The Body Shop — Chocolate Cutie (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!

Chocolate Cutie (745) is a luscious, deep chocolate brown with a slightly plummy red undertone. It reminds me exactly of a chocolate cherry bread that I had a week or two ago, which was dee-lish!

chocolate cherry bread
Chocolate cherry bread. Image:

I think it’s a bit of an odd choice of color for a summer collection, but it’s a lovely one, nonetheless.

Application was quite good for this. Two coats is just fine, but I preferred three coats to get that extra plush look. I find that The Body Shop’s polishes are well-pigmented and apply relatively smoothly.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colour in Chocolate Cutie, swatch

If you’re looking for a gorgeous deep brown in anticipation of fall, and don’t want to be too spendy, this is a very 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.

4 thoughts on “The Body Shop — Chocolate Cutie (Colour Crush Nail Colour) Swatch & Review

  1. I wasn’t sure about Brown nail polish but seeing it on your nails it’s going to be a fabulous color for fall! 🙂 xo


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  3. Chocolate cherry bread?!! What! I never knew that existed.
    I guess it shouldn’t surprise you that I don’t really own a chocolate cream shade. I did pick up Illamasqua Taint (nice name huh) but it’s not as much chocolately as it is a muddy brown:

    Is there a similar shade to Chocolate Cutie from Essie?


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