I can’t believe that Essie released Blossom Dandy two years ago already. This collection is still one of my favorite Essie collections ever. When I found Blossom Dandy in a discount store last year I knew I needed to have it. I only have two other polish from this collection, Perennial Chic and Garden Variety, but I’m hoping that I can add at least Flowerista! I think Blossom Dandy is still fairly easy to find. Here in the Netherlands it’s not in the permanent collection, but some online stores still carry it.
Blossom Dandy is a vibrant mint colored polish. It leans actually quite blue and is quite bright for a mint color. When I compare it to other mint shades in my collection, it is definitely bluer and lighter than most. It needed three coats for full coverage. It was a joy to apply so three coats were definitely not a problem. I have to admit, the color is not super unique. Other brands have been releasing these type of colors ever since Essie released Mint Candy Apple. However, I still feel like Essie is doing mint polishes amazingly.
Of course, I was interested how it compared to my other Essie mint shades, because I have quite a few. Above you are seeing Mint Candy Apple in the mini bottle and Blossom Dandy in the regular bottle. It is very hard to tell the two apart, but when I applied them on the nail, I felt that Blossom Dandy was a little bit brighter and less green than Mint Candy Apple. Note that there are a billion different versions of Mint Candy Apple. This is the European version but I have no idea how that one compares to other versions of Mint Candy Apple. I also own Passport to Happiness (not in the picture), but that one has a pearly shimmer.
Maybe Blossom Dandy isn’t the most unique polish anymore, I still feel like every one should own a polish like this. Somewhere during spring/early summer I’m always gravitating towards these type of shades. Blossom Dandy is definitely a good choice.