When I tried Essie Mint Candy Apple back in November I absolutely hated it. I'm not sure what it was. Maybe a combination of sub-par formula plus it was way more blue than I had expected. And I thought it looked weird on me. After that I kind of let the mint green trend pass me by. I noticed that it makes a lot of people's skin look super red in pictures, and I was afraid of that happening to me. I tend to shy away from anything that will make me look pinker. However, the Maybelline Sweet Thing polishes were 40% off at Rite-Aid this weekend, plus there was a dollar off coupon on the display. I got Minty for $1.68. I figured I'd give it a go. I thought that if I didn't like it I could always give it away.
Sorry, no sun today. Thanks Cleveland! I am now three for three on having absolutely no problem with these Maybelline polishes. No lumpy bottles, no awful formula. Again, I'll reiterate that the brush is less than ideal. It doesn't spread out and it's stiff. But it's workable. This is three coats of Minty and a coat of Sally Hansen Mega Shine. I don't think it makes my skin look pinker, so that's good. I'm not in love with it, though. It's unique among other mint greens I have, but I am by no means a green collector so that doesn't mean much.
Left to right: Claire's Dreamcatcher, China Glaze Refresh Mint, Maybelline Minty, Orly Gumdrop, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint
The Maybelline is bluer than Refresh Mint, which I would consider to be a true mint green, but it's less blue than Gumdrop, which I've heard is really close to China Glaze For Audrey (and most people would consider that a green-leaning blue). Minty is a nice color...and I think I got a pretty good deal on it. Can't beat $1.68 for a highly sought after polish, huh?
Keeping with the pastel trend, I got these new sunnies at H&M on Saturday.
In the store I thought they were kind of a robin's egg blue, but looking at them now they're appearing green. They're obviously supposed to be fake Ray-Bans. Lord I love them. I put them on immediately upon leaving the store. Combined with my trench coat and my floral scarf (pictured above with Minty), this led my friend Amber to tell me that I looked like a secret agent from Candy Land. You be the judge.
Turn over Gloppy the Molasses Monster and nobody gets hurt.
After I laughed for a good five minutes, she then decided that I also resemble an M&M. Colorful on the outside, but dark and delicious on the inside.
I knew that trench coat would be good both for style and for laughs! You can also be damn sure that once the sun decides to come back out, those sunnies are going to be glued to my face. I adore them. $6! Can't beat that.
Alright, sound off ladies: who has found Minty? I may have gotten an extra bottle for a giveaway, so if you couldn't find it, don't give up hope!