Joe Fresh “Mango” – Swatches and Review

Happy Saturday!

It’s such a beautiful spring day today, there is not a cloud in sight! I went shopping this afternoon and I had the sunroof open, it was so nice! The stores were not as crazy busy as I expected either so that was good. I hope you’re having a beautiful Saturday as well.

This past week I was sporting a colour I’m not used to wearing: Mango by Joe Fresh. Anything that is orange-ish I usually stay away from because it does not go well with my skin tone. But this colour was just too pretty to pass on, and it’s more of a pinky coral, so not quite orange. ๐Ÿ™‚

This colour is hard to capture on camera. It shifts depending on the type of light too; sometimes it’s more pink and sometimes it’s more orange. I took pictures with 2 cameras, and with both I used a black and a white background to try to get an accurate colour. These pictures actually came out pretty close to the real tone.

This is a nice cream colour, but it has a hint of sheerness. I needed 3 coats for full opacity.

The brush is a bit flat and wide which I like.

I usually apply my nail polish with one swipe down the middle, then to one side, then the other side, then another down the middle (all without re-dipping in the bottle). When I did that last pass in the middle it pulled it off a bit. This polish dries really fast so don’t go too thin on your coats.

One of the things I love about Joe Fresh polishes is that they are self-leveling. There are no streaks to be had here (unless it gets pulled which kinda creates fake streaks).

All of these pictures are with Nubar Diamont top coat. I did take some pictures before putting the top coat, but my other camera did not like the brightness of the polish and the pictures did not come out well. ๐Ÿ™

Don’t you just love it when a piece of dust gets caught in your top coat? That’s what happened on my right thumb. I do my first swipe and there it is, caught underneath, right in the middle! *grumble grumble* :-p

What do you think? Is this your kind of colour?

– Chantal ๐Ÿ™‚

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.

  • I don't wear proper orange shades a lot of the times but ones like these are I do. This one looks pretty nice, it'll be great for summer. Lol I hardly get dust but it's always bits and pieces from my cotton pad that likes to cling on to my nails.

    • Thanks Choi! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I'm glad I gave it a try because it ended up being okay with my skin tone. It just looked so pretty in the bottle.

  • Oh very very pretty, perfect for summer

  • These aren't usually my kinds of colours either but I do love that there are pink undertones – which makes me wonder why they called it mango – maybe pink grapefruit? Eh, I guess it needs to be pinker! I think this colour looks nice with your skintone! Looks perfect for sunny days!

    • Thanks Melissa! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Yes, Pink Grapefruit would have been appropriate for this one given the pink tone. Oh well, the name is a fruit and the colour is summery and fruity so I'll give them that. ๐Ÿ™‚