Mmmmmint green: H&M Nail Polish

Mmmm. I love Mint Green as a colour. It reminds me of mint choc chip (undeniably the best flavour of ice cream) and sunny, happy days.

Pastels are the epitome of
spring and mint green is beautiful on its own, or even when paired with other ice-cream shades. I love this shade because it
goes with everything from lilac to turquoise and is wearable both day and
night. Hooray for flexibility.

For those not native to British weather, we’ve been having a bit of a cold spell until this week when suddenly the grey clouds have parted and some sunshine has decided to arrive late to the party. Hooray for sunshine.

Naturally, all my makeup is still in hibernation winter mode – lots of dark reds and blues – so when I saw this nail polish in H&M, I just had to have

Time for a bit of a Spring feeling!

Yes, I was queuing to pay at the time, and I AM THAT SUCKER
who reaches for the row of goodies deliberately lined up next to shoppers
waiting to pay. They get me EVERY time. (I’ve got no will power, I’m not even going to fight it.)

That, and it was only £1.99! Bargain.

On the nails, its very pale – almost a minted white! As with
a lot of cheap lighter colours, I found it very hard to apply evenly. I had to do
at least 4 coats to get even coverage. Does anyone else find that with light
colours, or is it just cheap brands??

Nailed it?

I don’t buy cosmetics from Fashion brands normally but I
have to say fashion brands produce great, on-trend colours on a super-timely
. I’ll see glittery lilac in a fashion mag, and boom – there’s lilac nail
polish on the shelf, ready for me to rock it once and never wear again until
it’s come-back season. 

Hmm… maybe that’s why the bottle’s so teeny?  (it really is teeeeny!)

For more classic colours, I’d rather buy from a cosmetic
brand but for a quick fix this nail polish did the job jusssst right. Not very well, but good enough for a quick and cheap colour hit.

I think that’s fair enough given that our weather could change at ANY MINUTE. Who knows, I might be back to the dark reds and blues tomorrow? (but I blimmin hope not!!)

Have you tried the H & M makeup range? Do you notice lighter colours are harder to apply?

More importantly, IS IT FINALLY SPRING? Will the sunshine be here to stay?


Zoe Bayliss Wong
Zoe Bayliss Wong

Zoe is a Forbes ’30 under 30′ finance pro, style writer, presenter and panellist, working for a fashion startup and trying to live that best life in the most IRL way possible.

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  1. Sandy @ absolute beaut
    April 21, 2013 / 9:45 pm

    Wow 4 coats! It is a really pretty shade though, your nails are soo lovely! xx

    • Zoe Dubs
      April 24, 2013 / 8:42 am

      It's a nice shade but not worth the hassle haha x

  2. Kay Baninibeauty
    April 21, 2013 / 10:01 pm

    I don't think I'd have the patience to wait for 4 coats to dry! I find that cheaper brands tend to require more coats. Barry M pastels are really good, only one coat is needed :)Thanks for leaving me your link in the bblogger chat, you have a lovely

    • Zoe Dubs
      April 24, 2013 / 8:42 am

      Hi Kay – completely agree about Barry M – the quality is much better! x

  3. Shang J.
    April 22, 2013 / 12:29 am

    The seems so sheer but the colour is lovely. And for the price, it's a good deal. x Win Large Ad Spot Giveaway OPI Euro Centrale Mini Set

    • Zoe Dubs
      April 24, 2013 / 8:43 am

      It is really sheer – even with 4 coats! x

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    • Zoe Dubs
      April 24, 2013 / 8:43 am

      Ahh thanks Athena! I've checked out your blog too 🙂 x

  5. sara
    April 23, 2013 / 7:55 pm

    am in love with this color, it is just sooo beautiful make me feel peace love ur nails also ur blog xox

    • Zoe Dubs
      April 24, 2013 / 8:44 am

      Eee thank you Sara! Thanks for reading! x

  6. beautyqueenuk
    April 24, 2013 / 9:28 am

    £1.99 is a bargain! xx

  7. Emily Jane Garthwaite
    April 24, 2013 / 9:10 pm

    I always find lighter colours much more annoying to apply than darker colours too. This colour is so cute, perfect for the Spring that doesn't seem to be arriving this year!Emily Jane xo

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  9. LaaLaa Monroe
    April 30, 2013 / 11:48 am

    I tried a few of their polishes a few years back, not sure if they've redesigned the range, I quite liked the couple I had received but 4 coats whoa! xo

  10. Anonymous
    May 12, 2013 / 5:40 pm

    I LOVE mint green nail polishes! All pastel shades I'm in love with but I think green is my have shade!It just looks clean and lovely on the nails so it's a big yes from me!! :)Layla xx – Beauty Blog – Natural Skincare & Mineral Makeup

  11. Cait Scott
    July 19, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    You have a great blog! Seriously, it has some amazing posts! I really love to read it and I will defiantly be back shortly after subscribing! What other sort of make up does H&M do? I have heard that their eye shadow palettes are quite good? I also have to say that I LOVE your header! It is so cute and nicely presented! Keep up the good work! Will see if I can slot you in on my blog so the lovely ladies can check you out! Cait'X

    • Zoe Dubs
      July 20, 2013 / 7:32 pm

      Ahhhh thanks Cait! That's really nice to hear- i'm so glad SOMEONE likes it! H&M do the whole shebang but I've not really tried anything else yet – they're all at great prices though x

  12. Jasmine Thomas
    January 20, 2014 / 1:35 am

    Those colors are so pretty!

  13. lucibel11
    January 20, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    i really love this colour