essence ”play with my mint” nail polish – swatches and review

Hi everyone!

I have another essence nail polish to share with you today since we’re in the essence featured brand month with the Canadian Beauty Bloggers. It’s not like I need a theme to share a nail polish from essence since they’re one of my favourite brands, but I sometimes get distracted by all the untried nail polishes that I have and themes help keep me focused.

This nail polish is part of the new the gel line and is called play with my mint. It’s the first nail polish I try from the new line, let’s see what I think about it…

essence play with my mint nail polish

They kept the same brush which I LOVE! It’s wide and thin and tapered at the end so you can cover your entire nail with only two strokes, and just one on the pinky!

essence play with my mint nail polish

play with my mint is a beautiful mint crème colour. I found the formula a bit patchy though and required three coats for full opacity, and at that point it looked uneven so I added a topcoat to even things out. These pictures are all with three coats plus a topcoat.

essence play with my mint nail polish

The nail polish was this shiny on its own, but like I said the finish looked very uneven so it took away from the beauty of the shine. The topcoat really made this beauty shine, and not just literally. 🙂

essence play with my mint nail polish

This is not the type of formula quality I expect from essence, but I find this kind of shade tends to be a hit and miss when it comes to formula because it’s starting to get on the lighter side where a lot of formulas run thin and patchy. So I’ll need to try more nail polishes from this new line before I make a decision on whether I’m still in love with essence nail polishes or not (honestly I cannot imagine not loving them). I have four more shades that I bought when I saw them in stores last summer so they’ll make an appearance on the blog at some point.

What colours have you tried from the new line/formula? What do you think about it?

– Chantal 🙂

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.