China Glaze Holiday 2010 – Party Hearty over Essie Mint Candy Apple

Essie Mint Candy Apple
Essie Mint Candy Apple

I liked Party Hearty over Something Sweet from China Glaze so much that I started thinking about other pastel, candy-ish colors to layer it over.  The next one I tried is Essie Mint Candy Apple, from the Winter 2009 collection.  Check it out!

I really like Mint Candy Apple – it’s more bluish than most other mint greens, but I’m kind of pale, so I think it works better on my skin tone than other mint greens.  It’s still easy to find if you decide you want to pick it up now.  I thought it would be nice under Party Hearty, since there’s so much green glitter in Party Hearty, but still a little bit unexpected since it’s not a traditional holiday color.  I used two coats of Mint Candy Apple and one coat of Party Hearty below:

China Glaze Party Hearty over Essie Mint Candy Apple
China Glaze Party Hearty over Essie Mint Candy Apple
China Glaze Party Hearty over Essie Mint Candy Apple, indirect light
China Glaze Party Hearty over Essie Mint Candy Apple, indirect light

I was disappointed with this.  Somehow, the Essie Mint Candy Apple is so blue that it doesn’t harmonize with the Party Hearty glitter.  The second picture is more the way it looked in normal wear, without direct lighting.  And you can see that the Essie Mint Candy Apple just has this very cold but bright look, not warm like Party Hearty. Whenever  I would catch a glimpse of it on my fingers, it gave me a little ugh! feeling, like it was clashing.  I like both of these colors by themselves, but I do not recommend combining them.

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