Thursday, 9 September 2010

GOSH Nail polishes – my collection!

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Aren't they pretty!  Ever since GOSH first appeared in Superdrug I’ve always been a fan of their nail polishes and I always have a cheeky look at them when ever I go into the store.  These 7 have made their way into my collection, see swatches below!

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nero

Nero – The blackest black, every girl needs a black polish in her collection, right?!  Although I don’t wear this often, I know I can rely on it when I do to give me a full even coverage in just one coat.

73 avantgarde 

75 Avantgarde – I must have bought this when it was on a 3-4-2 offer in Superdrug as it isn’t usually a colour I normally go for (I’m usually drawn to brighter colours) but this is a nice colour to have as its quite glamorous and mature.  A gorgeous deep burgundy red which looks like a deep brown in certain lights.  I love how pale this makes my skin looks!

549 holo

549 Holographic – My favourite in the collection for obvious reasons.  I have two of these just in case one ends as I adore it so much.  I have already reviewed this here, but I think its deserving of more attention on my blog.  The formula is great although streaky on the first two coats, but it dries really quickly and never smudges.  Only downside is it chips after one day, but I don’t mind as its so beautiful.  I need more special occasions to wear this to!

562magic star

562 Magic Star – A clear polish with lots of beautiful glittery sparkles in!  I like layering this up on other colours to add some shimmer and sparkle.  The second picture above is more colour accurate and shows what the glitter looks like in the flesh.

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02 Pearl – Shiny white polish – looks like a thick ice on the nails.  I bought this especially to play around with in nail art and I often coat one half of a nail with this, and the other half with a bright colour which adds a really pretty dimension to bright nails!  (Sorry about the horrendous second pic – I tried to take the red tungsten glow off of the picture but instead made my hand look rather deadly!)

f1 base

F1 base – A pretty boring base colour which I always use before I wear dark polishes!  Nice for French manicures though.  Quite a thick formula which does take a while to dry.  Swatches above is with two coats, but you only need one when doing French manicures!

595 misssweetie

595 Miss Sweety – The newest polish to my collection and my joint favourite along with holographic.  I adore this peachy cream shade and I wore it all summer long (forgot to put it in my August Favourites though!).  It suits my skin tone perfectly and I feel it makes my hand look delicate and feminine without being too over the top and bright.  Its a tad more flesh coloured and muted than in the pictures above.

What I think – All of the polishes above retail for £5 at Superdrug, although there's almost always a 3 for 2 offer on the GOSH range so I’d wait until then to grab some!  They all have a great colour pigmentation, quite similar to the Barry M polishes and you only need two coats tops to get a nice even finish.  I’ve never really come across a nail polish that doesn’t chip quickly on me, and these are no exception, I find they last 2-3 days before chipping (apart from the holographic one which chips after 1 day!).  I also really like the packaging of these polishes, nice and simple and elegant.

Does any one else have a stash of GOSH nail varnishes? What's your favourite colour? Are there any I should look out for?

Want more nail polish swatches?  Coming up soon – my Barry M polish collection!

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6 comments:

  1. Love gosh nail polishes also (:
    Flaminco Pink and peachy are my faves! Lovely blog xx

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  2. I think i have 3 or 4 Gosh polishes. My favourite is Avantgarde as i love dark reds like that. They are such good colour pay most of them too arent they, i really should get more!

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  3. Wow, I love Magic Star! I keep meaning to try Gosh, but the stand in my local Superdrug looks so messy that I can never stand to investigate further.

    I love your blog, I really love your look! I've just started my own but its all very new at the moment!

    xx polkadot

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  4. Wow, the colours, amazing !
    Love the miss sweety polish.


    xoxo lala

    come and visit me
    http://lala-tulpe.blogspot.com/

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  5. Wow! Holographic is now on my wants list! its amazing :) x

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  6. I have a handful of GOSH polishes, of which my favourites are Golden Dragon, Green Hawaii and Lavender Love :) I love the look of Pearl, I'm very tempted to get it off eBay! xx

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