Are you ready for spring? I sure am! (Sorry, Old Man Winter, but I think you should go on a vacation…really far away…y’know, just until the end of the year.)
I wish I could coax Old Man Winter to go away as easily as I can convince my mom’s cat, Pingu, to come galloping to my side. (Literally, I just say, “Cuddles!” in a girly high-pitched voice. It. Works. Every. Time. That smart cat can never get enough attention…hehe! And he’s so cute, so I always want to spoil him.)
Lately I’ve been gravitating toward spring-like polishes. (Hey, if Old Man Winter won’t listen, maybe I can sway Mother Nature with beauty products, right? It’s worth a shot.)
Today I’m very excited to bring you a review on Topshop Gone Fishing!
Topshop nail polish is a new-to-me brand, and I’m shocked that I haven’t heard more people raving about it.
Topshop Gone Fishing Pictures
Topshop Gone Fishing Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 2 coats of Topshop Gone Fishing
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Name: Topshop Gone Fishing
- Amount: 8 mL (0.27 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR. Retails for $10 USD.)
- Where to Buy: Topshop stores & Topshop website
Topshop Gone Fishing Review
It can be very difficult for me to pull off minty greens. But I keep trying them because every so often, I’ll find one that has enough saturation, and it doesn’t give me Lobster Hands.
I’m very happy to tell you that Gone Fishing by Topshop was a beautiful mint green that didn’t accentuate redness.
It has a soft look to it, but there’s still enough colour so it doesn’t appear anaemic. And this is one of the colours that I see and immediately think, “Spring!” It’s a pastel green that reminds me of cute babies and movies like The Easter Parade.
Colours like this make me happy because they symbolize what I love about spring – walking around with a fun, colourful umbrella during mild April showers, seeing plants sprout from the soil, and not having to bundle up like a human burrito to brave the cold.
Gone Fishing by Topshop is one of those colours that appeals to people of all different ages. It can look girly or chic. You can wear it by itself for something simple, or bling it up with a glitterbomb.
Topshop Gone Fishing has a creme finish, so it looks smooth.
Application & Formula
The formula was excellent – it wasn’t too runny or too thick. Just right, Goldilocks! The polish went where I wanted to, and the brush fanned out just enough to facilitate easier application.
Also, you only need 2 coats to fully cover your nails, which is great!
Okay, so normally I don’t review a nail polish’s packaging because in practical terms, it’s the contents and the brush that matter most.
However, I have to comment on the adorable handle. It has polka dots that looks like they’ve been sketched by hand – how cute!
I notice small details like that because not only is it a refreshing sight, but I appreciate the whimsical creativity behind the design.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
Gone Fishing by Topshop didn’t actually go fishing. It stuck around, pulled up its sleeves, and put its nose to the grindstone. Yes, this polish is workin’ it!
The only reason I deducted a half point from perfection is due to the higher price tag. Sadly, some nailphiles won’t be able to splurge, and therefore they might not get to experience the amazing Topshop nail-polish formula.
If you’ve never tried a Topshop lacquer before and you’re looking to try one, I highly recommend this, especially since we’re getting closer to spring. It’s one of those polishes that gives you a clean-looking manicure that makes you smile.
Have you tried any Topshop nail polishes? If so, which ones? Do you shop at Topshop for clothes? What’s your favourite mint-green lacquer?