Topshop Gone Fishing Swatches & Review

Topshop Gone Fishing Swatches & ReviewAre you ready for spring? I sure am! (Sorry, Old Man Winter, but I think you should go on a vacation…really far away…y’know, just until the end of the year.)

I wish I could coax Old Man Winter to go away as easily as I can convince my mom’s cat, Pingu, to come galloping to my side. (Literally, I just say, “Cuddles!” in a girly high-pitched voice. It. Works. Every. Time. That smart cat can never get enough attention…hehe! And he’s so cute, so I always want to spoil him.)

Lately I’ve been gravitating toward spring-like polishes. (Hey, if Old Man Winter won’t listen, maybe I can sway Mother Nature with beauty products, right? It’s worth a shot.)

Today I’m very excited to bring you a review on Topshop Gone Fishing!

Topshop nail polish is a new-to-me brand, and I’m shocked that I haven’t heard more people raving about it.

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Gone Fishing by Topshop Nails

I just had to show you how adorable the handle is. Look at those polka dots that have a sketched-by-hand appearance!

Topshop Gone Fishing Pictures

Topshop Gone Fishing Swatches

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Topshop Gone Fishing Review & Swatch

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Topshop Gone Fishing Swatches & Review

Topshop Gone Fishing Review & Swatch

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Topshop Gone Fishing Swatch & Review


√ Mint

Key Notes

  • Name: Topshop Gone Fishing
  • Amount: 8 mL (0.27 fl. oz.)
  • What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR. Retails for $10 USD.)
  • Where to Buy: Topshop stores & Topshop website

Topshop Gone Fishing Review


It can be very difficult for me to pull off minty greens. But I keep trying them because every so often, I’ll find one that has enough saturation, and it doesn’t give me Lobster Hands.

I’m very happy to tell you that Gone Fishing by Topshop was a beautiful mint green that didn’t accentuate redness.

It has a soft look to it, but there’s still enough colour so it doesn’t appear anaemic. And this is one of the colours that I see and immediately think, “Spring!” It’s a pastel green that reminds me of cute babies and movies like The Easter Parade.

Colours like this make me happy because they symbolize what I love about spring – walking around with a fun, colourful umbrella during mild April showers, seeing plants sprout from the soil, and not having to bundle up like a human burrito to brave the cold.

Gone Fishing by Topshop is one of those colours that appeals to people of all different ages. It can look girly or chic. You can wear it by itself for something simple, or bling it up with a glitterbomb.


Topshop Gone Fishing has a creme finish, so it looks smooth.

Application & Formula

The formula was excellent – it wasn’t too runny or too thick. Just right, Goldilocks! The polish went where I wanted to, and the brush fanned out just enough to facilitate easier application.

Also, you only need 2 coats to fully cover your nails, which is great!


Okay, so normally I don’t review a nail polish’s packaging because in practical terms, it’s the contents and the brush that matter most.

However, I have to comment on the adorable handle. It has polka dots that looks like they’ve been sketched by hand – how cute!

I notice small details like that because not only is it a refreshing sight, but I appreciate the whimsical creativity behind the design.


  • Spring-like mint green with enough saturation to avoid/reduce Lobster Hands
  • Great pigmentation (requires 2 coats to reach full opacity)
  • Cute dots on the handle create a whimsical look

  • Pricey considering the size of the bottle

Final Verdict: 9.5/10

Gone Fishing by Topshop didn’t actually go fishing. It stuck around, pulled up its sleeves, and put its nose to the grindstone. Yes, this polish is workin’ it!

The only reason I deducted a half point from perfection is due to the higher price tag. Sadly, some nailphiles won’t be able to splurge, and therefore they might not get to experience the amazing Topshop nail-polish formula.

If you’ve never tried a Topshop lacquer before and you’re looking to try one, I highly recommend this, especially since we’re getting closer to spring. It’s one of those polishes that gives you a clean-looking manicure that makes you smile.

Have you tried any Topshop nail polishes? If so, which ones? Do you shop at Topshop for clothes? What’s your favourite mint-green lacquer?


8 thoughts on “Topshop Gone Fishing Swatches & Review

  1. Alex

    Lovely swatches! I am so drawn to minty aqua greens like this. I have so many of them, but I was still trolling the top shop website to try to find Gone Fishing. Sadly, the website actually didn’t have any nail polishes (that I could find) for sale – only nail art pens and stickers. Any idea whether Gone Fishing is part of a new collection?

    Also, would you consider doing a comparison post of minty aqua greens? I wonder how close this one is to the usual suspects – Essie Mint Candy Apple, China Glaze For Audrey, etc. (maybe even Color Club New Bohemian or CG Refresh-mint).

    Thanks again for the lovely swatches!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Alex!

      Thanks so much! 🙂

      Hmm…did you try using the link in my “Where to Buy” section? It’ll take you to the Topshop website and right to Gone Fishing where you can add it to your cart.

      I don’t think it’s part of a new collection – there have been newer additions than Gone Fishing.

      Yes, I think that comparison post you mentioned would be a good idea. I’ll try to get around to it. I have all of the ones you mentioned except Color Club New Bohemian. Plus I have some other minty greens that I’m curious to compare. If I don’t blog about it, maybe I’ll put it on Instagram. We’ll see. I just need to gather up the polishes, swatch them on a wheel, and take photos.

  2. Lizzy

    I firmly believe that Mother Nature can be swayed with pretty polishes. Or, at least, Mr Sun is perhaps a bit fabulous? The clouds never fail to part for me when I have some spectacular polish to get pictures of. Gone Fishing is absolutely gorgeous!!
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Icequeen81!

      I know what you mean. And now I’m thinking about the summer and eating ice cream. YUM! (Can’t wait for winter and the snow to go away…)


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