When I tell people I am unemployed, sometimes, they give a look of disapproval.  But hello, it is not by choice!  I am currently living in Australia on a tourist visa which does not allow me to work.  My work visa will come through at the end of November…which will coincide with my return to Australia.  I am leaving on Thursday to head back to Scotland for my gran’s funeral.  Unfortunately, my Hubby is also unemployed!  His last employer was unprofessional and did not pay him the hours he had worked, etc.  Long story, but what I am trying to say is that we are extremely tight for money so I cannot afford luxuries, like going to the beauty salons.

Usually I get French manicures at salons but in our current situation, it’s all DIY, baby!! This caught my eye the other day and I thought I would give it a try – Bourjois French Manicure Kit

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Product Description

All you need to create a perfect French Manucure effortlessly! This kit contains all you need to create a beautiful French Manicure polish from the comfort of your home.

Step 1: French Manucure Blanc Raffine – using the ingenious curved brush start by appling the white to the tips of your nails. For the perfect result apply to half the tip and turn the brush over to cover the second half.

Step 2: Then paint a coat of Very Vernis Rose Lounge all over the nail and let it dry.

Step 3: Finally apply a coat of Fixant Brillant to ensure a shiny, long lasting result.

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My Opinions

  • I was sucked in by the “ingenious curved brush” to paint the white tips.  The brush was useless!!!
  • The white nail colour was horrible and gloopy
  • The pink colour and the top coat were nice though
  • Was not pleased with the end results at all and I just removed it after taking photos
  • Turns out that I am not the only one with a bad review
  • Poorly 2 out of 10

In conclusion :  Bourjois French Manicure Kit, you’re a major turn off!

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Available at Priceline, Target, KMart (but I wouldn’t bother if I were you!)

5 Comments on Bourjois French Manicure Kit

  1. Karen
    29/01/2012 at 10:39 pm (6 years ago)

    Off topic but… really sorry to hear your hubby’s last employer was so awful! 🙁 I hope you guys followed up on that. If it was an Australian employer, there’s Fair Work Australia who can probably force him to cough up the money!

    • Ling
      29/01/2012 at 11:33 pm (6 years ago)

      @Karen, Thanks lovely. Sighs, I can’t believe there are people out there like that. We decided it wasn’t worth our time and effort to force him to cough up money. With the Fair Work Australia thingy, there are so many forms and legalities and stuff to do…it’s just soul-destroying…so we decided to move on. Thanks for the love 🙂

      • Karen
        30/01/2012 at 8:25 pm (6 years ago)

        @Ling, Ohh I see.. that’s fair enough 🙁 Best of luck for the future! Hope you don’t have that kind of bad luck again…!

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