Untrieds: Body shop Colour Crush nail polish in #730 Almond Kiss

A recurring series on this blog will be to showcase products in my stock that I have yet to try (spoiler alert: a great deal of nail polishes).  The very first in this series will be The Body shop Colour Crush nail polish in #730 Almond Kiss.  I’ve been eyeing this ever considering that the Body shop nail polish line introduced in October, so I included in my Christmas wishlist as well as got it in my Christmas stocking.

The Body shop Colour Crush nail polish in #730 Amond Kiss

It is available in a 6.8ml as well as retails for $6.  It’s been a long time coming for The Body shop to introduce nail polishes to their makeup line.  They offer whatever from BB creams to highlighters to lip stains – there was absolutely a space in their cosmetics line, particularly with the popularity of nail polish in the past few years (nail polish ended up being the recession-proof item, replacing lipstick as the inexpensive pick-me-up).  This formula declares to be “nail loving” with the inclusion of marula oil.  It is 100% vegan as well as made in France.  I don’t ever recall noticing another nail polish made in France, I’ll have to inspect my stash.

The Body shop Colour Crush nail polish in #730 Amond Kiss brush as well as used on nail
Shown right here with 2 coats of nail polish, no top coat (I will try to showcase all nail polish swatches on this blog without a top coat to ensure that you can see the nail polish in its natural state).  It has respectable radiate on its own, as well as is the type of formula that self-levels.  The formula applies smoothly as well as evenly – I might quickly get away with 1 coat.  The brush is relatively basic – not as well large or narrow.  I experienced no idea shrinkage when I used my normal topcoat (a note right here about dry time – The Body shop nail polish declares to be quick-drying however considering that I always utilize my Poshe Super-Fast drying topcoat, I can’t truly speak to this claim).  The shade is a soft beige, with a minor pink undertone that I believe would work on both warm as well as awesome skin tones.  It’s a completely work proper shade that is stylish if not somewhat boring.

I used this nail polish for 7 days (my normal nail polish wear cycle) as well as experienced some idea wear as well as small chip on my ideal thumb, however no major chipping or peeling.  One of the negatives with this nail polish for me is the “fat cap” issue: the cap is the exact same diameter as the bottle of the polish.  I understand it looks smooth on the shelf however the fat cap is irritating to hold when applying polish.  Most brands with fat caps now have a hidden thinner cap beneath (see Illamasqua, Marc Jacobs, Sephora formula X) to compensate for this.  The other unfavorable about this nail polish is the cost – at $6 for 6.8ml, it’s a lot more costly per ml than the typical beauty salon polishes like Essie as well as OPI, which are both 15ml as well as retails for around $10.  This indicates The Body shop nail polish costs $0.88 per ml, compared to $0.67 for Essie or OPI.  But if having a vegan appeal product is crucial to you, it’s not a steep premium to pay.  I’m not bothered by the little sized bottle at 6.8ml, it just indicates that I can try more shades.  The Body shop frequently has sales both in store as well as online, so it’s worth waiting on a sale.

·  shiny on its own
·  self leveling formula
·  opaque in 1 coat
·  long wearing, chip resistent

·  fat cap
·  higher cost per ml

Stash worthiness: 7/10

Apologies for less than perfect photos, I’m working on my illumination as well as background for product pictures. There must be an enhancement in the coming weeks.

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