Joe Fresh – Peacock

21 Feb

Hey everyone! I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s sad because Reading Break is over, and let me tell you…I did absolutely nothing. Honestly. I’m kind of ashamed of myself. And also extremely proud – I certainly can’t enjoy any more of this couch potato bull crap starting today :( Midterms and papers! Sigh.

But what better than to cheer yourself up with an inexpensive nail polish? Those of you who live in Canada may be familiar with Joe Fresh, which sells affordable clothing, accessories and beauty products at Loblaws, Superstore, and various free-standing stores across the nation. This is the first nail polish I’ve tried from the brand and I have to say, I quite like it!

Joe Fresh Peacock is a deep teal (leaning on the blue side) with intense teal shimmer – in the bottle you can see a bit of a teal and purple/blue duochrome shimmer but it’s barely visible on the nail, except in low light. To me, it’s the teal version of the polish featured in my last post, Essie Sexy Divide. It has that same glowy quality (perhaps with somewhat more visible brush strokes, but they’re not at all obvious) – dark round the edges and light in the centre. So pretty!

The bottle is a bit clumsy though – the lid is really short and wide, making it a bit awkward to get a good grip on it when applying. However, I like the brush a lot. It’s very similar to the OPI ProWide brushes which I find very effective for neat application. Formula was good as well, as I only needed 2 coats to achieve opacity.

After checking out the colour range, I can say that Joe Fresh polishes are very on-trend (I can’t wait to try out some of the super pretty pastels). For $4 a pop, or $10 for three, it’s a great way to try out some new colours without making a huge commitment. Fair warning though: on a per-ml basis it’s not the cheapest polish around (it’s a bit more expensive than OPI), but I’m still going to pick up some more colours the next time I’m at Superstore! :)

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4 Responses to “Joe Fresh – Peacock”

  1. Alison February 21, 2011 at 8:22 PM #

    Wow! I really like this shade! Very impressive. I will have to check out Joe Fresh’s collection the next time I’m there.

    PS. Thanks to you, I am now totally obsessed with my nails.

    • Gigi February 21, 2011 at 10:40 PM #

      Def check it out! They’re so cheap and awesome!

      Hahaha I’m glad I’ve converted one more person! :)

  2. Jenn February 26, 2011 at 5:34 PM #

    I have to agree – because of you, I’m started to become obsessed with nail polish. Dangerous!!! I haven’t been into a Loblaws in ages… I’ll have to check these out the next time I’m there! :)

    • Gigi February 26, 2011 at 5:47 PM #

      Haha, I’m glad that I’m spreading the nail polish love around! Definitely check out the Joe Fresh polishes – inexpensive and quite impressive!

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