On the way home from the CPA’s office, I stopped into Whole Foods to pick up a few of their delicious and affordable sausages as well as chicken breasts that were on sale. The approximately 18 year old cashier made my day when she told me she loooooved my nail polish. That almost never happens.
Today, I was wearing essie mojito madness, a green polish. I almost never wear green nail polish.
Recently, I received an unsolicited goodie bag from Kohl’s packed with samples of makeup and skincare brands that are sold in their expanded Cosmetics Department (link to Kohls Beauty review!). One of the goodies was essie mojito madness, a mid-range green with a hint of yellow but not neon green. To me, it’s a real summer type green, and I actually love it.
They call it “mojito”, I’d call it preppy green. In fact, it’s almost an exact match to my Kate Spade green with pink polka dot beach towel that I adore.
In addition to the shade, I ended up loving the formula. OMG, it was a pleasure to apply it. Frankly, I did the best mani I’ve ever done in my entire life. The Whole Foods cashier asked me if I had my nails done at a salon. When I told her I did them myself, she was in shock because, she said, they looked so perfect. Never have I done an almost perfect mani before.
It was easy to apply two thin coats that dried so quickly over a coat of Revlon Color Stay Basecoat. Then I applied a coat of Deborah Lippmann Topcoat, followed by Orly Sec ‘n Dry. My mani was dry and set within minutes. I didn’t even have to use essence express drying drops that I usually use.
I had planned to do an accent nail with pink polka dots to go with my beach towel, but I loved the way my nails looked and I didn’t want to take a chance on ruining them (plus I’m couldn’t find my dotting tool).
My mani with mojito madness lasted more than a week, so I’m super-satisfied with this polish. The price is about $8.50 for 0.46 fl. oz. essie is widely available in the U.S. at CVS, Ulta, Walgreens, and Kohls, of course among other stores, and is available in many countries throughout the world since it was purchased by L’Oreal Group. essie is 3-free (no toluene, DBP or formaldehyde).
Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Propyl Acetate, Tosylamide/Formaldehyde Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Ethyl Tosylamide, Camphor, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Diacetone Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Benzophenone-1, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Citric Acid, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate,Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Dimethicone. (D44247/2). May contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77491, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 15850 / Red 6 Lake, CI 15880 / Red 34, CI 77266 / Black 2, CI 73360 / Red 30 Lake, CI 75170 / Guanine, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake.
So what do you think? Would you wear this shade of green?