Minted doesn't apply quite so streaky as Peach Petal, but I found that it took longer to dry and it didn't look "even" texture wise across my entire nail. Sadly the colour wasn't as nice as I hoped it would be on me either, but it will still be used anyway. It's just an average polish I suppose, nothing terrible but not mindblowing either. I won't buy again, I'll look for a polish of better quality and a pastel green shade that suits me better.
The colour is amazing, I absolutely love it. However, it took me at least 3 different attempts my nails to look half decent. The polish needs at least 3 coats to be opaque, and it goes on really streaky. Having to do 3 coats also makes it a nightmare to dry without getting any dints or smudges even with OPI's RapiDRY top coat which usually works wonders.
Definately won't be repurchasing... i think i might go out and buy Mint Candy Apple by Essie, and hope that the extra $ spent on it brings a better quality nail polish.
Just like every1 else, I really wanted a mint green color and finally got my hands on this. HOWEVER, WHAT A LET DOWN! The formula is soo bad. clumpy it looks just clumpy on my nails too. and i tried so hard to paint my nails as neat as possible w/this polish. I wish the formula was so much better bc I really do like the color.
Pros: I absolutely adored the color. It is a wonderful and trendy mint green pastel cream, and I got many compliments for it. With Sally Hansen basecoat and Insta-Dri topcoat, color managed to stay unchipped for over a week without touchup, and I definitely did not baby my hands, so that was impressive staying power.
Cons: Probably one of the worst polish formulas I've ever worked with. It took 3 coats to get it to be opaque. Using thicker coats just made it dent more easily after application, and using thinner coats just made it bumpy and streaky. It was runny, and seeped towards the sides of my nails. Also, it dried really slowly and dented a lot, even with the Insta-Dri topcoat, so prepare yourself to not use your hands and to touch up on your polish when you accidentally mess up your nails after applying. There was some bubbling, and since the formula was so runny and messy, cleanup took a considerable amount of time as well.
Overall: Fun color, but if you don't have the patience to deal with the frustrating formula, there are other mint greens out there for slightly higher price. I would probably purchase another brand of mint green in the future instead of this one just because the formula was too hard to work with.
i dont know why people dont love this
it only takes 2-3 coats to make it opaque i love the colour its perfect all year around and it looks good on short and long nails if your looking for a mint colour and dont want to spend alot this is a great alternative !
I went on a hunt for this, since I was having a difficult time finding Essie's "mint candy apple." Needless to say, after attempting to use it just once, it now lives in the trash can. The formula was clumpy and just not good at all.
Ok so I def agree with everyone that the texture of this polish is terrible! Very watery when you first put it on and if you go over the same spot, it clumps really fast which I don't like. 1st coat looks gross, 2nd coat looks much better. Put it on thick bc it doesn't look as streaky that way. Take your time too bc its a rough polish to work with. This is my first green color ever and I kinda like it! Its a weird diff looking green thats very unique. Looks great with a tan too! Great color for Summer or Spring. Just put it on very neatly and clean up any polish that gets on your skin or else you will look like you painted your nails with green paint! lol
I'm a little obsessed with mint nail polishes. I have Avon's "Jade" and two minty shades by Essie. My Ulta doesn't carry a mint shade by OPI, Orly, or China Glaze. Today, this was actually the only creamy mint shade in the entire store so for around $5, it made it's way into my shopping bag! I was too excited to try it out, so for my first use (about ten hours ago) I used the Orly Bonder as a base coat, which always makes my nailpolish ten times better! With this formula, however, this just wasn't the case. I have many other Revlon polishes, my favorite being a hot coral pink shade (can't think of the name!) and their textures are light, smooth, layerable, and quick to harden. "Minted" is just none of the above. The color is gorgeous, don't get me wrong. It's the creamiest pale mint I have ever seen! But as soon as I applied it, I noticed it was quite a thick formula. It was so streaky, even over my Bonder base, which for other polishes, allows me to make one coat look like two! I applied a second coat and it was still "see-through" in spots while "gloppy" in others. When I thought it couldn't be worse, the polish started to bubble everywhere! After three gloppy, bubbly coats I thought I must have received an old bottle or one that had been subjected to excess heat during shipment. However after reading these reviews I can tell that the formula is just this way. I even tried a top coat over the mess, which seemed to smooth out the bubbles while still wet, but upon drying, there were still many bumps. The polish does not harden and easily dents. For these reasons, I will not repurchase.
I absolutely love this color but the first time I tried to use it with a regular clear base coat there were streaks even after using three coats. The next time I tried it I used a cheap white polish without any base coat and one coat of Minted on top of the white. There were no streaks at all. I will definitely be using this color again.
I like this color a lot. As with any pastel nail polish, it does take a little more work to get an even look. I used two very thin streaky coats, allowing the polish to dry between coats, then added a third slightly thicker layer, and the polish looked great! I submitted a picture of the first manicure I did with it (the one stamped with green leaves).
Overall, this one is a winner in my book - I'm glad it's now part of the Revlon core collection.