I've been eyeing this nail polish for the past year. Every time I went to the drugstore I would pick it up and look at it intently but at the last minute I would hesitate and not buy it.In the past month I've been drawn to it so last week I finally bought it. Essie's Mint Candy Apple is described as "a creme de menthe mint". I would call it a mint with blue undertones. It's in between a pale mint green colour and blue. I guess it could be categorized as a pale aqua colour. It's a happy colour that reminds me of Spring and Summer. I think I finally bought it because I'm so tired of Winter and I wanted my nails to remind me of the upcoming seasons. Mint Candy Apple is such a cute name and the colour is gorgeous. I love this colour so much that I want to paint the walls of my room this colour. I think that this is probably one shade that doesn't have a dupe.
The formula is the typical Essie formula for pastel polishes. It's a little sheer and the first coat always ends up looking streaky. You need three coats for an opaque colour. You always need to apply at least three coats when using their lighter shades. Darker Essie polishes might require only two coats. You'll be luck if you can find a one coater Essie polish (If you do let me know). Essie polishes typically last 3-4 days with minimal chipping on my nails. The price of an Essie polish varies from $7.99-$9.99 depending on where you buy it and sometimes you can find it on sale.
Essie is one of my favorite nail polish brands. They have a wide variety of shades and you're bound to find a favorite... or five.