In October, they’re coming out with 24 rainbow shades in the new The Body Shop Colour Crush Nails Collection!
These nail polishes are promoted as being vegan, not tested on animals, enriched with silky Community Fair Trade marula oil, having a high-gloss finish, and featuring a quick-drying formula.
Additionally, they have a ‘4-free’ formula, meaning that they don’t contain Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor.
I was debating on which colour to wear first, and since I couldn’t decide, I ended up wearing 3 at once, which had a candy, Easter-esque feel:
- The Body Shop Got the Blues (periwinkle/purple)
- The Body Shop Oh, Petal (pink)
- The Body Shop Mint Cream (green)
Since this post contains photos of all 3 in one manicure, I’ll show you swatches and photos of the bottles, but there’ll be a mini review of my first impression of the formula.
When I wear another manicure with just one shade, then I’ll do an in-depth review.
The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Polish Picture
The Body Shop Colour Crush Got the Blues Picture
The Body Shop Colour Crush Oh, Petal Picture
The Body Shop Mint Cream Picture
The Body Shop Colour Crush Got the Blues, Oh, Petal & Mint Cream Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of The Body Shop Got the Blues (Index & baby fingers)
- 3 coats of The Body Shop Oh, Petal (Middle finger)
- 2 coats of The Body Shop Mint Cream (Ring finger)
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Uplifting shades (Yes)
- High performance (Yes)
- High-gloss finish (Yes)
- Quick-drying (Not sure – I used a fast-drying top coat like I usually do.)
- Names: The Body Shop Got the Blues, The Body Shop Oh, Petal & The Body Shop Mint Cream
- Collection: The Body Shop Colour Crush Nails Collection 2014
- Colours Available in the Collection: Got the Blues, Oh, Petal, Mint Cream, Crimson Kiss, Relish the Moment, Red My Mind, Just Peachy, Peach Babe, Meet Me at Dusk, Rosy Cheeks, Cupid Pink, Deeply in Love, A Grape Affair, Crazy for Blue, Minty Amour, Hemp Over Heels, The Body Shop Green, Big Smoke, Gorgeous in Grey, Almond Kiss, Smoky Rose, Frosting Fancy, Pink Cream, and Top & Base Coat
- Amount: 6.8 mL (0.22 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: The Body Shop stores & The Body Shop website (Available in October)
The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Polish Mini Review
The colours that you get on your nails are pretty accurate to what you see in the bottles.
The Body Shop Got the Blues was perhaps a smidgeon darker on the nails than in the bottle, and I considered that shade to be more periwinkle and looking like purple in certain lighting than an ordinary blue.
The Body Shop Oh, Petal is a really cute pink that’s girly and very easy to wear.
The Body Shop Mint Cream was my favourite of the three, hehe, and it should come as no surprise, considering that my heart races when it comes to green nail polish. This minty green is saturated enough, so it didn’t create the dreaded Lobster Hand Effect. (Some mint greens can make your skin look more red than it actually is.)
All of these have a creme finish, and what’s interesting is that they’re not flat like some creams. I could definitely tell that they had the marula oil in them like they advertised because the finish was shiny and smooth.
Application & Formula
When I was applying these nail polishes from The Body Shop, I noticed that they were more than just creamy. They looked super glossy, which made them smooth to apply, and they didn’t make my nails feel dry.
The Body Shop Got the Blues and The Body Shop Mint Cream needed just 2 coats to achieve full opacity, however, I found that with Oh, Petal, I needed to use 3 coats.
The formula is free of Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor. Plus the formula is dermatologically tested! (I can’t think of many nail polishes that advertise being dermatologically tested, so that’s pretty cool!)
In a future in-depth review, I’ll need to include a photo of the brush because it’s shorter than full-size bottles, but the bristles are wider than China Glaze and Essie. It’s a mop-like brush similar to the OPI Pro-Wide brush, but not quite as wide.
They come in small, 6.8 mL bottles, which is the only negative that I can think of. I’m used to using 15 mL bottles. Since it’s a smaller size, it means you’ll finish the polish faster, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for everyone, right? 😉
These polishes cost $6 CAD each, which is less than OPI’s standard $9.95 CAD for 15 mL.
These nail lacquers by The Body Shop are vegan and not tested on animals, which is a huge selling point for many nailphiles.
They also contain silky Community Fair Trade marula oil, and Community Fair Trade ingredients get the thumbs up!
Final Verdict: 8/10
Overall, I have a very good first impression of these three shades in the new The Body Shop Colour Crush Nails Collection, and I’ll be reviewing other ones in-depth!
With 24 colours coming out, there’s bound to be at least one that makes your heart flutter! 😉
Is there a specific shade from this new collection that you’d like me to do an in-depth review on? Let me know! (Please refer to this Instagram photo to see the available shades, and this photo for the 18 ones I have.)