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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Review: Joe Fresh Fall Nail Polish Shades

So this post took forever to get put together, but here it is. As you probably already know, I have been pretty pumped about the new fall nail polish shades that Joe Fresh released. I was all gung-ho to try them, only to be able to only get one new shade at my local Super Store. Anyhow, I did pick up three shades being Fig, Storm, and Prune as pictured above. Out of the three, Storm is the only new shade.

Fig- This is a take on a very popular shade right now, a greyed, dusty violet type colour. This is a creme, as the majority of most Joe nail polishes are, and applies with ease. This is two coats, but you could probably get away with one.

Sephora by OPI's Call Your Mother and Joe Fresh Fig in bottle

Call Your Mother v.s Fig on nails

When I was swatching Fig, it reminded me a fair bit of Sephora by OPI's Cally Your Mother a fall shade I picked up last year (or maybe the year before that?) I wanted the truer grey that was all the rage but they were sold out. Anyhow, as you can see the shades are defiantly similar, but Fig is more violet hued while CYM has more prevalent grey undertones.

Storm- Storm is kind of a chameleon like colour. It differs a fair bit depending on the lighting and while I was roaming around in the store, it started to look like the same colour as Fig, of course the bland fluorescent overhead lighting didn't help any... However,even when I got it on my nails at home, you can see similarities. Odd. Anyhow, this shade is a nice greyed brown. Mushroom-y actually, and just like Fig applied super easily. This is one coat!

Fig v.s Storm Not even close to similar looking here but in lower light you can barely see a difference

OPI You Don't Know Jaques and Joe Fresh Storm

When I was swatching Storm I couldn't help but think that it looked a bit like OPI's You Don't Know Jaques, which I bought in the summer but haven't worn yet. No time like the present. As you can see in the photo below, Storm has more of a grey tint while YDKJ has more of a milk chocolate colour with just a hint of grey.

OPI You Don't Know Jaques v.s Joe Fresh Storm on nails

Prune- This is a super dark purple-black creme. It is a bit hard to see the purple in this photo, but it is a very dark shade. To take this photo I was right up under a lamp and had my flash set to the highest level. This shade is nice, but I like a dark shade every now and then. It is a nice alternative to solid black. This shade has a thinner consistency, but only took two coats to get full opacity. All in all, you can not go wrong with Joe Fresh nail polish. They wear well, I had only slight wear after a few days, and they are so inexpensive ($4 each or 3/$10) you can collect them all.

Way to go Joe! Couldn't help myself on that one... sorry. Have you used any Joe Fresh nail polishes? What did you think?


  1. I want Fig! Last time I went to the Super Store, about 3 weeks ago, I didn't find their selection of Joe polishes.. Maybe I looked too quickly, maybe I wasn't looking at the right spot, I dunno. Elusive, that Joe!

  2. great review and swatches, storm looks great, cause you know I need another colour that looks just like that one!! eek! I thought Fig was a old one,but I might be wrong, hard to keep track when I have so many!

  3. Fig's a pretty color! :)


  4. I love the Joe line! I have yet to try their nail polishes but I bought a few for my mom a while back and she loves them! I'm definitely going to get some now! The quality looks fantastic!

  5. Do u know how much does Sephora nail polishes cost???? I love the colors u show and I want some of them!!!

  6. thanks for the swatches they look grt! i soo wana try! :)


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