Today I want to share with you a brand new independent nail polish brand called Mint. Mint polish was created when the founder Greta was completing a home renovation, and wanted to dispose of some older polishes. There are still counties, specifically Los Angeles that consider nail polish to be toxic waste and must be disposed of correctly, not just thrown in with regular trash. When Greta realized the majority of her nail polish couldn't be thrown in with her regular trash, she decided she needed to create something safer to apply to her nails.
Mint nail polish is made without DBP (Dibutyl Phthalte,) Formaldehyde, Phenol Formaldehyde Resin, and Toulene. You'll see these more commonly labelled as '3-Free' of '5-Free' on bigger name polishes. Mint is also made without animal testing!
I know, this is all fine and good, but what is the quality you ask? Excellent. I will admit I am apprehensive about ordering indie polishes due to the quality factor, but Mint outshines many big name polishes in quality.
First and foremost, it is what I call a 'one-coat wonder.' Here is Lavender Macaron with one coat:
Lavender Macaron is by far my favorite of the three I picked out, can you see why? The formula is a little on the runny side, but I personally prefer that over thick, goopy formulas. It applied evenly and without streaks!
Here it is with the flash:
I then put 'Ribbon Dancer' on top (one coat:)
then a second:
At first I wasn't happy with the consistency of 'Ribbon Dance,' but then noticed as it dried it created a self-gradient. Do you see how it got darker towards the tips of my nails? I did not do this intentionally, but I loved the way it came out!
The thrid color I chose was 'Pass the Scone,' a neutral beige:
As you can see, my nails are nubs right now, a problem I am working on fixing. I'm sure it's the stress in my life right now, but I am pursuing a remedy for my brittle, breaking nails. My nails always break when they get to a certain length, but it's usually a lot longer than recently. I've upped my vitamin regime, and will be upping my water intake this week as well.
Overall I was very happy with Mint polish and highly recommend the brand to you. Aren't the bottles adorable? Stop over to MintPolish.com to see the other colors available, to shop, or to just visit the blog!
These polishes were provided to me for review, I did not receive any compensation for my opinion.