Nail of the Day – China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint

Long-time readers of this blog will know of my (possibly irrational) hatred of pastels.  I don’t like them, and what’s more, they don’t like me.

So, it was a surprise to find that I like this shade:

China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint, from the Up, Up, and Away collection, which I largely avoided as it was ALL pastels.  Or mainly pastels.  Or even possibly just partially pastels.  I forget.  But anyway.  This is a pastel green.

And I like it.  So there.

It was on the thick side, a little, but this shows two coats with a sticky base from Orly, and an OPI topcoat.

It lasted a day before I took it off, btw.  While I liked it, it was still a pastel too far.  I am now sporting greige.  I like greige.  Greige doesn’t give me The Fear.


  1. August 2, 2010 / 7:46 am

    It's nice but it looks a bit blue toned for me. Revlon Minted is my dream pale green, its not quite so blue to my eyes. It looks nice on you and doesn't give you lobster hands!

  2. August 2, 2010 / 8:51 am

    You are brave, I'm not good with pastels either. It looks nice!

  3. August 2, 2010 / 4:22 pm

    iIts a cute colour and it looks good on you. Def love me some greige too.

  4. lipstickmama
    August 2, 2010 / 7:30 pm

    I can't do pastels, I look like I have tippex on my fingers whatever the colour, but it looks good on you – but I'm a greige fan all the way

  5. August 2, 2010 / 7:42 pm

    I like this one, but then I love pastels so this is not a surprise!

  6. August 8, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    I'm loving pastels right now. Great for accentuating my hard earned tan!

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