Friday, 11 July 2014

No 7 Gel Look Shine Summer Nail Colour: Lemon Drop and Mint Treat

This summer Boots No 7 have brought out four special edition colours to add to their Gel Look Shine nail polish collection.  There are four summery brights in the line up: Mint Treat* (green), Lemon Drop* (yellow), Orange Spice (orange) and Summer Holiday (pinky coral).

I haven't used many No 7 nail polishes in the past, but when I have they've given good coverage and a lovely high shine - these are no exception in the shine department, but coverage could be a bit better - for the yellow I had to use three coats and for the green I used two, but you can still see from the photos that it probably needed a third.  Drying time is quick so doing three coats isn't too much of a problem (but I know for some people it would be a faff).

Lemon Drop

Lemon Drop* is a pale lemon yellow creme polish - a really pretty shade of yellow for summer.

 Mint Treat

Mint Treat* isn't really what I would call a mint green.  It's a bit more jade turqouise - less similar to Essie's Mint Candy Apple than it is to Essie In the Cab-ana (one of my favourite summer shades of all time).  I just love this colour and could stare at it all day!

These colours work well together for nail art so I did a very quick chevron mani - you could use scotch tape to mask off the chevrons, but I'm lazy so I used Nail Vinyls but if you're UK based, She Sells Sea Shells also sells them - both are seriously easy to use (just make sure that your base coat is completely dry before sticking the stencils on - I use Seche Vite and let it dry for about 10 minutes).

The summer edition No 7 Gel-Look Shine Nail Colours are £7/10ml each and they are available in Boots stores nationwide and on

*PR sample


  1. I love these two colours! I've never tried No 7 polish before. I love the design you've done with them too - the colours go really well together :)

  2. These colours are so pretty! I love no7 polishes and I might just have to add Mint Treat to my collection! The chevron design you created looks great too! :)

  3. I love these nail varnishes especially Mint Treat! please check out my review on my blog