First of all, can we talk polish names??? How does one get a job naming polishes? Because there have been some that leave me scratching my head (OPI, I'm looking at you!) What exactly is a Mint Apple? That picture on the left is what a Mint Apple is according to Google... I'm sorry, Mint Apple doesn't sound super yummy to me, but it is a pretty nail color. I neglected to take pics of Mint Apple solo, sorry! Rest assured, it is a very pretty, minty green with subtle silvery shimmer to it. It applies like a dream, and is completely opaque in two thin coats. Which is pretty rare, when it comes to light green polishes. I think this one is ok because it doesn't seem to have a lot of white pigment in it. Most "mint"colors contain white, as a result, you get chalky looking pastels. I do think it has a lovely, vintage feel to it, I love pairing it with a certain yellow floral dress I have.
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I've had "Light Green" for about a year? I've been meaning to wear it but never got around to it. It is super sheer, not worth trying to get opaque. It contains and light yellow flakes as well as subtle teal, light blue shimmer particles (they're not exactly glitter). By applying it over Mint Candy, it did change the color of it, turning it from a slightly dusty, cool-toned green to a springy, warmer green. I've taken photos in both warm and cool lighting conditions so you can see the difference.
I did 2 coats of "Light Green" for maximum flake-age. Although one coat would be fine, just not as glittery as I wanted it. It applies pretty easily, I didn't have to fish out flaky particles, and it dried very smooth. Although I don't think that translated onto my pics. Even looking at my hands right now, they look textured. They actually remind of those glittery Easter eggs kits that you can buy at grocery store and make yourself.
My thoughts: I do like how this turned out, I'll definitely be using this polish more often. Maybe next time I'll try it over black? I did experience tip shrinkage but I think it's due to using Seche Vite instead of Poshé.