular you love/recommend?


  1. the nail polish really looks great and awesome. I like it very much and the color plays big role to nails. Please update us with the new trends of nails. I really appreciate that if you do. I really like your mani.

  2. pridno sem izkoristila akcijo in si nabavila kar 7 bourjois lakov :blush: kaj si pa morem, ce so mi pa tako vsec :biggrin: sirok copic na 1 second lakih itak, da zmaga, na tistega pri 10 days sem se navadila in mi dejansko odgovarja. barve so mi pa zelo vsec. sem se morala kar potrudit, da jih nisem vseh pokupila. imam tudi tega modrega, jaz mu pravim, da je “mehka” modra :wink:

  3. Jaz sem totalno navdušena nad modrim :wub: nisem še imela laka, ki bi se tako v izi nalakiral. Dejansko sem si lahko naredila manikuro na kavču pred TV in je prišla zelooooo dobro :thumb: nadlaka nisem uporabila in je zdržal kar nekaj dni.
    Oranžnega sem tudi imela na nohtih par dni, čeprav najprej nisem bila preveč navdušena nad efektom, ki ga je barva naredila na meni (efekt umazane roke…) ampak sem se nekako navadila (ni bilo časa ga dajat dol) in ni bilo več tako hudo. Kot da bi se čez noč barva umirila :think:

  4. Tried the same coral borrowed from a friend and hated it, application was a mess, couldn’t manage an even application and it was too thick :( too bad because it looked beautiful in the bottle.
    And in Italy we seriously need Bourjois back! I can’t always ask friends to bring me back stuff from the trips abroad.

  5. Wow, obožavam Bourjois lakove i svašta njihovo i nijanse su predivne.

    Najviše mi se sviđaju Corail Magique i Rainbow Apparition iako ni plava nije loša!

    :wub: :happy:

  6. Jaz sem izkoristila ena plus ena gratis in sem si nabavila 10 days lak za nohte, številka 11, ki mi je zelo všeč na prstih na nogah in 7 dni ultra shine Beige Glamour ki je preleeeeep :D highly recommended :D


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