Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Essie – Mint Candy Apple: Review and Photos



Essie Mint Candy Apple Nail Polish
Essie Mint Candy Apple Nail Polish

Essie Mint Candy Apple Nail Polish

Essie Mint Candy Apple Nail Polish

Hello my lovelies! Hope all is well and you are having a fab week so far! I kind of feel a little bit down at the moment but I blame it on the terrible headache I’ve had for the past days. To cheer myself up a bit and to bring some color into your life as well today I decided to do a review on one of my all time favorite shades – Essie Mint Candy Apple. This post has been SO requested and I seriously have gotten tons of e-mails from people wanting to see swatches and my opinion on it, so there it goes! Hope you’ll enjoy! :)

Mint Candy Apple released back in 2009 as a part of Essie’s Winter Collection. Since then it has made its way into becoming one of their most wanted and best selling shades. It is such a unique mint-y / aqua  blue color that just fills my heart with joy every time I see it on my nails. Mint Candy Apple has some green hues in it but they seem quite pale and to me the shade is more of a true aqua blue. It is a cream color and has beautiful glossy finish! (:

As for its formula, I was a bit sacred because I’ve heard many people saying that it is really thick or streaky but luckily I didn’t have many problems with it. Sure, the first coat was a bit streaky and you definitely need two coats to get full opacity but this is not a big deal for me. Apart from that the nail polish applies easily and dries out fast. Mint Candy Apple stays on my nails for some good 4-5 days without chipping and with no tip wear. As always, I LOVE Essie nail polishes’ brushes – they are lovely medium-sized and allow great control over the application! <33

In a nutshell, I have got to say that Mint Candy Apple is definitely among my all time favorite nail polishes! It has this beautiful aqua blue color with some light green undertones to it (the color reminds me of tropic islands’ beaches<3) and it’s a nice cream. It has a lovely formula and stays on the nails for absolute days! I definitely recommend getting it if you haven’t already because I got sooo many compliments while wearing it and it is definitely a shade to remember! <3 The next nail polish on my wish list is Essie – First Timer, which looks like a pretty turquoise green, perfect for the summer! <3

Have your tried Mint Candy Apple before? Which is your favorite Essie nail polish?

Lots of love,
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  1. This is such a lovely shade x

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  2. This is a beautiful colour!

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    1. I know, right! It's really pretty and great for the summer! <3 xx

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  3. I've been wanting to try some Essie nail polishes for so long! I think you just sold me on Mint Candy Apple!

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    1. Essie is my hand down favorite nail polish brand! I love their formula and the shades are all so beautiful! <3 Definitely try Mint Candy Apple when you can hun, it's a fab shade! :) xx

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    1. Me too! It's really pretty! <3 x

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  5. oh, such a wonderful color!!

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  6. I adore mint polishes! I don't have this one though but I'm sure I don't need any more... or do I?!

    Photo-Jenn-ic

    x

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    1. Hahah the story of my life! I have SO many minty polishes but always keep getting new ones.. Not that I want to tempt you but I think for a mint nail polish lover MCA is a must have hehe! :)) xx

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  7. I've always loved this colour right from the start! I think it's super pretty :D Great post!

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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    1. Thank you lovie! I can't believe I just got it a couple of weeks ago, what was I doing without it in my collection haha! Fab shade! <3 xx

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  8. This is such a gorgeous colour! great review :)

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    x

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  9. Mint candy apple is just such a gorgeous, summery colour!
    I really love your posts so much Andrea they always make me smile, your photos are so gorgeous xxx

    The perks of being a hipster

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    1. Aww you are so sweet! Thank you so much for the lovely words, darling! I am so happy you like them, it means SO much! <33 xxx

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    1. Definitely get it when you have the chance, I'm sure it won't disappoint! :)) xx

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  11. Ха-ха този лак е легендарен :)) но пък наистина интересен цвят.

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    1. Определено има защо да е легендарен, прекрасен е! <33 хх

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  12. Уау прекрасен цвят :))

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    1. Дааа, обожавам го! Толкова е красив и перфектен за лятото! :)) хх

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  13. Your nails are gorgeous! I love this colour :)

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    Jamie ♥

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  14. I love mint candy apple, its such a beautiful shade x

    Zoe | Sweet Electric

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    1. Me too! Definitely a firm favorite of mine! :) x

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    1. GET it hun! It's incredible! :) xx

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  16. I've heard of this color before but never actually saw how it looks on the nails...it's gorgeous!! <3

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    1. It is, isn't it!! I adore it, such a beautiful color! <3 xxx

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  17. Nice pics! MCA is amazing polish! My favorite Essie is Smooth sailing :)

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    1. Thank you sweet! <3 Ahh I don't have Smooth Sailing, need to check it out! :)) xxx

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  18. What a gorgeous color!! I'm all about the pastel colors right now!!

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    Jen

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    1. Me too! I adore pastels, they are so pretty and elegant! <33

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  19. I love essie nail polishes! They always have the best colors! This one is one of my favorites and I love Fishnet Stockings. Its such a pretty deep red! xx Rena
    Kiss and Make Up

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    1. I do too! Essie is definitely my favorite nail polish brand! They are incredible in every aspect I can think of! :) Fishnet Stockings is truly a beautiful red, love it! <3 xxx

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  20. this is 100% one of my all time favourites! so gorgeous xx

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  21. I love this shade, I actually went out and brought it :)
    Nice post xox

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    1. Hahah it's really gorgeous! So glad you go it! :)) xx

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  22. i love mint candy apple, it's one of my all time favourite shades :)

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    katy xxx

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    1. Mine too, for sure! It's fab! :)) xx

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  23. What a beautiful shade!

    The MUA Pistachio Ice Cream looks very similar, but I must get this also :)

    Laura's All Made Up ♥

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    1. Ah yes, I've seen photos of it and it looks quite similar. I need to check it out haha, too much mint nail polish love! <33 xx

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  24. Favourite Summer polish! :)
    Alice xo

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    1. It's one of my faves too! It's beautiful! :)) xx

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  25. Such a lovely shade but a little out of my price range. I still love to look at it on different blgs and still on the hunt for a similar cheaper alterative!

    Eve x
    ChantellEve.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi hun! I think MUA - Pistachio Ice Cream is quite similar and it is much more affordable! :) Hope you can find it! xxx

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    1. It really is, I was super impressed! :)) Hahah it's Appl-i-cious definitely! <33 xx

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  27. Wanted to try for ages! xx

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    1. Definitely get it when you can hun, it is so pretty! :)) xx

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  28. Stunning shade for summer - Maybelline have come up with a really similar offering so I'm keen to see how they compare! xx

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    1. Ahh I haven't seen the Maybelline on is stores yet. I need to check out again! :)) xxx

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  29. Love the colour, it's gorgeous!

    xxx

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  30. You just have THE most cute photos and that color I've always wanted to try, I think it's up on my next purchase list


    xx Joanna @ The Treasure Chest

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    1. Aww thank you so much lovely! I am so glad you like them! <33 And I think you should get it, it really is stunning! :) xxx

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  31. Beautiful shade!

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    Megan xxx

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  32. I have a color similar to this from Loreal called Club Prive but I love shade even more! :)

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    1. Ohh yes, Club Private is also lovely, but it's a bit greener than MCA :) Ahh I just adore mint nail polishes! <3 xx

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  33. This is such a beautiful colour, really want to try out Essie but it is so expensive :(

    P.xx
    greywalls94.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes, sadly they are pricy :( But have you tried MUA - Pistachio Ice Cream nail polish. It is quite similar to this one? <3 xx

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  34. I've had a headache every day too for the past few days, so annoying! Don't let it get you down, I hope you feel better soon :)
    That polish is such a beautiful colour, thanks for sharing! I only have a couple of Essie polishes but looking to get some more so that might be the next shade!

    Hannah x

    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ahh thank you and I hope you feel better soon too! <3
      I am obsessed with Essie nail polishes and this one is definitely a must have for me! :)) xx

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  35. SO jealous of your nails! They're so long and lovely! Great colour too :) Love it!
    Yinyin x

    YinyinLoves

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    1. Ahh thank you so much lovely! <33 It really is a gorgeous shade! :) xxx

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  36. This looks fab on you :) x

    underbluelights.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. This is such a gorgeous nail polish! Been lusting after it for ages :) xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I can't recommend it enough lovely! Definitely get it when you have the chance, it's gorgeous! :) xx

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  38. That is such a pretty color! You're lucky that it wasn't streaky. I've found that most Essie polishes are.

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    1. Really? I have never experienced streakiness with my Essie nail polishes. They are usually so easy to apply and that is what I love the most about them. :) And I agree, the color is beautiful! <3 xx

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  39. Such a pretty colour!!

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    xo, Janiecy

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  40. pretty!
    love the mint color, looks so fresh :D

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    1. Yees, it's so fresh and pleasant to look at, love it! :)) xx

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  41. very pretty! I love Mint Candy Apple!

    xox,
    Connie

    connnietang blog

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    1. Me too! The shade is to die for, isn't it! <3 xx

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  42. wow...lovely post.!..i hav a small question.

    a adore ur blog design nd picz.can u pls tell me which cam nd lens do u use?nd how u keep ur picture so warm?which photo editing tool do u use?i wld be glad if u answer...xoxo

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    1. Aw thank you lovely! :)

      I use Canon 1000D DSLR Camera with EF 18-55 mm lens. I usually don't use filters, just the settings on my camera :) When I do, however, I like to use PicMonkey's filters and play around with them until I like the result. Also iPhoto has some lovely effects for cooling or warming the photos! Hope this helps! <3 xx

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    2. thn q so much for ur kind rply.dat ws helpful...im kind of thinkin to buy a new cam.i just luv ur blog photographs...u hav really good hand to take them.will wait for more lovely posts.Much luv..:)

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  43. this is such a cult favourite! it's been around for so long. I actually don't own it, but I know that a more subdued version of mint candy apple is essie's absolutely shore. It's like a seafoam green I love it!

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    1. Ahh I don't own Absolutely Shore but it looks so pretty on the swathes. It really is like a sea foam green, it's gorgeous! :)) xx

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  44. lovely color ! and I always love your photos quality.. Love the lightning effect ^^

    good job :D

    beautyfoodlife.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thank you so much darling! :) I am so happy you like them! <33 xx

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  45. such a lovely color! i really want it for the summer xx

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    1. It really is divine and so perfect for summertime! Always reminds me of tropical islands and summer vacation hehe :)) xx

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  46. This is such a pretty colour!
    New follower here, love your blog! x

    Jasmine | ohso-flawless.com

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    1. Aww thank you so much lovely! So glad you like it! <33 xxx

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  47. Gorgeous photos as usual, how do you get your nails so immaculate?! :D This colour is gorgeous, perfect for spring! I need to try more Essie polishes xx

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    1. Aw thank you so much gorgeous! Haha I love using Lush - Lemony butter cuticle butter, it helps so much with both my nails and cuticles! :) MCA is definitely a fab shade and perfect for the spring / summer <3 xx

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  48. You do your nails os perfectly well, Rosy! The reason I'm not into nail polishes at all is because It'd take a revolution (or two) for me to perfect putting on polish.

    And what lovely hands you have as well! :)

    ♥,
    Shari

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  49. I agree with everyone that it is such a pretty color! I always see it on the shelves but never grab it, I might just have to next time xx

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

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  50. I love this color! At the moment my favourit is fiji!
    <3

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  51. If I find this colour the next time I'm at the store I will definitely be picking it up! x

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  52. This shade is too perfect, I love it! xx

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  53. Read so much great stuff about this colour! It is beautiful. Definitely tempted :) xx

    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World

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  54. I am obsessed with this color! Love essie :)

    Check out my beauty blog:
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  55. The color is stunning x

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  56. I just purchased this and I am so in love with it!!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  57. This is one of my fav Essie polishes...I love it too!:)

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