Tuesday, May 1, 2012
This is one of the newer colors from L'oreal and I believe it was released with their spring collection. I've been looking for a good mint green color after my bad experience with Essie Turquoise and Caicos, and after I saw this at the drugstore, I had to pick it up. I really love the color! It's a turquoise/minty green color, but more on the blue side. The finish is more like a jelly finish, which I've never used before, but I like it. I was surprised that it looked so glossy with no top coat. I love this color for spring!
The application on the other hand, was a mess. Not as bad as the Essie polish, but it was still difficult. I've never used L'oreal nail polish before so I wasn't sure how the application would be. The brush is quite stiff and narrow, so it doesn't cover much of the nail. It was hard to apply. Even when I didn't wipe any excess polish off of the brush, I felt like it didn't apply much polish on the nail. It was opaque in two coats, but the initial application was very streaky. When I applied the 2nd coat it was a little sticky and I found it hard to make it look smooth.
So I guess I'm still on the hunt for a good mint green nail polish! Any suggestions?