Lately I have been obsessed with nail polishes
and one particular shade of polish to be exact....
Essie Mint Candy Apple <3
Candy apples are delicious and so is this ad!
It immediately caught my attention when I saw it.
I heard many people raving about this polish
so I went to look up swatches and when I did...
I fell in love and knew I had to get it!
Guess you can say that it was love at first sight?
It's such a pretty pale mint green colour.
I can't stop looking at my nails when I have it on!
It's probably one of the brightest colours I've worn in a while and most certainly a colour that stands out. It took a bit of getting used to, but I'm really liking it now. <3
I mean, how can you not love a polish that
reminds you of mint chocolate ice cream??
I adooore eating this stuff. YUM!
Another one of my favourites when I was small:
chocolate mint sticks :D
I'm so sad they don't sell these here anymore.
I've had no luck finding them whatsoever :(
Sooo... I've been substituting them with After Eight mints.
These are soft mints so they're not quite the same, but they're alright.
These are two of my NEW favourites. I'm liking how the mint flavour is blended right into the chocolate and that it has a solid texture. I don't really like the other ones that come with a soft layer of mint squished between two layers of chocolate (like the After Eights). I like my chocolates hard so I can let them melt slowly in my mouth and savour it... anyway, I'm getting totally sidetracked!
I remember the first mint polish that caught my eye was this one.
I'm sure you all recognize it too.
Chanel - Jade
After this polish came out, I really started noticing other pale, mint green variations that came out such as the ones I'm about the show you. All are a pretty mint colour, but slightly different and unique from the rest.
OPI - Hey! Get in Lime!
I like the name of this one :)
China Glaze - Refresh Mint
This is one of the newest shades from China Glaze.
It's part of their new Up & Away Collection which I absolutely LOVE! All of the pastel shades are to die for. It's really rare that I'll like almost ALL the colours in a collection, but this one really seems to hit the spot. Check it out here: Up & Away <3
Knock Out Cosmetics - Liberty
(Sold at Aritzia)
This polish came out a while ago at Aritzia. I didn't pay much attention to it before since the price of it is insane for a polish, in my opinion. I think it's something like $21 here?? But I happened to take a quick swatch of it the other day out of curiosity and surprisingly, it looks quite nice. It's got a matte finish so it's definitely unique from the rest. I'm not so good with wearing matte polishes (they chip on me so fast!) but I know some people adore matte polishes, so this might be something for you. You can see the rest of their matte collection here: koknockout.com
That's all the pale/mint green polishes I've been noticing so far.
Hope you've enjoyed looking at these as much as I have!
Images via: therepressedpastrychef.com, kaboodle.com,