The Review: Gone Fishing by Topshop

This time last year Mint Green was having a serious moment and, as it always goes over here, the bandwagon was well and truly jumped. Then autumn came, and I packed my summer brights away and kissed goodbye Orly – Holla, my neon yellow AA polish and Topshops War Paint (it’s worth noting that Models Own Hedonist was not – I like to rock that all year round)….

Gone Fishing by Topshop was included in the stash of hybernating summer brights, and in all honesty, I never thought that it would grace my nails again. But stranger things have definitely happened and whilst sporting an all black outfit and my Topshop Lipstick in Inhibition, I found myself looking a little… Moody? I’m a chirpy little bird when it comes down to it, so I felt there needed to be a tiny bit of balance to the slightly emo look I had going on.

The spring/summer nail polish box was raided and low and behold, Gone Fishing was plucked out. I applied a nude polish first to ensure there was no white nail showing through, and then applied two light coats (one normal coat will probably do – I just seem to like applying nail polish in stupidly thin layers). It added a perfect pop of colour to my gothic attire and even brightened up my neutral and grey jumper days at work – lasting for a full five days before one bit chipped and I ended up picking it all off – naughty.

If you want a mint green that is very pigmented and very green (not these pale or mint blue wishy-washy shades) this is for you. It’s cheap as chips (sort of… it depends on the chip shop…) and is a great spring/summer shade – even though it’s February. But let’s just ignore that…

P.S My rings are in a set from New Look for around ยฃ5 if you were wondering!


  1. Leanne Rachel
    07 Feb 2013 / 8:52 pm

    I love Gone Fishing, it's such a pretty nail polish! Lovely review ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx


  2. Jenny
    07 Feb 2013 / 8:54 pm

    Lovely shade, cannot stand the formula of Topshop's polishes though x

  3. gleepface
    07 Feb 2013 / 9:05 pm

    Topshop nail polishes are so great. This looks like it might be a good dupe for Essie's mint candy apple!

  4. Olivia Law
    07 Feb 2013 / 9:08 pm

    This is the only Topshop nail polish I own and love It! Your makeup looks amazing here xo

  5. Huyen
    07 Feb 2013 / 9:18 pm

    love both the nailpolish and that lip color!


  6. Georgina o
    07 Feb 2013 / 9:26 pm

    This is one of my favourite pastel-y spring colours- you've remided me to 'fish' it out again (haha I didn't even do that deliberatley at first) xoxo

  7. Vida
    07 Feb 2013 / 9:28 pm

    Omg I love that lipstick! I dont have any topshop lipsticks, but hopefully one of these days I'm going to splurge and get a bunch

  8. nylondaisies.
    07 Feb 2013 / 9:33 pm

    This is the loveliest mint. While I own a serious plethora of mint nail polishes, they do tend to be a little on the blue side. This exactly what I think of when I picture mint.


  9. Emily
    07 Feb 2013 / 9:50 pm

    This colour is gorgeous:)! x

  10. Katherine xo
    07 Feb 2013 / 10:50 pm

    have always gazed longingly at this one but never picked it up.. now I see what it's like on the nails I definitely really really want it! x

  11. Emma
    07 Feb 2013 / 11:18 pm

    Such a pretty colour. I love mint nails x

  12. Anna Blush
    08 Feb 2013 / 1:28 am

    Such a gorgeous shade! I love rocking a spring colour in the cooler months,brightens up the day a bit ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  13. lily white english rose
    08 Feb 2013 / 3:45 am

    such a gorgeous colour ๐Ÿ˜€ i cant wait to get back to the UK and buy all of their pretty shades ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Ellie
    08 Feb 2013 / 4:27 am

    So pretty, I've been going for summery shades lately too! Must be that we're craving the sunshine… right now I'm wearing Butter London's "Trout Pout"… coincidentally the name goes quite well with your Topshop one!

    Ellie | Ellalogyย 

  15. Ironic Woman
    08 Feb 2013 / 8:17 am

    Love the nails and love that lip color!!

  16. Lou
    08 Feb 2013 / 11:21 am

    I love this colour polish and I really like your lipstick too.


  17. Gem
    08 Feb 2013 / 11:36 am

    These is such a gorgeous colour, I love wearing shades like these when it's all dull and horrible outside!

    Gem x

  18. Millie
    08 Feb 2013 / 12:59 pm

    Love this colour! Perfect for the spring! ๐Ÿ™‚ โ™ฅ

  19. mel davies
    08 Feb 2013 / 1:48 pm

    this is such a gorgeous colour, and i love topshop nail polishes xx

  20. Hannah Cagney Lace
    08 Feb 2013 / 2:05 pm

    This looks just lovely on your nails, I always feel I look a little ill when I rock a mint green shade. Great rings too!

    Hannah – Check out my Neom candle giveaway on

  21. Adele Miner
    08 Feb 2013 / 5:09 pm

    Gorgeous colour, I love topshops varnishes! x

  22. Maddy
    08 Feb 2013 / 5:50 pm

    So pretty, I love the formula of their varnishes! xxx

  23. HeartsAndCrosses
    08 Feb 2013 / 6:08 pm

    I love that topshop polish, it's such a gorgeous shade


  24. Liv
    08 Feb 2013 / 7:03 pm

    this nail varnish was my go-to for the whole of last summer – maybe you're right, maybe i need to get it out again! lovely post ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. thriftylilpixie
    08 Feb 2013 / 9:40 pm

    Love this nail polish its so bright and fun!

  26. Roisin Elizabeth Keats
    09 Feb 2013 / 4:08 pm

    I love Gone Fishing – it's a really pretty shade!

  27. Hannah Campbell
    09 Feb 2013 / 4:52 pm

    This is a gorgeous shade, I love mint green! This will be amazing for spring! xxx

  28. kristens kouture
    17 Feb 2013 / 4:46 am

    I love the combination of your pastels nails with vampy lips! It contrasts nicely

    <3 your youtube channel by the way!

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