essie Mint Candy Apple – Color of the Month

Hi pretty polishers! How has your week been thus far? Mine has been great! The weather in Miami is kind of bi-polar this week with a combo of rainy/sunny. Today I’m sharing essie’s pick for their color of the month. This is Mint Candy Apple.


This is an icy blue toned mint creme. It is SUCH a classic essie shade! The formula isn’t may fave, it is a bit chalky and difficult to apply but oh so gorgeous when you’re done. This is 3 coats.

Originally from the 2009 Winter Sweet Time of Year Collection, this polish is a throwback Thursday shade! It has been a staple for so many years among essie polish lovers and also one of essie’s best selling shades of all time.


Now, if you’re wondering why this Mint Candy Apple is so blue and not green toned, well that’s because I own the original formula of Mint Candy Apple. This blue tone was actually a manufacturing error! The polish was supposed to be a green toned mint. There is a new version now, which has the correct green tone and has a better formula. Kindra from Essie Envy has a great comparison of the two versions on her blog here.


Essie Cosmetics is owned by L’Oréal. The brand has over 250 shades in the permanent collection, plus releases four seasonal color collections and two specialty collections every year. Essie is 3 FREE and sold in drug stores, salons, and beauty supply stores world wide.


I love the color of my version, but I haven’t tried the new one yet. Do you own Mint Candy Apple?