The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colour in A Sunny Affair

The Body Shop — A Sunny Affair (Colour Crush Nail Colour) Swatch & Review

Collection: The Body Shop 2015 Summer

I recently took advantage of a sale at The Body Shop and got three shades from their relatively new line of nail polish, Colour Crush. I previously tried The Body Shop Green from the initial launch, and liked it quite a lot, so I was happy to plunk down a mere CA$12 for three polishes from the new summer collection: Apricot Kiss, Chocolate Cutie, and A Sunny Affair.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colour, Summer 2015, Apricot Kiss, Chocolate Cutie, A Sunny Affair

The Body Shop markets itself as an eco-friendly brand, so it’s no surprise that the polish formula is 5-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. It is also enriched with fair trade marula oil from Eudofano Women’s Co-operative in Ondangwa, Northern Namibia. I wouldn’t have thought that oil meant for moisturizing would be a good idea in a product that is supposed to dry to a hard finish on fingernails, but I’m no chemist!

A Sunny Affair (240) is a creamy buttercup yellow with shimmer so subtle and fine that it’s pretty much not even there—”invisible” shimmer!

The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colour in A Sunny Affair, swatch

As with many yellow polishes, it’s fairly tricky to apply. If you’re very careful, two coats will be pretty nice and even. I found that the pigmentation was very good, but the polish had a tendency to pool against my cuticles if I had a tad too much polish loaded on the brush. It’s not even an especially runny formula, so I’m not quite sure how this is the case!

If you’re looking for a fun yellow polish for summer, and don’t want to be too spendy, this is a pretty good option. The Body Shop usually runs multiple purchase sales on these (e.g. 3 for $12, which is what I paid), too.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colour is 0.22 fl oz / 6.8 mL and retails for US$8 / CA$6 / GB£5. The formula is 5-free and vegan. The website does not state what the 5-free ingredients are, but typically the five are: toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), camphor, and formaldehyde resin. The product is made in France. The Body Shop remains a cruelty-free company.

The Body Shop was founded in 1976 by Dame Anita Roddick. It is headquartered in Littlehampton, England. In 2006, the company was acquired by L’Oréal.


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