I love Summer for changing up my nail shades and No7 always have some really great summer releases, this time there’s 3 beautiful beautiful shades and I’ve 2 here swatched for you!
‘Team your tan with a coral pink manicure with No7 Gel-Look Shine in Grapefruit (£7), or try contrasting with a cornflower blue (Bluebell) and for summer-time glamour try Rose Gold.‘ – source press release
Let’s start with the shade I can’t swatch for you, the beautiful Grapefruit! This shade looks absolutely amazing, its a bright pinkish coral and will suit tans and those with a pale complexion. Being a ‘creme’ formula, there’s no shimmer I can detect from images on this nail polish and the high gloss finish will give it a professional look. Highly recommend this one and its already on my shopping list!
The other 2 shades are Rose Gold and the AMAZING Bluebell (I think you can tell which one I like more). These 2 shades have 2 different finishes, so there is something for everyone in my opinion.
Firstly, let’s take a look at No7 Gel-Look Shine in Rose Gold. This one is really hard to take a good picture of due to the tones in it. Even in these images I feel its coming out more of a gold and has lost a bit of its champagne/rosiness. Although this is a gel-look shade, the finish is more of a shimmered matte. There is minimal shine to this one, however if you do add the No7 Stay Perfect Top Coat, you won’t just be prolonging your polish, but also giving it that beautiful high gloss finish. I’m not usually one for shimmery metallic polishes, but admit I wore this constantly for nearly 2 weeks! Its a beautiful shade and will look amazing on finger and toes and all skin tones!
Lastly, we have the most amazing nail shade I have ever worn! In fact, I think this ranks in my top 10 colours of all time and that really is a claim. The beautiful No7 Gel-Look Shine in Bluebell is a must have for summer. Its a soft corn flower blue shade with a high gloss finish which looks amazing on all skin tones and nail lengths! Pictured above with my natural nail shape/length it looks good, but I also wore this with my stiletto nails and got quite a few compliments! Its such an unusual shade and I’ve not seen anything like it in honesty. I’ve worn this now for a few weeks (Currently its on my toes) and think I’m completely in love! If there is one colour you need this summer, its this one in my books!
As with all nail polishes, a top coat will help prolong the wear of the polish. Lasting power does change from person to person and is also dependent on the nail beds condition too. Generally I can get a few days wear without chips with these polishes (Slightly longer with Rose Gold), but with a top coat applied I can get 4-5+ days. I recommend the No7 Stay Perfect Base and Top Coats, I’ve been using these months now and they are super high quality and help keep my nail polishes lasting longer too!