Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Mint madness

Mint nail polishes
Nails Inc Royal botanical gardens, Bourjois Amande defile, OPI mermaid's tears, Maybelline mint for life, Essie Mint candy apple, Model's own apple pie, Rimmel peppermint, Topshop gone fishing
I love mint! I'm sure everyone loves a bit of pastel goodness now it's getting a bit warmer, but I love mint all the time. It's my second favourite colour, and seeing it on my fingertips all day just makes me happy. I recently revamped my nail polish storage & had a clear out/organising session. When I counted, I had 8 minty polishes, and here they are...

First up is Nails Inc Royal Botanical gardens, which is a slightly more blue toned shade, and my first (and only) Nails Inc shade. I like the formula, love the colour and can't wait for bluer skies to wear this even more! Next is my current favourite, Bourjois Amande defile, which means sugared almonds I think! This colour is pretty unique I think, and more green than mint, but also not at the same time... it basically looks like sugared almonds and little sweets on my fingers, a very cute shade! Next is OPI's Mermaid's tears, which I've had for ages but I still love. A slightly murky pastel green, very pretty. I think this shade would look awesome ombre-d over a mintier shade. Next is Maybelline's mint for life, which is a pretty true mint shade. Love the brush on this, it's really wide and covers the whole nail in one swipe. The Maybelline polishes are definitely worth checking out, under a fiver and a very nice formula. Next is the infamous Essie Mint candy apple, which is the shade that kick-started this whole mint obsession over a year ago. Love the colour, it's the best and this instantly makes me happy! I'm only got 1/3 of the bottle left and it's started to get a bit gloopy and hard to use, but I still loves it! Onto the next one, well done if you're still reading! Model's own Apple pie is a 'scented' polish, which is pretty gimicky and a bit rubbish really. This is a nice pale appley colour, but the formula is not the best... streaky and takes ages to dry between coats. Rimmel's peppermint is one my nails as I type this, and this is more of a tiffany blue colour, rather than a straight up mint. The formula is a nice two-coater on this, and it stays around 4-5 days on me without a chip. Success. Finally we have Topshop's gone fishing, which is more of a green hue but very nice nonetheless. Topshop polishes are some of my favourites, excellent formula and decent price! 

So there we have it, a mini essay all about mint polish! Do you like mint polish?



  1. I'm a sucker for mint polish! Green is my favourite colour! I don't have any of these shades but oh my the nails inc one

  2. I love every single one! Mint is such a nice nail colour.

  3. I'm looking for a new mint polish so I think I'll definitely be opting for at least one of these, they're all gorgeous! xx

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