So it’s time for the last polish I picked up from Essie’s Winter 2020 collection. It’s called Peppermint condition and it’s the green one from the collection.
This is what Essie says about this color: “snowed in? you’re feeling fine in this minty, light green nail polish flecked with glistening gold pearl is a breath of fresh air”.
For me personally, it is definitely more light green than mint. It might also be because the polish looks a little bit more yellow because of the golden shimmer. In the bottle it was not my favorite if I compared it to Twinkle in time and Love at frost sight, but on the nails it is very pretty!
I had some issues applying this polish. In the end it worked out fine, if I let the polish properly dry in between coats it covered fine in two coats (that’s what you’re seeing in the pictures). But when I tried to apply it faster, I needed three to four coats to reach opacity, and it took forever to dry. I normally always apply my polish like that, so I have no clue why I suddenly has problems with this particular color needing so many coats. The formula is very similar to Love at frost sight and twinkle in time, so I wonder whether the same thing also works for these shades.
Although I had some doubts about Peppermint condition in the beginning, I am pretty enthusiastic about it now. I think it the color and the combination is very unique, and I don’t have anything that compares to it. Not even from different brands. For me this whole Essie winter 2020 collection is just great and I really appreciate the colors.