Essie New Winter 2009 Collection Mint Candy Apple 702
- ESSIE New Winter 2009 collection ~Mint Candy Apple~ 702
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I can see why people might complain about Essie polishes chipping / not drying as fast as drugstore brands, but you have to keep in mind that they don't put in some of the nasty chemicals (like formaldehyde) that some of the cheaper polishes do. It helps a lot if you use a base coat (I like Loreal--- it's cheaper, but also "nasty chemical"-free), and a top-coat if you want extra long life!
Also--- I'm definitely buying my polishes from Amazon.com from now on; it's definitely cheaper than paying the $8 + tax you have to pay for essie in stores.
The only possible negatives that come to mind are the fact that it's almost toothpaste-colored instead of a pale green, and it's a very poppy color- definitely not for people who don't enjoy standing out.
I've never had a chipping problem with Essie since I always use a base coat by Butter London, a top coat by Seche Vite and drying drops by OPI, This combination works great with almost any nail polish.
Don't like the formula though. It's streaky and you can see the layers of polish at the bottom of the nail. I personally hate that but
a lot of pastel polishes tend to be this way. If you're careful, clean up, and use a good top coat you should be fine... but but but
I would not buy this again as I already had a very similar and pretty light blue by nyc which was two bucks.
HOWEVER, if you have seen the swatches and LOVE this color... there is an EXACT dupe at the drugstore.
It is the new Milani Color Statement nail lacquer in MINT CRUSH. It's cheaper as is and I got mine in a half off sale.
The formula is definitely better and easier to work with. I applied both the essie and milani side by side.. you cannot tell the
difference whatsoever. Same exact color. If you can get your hands on it, I recommend passing this one over.
As a side note, if you have Essie Butler Please let me tell you that Essie Mint Candy Apple is that formula... blah
The secret to all of this is really the topcoat. While Essie has a great color, nothing can beat the glass-hard, shiny finish of Seche Vite. Combining Essie and Seche Vite looks like professional work.
This color is also like "Audrey" by China Glaze. While I like the hardeners in China Glaze better, this color is prettier in Essie. It is never dingy and does not look washed out. Keep in mind that it looks a little more blue in real life than it does in the pictures online. If you want a more Green mint green, there is Go on Green by OPI, but I like this one the best (even though my middle name is Audrey).
As usual, combine with Seche Vite for best results.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved the color but it just wasn't the same in the bottle as it is advertised. It is more of a blue color, not minty greenPublished 6 months ago by Diana
I love this color it's beautiful on my nails, its looks like a frost color on my nails. Rally nice, just don't like such a small brush.Published 8 months ago by Shay
Is not mint candy apple. It's like a light light blue. Still pretty, but definitely not mint.Published 12 months ago by Emily Morris