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

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New Release: Deborah Lippmann — Nail Lacquer — Concrete Jungle (Web Exclusive)

Deborah Lippmann has released a web exclusive shade for Fall 2015, a “full coverage khaki beige (crème)” (which looks army green to me!) called Concrete Jungle.

It’s US$18 at DeborahLippmann.com.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Concrete Jungle
Image: deborahlippmann.com

New Release: Burberry — A/W 2015 Runway Nail Collection

Collection: Burberry, Fall 2015, A/W15 Runway

Burberry has released three polishes as part of their Fall/Winter nail polish collection. Two are new shades; Poppy Black is part of the Iconic core collection.

A three-piece nail polish collection featuring shades inspired by the Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2015 runway. Discover hues of Cadet Green, Khaki Green and Poppy Black, presented in a gift box. Formulated with patent-pending technology, Burberry Nail Polish has a protective and long-lasting high-gloss finish with accelerated drying and hardening times.

Burberry Autumn/Winter 2015 Nail Polish Runway Collection, Cadet Green, Khaki Green, Poppy Black, gift box
Image: burberry.com

I just have to add the photo of the eyeshadow palette from this collection, too. Whoa.

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Zoya — Mystery Trio of Charlotte, Severine & Anais (Professional Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: Zoya Fall/Winter 2014, Peter Som

Back in January, Zoya ran a promotion giving away three “mystery” nail polishes. It took about six weeks for me to finally receive my order in Canada, but I’m very happy to finally have my polishes: Charlotte, Severine and Anais!

Zoya - Professional Lacquer minis in Charlotte, Severine, Anais (Peter Som AW2014)

My actual order was for Annie, Imogen and Payton (which I will swatch later this week). The mystery trio is three mini polishes that were created last fall for Peter Som’s A/W2014 at NYFW. The polishes are unfortunately no longer available from Zoya, but here are my quick swatches, anyway.
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Halloween 2007: Greens

Here’s a selection of greens that are currently available for your Halloweening pleasure. I’ll have different holiday colours posted later today…

Have a ghastly day…for now…

CND – Okey
Dokey Artichokey

Green With Envy

118A Big Money

Key Lime Shine

Icing by Claire’s



And, of course, you can also go back to the Sally Hansen and NYC Halloween collections posted earlier in the month.