Essie Mint Candy Apple

When I first saw swatches of this polish many, many years ago, I fell in love and I mean
L O V E! But sadly, Essie wasn't available in my little country yet, so I couldn't get my hands on it. But I kept pining after it and when I discoverd a little thing called internet shopping, I jumped for joy! Finally, this beauty was going to be mine!

Imagine my horror when I discovered I absolutely hated it on me. I didn't just dislike it a little, no, I absolutely H A T E D it. I almost cried...

So in my helmer it went, or more acurately, the box I was using at the time as my stash was considerably smaller than now, only to be taken out to admire in the bottle or take part in nail art.

For some reason, I felt the need to try it again last week and I couldn't believe my eyes, I actually liked it! I was planning to just swatch it, take a picture and take it off again, but I liked it so much, I ended up doing a full manicure!

Essie Mint Candy Apple is a mint cream. It's part of their core collection and should be widely available.

The formula is not the best, it's a little patchy and streaky and you need 3 coats to get it opaque. If you're really carefull when applying this polish, you might get away with just 2, but I just don't have the patience for it, so 3 it is. It does dry fast and shiny, so 3 coats isn't the biggest deal.

Just look at that color, isn't it pretty? Why did I hate this so much on me? I went from liking it to really liking it to loving it, to L O V I N G it.

Since I ordered this online, this is the salon version, with the narrower brush. I happen to like this brush a lot better than the wide drugstore version that's being sold over here.

What do you think? Is it just me and do you still think this doesn't match my skintone or do you like it too?



  1. It's a nice colour. I do like this kind of colour from time to time :-)

    I think it looks good on you and you suit it :-D

    1. Thanks, I'm loving mints right now for some reason :)

  2. I think this polish looks good on everyone, looks gorgeous on you Anca!

    1. Well... not everybody, but I do like it on me :D

  3. Hij lijkt wel meer blauw op je foto's dan dat ie is (zo frustrerend als de camera 'm niet goed pakt he!!) maar ik heb 'm ook. Al helemaal dik en goopy, echt niet meer te gebruiken maar wil 'm niet weggooien. Prachtige kleur, tijdloos!!

    1. Mijn lakje komt aardig overeen met de foto's, maar ik heb wel meer kleine verschillen gezien in dit lakje tussen de versie die hier verkrijgbaar is en die van mij. Ik heb hem echt jaren geleden in de US besteld.

      Vind beide versies trouwens prachtig :D