Nails: GOSH SS13

I really liked GOSH’s last nail release for AW12, and although the colours for the SS13 collection are totally on the other end of the spectrum, I like these a lot too!

I always find GOSH polishes really easy to apply, and the pigmentation is always good (never more than two coats required, and some you can get away with one!), although I don’t find that they dry all that quickly. That’s not an issue for me though as I always use a quick-dry topcoat. One thing I have noticed with this collection is that all the creme polishes have a super shiny finish, the swatches below are all sans-topcoat believe it or not. Oh, and apologies for the dry and ragged looking cuticles, they took quite a battering with this swatching session!

Highschool Flirt* isn’t the sort of colour I would normally go for – not much of a fan of the mannequin hands look – but it makes a really good base for the two glitters in the collection…

…As demonstrated here with Greed*! Greed comprises two sizes of yellow-toned gold glitter in a clear base. I usually avoid that sort of shade of gold like the plague but it really works as a glitter, I think.

Girls On Film* is also applied here over Highschool Flirt. Like Greed, this one also has the same two sizes of glitter this time in a pink hue. The particles are much more holographic, and the glitter is more densely packed in this one; probably my favourite of the bunch, I’m already imagining lots of different polishes to layer this over.

Venus* is a pretty standard sky blue shade – nothing wrong with it by any means but it’s not anything we haven’t seen before. Although if you’re lacking a shade like this in your collection, it’s definitely worth picking up.

Probably my least favourite in the collection is Tropicana* – again, nothing wrong with the formula or application or anything, just not my sort of colour! Not quite a standard primary red, it’s more of a coral-y sort of red, but even so I’m just not a fan of red cremes against my skin tone.

Along with Girls On Film, my other favourite is Tilted Blue*. In fact, I imagine the two of them would look awesome layered together! I love this shade, I can’t quite decide if it’s navy or indigo but whatever it is, it’s lovely. The opacity is excellent too – if you pay attention during application, it’s definitely got the potential to be a one-coater. Despite owning just shy of 500 nail polishes, I haven’t got anything very similar to this in my collection so for that reason it’s pretty much a must have in my book.

GOSH Nail Lacquer costs £4.99 and is available in Superdrug.

Which shades are you liking the look of most?

12 thoughts on “Nails: GOSH SS13

  1. Girls on Film is exactly the same as Barry M Rose Quartz, I picked up both in Superdrug last week then told myself off because I have loads of nail varnishes I haven’t even used so I put them back.. Slightly regretting my decision. Great swatches xx

  2. How do you get your nails so ridiculously long, I’m so jealous! Girls on Film applied over Highschool Flirt is a gorgeous glittery combo.

    1. Lots of people ask me this and the answer is I’m really not sure, I don’t use any special products on them or anything. I never do cleaning or washing up without gloves on, and I massage hand cream into my cuticles before bed but that’s about it!

  3. These polishes are absolutely gorgeous. I think I prefer Greed over Girls on Film as a good glitter polish, but that may be just me. My favourites colours to be Venus and Highschool Flirt. Titled Blue is in the middle for me. One moment I like it, other moments I don’t.


      1. I think it’s just the base colour used. Cause I love pink glitter polishes more than I do anything else, but sometimes, the base can throw off the glitter polish for me. Highschool Flirt looks tons better with the Greed glitter which makes me sad. Cause Girls on Film looks lovely.


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