Friday, June 25, 2010

Minty Fresh

Because of all the hype over mint colored nails, I found myself buying a lot of mint polishes BUT I have yet to wear one as a full manicure...HILARIOUS! 

So here are my colors, which one should I make my first mint manicure?
Left to right (starting at thumb)
Avon "Teal Waters" 3 coats
Catrice "Sold Out Forever" 2 coats
OPI "Damone Roberts 1968" 2 coats
Revlon "Minted" 2 coats
China Glaze "Re-Fresh Mint" 2 coats
I was surprised to see that the coveted Catrice (Chanel Jade dupe) was so close in color to the Damone Roberts...this is good for those of you who could not get your hands on "Jade", you still have a chance with OPI Damone Roberts and the Catrice. :) 

I also love that the Revlon and The CG are both light mints but different.  The Revlon is cooler and more blue and the CG is warmer, they are so close, but still different.  The Avon is in its own category, a great minted shimmer.  
So if you got the OPI Damone Roberts, you are all right for the color of "Jade", but still missing the shimmer. Here's a closer look!
Can you see the shimmer, the shimmer is a really nice bright green shimmer, subtle yet stunning. 
If this Catrice is a "Chanel Jade" dupe, then I NOW know why they all went crazy for it...STUNNING!

So which one should be my first Mint Manicure?

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18 comments:

Katrina said...

ooh! i love mint polishes! theyre one of my weaknesses! ahaha

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Twister said...

I sya either the revelon or the china glaze. I like those 2 the most :o)

Alisa said...

Great post. These sorts of comparisons are so helpful, if only so that I can justify owning them all. "Look how different they are, self! You must have all of them!".

Jackie S. said...

@ Katrina- Thank You! :)

@Twister- Yes, I agree those are two very pretty light mint cremes!

@Alisa- I know, I like comparisons hoping that it will stop me buying more, but I still do, its a vicious cycle...LOL!

féline-alizarine said...

I vote DR1968! I haven't entirely surrendered to the minty trend, because I think most of the popular mints are too cool toned for my liking. With DR... Completely different! It really says retro to me, and I love that it isn't too pale! I think since you're a woman of color, you would completely ROCK DR! :)

Scandalous said...

I immediately gravitated to the DR1968! that is stunning on you!

rmcandlelight *I'm wearing China Glaze Stella* said...

They are gorgeous...mint greens are my weakness :)

Jackie S. said...

@alzarine- Well stated and Thank U! :)

@scandalous- I think DR is my vote, it is such a unique color!

isazohra said...

I prefer the Revlon and the China Glaze...

jaljen said...

The Catrice does seem Jade-dupe-y. Great polish.
I like wearing different polishes on different nails as a mani anyway.

Enamel Girl said...

that's so funny. i have a ton of teal glitters i don't wear.

love the mints on you. they are very pretty!

Tassa said...

I wote for China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint ;)

Michelle said...

I like Catrice, it's the one that applies the best for me. :)

Lane :) said...

oh, i love mint nailpolish. :D so fun for summer.

c.lette said...

well thank u maam

ABOP said...

I vote Catrice! If the voting is still on that is. You know you'll have to show us one of each kind at least - now that you've given sneak peeks, right?

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Sweet Glow Beauty said...

I like the OPI one! Of course, I tend to like OPI anything!