Hi, everyone! Time for another 'Nail of the Day'. Today's installment features one of my new favourite shades for winter, Essie Mint Candy Apple. Although I first witnessed bloggers touting this shade over the summer (it really is quite bright and cheery!), I picked this up in December and actually find it to be a great complement to the cold weather. To me, the cool minty-blue hue conjures up images of frost, ice, and other highlights of a chilly winter landscape. Though I love deeper, vampy shades during fall and winter, steering away from the usual can often pay off and Mint Candy Apple is an example of just that!
As you can see, Mint Candy Apple is a cool-toned, nearly pastel greenish blue with an opaque, slightly shiny finish. I like to apply 2-3 coats for full opacity and colour payoff, but you could definitely get away with one solid coat if you're in a rush or prefer a sheerer look. Here are a few more photos!
And I apologize for the somewhat sloppy manicure. I wore this over the holidays and I think the laziness inherent in Christmas relaxation dulled my ability to apply the polish neatly. Oh well! Hope this still gives you a good idea of the shade and finish :)
Have any of you tried Essie Mint Candy Apple? Thoughts? Any other pastel-like shades that you enjoy wearing during the colder months?