Saturday, December 10, 2011

Essie; Mint Candy Apple

Swatches and Review

Essie's Mint Candy Apple is from their 2009 Winter Collection. This is a minty green color, given it is called Mint Candy Apple. This is similar to Mint Sorbet(?) from Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear and it gives a mintier green look when it is compared to China Glaze's Re-Fresh Mint. This is my first time wearing Mint Candy Apple on my full nail and I honestly hated the application. The first two coats were so streaky & maybe it is just me, but I realized a lot of mint green nail polishes are really streaky. I am wearing three coats in the pictures, and it does not look as streaky since I made the third layer very thick so it will even itself out(I usually like using a thick 3rd coat when polishes are streaky). This is a gorgeous color, but I think it will look better on someone with a lighter skin tone than mine.

Overall, I think Essie has some better polishes than this in terms of application. This is a bit similar to one of their newer colors from their 2011 Summer Collection, Absolutely Shore, but Absolutely is a tad lighter and less bright. Although I don't think this color is the best fit for me wearing it on my full nails, I always use Mint Candy Apple as french tips and it is not bad at all! What do you guys think? Own it? Love it?


  1. This is one of those polishes where I love the color but hate the application. And, it is definitely not just you--a lot of pastels are hard to work with. Especially greens and yellows. Something to do with the pigments needed, I guess.

  2. I always gravitate towards this one when I see it, but haven't bought it because I already have Re-fresh Mint. Now that I know about the formula, I have another reason not to buy it.