The search is over. I found the absolutely perfect mint polish! My favorite used to be Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet but the formula is very thick, goopy and difficult to apply evenly. Then came along Essie Absolutely Shore...
The color is spot on. It's exactly what you want in a mint shade. It's not too light, not too dark. Plus, it applies evenly and doesn't get streaky like many light cream colors. This formula is somewhat thin so I needed 3 coats to achieve full opacity. As always, Essie has the cutest polish names and this one is so clever!
The nail decals I used are from The Born Pretty Store. Decals are the simplest way to achieve a bold look with minimal effort. These particular decals were a bit tricky because they shrunk and spread a little after applying top coat. Most of them came out perfect but the thumb decal spread and my middle finger shrunk and bunched on the tip a little, which you can see in the photo below. Of course, these imperfections are only noticeable close up. You can find a ton of great nail decals at the Born Pretty Store here. They are so cheap, between $1 and $4 per pack. And be sure to use our 10% off coupon code located at the bottom of this post!
Mint green is one of my favorite shades for Spring and Summer. I am excited to use this one over and over again in the coming months. I think it would make a great base for an aztec design.
Please share your favorite mint green shades in the comments section!
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