Showing posts with label Mint Candy Apple. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mint Candy Apple. Show all posts

15 June 2023

Same Prompt One Decade Later Nails: Inspired by a Video Game - Animal Crossing

Today I am sharing my of the prompt 'inspired by a video game' a decade on from the original which you can see here. Originally I did Sonic the Hedgehog, today is Animal Crossing.

Grass Nails
Base Polish | Orly - Plastic Jungle
Lime Green Polish | Barry M - Fizzy Apple

Fossil Nail
White Polish | OPI - Alpine Snow

Tom Nook Nail
Light Brown Polish | OPI - Espresso Your Inner Self
Dark Brown Polish | Barry M - Cocoa
White PolishOPI - Alpine Snow
Black Polish | Orly - Liquid Vinyl

Nook Inc Aloha Shirt Nail
Stamping Polish | MoYou - Persian Turquoise

Cosmic Auria Topcoat
Dotting Tools
00 Nail Art Brush

2013 Version;


22 March 2021

Nail Art: Spring Equinox

Saturday was the Northern Hemisphere's Spring Equinox, so I thought I would do some nails to celebrate. As well we using more of the pink I am trying to finish!

Pink Polish | Champneys - Pink
Green Polish | Barry M - Spearmint
Stamping Polish | Beauty Big Bang - 002
Stamping Plate | Nicole Diary L01


26 December 2020

Nail Polish Battle 2020: Blue

Danny Boy Blue is a true colbalt blue, quite vivid similar to the original Sally Hansen Pacific Blue or Nails Inc Baker Street. No mistaking this for black or even a white, certainly a blue.

Dragons at Dusk is a beautiful duochrome polish, changing from blue to purple, there is also some teal in there too which is nice.

Which means the winner is The First Avenger which is a beautiful metallic primarily blue but a duochrome changing to purple on different angles.


1 May 2020

Swatch: Essie - Mint Candy Apple

Mint Candy Apple was THE nail polish of the year in 2013. I didn't get it then, but saw it recently on sale for under £3 and picked it up. The shade has changed slightly since it's first incarnation in 2009 from slightly blue tinged green to a mint tinged green. The formula has also improved.


Colour | Light Mint Green
Finish | Cream
Opacity | Three Coats
Brush Type | Standard
How Much | 13.5ml


15 April 2020

Nails: Raspberries

I'm pretty sure in my 10 years of nail blogging I haven't done raspberry nails, strawberries a couple of times. Also I really need to work of my top coat application!

Base Polish | Essie - Mint Candy Apple
Stamping Polish | Beauty Big Bang - 002
Accent Polish | Barry M - Pomegranate
Stamping Plate | Beauty Big Bang - XL001


20 March 2020

Nails: Top 5 Spring Polishes 2020

Barry M - Ocean Blue // Essie - Mint Candy Apple // Barry M - Papaya // W7 - Sheer Lemon // Barry M - Candy Floss

Today is the Spring equinox, not that it feels like a hopeful time. But Spring is here nonetheless and so I'm sharing my Spring 2020 nail polish picks. I have done this type of post before which you can see 2019 here2018 here2017 here2015 here and 2014 here.

You don't need these specific polishes, but these are ones that I want to reach for during Spring. I seem to have gone for all pastel polishes this year.

Ocean Blue is one of the newer polishes from Barry M, it is a light blue cream shade. This is very obviously a blue polish, so something to wear which is clearly not just an off white shade. Light enough though for Spring.

Essie Mint Candy Apple, this polish was THE nail polish a few years ago. This version leans green, a light mint green which as a pastel is very much a colour that screams Spring to me.

Barry M Papaya is the brightest of the polish I picked, not a vivid orange but a lighter, muted orange shade.

I don't have many yellow polishes but W7 Sheer Lemon is one of around five polishes I have. This one is a pastel polish but is clearly yellow rather than a off white shade.

Barry M Candy Floss, is a very light pink polish. This is something that screams Spring to me, very light though so perhaps something I wouldn't wear as is.