It's Cheap Polish Tuesday, where we explore nail polish found in stores (or on sale) for $5 or less! Today I've got a bottle of Turquoise by Joe Fresh, which is an in-house clothing and beauty brand for Superstore, a grocery chain here in Canada. These little 6ml guys are sold for $4 each, or 3 for $10.
I guess I am the lone wolf in this but I prefer shorter brushes for application. I've read many reviews that say their brushes are too short. I feel like my nails are at a decent length so perhaps I apply my nail polish differently from most? Joe Fresh polishes have short brushes. The formula went on smoothly and evenly after two coats and my swatch shows Joe Fresh Turquoise with no top coat:
I haven't read anywhere about Joe Fresh nail polishes being 3-free or non-toxic, or anything like that so I am going to assume that these polishes are not 3-free. Now if we look at the math, you can find OPI nail polish anywhere between $8 and $11. Each OPI bottle is typically 15ml. Essentially, Joe Fresh nail polish cost THE SAME as OPI! I'm not knocking Joe Fresh too much but as an OPI fangirl, I would rather spend the money on a high quality polish that is 3-free. I will buy smaller nail polish like these for smaller quantities possibly for the use of nail art, especially if I need more of a colour. It's great when you are on a budget and you'd rather have more colours for the price of one!
EDIT (June 25th, 2013): I must have forgotten to edit this entry but I'd like to confirm that Joe Fresh polishes ARE 3 FREE! That is all.