Essie Mint Candy Apple was one of the minty green nail polishes that I recently compared in another post.
Today, I’d like to show it in further detail. It’s quite a popular shade, especially in the spring and summer.
And, surprisingly, it doesn’t give me a bad case of Lobster Hands, so it’s a mint green I can actually wear! (Hurrrrraaaayyy!)
Shades like this are really fresh-looking and make your nails look so clean and crisp.
Have you ever eaten a candy apple before? I haven’t!
When I was little, my parents refused to buy me candy apples at carnivals because they said it was bad for my teeth with all that sugar. (No, they weren’t dentists…hehe! And oddly enough, they bought me cotton candy without blinking an eye. Sometimes trying to figure parents out can make your mind spin its wheels!) 😉
Essie Mint Candy Apple Pictures
Essie Mint Candy Apple Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 2 coats of Essie Mint Candy Apple
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Creme de menthe mint
- Name: Essie Mint Candy Apple
- Collection: Essie Sweet Time of the Year 2009
- Colours in the Collection: Mint Candy Apple, Lollipop & Rock Candy
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $4 USD
- Where to Buy: NailPolishCanada, Head2ToeBeauty & select beauty-supply stores
Essie Mint Candy Apple Review
Although Mint Candy Apple by Essie is a nail polish that I typically bust out more in the spring and summer, I can see this as a great wintry shade because it’s so, well, minty!
There’s enough green in it, so I feel comfortable wearing it. The very pale, white greens are nearly impossible for me to wear without feeling weird because those give me a verrrrry bad case of the Lobster Hand Effect (where your fingers look super red).
Mint Candy Apple is a pale green, but it’s still saturated enough to look more minty and less anaemic, like it’s going to faint.
(Click on this link If you’re interested in seeing my reader-requested comparison post of a bunch of different mint green nail polishes.)
Mint Candy Apple by Essie has a creme finish that’s simple and makes the crisp colour look very minty indeed.
Application & Formula
I only needed 2 medium coats to achieve full opacity, and the formula was easy to control.
This polish may appear slightly streaky by itself, but when you put a top coat on, everything seems to even out like magic.
Final Verdict: 8/10
Mint Candy Apple by Essie is what I would consider a classic colour that will never go out of style. It adds a fresh pop of colour without going super bright, and it really highlights your nails and makes them look crisp.
What’s your favourite minty polish to wear? Which colour do you consider to be a classic? Have you ever eaten a mint candy apple?