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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

GOSH Special Edition Nail Polish SS13

gosh special edition nail polish spring summer 2013 review swatch photo
gosh special edition nail polish spring summer 2013  Highschool Sweetheart review swatch photo
gosh special edition nail polish spring summer 2013 Highschool Sweetheart Tilted Blue Tropicana Venus Greed Girls On Film review swatch photo
Available from Superdrug from March 13th (£5)
Highschool Flirt is a chic creamy latte-pink colour which I thought initially was a odd shade to include with the punchier shades in this Special Edition range. I find it quite neutral in tone on me but it does have undertones of pink going through it. It's similar to Revlon Bare Bones but a little pinker and not quite as white as Essie Fiji.

Titled Blue is a beautiful navy blue, its not actually that dark as it still has a "bright" sort of quality to it. This is opaque in one coat, but I've swatched with two for the sake of continuity. I personally don't like dark blue nail polishes, I don't know why but they just seem to age my hands. Again I felt this was a odd shade to include in a Spring Summer Special Editon collection but it somehow works with the other shades.

Tropicana is a sweet and punchy typical-summer-shade of reddish coral, while it's not very new or interesting but this also could be one coat and go. I think it's a lovely shade but it just doesn't quite wow me and just comes across very blah and dupable, not special enough for a limited edition collection.

Venus is a bright light sky blue that packs a big punch. This would look beautiful with a tan as it would really pop the colour and would look awesome on the beach. It's sort of tiffany blue bit not quite, a mixture of mint and blue that is right on trend for summer. I think it's lighter than Models Own Baleraic Cool but applies much more evenly and

Greed is a clear polish packed full of gold hexagonal glitter and smaller gold pieces. I love a mix of chunky and small glitters in a polish and this really ticks that box. The yellow gold particles are super sparkly and this could be used for layering up with other shades or built up to give a full glitter nail. 100% Bling!

Girls on Film has to be the standout shade within the collection. It's predominately pale pink but has multicoloured sparkles suspended in a clear polish. The polish just screams diamonds. This would look amazing layered over a light pink base colour but at the Press Event one of the girls had it layered up to full opacity and it looked stunning. Despite being a glitter addict I don't actually own anything like this and it would definitely be classed as the most unique shade within the collection.

All of the GOSH nail polishes apply really well. I was actually impressed with how smoothly they applied. I had mine done at a Nail Salon as I bought my own polish in for them, For the record I'm not really lazy, I was just getting infills and thought I'd kill two birds with one stone! Most are one or two coats opaque, obviously the glitters need a few more to be built up though. The polishes all have a lovely creamy, full opaque glossy finish (obviously not the glitters again!) and dry in an average time. I cant comment on the wear time as obviously we all use different base and top coats. But none the less, I'm very impressed with my first foray into the world of GOSH cosmetics and especially their nail polishes. Overall the collection screams nautical (my least favourite SS trend!) but it does work and I can see these being very wearable summer shades. Might be worth popping down to your local Superdrug to check out once they launch!

36 comments

  1. I've always loved GOSH nail polishes but I love the new packaging no these and the colours are fab, high school dropout is definitely my favourite but I think it would look lovely with a layer of greed on top too! xx

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  2. Gorgeous colours, really like the first three together... Very patriotic/nautical!

    X

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  3. These are beautiful colours. Venus is beautiful. However, Girls on Film is the stand out for me and would look lovely on top of Highschool Sweetheart. x

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  4. Love these colours :) The high school drop out is perfect x

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  5. All these colours are amazing, I'm especially loving Titled Blue and Girls on Film!

    Charli | Secrets Behind The Closet Door

    xx

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  6. I love Gosh nailvarinishes and Highschool sweet hear looks amazing nude colour! :) Lovely post!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I don't wear nude polishes much but I actually really like Highschool Flirt! I quite like all this collection..
    Chloe - Very Lovely Stuff

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  8. I think Venus is my favourite,it's very hard to get a nail polish this shade that is actually more blue than turquoise... This looks lovely :-)

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  9. Pretty colours, Venus is my favourite! x
    gracioushost.blogspot.com

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  10. Ooh I REALLY want those glitters. I love the names, too!

    www.gleepface.com

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  11. I was literally just looking for the perfect nude, too bad I'm in the US :(

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  12. I love Highschool Flirt, I haven't ever tried their nail polishes but they look really nice! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I love the nude and the glitters!

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  14. I love high school sweetheart, such a gorgeous creamy colour. Venus will be beautiful in the summer too.
    Holly xo

    http://hollslucy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Titled Blue and High School Sweetheart look beautiful. I hate that GOSH isn't in the US.

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  16. These look so lovely! I absolutely love the venus colour!
    xxx

    http://just-a-teenage-heart.blogspot.com

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  17. These look great! Love venus and highschool sweetheart x
    http://lovetelina.blogspot.com

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  18. I love the look of High School Sweetheart! I am finding it hard to find a nude polish that actually matches my skin tone; i'm pale but quite pink based and all of the ones I've seen are yellow based or brown based!

    maddyscribbles.blogspot.com

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  19. Need to get my hands on Tropicana, perfect for summer!

    Katie xx

    http://beautybykw.blogspot.com

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  20. Love all of these, especially greed! x

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  21. This is such a pretty collection! I have been looking for the right navy blue colour for a while and this one looks lovely (:

    Remia x
    http://stylesunday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. high school sweet heart is gorgeous x

    taylorpluslife.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. High school flirt is definitely my fave of the bunch, it looks lovely on!

    I'll be keeping an eye out for when they're available in stores, thanks!

    Beautycallsx.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Girls on Film looks amazing!

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  25. girls on film has to be my favourite shade but you really suit highschool sweetheart!
    Amy | http://blossomingbeautymakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Girls On Film is beautiful! ! Did you ever get your hands on the GOSH holographic polish? Soooo expensive on eBay! X

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  27. Titled Blue and High School Sweetheart look beautiful. For really long time i wanna buy Essie 'Fiji', but for this moment i buy Gosh! Look great!

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  28. The colours are amazing, these are going to have to be a definite purchase I think! xx

    thread-through.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. I only own one GOSH polish and haven't used it for years so would like to build up more of a "collection" of them! loving the high school sweetheart shade :)

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  30. Tropiciana is such a lovely shade, they sound like great polishes

    A little bit Unique

    x

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  31. i'm such a huge nail polish fan and new collections are my absolute favourite so loving this post! personally, i love both dark colours and brighter colours so i really like 'titled blue' and 'tropicana' in this post! 'greed' and 'girls on film' also look gorgeous and let's be honest, you can never have too many glitter polishes! ;) X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. usually when companies come out with collections i never love the whole collection.. but i can see myself loving all of these colours... great post

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  33. that looks like the perfect nude! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. I love the shades and the look of them as I don't like glittery nail polishes, plus they aren't too expensive.

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