Lady Liberty is always in style
If I had to pick one polish in my collection that best represents spring in a bottle, Essie's Mint Candy Apple would have to be it. I adore the color and the name although I'm not sure what a Mint Candy Apple is or what it would taste like.
Mint Candy Apple debuted in Essie's 2009 winter collection "Sweet Time of Year". While I've seen swatches that do look more green, this is a pastel turquoise polish. It is exactly the same color as my toothpaste (which tastes like mint!) or the packaging of winter green gum.
The formula is nothing special - it's actually quite terrible. The texture reminds me white out (admit it. you used to paint your nails with white out in school!) and I always end up with some raggedy lines around my cuticles. The first coat goes on a mess and be careful with the second because you probably will create new bald spots. Yikes. But once it's on... gosh is this an amazing color. If anyone knows of a true dupe with a great consistency, please let me know and I will buy forty back-ups.
Mint Candy Apple is part of the permanent collection. In New York City, Essie can be purchased at many locations including Beauty 35, Bed Bath and Beyond, Cosmetic Market, and Duane Reade.