NOTW | Girl Stuff Nail Polish in Joanne & Dare – Photos & Review

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I did a nail polish-related/NOTD/NOTW post here in my blog so I thought I should do one since I’m currently loving these two that I’m about to show you. I first encountered this brand last year while I was at SM Annex North Edsa. Unfortunately, because I was in a rush, I had to pass, even though I was dying to buy myself a bottle (or maybe three, since I’m never really satisfied with just a single bottle, and I’m sure you guys know that by now, lol). However, in that short period of time, I was able to talk to their sales rep and she told me that their nail polishes have the same quality/consistency as OPI/China Glaze. By that time, I was like “…Hmmm..really??” Of course, that’s me being a total China Glaze fangirl.

NOTW | Girl Stuff Nail Polish
Girl Stuff Nail Polishes in Lemon Rocks, Plink, Electric Blue, Dare and in Joanne

That was until recently when a this nail polish got a lot of hype in the beauty blogging community. A ton of beauty bloggers such as Aya of Codename Aya, Eyah of Eyahnism and Gen of Genzel Kisses among others, started raving about these nail polishes and it got me really curious. I knew I should’ve checked them out. Imagine? It took me more than 5 months to go back and purchase me some bottles? OMG, Yette. WTH is wrong with you?! (Click here to read her collective haul). Anyway, I’m going to stop babbling now, and tell you about the main reason why I’m blogging anyway.

NOTW | Girl Stuff Nail Polish in Joanne & Dare - Photos & Review

Above are two of my favorite shades among the five bottles that I’ve picked up. They’re in the shade “Joanne” and in “Dare”. Currently these are the only bottles that I own, and I am not so sure with regards to the difference between the difference between this one and the ones with the chrome caps, but this one is more expensive. This one costs PhP 139.75 while the regular ones costs PhP 99.75, I believe. Perhaps this one is a limited edition? IDK..

Girl Stuff Nail Polish in Joanne

Joanne This nail polish leans more on the fruity side. It has a ton of golden specs/glitters that’s why in some angle this nail polish will look more like a yellow-gold rather than a fruity orange with a ton of sheen. It has some sort of a duo-chrome finish which is just plain beautiful. Usually, I’m not a fan of orange nail polishes because they make my hands look weird but the shade of this one doesn’t affect my hands’ appearance at all.

CONSISTENCY/FORMULATION This nail polish only took me a two layers in order to fully cover my nails. It may be a little sheer at the first layer but it’s not streaky. It’s very easy to apply and once you apply the second coat, that’ll be it.

Girl Stuff Nail Polish in Dare

Dare I LOVE THIS SHADE! I don’t care if it’s too early to wear a dark shade since it’s summer and all but I LOVE this shade. This is more of a burgundy-ish shade that has a very metallic and opaque, solid finish. I love it. Looking at the bottle, it looks like it has a ton of silver glitters, but it doesn’t really appear like that on your nails. That doesn’t mean that it’s not good though, I don’t know how else to describe this nail polish. You’ve got to check this out lol.

CONSISTENCY/FORMULATION This nail polish is really opaque. Hence, it took me only a single layer to fully cover my entire nails. However, I prefer to apply two coats/layers then a top coat. I love this one because it’s very easy to apply, really opaque an it’s not streaky as well.

Girl Stuff Nail Polish - Brush
Ooh! I’m sorry! I didn’t realize that I the bottle had smudges when I took this photo!
I just used this nail polish yesterday! Talk about embarassing… Oops…

PACKAGING & BRUSH Compared to all of the nail polishes that I’ve encountered, the packaging of Girl Stuff Nail Polishes are quite unique. They are thinner, more travel-friendly, storage-friendly and a lot cuter if I may say so than an ordinary nail polish. They’ve also found a way to show their nail polish names in a more convenient way (As you can see in the first photo). The brush is quite simple, though. For some, this may be a disadvantage, since a lot of nail polishes nowadays have a curved or wider tip. This one has the thin, old school tip, which can be found in most local nail polishes. However, considering that this one is mostly designed for kids with smaller nail beds, I guess versatility is what they really aim for.

Girl Stuff Nail Polish in Joanne
Girl Stuff Nail Polish in “Joanne”
L-R: Revlon Colorstay Base Coat; Girl Stuff Nail Polish in ‘Joanne’; Bobbie Premium Nail Polish in ‘Solar Burst’; Revlon Colorstay Gel-Shine Top Coat

Girl Stuff Nail Polish in Dare
Girl Stuff Nail Polish in “Joanne”
L-R: Revlon Colorstay Base Coat; Girl Stuff Nail Polish in ‘Dare’; China Glaze Nail Lacquer in ‘Harvest Moon’; Bobbie Premium Nail Polish in ‘Solar Burst’; Revlon Colorstay Gel-Shine Top Coat

PERFORMANCE/LONGEVITY Each of these nail polishes lasted on me for approximately three days without chipping. I didn’t have any ‘peeling’ issues. They started to chip on the fourth day but it was barely noticeable and it was on the very tip of my nails. I didn’t have any problems pairing it with my current base & top coat. Usually some nail polishes aren’t really compatible with the base & top coats that I prefer to use but I never encountered that problem with this one. It only took approximately five minutes for each of these nail colors to be completely touch-dry (with top coat included).

All in all, I really am in love with these two nail colors, and I am really in love with the quality. They really have OPI/Zoya/China Glaze-ish consistency which is not really something that you usually encounter in a nail polish that is actually more than half their PHP retail price. Will definitely grab more!

Where To Buy:
Girl Stuff Kiosks:
SM Mall Of Asia(2nd Floor near cinema);
SM North Edsa Annex (Ground floor, infront of Dairy Queen)

SM Department Store Children’s Accessories
Rustan’s Department Store – Children’s Accessories

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  • wow nice ha. merong local na panglaban na tayo sa mga leading brands like OPI. kaya lang wala pa sila kiosk dito sa province. so i can only read and get awed on reviews online for now. Great review sis, very detailed.

  • leyanna

    Weeee! I love the DARE one! So pretty!

    • It is! I still have it on right now

  • rhain

    wait.. may glitter ang bobbie!!! akala ko chic lang ang meron! wah! yette excited to see you on sat!!! mwah!

    • Yeah! Can’t wait!

  • Krystel Jabonitalla

    Gusto ko sana i-try yung washable nail polish ng girlstuff, kaso di available dito samin. so sad.

    • Aww, Ayoko naman un. Sayang lang pera ko. Lol. I think that’s more for kids, really

      • Krystel Jabonitalla

        Maganda kasi yun pag may events. Tsaka bawal kasi magnail polish sa amin pag on duty. Hehe

  • Meron dn ako nyang glitter polish from Bobbie!! Hehe. Super gusto ko na tlga itry tong GirlStuff nail polish. I’ll buy soon tlga. Ask ko lang, bakit mas mahal itong nail polish mo kesa sa P99 Girl Stuff nail polish? Ang ganda nung DARE! Hehe. Na-notice ko lang, na same na Joanne yung natype mo sa description ng nail swatch photo.

    • Honestly, IDK. Lol.
      Oh and thanks for letting me know.

      • pwede sumingit kasi alam ko iba price nung kay yette kasi glittery

        • Oooh… Makes sense.
          Chaka nga maganda yung quality nya. Comparable talaga sha sa Zoya. I mean these two.

        • Ahh talaga? Didn’t know! Oo nga no di ko din napansin na regular polishes lang yung nnaka-display na P99 sa SM North, thanks!

  • Orange is the only nail color I can’t dig. nanigingitim yung nails ko saknya. I’m going to collect girl stuff nail polishes soon.

    • True. Not every orange nail color compliments my skin tone/hand, whatever

  • Cj Escuadro

    the names are cute! >.< mas bet ko yung 'dare' bagay kasi sakin yung colors na purple – pink – red..pumuputi yung kamay ko.ahaha

    • Yup, true. I really like ‘Dare’

  • I love Girl Stuff, I love the fact that it does not contain any harmful chemicals that a usually nail polish has pero un nga mabilis mag chip ung nail polish. I love the colors you bought lalo na ung DARE I also their Sparkling Maroon and Jade. Oh Em you should definitely try the “Jade” minty green ung color

  • Rosalie B.Tangonan

    I love Girl Stuff nail polish too… Im currently wearing Jade and Pinky. Both in pastel colors. I love the special features of this nail polish. I had 6 of it in my nail polish collection

  • Angel

    Really?? I always see this at the store pero never ako nag pay attention kasi mukhang pambata. HAHA! Well, looks can deceiving. It looks very opaque nga, surprising!

  • Summer Ramirez

    I love this product. I accidentally stumbled upon their kiosk and I didn’t think twice about purchasing. Visit my blog to see my thoughts on their items, color swatches, and other details!