Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Essie, Mint Candy Apple
MCA, indoors. The only good indoors pic I've ever taken! (color isn't true, though; MCA is greener than that.) MCA, sunlight.
MCA far off.
I think the only picture where the color is true to what I see on my hands is that last one: the color pretty much looks just like that. It's the exact color of mint ice cream! Nom nom nom. This is two or three coats, depending. My left hand is entirely three coats. Right, not so much.
Anyway. MCA was the biggest lemming of the holiday season, other than Merry Midnight (which I also have), so receiving it in the mail was kind of exciting. The color is absolutely gorgeous in the bottle. I kind of want to put it on display everywhere. So pretty. Anyway, I'd wanted Mint Candy Apple since I'd seen the Chanel fall collection, with all the black and tweed and sudden green pops that I wanted to emulate (which I did, today, to an effect I love). So I got it, and now I have it, and it is lovely and I hope to wear it all the time come winter and spring.
I've heard people complain about the difficulty of putting on MCA, but for me MCA applies exactly like St. Lucia Lilac: it's a tad watery, a tad runny but dries on thick. A little bit of cuticle pull, but that can be fixed. Again, I like Essie (*hide*) so none of this bothers me much.
So um, yes. I love this color. I can't wait to wear it with sparkles or with black polka dots or with black funky french or with a hot pink or or or yeah. A lot of things. Teehee. :3