The Body Shop Nail Polish in Got the Blues

Last week I wore The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Polish in #620 Got the Blues, which I got during the makeup 50% off sale back in May.
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This normally retails for $8 for a 6.8ml bottle.

I’ve done a review on the Colour Crush nail polishes before, as one of the first posts on my blogΒ where I reviewed my first Body Shop polish, the shade Almond KissΒ (the quality of the photos wereΒ terrible and I have toyed with the idea of redoing those older posts but I think it’s better to leave them as they are, to show progress…)

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Do you SEE how close I was to dripping polish on my back drop! It’s only a matter of time! πŸ˜† I don’t care, I love trying to capture dripping nail polish off the brush.

Got the Blues is a denim-y blue with a bit of a periwinkle leaning. It’s dusty enough that I don’t feel like I’m wearing BLUE nail polish to the office. Plus, I thought last week was a good week to bust out a more colourful mani since 1) my boss was a away (which is funny I’d even care since my boss actually wears more outrageous colours that I do) 2) it was a short work week since we had Monday off 3) it’s full on summer weather here πŸ˜›

I found the formula to be a bit on the thinner side, here’s the first coat:
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But I achieved opaque coverage on the second coat:
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The polish applies ever so slightly darker than how the polish appears in the bottle:
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After 7 days of wear, this is what it looks like:
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Oddly, I experienced a chip on the index finger on my right hand on Day 7 – I hardly ever get actual nail polish chips like this. I don’t fault the polish since it’s likely I was picking at something (probably a sticker).
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I really should apply hand cream and / or cuticle oil before I take these photos! πŸ˜› This is rightΒ after I had finished cleaning the kitchen. 😳 Keeping it real here…
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My overall rating and review still holds true from the Almond Kiss review. The Body Shop Color Crush nail polish isΒ a solid performing polish but the fat cap still bothers me, and it is expensive on a per ml basis compared to other polishes – I’d only ever buy these when there’s a 50% off sale.
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Are you a fan of The Body Shop nail polishes? Β What’s your favourite blue polish?

By the way, I’ve determined with 97% certainty that the mystery shade from OPI is Venice the Party? based on comments on here and on Instagram.
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Thanks to everyone who provided feedback! ❀

50 thoughts on “The Body Shop Nail Polish in Got the Blues

    1. I’m pretty lucky I guess. It took a lot of trial and error to find the right combination of base / top coats. And I do try my hardest not to use my nails as tools (sometimes I fail like my index finger). And I always wear gloves whenever I’m doing chores.

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          1. No I haven’t yet. I wanted to try it over top a regular Essie polish but for some reason, none of my Essie polishes are calling out to me lately. This week I’m wearing China Glaze. I’ll try to wear Essie next week and use that Gel Couture top coat!

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              1. My nails are just difficult and extremely soft. Even acrylic nails peel off them after about a week. The Orly Bonder and Poshe top coat help me get 2-4 days wear out of polish when I would normally only get 1-2

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  1. This is such a gorgeous periwinkle shade! Off topic, but this is one of my wedding colours and I’m STRUGGLING to find things in this shade. Bah. The wear time is pretty impressive too – btw, great idea to take a picture of your nails freshly painted vs after seven days!
    I think you should keep the pictures from your Almond Kiss post as is. It shows how much you’ve improved your photography skills!

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    1. Ooh really you’re having a hard time finding stuff in this shade? I’d thought it was a common / popular colour for weddings!
      I toyed with not taking pictures of my 7 day / stale mani but I think it’s something “unique” that I can bring to an otherwise standard nail polish post. πŸ˜› So you’ll have to see my ragged cuticles!

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      1. I thought so too, but now I’m starting to regret choosing this shade! It’s always either a truer blue, or a lavender – nothing greyish purple-blue πŸ˜›
        Ugh, you never really realize how unkempt/dry your cuticles look until you take a close-up shot of your hands! I feel like it looks worse on camera than it does in person, haha.

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          1. Trust me with this one. πŸ™‚
            Every single ‘full image’ is too small for my nails (even when they’re relatively short). Even the XL images on the MoYou plates are too small for me. I wouldn’t be able to show off those Konad or Bundle Monster ‘full images’ – unless it were for a nail fail post. Or to ridicule the manufacturers.
            Trust me, your nails are perfect for stamping!

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    1. Oh yes Essie Bikini So Teeny. My friend has it. It’s probably slightly lighter according to this photo of them side by side:

      My friend complained that Bikini So Teeny was difficult to apply.

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  2. This polish is such a beautiful colour! Like someone else mentioned, I sort of skim over The Body Shop’s polishes, I know they make them but I forget to take note of what shades they have. Even for $8 it’s good quality and wear time. Glad you solved your OPI mystery!

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  3. It lasts for 7 days!? 😲 I’m happy if my nails look decent 4 days πŸ™ˆ Or I’m just so picky that I can’t stand chipped nails.
    I love the blue tone. It’s so pretty 😊

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    1. Yes it lasted for 7 days although I should mention that I do typically get good wear time on most nail polishes. That chip I experienced on my index finger was a bit of an anomaly for me, and it occurred on day 7 only so I didn’t have to live with that for long.

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  4. Thus is such a lovely blue. Not sure how you managed to make any polish last that long, mine always chips so much earlier than that. This does make me want to try some body shop polish (on sale, obviously) since I don’t thing I have a single one in my collection.
    xo Anne | Doves & Roses

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