Category Archives: Off-Mint

Happy Pastels

What’s better than good nail polish? Good nail polish that’s cheap.

b.s.n. Nail Lacquer and Win Cosmetics are brands that I’m assuming are pretty obscure. I can only find a handful of reviews for b.s.n., but no websites that are selling it. And I’ll never know how popular Win Cosmetics is, since Googling “win cosmetics” will just bring you to a bunch of contests and drawings. But they’re cheap, and wear nice! The only complaint that I have is that they both smell like toxic death, much like Kleancolor. I’m sure both brands have got all those yucky chemicals that most people try to avoid, but I don’t mind.

You guys should know by now how obsessed I am with this shade of springy, minty, pistachio green! And b.s.n. did not disappoint—I have a bunch of brands’ renditions of this color, but this is by far my favorite.

This is three glorious, buttery coats of b.s.n. Nail Lacquer Meadow. I didn’t mind needing a third coat, since that’s pretty typical for this type of color.

It’s so perfect.

Here’s another color I’m quite fond of! This is Win Cosmetics 49. If memory serves me, this was two thick coats.

It dries completely smooth and shiny on its own, as do all the other Win Cosmetic colors I’ve used!

I consider b.s.n. and Win pretty synonymous. They’re both affordable, but surprisingly good quality. But I can’t find much information about either of them online! Have any of you guys tried them? What did you think?

Off-Mint – OPI You Are So Outta Lime!

Can we, as a culture, collectively refer to this color as “off-mint”? This springy/limey green that still feels very distinctly minty?

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Behold three coats of the oh so yummy looking OPI You Are So Outta Lime!. Two coats could potentially be enough if you’re careful with your application; I had a few spots that were kind of sheer and needed a third. But it was easy to apply and dried surprisingly quickly! Above is without topcoat.

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And these two photos are with topcoat. I have to say that I’m pleased with this polish! It reminds me of Sally Hansen Perfect Pear-ing. I expected it to be a lot sheerer and tackier than it was; mints usually are. Or off-mints, to be precise.

Come on, guys. We can get off-mint trending or something. Maybe.

Mintspring!

A fun little factoid is that this blog was originally going to be called Mintspring rather than Honeyfalls. The reason for that is my love of a certain shade of green, between mint green and spring green, all inspired by the polish that I swatched here! It’s arguably the polish that got me into nail blogging in the first place when I saw it over on DizzyNails. 😀

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Meet Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Perfect Pear-ing, an oh so perfect springy, minty, yummy green unlike any other mint green polishes I’ve seen before! It’s a bit brighter and more saturated than, say, OPI Gargantuan Green Grape or Maybelline Color Show Green With Envy, and it leans just a tad bit more lime.

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It’s sort of like a jelly that you can layer to opacity like a creme. This was either two thick coats or three thin coats, and top coat.

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Don’t you just love it?