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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Yves Rocher Botanical Colour Nail Polish in Agave Green / Vert agave

Yves Rocher — Agave Green / Vert agave (Botanical Colour Nail Polish) Swatch & Review

Collection: Yves Rocher 2015 Summer, Botanical Colour Nail Polish [Launch]

So, I’ve been completely smitten by Yves Rocher’s new line of Botanical Colour Nail Polish and I’ve taken advantage of their many sales and ordered even more colors. I mean, they end up coming in at around CA$3 a pop. What’s not to love?

Today, I’m reviewing Agave Green / Vert agave (73), a dusty light-midtone olive green cream.

Yves Rocher seems to have missed a beat with naming this one: it’s not as spring green as some of the agaves I’ve seen online, and the dustier varieties seem to have a bluish tinge that is missing in the polish.

Agave plant
Image: texasbeyondhistory.net

There are over 200 species of agave, a succulent plant native to the southwestern US through Central America and tropical South America. The plant is used both ornamentally and as food: in particular, it gives us agave syrup and tequila!

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Halloween 2007: Greens, Part 2

Freshly swatched greens.

Rimmel Camouflage

Claire’s Emerald Metallic

Claire’s Envy

Here’s Claire’s Glow in the Dark. I was hoping that since it is sheer (with glitter!) it could be layered over any colour, thereby transforming it into a glow-in-the-dark polish. Unfortunately, even with five coats, this polish is not quite functional on the nail. The bottle glows, though…guess I need 10 coats or more. Anyway, save your money! I’m sure there must be other GITD polishes out there that work.

And, lastly, one of my favourite greens of all time, which is really an olive/amethyst duochrome, is Rimmel’s Zeitgeist: