NOTD: Essie Mint Candy Apple

Mint green was a super hot trend last summer, with basically every nail polish company promoting a shade.  I didn’t get a chance to pick one up but it’s been on my list for a while.  I attended a beauty trade show a couple of weeks ago and Essie had a booth there so naturally I was attracted to it like a fly on light.  I was actually eyeing this shade before I went to the booth and when I talked with a rep she said that Mint Candy Apple is the most popular colour right now.  That pretty much sealed the deal, so I picked up a bottle.

Mint Candy Apple is more vibrant than Essie’s Absolutely Shore, but not as blue-toned as China Glaze’s Aquadelic.  It’s also not as turquoise as Essie’s Turquoise and Caicos.

The polish applies quite streaky but I got it pretty opaque after two coats.  It also has lasted me a few days before some minimal chipping.  As always, I used Seche Vite base coat with OPI Top Coat.

If you are in the market for a mint green, I would definitely recommend this one.  I personally haven’t seen it in stores so I’m not sure if consumers can still pick it up.  My bottle of this polish was different from the other Essie bottles I own, maybe because this one is for salon use?  I did buy it directly from the distributor.  If you can’t find it in stores, maybe try a salon that uses Essie, you might find it there.

Have you tried Essie’s Mint Candy Apple?  What were your thoughts?

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