June 04, 2013

Minty Fresh

L-R: Angelica Be Mine, Butter London Fiver, Catrice Am I Blue or Green, China Glaze For Audrey, Sally Hansen Jaded.

Mint green has been a fashionable nail colour for absolutely ages now, and its popularity shows no sign of waning at all. I've amassed quite the collection of minty hues over the past couple of years, so here I'm quickly whittling down my favourites to give you the low-down on the best ones!

L-R: Angelica Be Mine, Butter London Fiver, Catrice Am I Blue or Green, China Glaze For Audrey, Sally Hansen Jaded.

Angelica Be Mine: A mint green with more than a touch of turquoise to it, which makes it really bright and noticeable on the nails. One of my favourites, plus it's the cheapest of the bunch! See it on my nails here. Penneys/Primark stock Angelica, as do some chemists.

Butter London Fiver: Described as an ''icy mint creme'' by the brand, and I think they're right on the money. I love how pale this is, it's a true pastel. Butter London polishes are really expensive and not always worth it, but I think this one is, both for the amazing colour and the excellent formula. You can buy Butter London in Avoca stores and online at

Catrice Am I Blue or Green? The names of Catrice products often sound a bit odd as they are (badly) translated from German, and this one is no exception! It is most definitely a pale mint green. Catrice polishes are absolutely brilliant for €2.49 - the formulas do vary but this one is great, a nice cream which applies easily and is opaque in two coats. Catrice (and Essence) is in Penneys/Primark and pharmacies all over Ireland.

China Glaze For Audrey: I suppose this is the nail polish that helped to kick off the trend, and one that is kind of a cult product online. I picked this up out of curiosity at the beauty show earlier this year just to see is it worth the hype. My verdict? Yes, the colour is gorgeous - bang-on Tiffany blue-green, but the formula sucks and it chips easily on me even with Seche Vite on top. So I like it, but I don't love it.. If you're still curious, you can find China Glaze in Sally's, on and at the beauty shows in the RDS!

Sally Hansen Jaded: Less of a mint, and more of a true jade colour, this is another interesting one. I am a huge fan of Sally Hansen polishes and always rely on them for a quick, perfect mani but this isn't the most opaque out of the many I have tried. The couple of extra coats are worth it though, and I think this is a great shade if you find mint green to be a bit bright. Sally Hansen is in Boots, Tesco and some pharmacies too!


  1. I was looking for minty shades yesterday, but just ended up buying more pink :/I reckon ill pick up SH Jaded though, there going cheap in my chemist

  2. Love all the mint shades, so cute xoxox thanks for the revie

  3. rettiful! Your title has put "don't you think I'm so sexy, I'm just so fresh, so clean..." in my head! Lovin it! ;)

  4. I love mint shades on my nails! Essie Mint Candy Apple and China Glaze For Audrey are my favourites!



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