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.
Ive only worn this on my nails once and there's already a bunch of crust on the rim of the bottle. I really dont like the consistency of it. You definitiely have to apply 2 coats. It looked kinda matte after my second coat (almost like a white out) so i put on my Seche top coat and that seemed to solve any problems i had with this polish. Ive been wanting a color like this for a while now, but once im done with this bottle, ill be looking for another brand (in the same color). I was thinking maybe "for Aubrey" by China Glaze.
Color is very cute, and with three coats it looks awesome. Don't understand the bad reviews, i've used it a few times and with a top coat it didn't chip for days. Would definitely recommend!
I have read the reviews and am not agreed with what other reviewers said. I totally have no issue with this nail polish. Actually before I bought this, I bought another pastel color from Relvon and yes I agree that the nail polish is streaky but I do not need to apply more than two coats. And it is not gross or bubbly. I totally love this color alot! It can last me more than a week. But I have a habit of peeling nail polishes off my nails so it takes me 5 days to remove them completely. I also like how they are easily being peel off so I can use little nail remover on it. This is just my two cents worth. You can disagree.
This is a gorgeous color but somewhat hard to deal with. China Glaze's Re-fresh Mint is almost identical, and a higher quality polish. I love that there are inexpensive choices for mint greens. A good mint green polish used to be pretty difficult to find, but I guess it's in this season.
Despite the other reveiws on this product I love this color.
Ok, so the formula is a little bit tricky, but with a good base coat, 3 coats of the color and seche vite this stuff looks amazing!
I'm totally repurchasing.
Like with all the other reviewers I must say that the color is SO GORGEOUS! It's a really pretty mint color but also like all the other reviewers I have to agree that this nail polish is too hard to work with. When you put on the first coat it streaks like crazy and it doesn't help to glop on a lot on your nail and then try to even it out because it bubbles and even if you let your nails dry for hours you can peel off all the polish in one big piece!
I have other Revlon nail polishes and love them all dearly. The formula is nothing like this one, they all go on easily and effortlessly. The wear on Revlon nail polishes are pretty decent, they don't chip easily and hold up pretty well for a drugstore polish. The only problem is this one color doesn't like cooperating.
It's just too bad that this color is so hard to use otherwise it'd be the perfect nail polish. I don't think it's just Minted that has this problem though, I have other mint color nail polishes from OPI, Essie, Red Earth, and Anna Sui and they all have a streaky runny problem...could it be something in the formula of minty green/blue polishes that cause for a thin streaky effect?
All in all though this is a great cheap alternative to some of the higher end nail polishes if you aren't that picky and a perfectionist :)
Dont understand the bad reviews or this! I didnt have any problems with it, and love the minty, blue green color it gives off, with a good price too!