1.21.2013

NOTD: Essie Mint Candy Apple


This is three coats of Essie's Mint Candy Apple from the Winter 2009 Collection. Creme De Menthe Minte.

Yes, this shade was released years ago, but I whip it out multiple times throughout the year {especially during the winter / spring seasons} as it is an absolute classic {i.e. clear a spot for it on your shelf right between Essie's essential vamp-tastic Wicked, and ultra-feminine Ballet Slippers}. The color leans toward the realm of mint chocolate chip ice cream {being far more pale in hue than China Glaze's For Audrey}; and looks incredible on any skintone. I honestly cannot sing its praises more...just get a bottle {if you don't already have one, that is}. A Note: I find that pastel colors can sometimes be thinner and more runny than darker shades {hence the three coats}; but if you shake the bottle between coats, it helps the formula to regroup, and build opacity {at least from my experience}.

Accessories: IndulgentDesigns Sterling Silver Infinity Knot Ring (worn above-the-knuckle) via Etsy.

What nail color are you rocking for #ManicureMonday?

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35 comments

knockingonfashionsdoor said...

I´m gonna steal you this nail lacquer, because is really charmant!!

Georgina Castellucci said...

That color is so cheerful on a Monday I love it!

Today I'm just rocking a french but plan on getting a mani later this week in a cobalt blue or dark greige :)

sharee said...

love that nail color! so gorgeous! :)

Ps. love ur dainty blog, i just followed you via GFC,
hope you'll follow me too! <3

XOXO

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Couture Carrie said...

Amazing shade, darling!
And you know I love that ring!

xoxox,
CC

ellie said...

Love the color and the product.

I've been wearing Orlay's "hidden treasure." I think it'll be one of my favorites.

ivy's closet said...

I usually save this sort of mint for March, but I have several shades now. I love essie!

Thanks to you.

I've noticed a lot of blues out there these days.

lucy and sarah said...

Very pretty. Great to see this color out there. I'll definitely have to find mine. I get a lot of comments when I wear it. One co-worker told me it reminded her of the 60's.

mazzymay said...

Lovely! I've found that to be the case for pastel colors. Love your tips on manies too.

Caitlin and Megan said...

I love Essie. I definitely want to try this color now.

janettaylor said...

Pretty, Essie is one of the bests!

Audrey Allure said...

Such a beautiful color!

The Funky Fashionista said...

I need this color for my nail polish collection because it is so pretty! It is the perfect mint color! :)

xoxo
Camille
http://thefunkyfashionista.blogspot.com/

Little Rus said...

Such a beautiful shade of blue! x

london's beauty said...

That is such a beautiful color! I've always loved Essie polishes :)

I have on a wine colored nail polish at the moment.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

This is one of my favorite shades of blue. It's so happy and elegant. It looks beautiful on you.

Rachel @ The Redhead Fashionista said...

I'm so obsessed with that color! It's beyond gorgeous!

Alexa said...

So pretty...love that for the winter months too. Like a breath of fresh air.

Matea Saric said...

Such a lovely shade, it reminds me of summer :) too bad it's so far away...

xx
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You reminded me about this great color and I need to get it soon!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Love it! I tend to be so conservative with my nail choice colors.. But I have a feeling that this spring is the time to mix things up! And maybe I'll start with your recommendation.

Sara Gerard said...

Another beautiful shade! I am going to pick up some nail supply stuff today at CVS. I didn't know there were things called "base coats" and cuticle pusher-backer things. I will have to look for this shade while I am there!

Yuri said...

Such a very lovely color! i love mint colors like that :)


YURI
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Style with Benefits said...

Gah, I love your nail pics! This is such a lovely color - puts me in the mood for spring with this warm LA weather we've been experiencing!

xx, becs

elle // wonderfelle world said...

Ah I remember when this first came out and I was obsessed with it! Over the past couple years I've pretty much gravitated to conservative "office-safe" colors though. This week is OPI's french bordeaux!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Ooh what a pretty color!

Sherin said...

I love this shade. It has such a perfect spring feel to it.

Paulina said...

Lovely nails;)

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

each nail polish color always amazes me, i never have thought this is a candy apple shade!

Islandia Lane said...

love this color. Similar to Sally Hansen's Mint Sorbet that I paint on when I need a pick me up!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I really like this color. It reminds me of Spring which I want to hurry up and be here!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Gorgeous color!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Ooh this is cute. And it really makes me want mint chocolate chip ice cream!

FASHION TALES said...

Gorgeous! I really need to buy more of this shade, it's such a charming colour! xx/Madison

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Love love love it Erika!! How does every single shade you pick suit you so well??! Always so jealous of your nails too, so beautiful!

Krystal said...

this looks like a perfect shade for spring/summer! maybe even winter actually, it would go with my blue freezing body!

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