GAP Nail Polish Swatches and Review

GAP Nail Polish

As you may or may not already know, GAP nail polish is a thing. I think they only sell it in North America and in-stores only though, which makes me feel bad for all those who can’t get their hands on it! But alas, I have some swatches of some that I recently picked up anyway.

You already saw Bright Pool in my post where I compared it to Rescue Beauty Lounge Aqua Lily and found it was a dupe (yay!) but there are three more I picked up that I have for you now.

The formula with all four of these was on the slightly patchy side. I don’t know what it is but all their shades seem to settle into my nail ridges and create patchy areas. Bright Pool and Sunset Shimmer are the patchier ones. Sparkling Sea covered nicely with two coats. Blue Lava is a bit watery and streaky and I used three coats.

GAP Nail Polish-2

Bright Pool, Sunset Shimmer, Sparkling Sea, Blue Lava

Gap Bright Pool

Bright Pool (two coats)

GAP Sunset Shimmer

Sunset Shimmer (two coats)

GAP Sparkling Sea

Sparkling Sea (two coats)

GAP Blue Lava

Blue Lava (three coats)

GAP Nail Polish Collage

Overall: I am going to take a wild guess and say that most of you love Bright Pool and Sunset Shimmer, like me. Such gorgeous shades! Sparkling Sea is nice because of the pink glitter, which is a little hard to see in this photo. Blue Lava was nicer in the bottle because you can see a pink/lavender duochrome to it, which isn’t very apparent on the nail

Availability: GAP in stores only (I think only in USA/Canada).

Pricing: $6.00 each, or two for $6.00 when on sale.

I already know some of you went out and bought GAP Bright Pool after my comparison to Aqua Lily. Do you like any of these others as well?


Note: Undetermined if cruelty free

Do you like this product?

21 say yes!
3 say no!


  • November 1, 2013

    Bright Pool and Sunset Shimmer are my faves, no surprise there haha
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    • November 1, 2013

      No surprise! ;)

  • November 1, 2013

    Yup you guessed right! I like Bright Pool and Sunset Shimmer the most! They’re really summery colors though, so I don’t feel compelled to grab them just now!
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    • November 1, 2013

      You might miss out forever then…

  • November 1, 2013

    What a cheerful collection! I love Bright Pool and Sunset Shimmer is a close second. :)
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  • November 1, 2013

    Gap has some lovely looking cremes too, but so far I’ve had bad luck with wear time. As in, 5 hours or so before apocalyptic chipping commences.
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    • November 1, 2013

      Aww that isn’t good at all!

  • November 1, 2013

    gorgeous shades!
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  • November 1, 2013

    I like Sunset and Bright Pool. Those 2 remind me of a couple RBL polish shades that I never picked up.

  • November 1, 2013
    Mary W

    Love Bright Pool, but I already have Aqua Lily. I might pick up Sunset Shimmer and Sparkling Sea. The price is right and I can never have too many blues.

  • November 1, 2013

    I told a friend of mine about the Gap Aqua Lily dupe & the sales associate told her the polishes were on sale because they were discontinuing their beauty & fragrance lines. I hope the sale associate was mistaken…

    I’ve gotten Bright Pool & Sparkling Sea (which looks very similar to Cuprum), but I might just make another trip after seeing that orange…

  • November 1, 2013

    I love Sunset Shimmer! I have to add that to my collection.
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  • November 1, 2013

    I picked up all these except Blue Lava. How did I miss the duochrome? Need to get back to GAP, ASAP! Super happy with Sparkling Sea, which looks so much like the RBL I missed. The other ones I love are Constellation Blue(deep teal crelly) and Plum Wine(gorgeous creme reminiscent of Chanel Provocation). HIghly recommend those 2 as well- and they are fall/winter ready colors.

  • November 1, 2013

    I love Sparkling Sea because of the pink glitter, so unique and pretty!
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  • November 1, 2013

    Bright pool is beautiful
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  • November 1, 2013

    Just like Emily above, I was told they were all being discontinued.
    I went and grabbed two of Bright Pool after you swatched them and the associate told me all nail polish and fragrances were being discontinued. So please let everyone know to go pick theirs up soon before they sell out.

  • November 2, 2013

    I love Bright Pool and second for me would be Sparkling Sea… I was hoping it would be more of a dupe of Chanel’s Bel-Argus but it doesn’t look like it! Darn.
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  • November 3, 2013

    Blue Lava is great, reminds me of the beach!
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