NOTD: Sparkly Spring Mint

by - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Revlon Minted: £1.25 from Fragrance Direct/ Barry M Hologram Hexagrams: (discontinued)

The sun is shining, it's lovely and spring-y outside and despite being woken up by a load of construction work this morning nearby to my house, it's fair to say I'm in a such a good mood. It doesn't even need to be particularly warm, but as soon as that sun shows his face I swear I'm like a different person- my motivation levels go through the roof!

What better way to embrace the spring spirit than by busting out your favourite mint polish, in my case it's Minted by Revlon. Like every beauty blogger worth their weight in nail polish, I'm pretty much obsessed with pastel nails at this time of year (pastel colours are my favourites in general actually, they're just way prettier than neons and darks!) I've gone with Barry M's Hologram Hexagrams on the accent nail, although after searching for a link to add to this post it seems as though they've discontinued it. I have to wonder who makes the decisions for which shades get cut, because there are so many other Barry M polishes that aren't half as nice as this and they're still on the shelves? I'm quite gutted as this was one of my favourite glitter top coats, and as you can probably see from the picture I don't have a whole load left either where I use it to death.

Like most light nail polishes, Revlon's Minted is a bit streaky and so I did need two coats when I was applying it today. Despite the fact it's on the streaky side I'm still impressed with this formulation, I've had this polish since last spring/ summer and it's lasted really well and hasn't gone gloopy in the slightest. If you're interested in an inexpensive mint polish, this one is in stock on Fragrance Direct right now for just £1.25 (considering Revlon Nail Enamels are around £7 in Superdrug and Boots, that's a nice saving!) Now to go on the hunt for a replacement for my beloved Hologram Hexagrams, if you know of anything similar let me know.

Have you tried either of these polishes? Whats on your nails today?

This month's Platinum advertiser is Laura from Lola and Behold

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  1. Oh this colour is so pretty! I have tonnes of Revlon polishes, why do I not own this one?!

    Thanks for sharing, will definitely try and get hold of this one.

    Thank you,

  2. Very pretty shade and I love the glitter over the top x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  3. That Revlon polish looks so beautiful. The perfect mint green.

  4. These look really pretty! I adore the Minted nail polish, I got mine from the poundshop and it's lasted ages. It's such a lovely colour x

    Laura |

  5. Mint green polish is one of my favourite colours
    Estelle x
    Let Me Go Xo

  6. Both are so pretty! I need more mint polishes, so I'm going to have to look for this one! Not wearing anything on my nails at the moment. Tomorrow is painting day!

  7. That Revlon shade is lovely, mint nail varnishes are definitely an obsession! X

  8. Such a lovely, fresh shade! I usually stick to nudes but this is gorgeous
    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  9. Omg! That color is perf for the season, really cool and fresh. You should try stripes on some nails (I think the combination of white and mint would really look good) or maybe a floral print, then some sparkly hexagon on some nails, it would be really perfect for the spring!
    xx, Malena

  10. Such Pretty Nails - Great Post!

  11. I like this glittery mint combination; there's something very fairy-tale like about it!
    Chic and Alluring Blog

  12. This is such a pretty look! You can't go wrong with a bit of glitter xx

    Kat from Blushing Rose Beauty

  13. I'm wearing multi coloured pastels! xx

  14. I really love mint green nail polish for spring :)

  15. I have a very similar color from loreal and really love it. I just bought a light blue from Revlon and I do agree with you, it is very streaky and needs two coats. i was not very impressed with the formula.


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