Saturday 9 March 2013

GOSH SS13 Ctd... Special Edition Nail Colours

 Hello again my lovelies!
Tonight's post is a continuation of last night's preview of the GOSH Cosmetics SS13 releases, but this time i'm focusing only on the new Special Edition nail polish shades they have come up with. Until this week i was a GOSH polish virgin so have thoroughly enjoyed playing with these shades and thought they deserved their own post so that you can become better aquainted with the shades, names and swatches. I'm really loving these shades. Not all of them are obvious Summer colours but work really well together as well as individual polishes. This will be an EXTREMELY photo-heavy post just because, once i started taking photos, i just couldn't stop! They really are that pretty!!

 The collection includes 6 brand new shades: 4 glossy block colours and 2 stunning glitters. I think the coloured polishes just SCREAM nautical, especially when you combine them (think MAC Hey Sailor collection packaging here). 

Here are the shades and their names....

 A Tiffany-esque minty green/blue which is bang on trend. I can't get enough of mint green polishes lately. There are so many out there at the moment and i must own about 7, all very similar yet subtly different. This one is also unique in my collection.
A chunky metallic gold glitter with the most beautiful little yellowy sparkles. The glitters are bigger in size than any other glitter polish i own and would work as an accent on top of another polish as well as by layering glitter on glitter to create some seriously bling nails. The glitters are suspended in a clear polish which has a slight golden sheen to it.
HighSchool Flirt*
A creamy, chic pale nude which is glossy and opaque (even after a single coat). It's pretty neutral in tone but looks quite peachy in certain lights. Would look nice both on its own with a tan or as a base colour for a glitter polish.

Girls on Film*
This polish is visually STUNNING! These photos really don't do it justice. The glitters are predominantly a pale pink shade but combined with smaller multicoloured shimmers in a clear polish. I suppose the name is indicative of Hollywood, Diamonds and screen sirens and it definitely makes me think of Monroe in 'Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend'. As with greed, this polish looks beautiful layered over a base colour (such as Highschool Flirt, as you'll see in a second) but for maximum impact it could also be built up.
It wouldn't be Spring/Summer without a va-va-voom coral shade, would it? Well this is a dramatic orange-toned coral that just screams of the upcoming season. Perfect with bronzed holiday skin! I'll be teaming this with my MAC Vegas Volt lippy once the sun finally decides to put its hat on more permanently.
Tilted Blue*
This is the one which may appear to be a little out of place for Spring/Summer but this was actually the one i just HAD to put on my nails straight away! It's an inky navy blue which fits with my nautical theory perfectly and i think that's why it has a place in a Summer collection. It works particularly well with the nude or coral shades or accented with Greed (i love navy and gold as a combo). 


Onto the swatches....

I had to get a bit creative for this combined swatching. what with there being 6 polishes and me only having 5 fingernails... So i doubled up on a couple of the shades to show how the glitters could be used with the other plain shades. Girls on Film looks a little pinker in the flesh but, otherwise, all other shades are quite accurately represented. 

These polishes actually apply VERY well. What really impressed me is that i only needed a single coat to produce the colour payoff pictured above (obviously the glitters count as an extra coat but you get what i mean). I applied this mani last night and it has lasted well through a day behind the bar today with only some minor wear to the very tips of the nails, although i'm sure it would last longer with 2 coats. I just used one in this case to demonstrate the opacity and quality of the polishes. I finished each nail with a coat of Seche Vite, but the polishes on their own are also VERY glossy.

All of these polishes, along with the other products from the GOSH SS13 collection (all detailed in my previous post) will be available in selected Superdrug stores and on Superdrug Online from the 13th March.

What are your ideal Spring/Summer nail colours?? Do you rate GOSH polishes?? What other shades do i need to add to my collection?? 


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