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      30.06.2013 13:10
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      Excellent price and product

      The last time Superdrug had three for two on all their cosmetics, I decided to treat myself to some new nail varnish, I quite like the cracked nail effect that a lot of people seem to be wearing at the moment so I went to the store with this on my wish list. I normally buy my nail vanish from the MUA range with it being so cheap but my mum spotted that the Gosh Cracked Nail Lacquer was reduced to just £1 so we brought three bottles! The RRP of the nail lacquer is £4.99 which I think is quite reasonable and in line with similar products on the market, I purchased a bottle in black, white & silver but there were also pink and gold shades available.

      The vanish comes in a small, 8ml bottle which has the cracked effect on the lid, with Cracked Nail Lacquer in thin black writing, down the side of the bottle is the brand name written in black, whilst this stands out quite well against the other two colours I purchased, when it comes to the black, unless you hold this quite close to your eye, it is quite hard to see this. The lid unscrews easily and when removed, I am presented with a small brush, with really long bristles.

      Application is really easy; just sweep a generous amount over my nails on top of my favourite colour and immediately after applying, I can see the cracking start to take place. When applying onto my nails, the brush picked up the right amount of varnish so I didn't have to wipe against the side of the bottle and it has a 'just right' consistency.

      So far, I have only used the black on my nails, although I have used the silver one on my daughters toe nails, I do find that the longer the nail, the better the effect as it doesn't seem to crack as much on smaller nails, having said that, I am quite impressed with the results. The varnish dries a matt colour, which is probably the only downside of the product as I prefer the shiny look so I do then go over my nails with a top coat to give them that glossy look.

      When it comes to chipping, I do find that because of the cracked effect, it is quite hard to detect any chipping and really the longevity all depends on the quality of the nail vanish underneath. I also find that removing this is really easy, just q quick sweep over my nails and its removed.

      Overall, I really like this, I like it even more so that because it was reduced and then on offer, I paid less than £1 a bottle. I would recommend and give this 4 out of 5 stars.

      Thanks for reading.

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      08.09.2012 20:08
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      A good quality and long lasting polish that isn't tested on animals

      Having finally finished using my backlog of nail polish, I decided to invest in few new colours. Having had to wear only natural looking nail polish to work for years, I have developed a liking for stronger colours. One of those that I decided I "needed" was a sky blue shade - yes, really! I found the colour I was looking for amongst the GOSH range of cosmetics. I have used the GOSH lacquers for several years, but they are not one of the brands that I have purchased from most often. This is not because I have found their products to be poor quality, it is just that I have not always found the colours I have been looking for within the range at the time.


      '''THE RANGE'''

      I believe that GOSH cosmetics are exclusive to Superdrug on the High Street, although there are online stockists including Amazon. I have to go to larger Superdrug stores to get to see the full range of make up that they offer, although even my small local branch offers a few of the polishes. There are 22 shades of lacquer available at the moment, but I think there are quite a few variations of similar shades, which makes the choice seem smaller. As well as the blue one that I mentioned above, which is colour number 588-Gypsy Blue, I have recently used 571 - Wild Lilac, and 569, Flamingo Pink.

      Gosh say that their polish is long lasting, high gloss, and quick drying. It is not tested on animals, which is true of all GOSH products.


      APPLICATION

      I paid £4.99 for a 8ml bottle which looks much the same as any other. It is quite plain, except for the word GOSH running down one side. I don't really choose my polishes for the packaging myself, so I don't mind that it doesn't look that fancy. In fact, a mostly clear sided bottle makes it easy to get a good look of the colour before you buy it, and it makes it easy to see how close you are to running out.

      The brush is quite small, at least in comparision to others I have used, but it works well. It is of the flat type which I think makes application near the nail edges easier. The thicker, rounder brushes can pick up too much polish and can leak this onto the skin around the nail. No such problems with this one. The polish itself is one of the thicker and less drippy ones that I have used which is always a plus. This makes it easier to apply neatly when you are in a rush. It applies to the nail very smoothly and evenly, with no obvious brush marks. The level of pigment is strong, and one coat really does give a excellent level of colour. I have never needed to use two of any of the colours I have tried. Another reason why it is great for when I am in a rush. As for the actual drying time, I don't think it is actually amongst the quickest, even if it doesn't take hours! I find that when I think it is dry, and start moving around, I often manage to get a mark or impression left in the nail surface. So now I have learnt to wait at least 5 minutes before using my hands. This is not too long really, especially as I don't need to use a second coat.


      RESULTS

      The finish is really glossy, and happily, the shine lasts as long as the polish does. The overall result looks smooth, well coloured and high quality. Most polishes last me 2-3 days before chipping, but this one is good for nearer 4-5. At that point I would expect to see a few little white marks at the nail tips. I have tended to wear polish more often on my toes rather than my hands recently due to having an allotment, and I can sometimes get the finish to last a bit longer on my feet. All in all, I am very happy with the results. I also like the fact that I have experienced no nail staining, even when I have not used a basecoat. The polish removes easily using basic remover or pads.


      WOULD I RECOMMEND THE POLISH?

      I would, as it is good quality. It may not be the cheapest available, but it isn't the most expensive either. The fact I don't need to apply several coats, and the finish lasts well means it is good value for money. I have really liked the colours I have used recently, although I won't buy the blue again. This is solely because I found an identical shade from NYC which costs half the price. It doesn't last quite as long, but being cheaper in the first place means it is still better value. I have mixed the colours on one hand when touching my nails up and the two are indistinguishable. This makes me feel I would check the cheaper ranges before buying GOSH, but if they have a colour that I can't find elsewhere, I am confident that I will get a good quality product if I opt for them.

      Some of the GOSH cosmetics are vegan, but I am not sure that the nail colour is among them. They will however provide a list of which products contain animal ingredients if you email them using the address in the FAQ section of their website.

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        24.08.2012 22:09
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        Oh gosh it's lovely!

        When shopping in superdrug I came across a collection of discounted products that I couldn't help but purchase. One of them was this GOSH Nail polish which is metalic purple and the shade number is 568.
        This was the only nail polish product left and I had to pick it up as soon as I saw it as the colour just looked lovely!

        The nail lacquer is certainly eye catching and stands out in terms of the shape and look of the bottle.
        It comes in a chunky looking cylinder bottle with a black lid that is the same size as the bottle diameter.
        The bottle is simple in design with the brand name in thin black lettering and the back of the bottle just stating the shade and that it is made in France and 8ml.

        On opening the bottle, I found I really liked the shape of the lid as it included the brush with it, and the chunkier lid made it easier to grip and apply than the thin ones.

        The colour was beautiful in metalic purple and was instantly likeable before even applying, once applied it looked even better! I'd never purchased any other nail polish from this brand but I was so happy with this one that I would definitely look into and keep an eye out for others!

        I managed to get the nail polish for £1 when it was discounted which was a bargain as they normally retail for £5. I was so happy with the result and shade of this nail polish and think it's really good quality stuff that's also long lasting. If you come across it on offer then it's even more of a great buy!

        I give it 5 stars :)
        Thanks for reading
        (this review may also be posted on ciao)

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        29.07.2012 01:50
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        A brilliant nail polish from GOSH

        ~ GOSH Nail Lacquer ~

        I was browsing in Superdrug the other day and when I got to the tills I found a little display unit filled with GOSH items that were reduced in price. After having a good search through looking for anything that would take my fancy I found a nail polish in a colour I really liked. The colour was 002 Misty Mauve and the bottle tells me it is a Special Edition product.

        The bottle looks very much like that above except the lid of mine is covered in a black and white sticker with a wavy outline of a girl.
        The front of the bottle simply has GOSH running up it in black print with the words ' Special Edition ' either side.
        The back of the bottle has a peel off label giving us the relevant information plus the barcode with the ingredients written on the back of this.
        The bottle is glass, you can clearly see the product through the glass which is always useful with nail polish!
        The bottle holds 8ml of product.
        As far as bottles go this is quite a nice looking bottle.

        Right on the very top of the lid I have a 1/2 price sticker on mine and I paid £2 so I guess the retail price for this is usually £4.

        I was attracted to this because the colour is simply gorgeous. I usually stick to either dark or really bright colours for my nails and I haven't used pale colours in years but this looked a really nice colour and along with the pretty bottle it did quite stand out amongst the other products in the display.

        Getting home I put all my shopping away but placed this on the dining room table so I would remember to put it on later so that evening I removed all of my existing nail polish which was a Boots No.7 polish in Violet and proceeded to paint this onto my nails.
        Before applying it I gave the bottle a good shake and could hear the little ball bearing inside shaking around, I then opened it up by unscrewing the lid. Like all nail polishes this has a strong smell so if you dislike the smell on nail polish I would recommend doing it in a well ventilated area! The brush is attached to the lid and is nice and short making it easy to control. I started painting it onto my nails and worked in the way I always do with three strokes on each nail before moving to the next hand. I found that by the time I had painted the both hands the nails on the first were dry and ready for the second coat. I found that one coat wasn't enough as the colour didn't seem as neat so I applied a second coat and was pleased that within two minutes or so my nails were dry.
        It's important to me that my nails dry quite quickly as I don't have time to sit around for an age waiting for them to dry!
        So this polish really impressed me.

        I have had this on for three days now and it has shown no signs of chipping at all, my nails look shiny and neat and I am overly impressed with everything about it.

        The colour is a gorgeous lilac colour, it's pale not bright but looks incredible. There is no shimmer or metallic elements to it, it's just really nice.

        Fab!

        Thanks for reading :o) x

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        18.07.2012 02:11
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        great colour, great value for money and quick drying

        Lately I have been on the search with my cousin to find pale foundations for her YouTube channel (which is impossible) we have been in every shop looking.

        We went to look in superdrug where I live and had no joy so decided to go to the bigger store in our town centre. I have never been to this superdrug as it is a new bigger store, I was very surprised to find all the different product ranges that I had never heard of, one of these were Gosh.

        When I got home I looked up Gosh on the internet believing it was a fairly new product and to my surprised found out Gosh Cosmetics started as a pharmaceutical company in 1946.

        The next day I went back and browsed through the many products gosh had to offer when I came across Gosh Nail Lacquer 555 Silver. As there were was no tester I decided to buy it anyway. I bought it for £4.99 which I think is great value for what you get.

        The bottle is very stylish, its round and has a thick black lid that compliments the glass bottle showing the silver varnish with GOSH wrote horizontally down the bottle.

        The colour is fabulous and very current with up to date fashion, its metallic silver with a hint of glitter shimmer which gives a foil type effect.

        Normally I prefer a wide brush when painting my nails as I find that thinner brushes don't give me an even smooth coat, however Gosh nail lacquer has a thinner brush yet I find when I painted them the colour came on even.

        I also like that Gosh Nail Lacquer dry's very fast and doesn't chip easy like most nail varnishes.

        When I applied Gosh Nail Lacquer 555 Silver I only had to give them one coat as the colour came out exactly as it looks in the bottle, I didn't have to give several coats to get the look (which is always a bonus).

        All in all I'm super happy with my new Nail Varnish and my introduction to Gosh Cosmetics.
        If Gosh's other products are anything like their nail varnish I will definitely be trying more!!

        Vicky xoxox

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        10.12.2011 12:25
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        A decent nail polish for the price

        I am currently wearing GOSH nail lacquer on my toes and thought now would be a good time to review it.

        I have always thought of GOSH as being a Superdrug own brand, however it seems a few places online stock it too, although whether they are just selling old Superdrug stock I'm not quite sure. There are six colours listed on the Superdrug website, however I believe there are many more in the range. The majority are bold colours, however there are one or two neutral shades thrown in for good measure. I have a red shade which is currently on my toes and I also have a gold shade which is currently AWOL.

        The nail lacquers come in round glass bottles with round black lids. The lid doubles as the handle for the brush and is comfortable to hold. I find the brush stem to be a good length and the actual bristles are wide but not overly so.

        I usually apply this nail polish in just one coat as it goes on quite thickly and both colours I have are well pigmented. It's not a runny polish in any way, nor is it gloopy and I find the consistency easy to work with. I tend to go for the three stroke application - one stroke down the side of each nail and a third in the middle, which gives adequate coverage. Most of the time one coat is enough, although I do sometimes add a second one for the sake of longevity.

        The drying time of the polish is around two minutes I would say, but I often use a nail drying spray, such as Elegant Touch Rapid Dry, to help speed the process along. Once finished, the result is smooth, even, glossy looking nails.

        I find this to be fairly long lasting. I can normally go around three to four days with this on my fingers before noticing chips and even longer on my toes. I think that's fairly good, there are plenty of others I have used that don't even last a day!

        These polishes cost £5 each from Superdrug. There are often offers on the GOSH brand, usually along the lines of 3 for 2, so if you want to try more than one of these, it may be worth waiting for an offer to come up. I personally think £5 is a pretty reasonable price as the bottles are a reasonable 10ml size and the polish is good quality.

        On the whole I have been really pleased with these polishes. They go on easily and smoothly and the colours are vibrant. The fact they are relatively long lasting is a bonus too and I would recommend them.

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          31.03.2011 07:10
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          A new favourite brand of mine

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          I am always keen to try out different nail varnish brands as I find that so many of them aren't very good, so it's always nice to find a decent brand. A few months ago, in Superdrug, I came accross the range of 'GOSH' make up, which I had never tried before. Attracted by the vibrant colours and modern packaging I decided to try a couple of items, including nail varnishes. I was only going to choose one nail varnish but the range of beautiful colours left me stuck for choice and I ended up picking out three. The one I have just used and am therefore talking about in this review is called 'Gypsy Blue' and is what I would describe as being 'electric blue' in colour. It's a kind of mid blue which is vibrant and lively.

          The bottle cost £5 for 8ml which is about average for the price I would normally pay for a nail varnish. I own cheaper ones than that which aren't very good, so I think £5 is a decent price is the product is effective. The bottle itself is a cylindar shape, where the lid is the same width as the actual bottle. The picture that Dooyoo have used is not the colour of nail varnish I am reviewing, but the bottle is exactly the same shape and size. The bottle has the word 'GOSH' written in black bold letters and generally looks modern and attractive.

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          I used this nail varnish for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and was impressed with the results. The applicator brush is the perfect size for accurate use and the polish itself is runny enough to spread the varnish evenly over the nail. I hate thick and gloopy nail varnish, and this one certainely is neither of those things. Likewise it is not so runny that is goes everyone, it is just the right consistency.

          The polish itself is nice and glossy once it has dried on the nails, which personally is something I like. The colour was exactly how I expected it to be from seeing it in the bottle when applied onto the nails and although blue is not normally a colour I go for, I think this polish looks great and has recieved several compliments. All in all, one of the easiest to apply nail varnishes I have ever used, and it dried within a couple of minutes.

          As for how easily this nail varnish chips, I'd say it's about average when compared to others I have used. It does start to chip after a couple of days but I always find this is the case anyway so I wasn't surprised about that.

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          I can say that I would reccomend this nail varnish as I was pleased with the price, colour, ease of application and how it looks when applied. It would be nice if it lasted a bit longer before chipping but I find this problem occurs with any nail varnish I use so I'm not too bothered. I have only ever bought the GOSH brand in Superdrug, where they have a large range of nail varnishes, eye shadows, mascaras, and other make up. I am now looking forward to trying the other colours I bought from this range, including a glittery green colour and a deep purple.

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            20.03.2011 18:01
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            Really good nail polish, my new favourite.

            As some of you may know, I love GOSH products, and recently I have began growing my nails, so I have been hunting for a really nice nail polish as I'm going to visit the better half, and really want to make sure everything looks perfect, and I stumbled upon GOSH's Nail Lacquer nail polish, and as I am a huge fan, thought I'd give it a go.

            Like all GOSH packaging, the nail polish is very simply designed, which gives a really strong effect, it is a clear glass pot, with a black lid, with the GOSH logo on the front of the pot. The design looks good and really professional. The nail polish comes in a range of colours, from nudes to glittery colours, to bright reds to blues, and all the shades in between, which is a real advantage for the consumer, because often I find it difficult to find the shade that I want, but there are a huge array of shades to choose from. I chose the Miss Sweetie (595) shade, which is a light pink to nude shade, which is very in style currently and looked nice in the pot.

            To apply the nail polish, you use the brush which is attached to the lid, but what is different from other nail polish brands, is that the GOSH brush is much larger, which enables the user to get a much larger coverage of the nail, which is a real advantage, as some brands, you have to paint the nails in sections, which becomes tricky and gets much more of an uneven coverage. The consistency of the nail polish is really creamy, which makes it easier to apply as it isn't to watery and gets messy, but also isn't to creamy that it is difficult to apply, just perfect! Although a creamy texture, it gives a fairly thin coverage, and I would still do tow coats to get the best effects. The nail polish also dries quickly, how perfect.

            The colour of the nail polish is pretty much the same as the colour of the pot, which is a real advantage, as it enables the consumer to pick the colour exactly to their tastes, and same nail polish brands don't do this, which is an advantage for the consumer. The colour is a really nice shade, but also the nail polish almost has a glossy feel to it, which looks really nice, and looks almost professional done, but some people might not want a glossy look, if not, I wouldn't advise this product, but for others, this looks amazing! Also the colour does last well, and it doesn't chip as easily as some other brands of nail polish, another positive!

            GOSH Nail Lacquer is available at Superdrug and via the GOSH website, and cost £5, decent price for a decent product.

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              28.10.2010 19:02
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              I'll Be Off To Buy Some More Soon!

              Up until a few weeks ago I had never even tried out any GOSH cosmetics but after seeing them in Superdrug all the time and reading quite a few reviews on their products - that spoke very highly of them I decided to test out a few products from their range to see if they were as good as I hoped. Starting with this 'Gosh Nail Lacquer' which Id had my eye on for ages as Id heard such brilliant things about it and the fact that there was a great deal on, on these I couldnt wait to buy them and try them out. Thankfully these havent let me down and they have become one of my new favourite nail varnishes - alongside Barry M of course.

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              Price: 5.00 (3 for 2 offer on at the moment in Superdrug!!)
              Stockists: Superdrug & superdrug.com (I dont think this brand is available elsewhere)
              Shades: Peachy, Wild Lilac, Flamingo, Metallic Green, Gold, Ocean (Blue), Gasoline (Purple) & Lambada (Bright Red). More may be available in store.

              I personally own the shades: 'Flamingo', 'Gasoline' & 'Lambada' - as I got them as part of the 3 for 2 offer. For this review Ill concentrate on the 'Flamingo' shade as thats the one Ive used the most. Flamingo is a very bright fuschia colour perfect for girly girls.

              The bottle diesgn and shape for this lacquer is exactly as it appears on the image. Very simple with nothing but the name written on the bottle and which a quite chunky black brush handle at the top. Certainly nothing special but I quite like its simplicity and the colour is clearly visible through the bottle - the colours in this case I have found to be very true to life so whats in the bottle is what you get. I would have prefered the brush handle to be a little longer as Ive found its easier to apply that way but Ive not had a problem with using this one so I guess its not really an issue.

              I found this very easy to apply as with most nail varnish as long as the consistency and brush are okay all you need its a steady hand and this one is no different. The lacquer is a bit thicker than most standard nail varnishes Id say but thats a good thign in this case because it means one coat is enough to give your nails a really vibrant block colour with no gaps or streaky marks. Winner! It also dries very quickly as well not in 30 seconds but give it a few minutes and your good to go without fear of it smudging!

              I think you may have guessed by now I think the Flamingo colour is gorgeous (and I reckon most people would agree) so Im not going to spend ages on about that. I will say however that this nail varnish in my experience lasts about 4 days without chipping at all which may not sound like long at all but for only one coat Im very impressed. The colour stays really shiny and professional looking for days after you've applied it so in my opinion this does everything it promises and more. I will definitely be going back for some more while the offers on and I highly recommend that others do as well.

              Thanks For Reading.

              x0 Salz 0x

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              13.10.2010 18:06
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              I love nail polish

              You will notice GOSH in any Superdrug store firstly by the bright colour range which is on offer on nail polishes and eye shadows alike. It was the brightness of the products that led me to pick up a bottle of GOSH nail polish for £4.99. I purchased it in Flamingo which is a good cross between a bright lively pink and a baby pink I guess some Flamingos maybe that colour but not the ones I see at the Zoo!

              The nail polish comes in a rounded glass pot and has a rounded applicator handle so overall a smooth design as you can see in the picture.

              The nail polish itself is quite a good consistency not to thick and not watery either which is great when I have paid £4.99 for it. When applying the nail polish the brush is quite thin so I do 3 strokes one on either side of my nail and one on the middle and then allow to dry. I did find with my colour I then needed to apply another coat but this is no big deal as that normally happens with most nail polishes. Overall drying time I would say around 2 - 3 minutes so I have to sit still long enough for it to set , but once dry my nails are lovely and shiny just like I want from my nail polish. As for length of weat Iusually change my polish quite often I would say little chips begin to show the next day and then chips to the point where I have to remove the polish is around the 3 day mark which is goos for me, I always chip polish early on.

              From my experience of GOSH nail varnish I would buy again and I would recommend so I give it 5 stars.

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              11.10.2010 15:53
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              Get one in every colour

              Cost

              I get my Gosh products from superdrug and they were £4.99 each, although they often have buy 2 get one free offers. Before doing this review I found a limited colour choice at fragrance direct for £1.99


              Colours

              Superdrug currently has 7 shades on its site but in-store there is usually a bigger choice.
              The ones I am going to review are;
              Rainbow (546)
              Silver Star (563)
              Gold (554)

              Bottle

              glass bottle with a black plastic non-tapered lid. The bottle height is 6.5cm, with a diameter of 2.5cm. The glass is clear so you can see your product colour, and there is the 'GOSH' logo in black running vertically down the front


              Consistency and smell

              To me these varnishes have a really strong smell which is abnormally 'chemically'. The black applicator brush is a normal size rather than a large '1 second' applicator


              Gold

              The gold is a really nice consistency that goes on really smoothly, although with all GOSH solid colours (as opposed to sparkly ones) you need two coats to give an even colour. The gold is a true colour rather than an over yellow shade

              Rainbow

              The rainbow varnish has large flat flakes that are an iridescent gold, silver and ice suspended in a clear smooth varnish that is quite running in consistency. The flakes are very high in number and so each brush stroke gives even coverage. I find that if you use two coats with this due to the flakes size the varnish ends up being too thick and 'ruffles' up as soon as it is knocked. The other great thing about this is you can use it alone or on top of a really dark colour to give depth - almost 3D.
              Silver Star

              This is a clear varnish (a little thicker than the Rainbow) that has tiny silver particles suspended it in. Again there is lots of colour and the coverage is down to you. I sometimes put this over a pale pink to give a little sparkle on by itself with two coats for a more dramatic look. The problem I have with this is the nail feels rough after applying due to the particles; therefore you need a top coat (I use Sally Hansen Insta-dry)

              Staying power

              I change my varnish every 3-4 days ....I get easily bored therefore its hard to say. But, on my toes the silver star and rainbow lasts ages as it isn't really noticeable when the colour starts to come of the tips. The gold lasts 5 days before I need to do the tips, which I think is good for feet


              Conclusion
              These varnishes are what I would call grown-up sparkle. Not at all high School Musical or Hannah Montana. They are versatile and easy to apply.
              I would give these 5 starts but the smell is really overpowering so I give them a 4, or if we had half stars it would be 4.5

              Hope you enjoy this review

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                16.07.2010 17:41
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                Great value for money, very endurable and a good range of colours

                GOSH nail varnishes retail for around £5 a go in Superdrug - and are most definately worth the money! Unlike other nail varnishes there is no need to apply an endless number of coats - often just one coat is enough. They are also incredibly hard wearing and can withstand a great deal of strain. Typically, my nail colour can last a week before becoming overly chipped. Compared to other products this is very durable.
                The brush means application is easy and neat. In the past I have used nail varnishes which clump easily and go streaky but I have never had these issues when applying a GOSH nail varnish.
                GOSH nail varnishes come in a range of fashionable colours, and you're often spoilt for choice. Each bottle can last a great deal of time due to the minimal amount needed for good cover and is therefore an excellent value for money. Highly recommended. For the price you can really see the difference!

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                29.04.2010 14:40
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                The best high quality varnish on the high street.

                I love these polishes.

                GOSH is exclusive to Superdrug in the UK, and these polishes usually retail at around £5, but don't let that put you off, they are totally worth the investment.

                There are quite a few current shades, around 20-25, depending on how large the store is (the larger the store, the bigger the actual make up stand.)
                A smaller store may not stock all shades, but most large cities will stock everything.

                These polishes are an amazing quality, and a little goes a long way. I have found that the shimmery shades, like Ocean (a beautiful azure blue) need two coats to give the true shade, whereas thicker gloss shades (Lambada - amazing firey red) only really need one.

                They last about a week or so before chipping, and the gloss finish is great, even without a top coat. For the darker shades, like the black, or wine red, I would definately say you need a base coat, but then this precaution is true of any brand.

                My favourite shade is Rainbow, which is a clear varnish packed full of tiny pieces of iridescent leaf. The pieces are larger than glitter, but flat so there is no irritating gritty finish. It also removes a lot easier than glitter polishes. It looks particularly amazing over a dark colour, such as Navy blue.

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                07.04.2010 15:05
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                I love going nude!

                On yet another wander through Boyes on a quiet Sunday afternoon I came across a basket in the cosmetics aisle filled with GOSH nail varnishes for the small price of £1.19 each. I had a quick rummage and spotted a shade called Ginger that really took my fancy so I bought it.

                My bottle of GOSH nail varnish is actually a diamond shape, I did suggest the particular style and colour that I have as a separate item in Dooyoo but I was told it would be fine in here so my bottle looks nothing like the one in the picture except it says "GOSH" across the front.

                The Ginger colour is actually really a nude colour which as many of you know is particularly "on trend" at the moment. I'd been looking for a colour that could class as nude on my nails for a while but nothing was quite right for my pasty redhead looks, until this. The Ginger colour isn't at all what you'd imagine it to be and is a kind of creamy warm beige that has a slight sparkle to it thanks to miniscule particles of glittery bits. Don't misunderstand me here, it isn't a glitter varnish!

                The design of the bottle, being a diamond shape does actually make it easier to hold while you dip the brush in and the brush itself is a fairly long one which also made applicaion easy. The first thing I noticed about this nail varnish though is it smells really, really strong. I know they all smell of chemicals but this is very strong and as my partner hates the smell of varnish I have to use it with the window open in the bathroom or he'd complain about this one big time! It dries quite quickly though and I had dry nails within a couple of minutes which works well for me as I'm very impatient when it comes to painting my nails and usually smudge them due to this impatience!

                The first coat gave me a semi-translucent covering of a lovely nude shade which I liked alot but it needs 2 coats to look how it's supposed to, an almost opaque varnish. After the second coat though it looked amazing.

                I've worn this several times in the last few weeks and have received compliments about the "on trend" colour and also been asked where I got it and which one it is by several friends. The varnish seems quite strong too, I can get at least a couple of days wear with no chipping which for me is astounding! Normally I chip my polish within a day so this stands up to daily life really well.

                I'd never heard of GOSH products before and I saw somewhere online they are usually found in Superdrug so I'm not sure how Boyes came to have these but I'm pleased they did. Normally this varnish seems to cost about £2 but of course Boyes are usually cheaper so my £1.19 was a bargain.

                Overall I'm very pleased with this varnish, it looks brilliant on and lasts well but I do have to wash my hands many times before the smell is gone because of how strong it whiffs of chemicals. It comes off easily with some nail varnish remover and is simple and hassle free to reapply so I'll be using this one for a while yet.

                A full 5 stars from me even with the strong smell. For us pale redheads who need a light but warm colour to achieve the current nude trend this is perfect.

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                  11.02.2010 18:19
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                  Good for the price, I recommend buying these completely :)

                  I recently bought Gosh Nail Laquer in Rainbow, which is a clear polish with glitter in it. The glitter is quite big for a nail polish, and shines pink at some angles but green in others. Although the glitter is quite big, it doesn't cause the surface of the polish to feel gritty or lumpy like some do; instead, the finish is very shiny and smooth. I've found that I can use this polish by itself or as a topcoat. By itself, it gives a subtle multi-coloured effect in light, but looks like clear polish without light. It adds a nice touch as a topcoat, as the sparkle comes out whenever the light shines on it.
                  I've used other Nail Lacquers by Gosh, and find that they don't tend to chip very fast and have a lovely shiny finish. The range of colours is beautiful, and I'll be buying more of them in the future. I hope this helps :)

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                Extra glossy finish / Quick drying /