The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colour in Apricot Kiss

The Body Shop — Apricot Kiss (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!

Apricot Kiss (230) is an orange-yellow cream that’s certainly apricot-hued, but it honestly reminds me more of a No. 2 pencil! A touch of iridescent pink-peach shimmer would go a long way to making this look more “apricotty”.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colour in Apricot Kiss, swatch

Application was reasonably good for this. Two coats is just fine. I find that The Body Shop’s polishes are well-pigmented and apply relatively smoothly.

If you’re looking for a fun 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.

6 thoughts on “The Body Shop — Apricot Kiss (Colour Crush Nail Colour) Swatch & Review

  1. Wow! I love it! It’s such a nice color😍 and the fact that it only took 2 costs is amazing considering the color. Usually with shades like this it takes me many many coats to reach the desired shade.


  2. Oh this colour is too splashy for me – I do have a couple of the Body Shop polishes and I quite like the formula (though not sure what the fair trade marula oil does) but the stubby bottle cap is obnoxious to hold!

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