Hey, guys! Sorry for the short break. My boyfriend is visiting New York this weekend, and I’ve been working to save up for a bunch of fun things to do with him. :P Anyway, how do you guys feel about mint green nail polish? To be honest, the trend never occurred to me until I came across this uber-cute bottle of Hello Kitty nail polish in Minty on the Sephora website! :oPhoto Credit: EkiBlog
Since I have this bad habit of storing my nail polishes in places that get too hot, or accidentally leaving them out in direct sunlight, they always go bad really quickly. >.<; So I was ready to head out to the mall and buy it for myself, until I saw the $10 price tag. I’m completely done with spending that much money on a single bottle of nail polish, so I turned to other bloggers in search of alternatives.
With a little help from Google, I found two other brands that carried a similar shade to what I wanted! In the photo above: American Apparel in Office and Essie in Mint Candy Apple. Unfortunately, neither one was locally available to me. >.<; I found a bottle of Sally Hansen NailGrowth Miracle in Gentle Blossom at CVS, though! :D
I had a 30% off coupon anyway, so the bottle ended up being only $4. I was a little disappointed with the application, though. The large brush was very similar to the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure, which I enjoyed in both Plum Luck and Wine Not, but the formula was way too sheer and watery. It takes at least three coats to even look opaque. Even then, it comes out very streaky and bubbly if you’re not careful.
Ultimately, I don’t like the shimmer or texture of the nail polish when it dries. Instead of a mint green, it ends up being slightly lighter than the packaging suggests. Although Gentle Blossom is still a pretty shade in its own way, it wasn’t what I was expecting and I probably should have gone the extra mile to pick up a bottle of Office at American Apparel instead.