Gosh Nail Lacquer in Boot Camp, swatch

GOSH — Boot Camp (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Gosh is a Danish brand that is sold at Shoppers Drug Mart here in Canada. They’re sort of mid-range for a drugstore product, and though I haven’t tried any of their other makeup products, the price seems about right judging from the quality of the nail polish (about CA$7).

I actually got this particular polish for free. Turns out Shoppers was passing out free goodie bags near my husband’s office, and being a sucker for all manner of free things, he instinctively went to nab it. It contained a smattering of random drugstore products: he immediately ate the Ferrero Rocher, ignored the various creams and gels, and passed off this nail polish to me.

I already own about three Gosh polishes, so I was pretty stoked to see that this color is one that I don’t already have. Granted, it’s not a color I’d have bought for myself, but I ain’t arguing with free.

Boot Camp (011) is, as you’d expect, an army khaki green with strong golden olive shimmer.

Danish soldiers return to Copenhagen in 1848 (1884), Otto Bache
Danish soldiers return to Copenhagen in 1848 (1884), Otto Bache.
They weren’t wearing “army green” back in 1848. Hi-res. Image: wikipedia.org

The formula is a tad more liquidy than I personally like, and as such, it has a slight tendency to pool against the cuticles. Aside from that, it applies quite nicely and is not too streaky for a heavily shimmered (though not quite frosty) shade. Two coats is fine, but I used three coats in my swatch to achieve a more intense color.

Gosh Nail Lacquer in Boot Camp, swatch

Gosh Nail Lacquer (English site) is 0.3 fl. oz. / 8 mL, and it retails for DKK 59.95 / $7 CA. They are free of formaldehyde, and are generally made in the EU. I’ve had a previous bottle that seemed to be made in Denmark; Boot Camp was made in France.

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12 thoughts on “GOSH — Boot Camp (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

  1. What! Shoppers never hand out goody bags where I am. Good on your hubs for picking this up for you – and you didn’t already own this one lol! I can’t believe he didn’t share chocolate with you though. 😮
    The colour is just ok… nothing to write home about. I bet it would look interesting with a matte top coat.

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