Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mint + Apple = Delicious?

I'm not sure how people who name polishes come to their decisions, but the names of two polishes I've come across recently, Essie Mint Candy Apple and Sinful Colors Mint Apple polish. Since when have mint and apples ever gone together, culinarily or otherwise?

Regardless, Sinful's Mint Apple is a pretty unique color. Despite mint green polish being all the rage the past few years, this color manages to stand out. It's more of a tropical-feeling, green-blue aqua than pastel like the ones we've seen (Essie Mint Candy Apple, American Apparel Office, Milani Dressmaker, Chanel Jade). It also has a pale gold (most nail polish blogs cite it as silver, but to my eye at least when scrutinized closely it's definitely gold) shimmer, more noticeable than the barely-there shimmer of the infamous Chanel Jade. It adds a nice twinkly effect.

The formula in application is okay, requiring 3 thin coats to be opaque which is about average. Its durability though is great, surviving a week with only a tiny chip on my thumb which was casualty of opening a soda can.

pardon the purple tinge at the edges of my cuticles, I attempted to apply a grape jelly polish which stained my nails purple.

Sinful Colors nail polish is carried at Walgreens and Duane Reade drugstores. I got mine at Duane Reade, being a New Yorker, but if you live anywhere else Walgreens is a good bet. At $1.99...sheesh if you like mint green polishes at all just get it. It'll make you happy. Trust me.