Poolside Nails: No7 Gel-Look Nail Colour in Peacock Green

Today’s nail is one of my favourite shades. A beautiful, dreamy yet tropical turquoise, this has got ‘GET YER TAN ON!’ written all over it.

It’s a well known fact that turquoise goes incredibly well with a tan. It’s like makeup maths, turquoise + bronze = GOOD every time. Adding a bit of punchy colour to any outfit, turquoise is the perfect colour to add both elegance and an edge.

If you haven’t already guessed – I love this shade. But it really belongs only to summer and hot hazy days under the shade of a palm tree (or the tree in your garden)

Therefore I’ve not really had a chance to crack out this colour until recently but boy oh boy – it’s back and it’s back on my fingers! I am literally JOY SQUARED right now. 

Okay, enough of the maths jokes (what did you expect from an beauty blogging accoutant?!) – let’s move swiiiiiftly on to today’s product..

Voila! It’s the No7 Gel Look Shine Nail Colour in Peacock Green. (aka Turquoise, obvs)

I tell you now, it’s no ‘ordinary’ nail polish.

This No7 nail polish has great colour payoff – designed for complete coverage in one stroke, you only need one coat to get a decent manicure on your hands.

However, two coats is really where it comes into it’s own. The polish formulation is designed to volumise slightly so you end up with a beautifully smooth and plumped up nail surface – almost like when you get Shellac or gel UV nails done!


Gel-look yes – I think this No7 polish definitely ticks that box but I wouldn’t say it’s the shiniest of all the nail polishes I’ve tried. 

It’s nothing that a topcoat wouldn’t fix though.

Personally, I quite like the demi-matte look but the best bit is definitely the dense-looking finish. My nails are normally so weedy and bendy, this Gel-Look Polish really helps to make them look strong!

FaceValueTip: At Home or on holiday? Pair these nails with a sleek all-black outfit for work, or clash with bold prints and a golden tan if on holiday!

This No7 Gel Look Nail Polish is £7 and currently… on a buy one get one half price! I would definitely get another one of these, there’s a green-grey shade called Neptune which was just featured in Vogue. Get in my shopping basket.

Being honest, I’d probably be very cliche and head straight for the coral-coloured shade called Hotting Up. Turqoise and Coral for summer? Another makeup maths equation made in heaven.

What colours do you wear in summer? Do Turquoise and Coral feature? Do you ever wear them outside of Summer?

What makes perfect makeup maths for you?

Zoe Dubs

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  1. beautyinjapan
    June 5, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    My make up maths is usually yellow nail polish with a tan (not that I ever have one – ha!)This looks lovely, your nails look really strong!Danniella xwww.famousinjapan.co.uk

    • Zoe Dubs
      June 5, 2014 / 8:28 pm

      I need to get me some yellow nail polish! Yellow and white are on my shopping list!