Tuesday, March 24, 2009

NOTD - MAC Peppermint Patti

You all are probably sick of this one by now if you're reading a lot of polish blogs - but this review is MINE! :) I probably should have skipped it given the amount of problems I had with this post (sorry to all of you subscribed via RSS).

I originally passed on Peppermint Patty from the MAC Sugarsweet collection. Then in a fit of make-up-aholism this weekend I managed to grab it at the Cincinnati MAC store. The first told me it was sold out but another SA went back and found one for me. This one is selling fast! You know it's already sold out online, I'm sure. But hunt around. It can still be found.

I can honestly say I don't own a single color like Peppermint Patty. I also did not think I'd like this color. Mint green usually reminds me of hospital (scrubs in particular) and I can't shake that association. Thus I was very surprised when I painted this on my nails and realized I liked it.

The Color: The color is like Tiffany blue if Tiffany blue were green. I'd love to see this swatched next to China Glaze For Audrey. The color is definitely not blue, but just by a touch. No shimmer in this one folks - it's a straight up cream finish.

The Formula: Went on a little streaky honestly, and I had Seche Vite shrinkage more than I have on the other polishes I've worn recently. But it goes opaque in 2 coats. It's also the first cream polish I've had that sort of settles itself out to NOT being streaky once that second coat is put on.

The Wear: MAC Polishes historically haven't worn the greatest on me. This was really very good! I used Sally Hansen Miracle Cure and Orly Bonder as bases, Seche Vite as top coat.

The Bottom Line: Since Chanel debued a mint green polish on the runway recently (AllLacqueredUp's got the news) I suspect you'll see a few more like this out there in the near future. If you can, pick this one up because it'll be cheaper than the 'It' Color you know Chanel will make. And I actually got a compliment on it from a guy at work so you know it can't be THAT bad.