Saturday, 26 May 2012

NOTD: Essie Mint Candy Apple

The weather is sooo beautiful at the moment, I really felt the need for pastel nails. Luckily my Boots is now stocking Essie (yesssss finally!) so I picked up a couple of colours, including todays NOTD:

Mint Candy Apple
Its a gorgeous pastelly mint green, and it doesn't give 'corpse fingers' although I do have a bit of colour at the moment. I know that this is a really raved about shade, but I must say that it is not all that unique and I'm perfectly sure you could find a dupe for much less. I have a Models Own shade knocking about somewhere that is very similar. Having said that, the formulation is really nice to work with, these nails took 2 coats for opacity, and the brush is great (apparently much better than the original Essie polishes). The finish is really glossy and I've had it on 3 days now with a top coat and no tip wear.
(If you can see lines on my nails its where I had Shellac a few months ago in one of those Chinese nail places and they filed a layer off my nails- it's growing out now.)

Hope everyone is enjoying the glorious British weather! I've discovered a lot more blogs in the past week or so and have really enjoyed reading them all so please let me know if you write one also! xx


  1. It's a lovely colour, but I have to agree with you- it's nothing special. I have a very simiar barry m nail polish which I think it the same! Have a nice weekend! xo

    1. Ah I knew there was a good dupe - Barry M of course! Thanks darl you too x

  2. Love this colour it's so beautiful and perfect for the sunny weather we are having at the moment :)


  3. That a really love colour, very summery! The name sounds delicious!

    Elle xx

  4. beautiful colour! xx

  5. Mint candy apple is still one of my favourite Essie nail colours even though they have so many now I still love this one :) great post :) I hope you will follow my blog :)


  6. Looks lovely on you, really pretty. It is in my drawer waiting to have an outing xox


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