Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Nail of the Day: Essie Mint Candy Apple

Hi, everyone! Time for another 'Nail of the Day'. Today's installment features one of my new favourite shades for winter, Essie Mint Candy Apple. Although I first witnessed bloggers touting this shade over the summer (it really is quite bright and cheery!), I picked this up in December and actually find it to be a great complement to the cold weather. To me, the cool minty-blue hue conjures up images of frost, ice, and other highlights of a chilly winter landscape. Though I love deeper, vampy shades during fall and winter, steering away from the usual can often pay off and Mint Candy Apple is an example of just that!


As you can see, Mint Candy Apple is a cool-toned, nearly pastel greenish blue with an opaque, slightly shiny finish. I like to apply 2-3 coats for full opacity and colour payoff, but you could definitely get away with one solid coat if you're in a rush or  prefer a sheerer look. Here are a few more photos!


And I apologize for the somewhat sloppy manicure. I wore this over the holidays and I think the laziness inherent in Christmas relaxation dulled my ability to apply the polish neatly. Oh well! Hope this still gives you a good idea of the shade and finish :)



Have any of you tried Essie Mint Candy Apple? Thoughts? Any other pastel-like shades that you enjoy wearing during the colder months?

32 comments:

  1. Pretty colour for spring :)

    www.rebekasbeautyworld.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Rebeka! I've been loving it for winter, but I agree- it will be so perfect for spring :)

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  2. I love this shade but I can't justify spending loads of money on nail polishes because I always have to redo my nails like 2-3 times. I always smudge them. So it would be a little bit of a waste.
    xx

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    1. Yeah, I hesitate with spending a lot on nail polish too (I'm pretty lazy when it comes to paining my nails, so polishes in my collection go under-used), but some shades, like this one, just speak to me :) Thanks for stopping by, Wanischa! xoxo

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  3. I tend to go for darker colours too in winter, but like you have gone for something different at the moment and it's quite a refreshing change. This is a lovely colour :)

    Lauren x

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    1. Yeah, I stepped outside the box a bit, and it has been refreshing! Glad you like the shade- and thans for stopping by :)

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  4. Literally just took this shade off my nails today..and not because I wanted to, but noticed a chip on the train...and then that is it...I will pick it all off till its gone (bad bad bad). LOVE this colour...and recently repurchased it from the diffusion line at Boots and couldn't believe how much easier it applied!

    elliesvanitytable.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yay! Glad you've been loving this shade too :) Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!

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  5. Omg I am in love with this shade, it's perfect! I need this in my life, I have been looking for something like this for ages. It looks great on as well. Definitely investing in some of this!! :)

    http://www.youremyfavouriteflavour.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Amazing! Glad I could introduce you to something you've been looking for :)

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  6. I definitely love that this is more of a minty blue, I haven't tried it! But I think its really refreshing. Though I can't help but continue loving the sea foam-y mint color that has been everywhere since spring of last year!

    <3 Kelly

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! Yeah, I've definitely been loving the minty/pastel shades that have been everywhere lately. So pretty! :)

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  7. I was JUST about to buy this but went for OPI's Gargantuan Green Grape [slightly less blue]... I love pastels all year round and I'll still be eyeing mint candy apple :)

    Steph // giveaway!! fun size beauty

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    1. I actually own Gargantuan Green Grape as well! Another fantastic pastel for sure :)

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  8. Oh I love that colour! I've been obsessed with mint-blue hues lately especially for the summer. I personally prefer wearing darker shades during the winter but mainly whatever floats my boat!

    Thanks for checking out my blog and I'm loving all the lippie swatches in your previous posts :D

    http://dreamdustx.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Louise! I definitely plan to sport this shade during the warmer months as well... will look so cheery during the summertime! And so glad you've been enjoying my lipstick posts :)

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  9. That's a pretty color, almost looks like a Tiffany's Blue.
    Xo Inna
    www.bakingincouture.com

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    1. Thanks, Inna! You're right- definitely Tiffany's-esque. Can't get more luxurious than that! :)

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  10. Love it I will be looking for it
    Briandamakeupartist.blogspot.com

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    1. Awesome! Glad I've inspired you to check it out :)

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  11. This is such a pretty colour, love it.
    I love your blog, I'm a new follower and looking forward to reading more posts by you.
    Rachael x

    http://beautyin1place.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Glad you love this shade too! Thank you so much for following and taking the time to comment- so much appreciated! oxxo

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  12. Lovely nails! Love the color! I really like your blog by the way, followed you on bloglovin, maybe follow me back?
    kisses and have a nice day,

    http://mesmemosphotoblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Glad you're liking this polish too! Thanks so much for following and taking the time to comment- I'll definitely check out your blog soon :)

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  13. Lovely post and blog! I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Let me know!

    sixthtractate.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words and for following! I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  14. I got this colour last spring and can't wait to use it again! :)

    Emily x - prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

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    1. Awesome! Glad you're loving it too :)

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  15. awesome :)
    lovely blog.
    Following your blog. follower#139

    hope you will visit & follow my blog.
    http://beautydrugs.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much! Will check out your blog for sure :)

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All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)