Monday, January 4, 2010

Minty Fresh

Today I have more lovely mint shades! I recently found OPI's discontinued Hey! Get in Lime! for what I thought was a reasonable deal on Ebay. And while I generally don't like to buy from the auction site in this case it was totally worth it! While it took 4 coats and seemed kinda watery the end result is beautiful. If you are at all lemming this, pick it up before you won't be able to find it for under $20.

Claire's Dream Catcher is super popular right now. Just google search for "Dream Catcher Channel Jade Dupe" and you'll see why. While it's not a dead on dupe, it's just a touch more yellow based, it's close enough for you to close your eyes and think of Jade. This one is a super bargain too, I think Claire's always has BOGO 50% off on their nail polish. The application was a little finicky but not the worst I've ever dealt with. This was 4 coats.

Essie Mint Candy Apple was also popular this last month but it seemed like the jury was split on this one. You either loved it or didn't. I loved it, but not as a mint. It's more of a robin's egg blue. This is one you have to see in person because almost every picture I've seen makes it look chalky and pastel-ish and it's really not. It's bold and smooth. This applied really well with 2 coats but I needed a third to cover up some bald spots.

So my mint collection is growing slowly! Anyone have any recommendations I should hunt down?


ja said...

Barry M Mint Green is lovely. I recommend it.

Thess said...

All 3 are very sweet colors.

Charis said...

Thanks for the swatches! Minty shades definitely grew on me over the past months...I just tried Essie Mint candy Apple with Matte about you as TopCoat, the result was absolutely lovely!

nihrida said...

Try ChG Re-Fresh Mint and Orly Gumdrop when it comes out.

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