Minty Mint Mint Mint: My Top 5 Mint Polishes

Saturday 16 August 2014

Mint is one of my favourite colours.  For nail polish, clothing, purses, you name it!  Personally I tend to usually wear mint as a spring/summer colour, but to each their own.  I've been meaning to do this post for a while, but with my nail polish collection scattered around my house it took some work to find the ZOYA and Essie featured today.

From left to right.

Julep Shenae
This polish is a true mint with a subtle shimmer.  This is my go-to mint polish.  I love how forgiving the formula is, and how the subtle sparkle isn't too noticeable.

Essie Turquoise & Caicos
How can you not love the name?  This is a deeper mint with a grey-green lean to it.  A classic cream, there is nothing fancy going on here, which is just fine by me.  This colour is a bit more grown up, and subdued.  A great way to wear mint in the office.

Julep Devner
This is brighter and bolder than any of the other polishes featured today.  To me, this is the perfect colour to paint your toes with while sitting poolside.  This colour is in the mint-turquoise family.

ZOYA Neely
The palest of the five polishes featured today, this off-white mint is also great to wear to the office.  Fun enough to be interesting, but subtle enough to be classy.

Julep Kam
Kam is more of a green-that-wants-to-be-mint, but thats okay!  She is very close to Essie Turquoise & Caicos only a touch lighter and a tough more green.

Top to Bottom: Shenae, Turquoise & Caicos, Denver, Neely, Kam

Right to left: Neely, Denver, Turquoise & Caicos, Shenae
Thumb: Kam

Note: How similar Kam and Tuquoise & Caicos is

This photo is the most true-to-colour photo of swatches on my nails.

What is your favourite mint polish?  What colour family should I explore next?


  1. Oh mint, the loveliest nail colour!

    1. Or just the loveliest colour in general! Haha but it is wonderful on nails :)