Hey everyone! Today's Manicure Monday is a polish that is one of my favorites of all time: Essie Mint Candy Apple. You remember back when the minty green-blue polish trend first started a few years ago? To me, Mint Candy Apple was the ultimate pastel mint creme polish on the market. I have tried what seems like a million mints, but even now this one is my favorite and I'll show you why below.
Essie is one of those companies that I know I can go to for colors that I end up falling in love with since they are so classic yet perfected in their category (Example: perfect greige Essie Chinchilly). Mint Candy Apple is one of the absolute best pastels out there and it seems to be very flattering on a wide variety of skintones. It falls very much in the middle of green and blue and has a a great brightening effect on the hands.
Here I used a base of OPI Natural Nail Base Coat with 3 coats of Essie Mint Candy Apple and Seche Vite to add the glassy finish. Its cute, clean look is why I chose to wear it for the first Mani Monday after moving this past weekend, as the perfect pick-me-up. It's a fresh start! :)
You can pick this one up for around $8 at Nordstrom, Macy's, Zappos, or at Target where I purchased mine. This one is definitely a nail staple everyone should try!
Readers, are you a fan of mint nails? What is your favorite mint polish? Let me know in the comments!