Review and Photos: Essie's Mint Candy Apple Nail Polish

Essie's Mint Candy Apple nail polish.

I think there's something wonderfully feminine about Essie nail polish. I first began paying attention to it after I heard Duchess Kate wore it on her wedding day. I figured if it was fit for her royal gorgeousness, I should have a look.

Sure enough, I find Essie colours softer and prettier than a lot of the higher-end brands, like OPI. I love almost all of them. I was recently drawn like the moth to the flame to this colour, Mint Candy Apple. 

As with all Essie nail polish, the brush is slightly smaller than I would like, meaning I need to work a little harder to coat the entire nail. This colour was also a little streaky and not fully opaque on the first coat—you'll need between two and three coats to achieve the full effect.

Here's what it looks like on:


Two coats of Essie's Mint Candy Apple nail polish with clear OPI base coat and top coat. 

It's a beautiful colour, and it wears about as long as OPI polishes do before they chip on me—about three days (this is with base coat and top coat). I do wish it were a little more opaque after one coat. 

Would I purchase again? Probably not—it's a fun spring shade, but it's not something I can wear with much, which is important to me in a nail polish. 

Rating: Three stars out of five.  

Available: I picked it up at Shopper's Drug Mart for about $10. Fellow Canadians, it's also available at London Drugs.

Are you a fan of Essie nail polish? Do you like this colour? 

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict. 

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