Saturday, May 11

Mua Pistachio Ice Cream


Although I love using Mua's eyeshadow palettes and have a handful of other products from the brand that I really like, I'd never paid much attention to their nail varnish. Assuming that for £1 the formula would be poor and not worth the bother.

But the brand recently repackaged their polishes and they looked so cute I couldn't resist picking up a few. I went for Pistachio Ice Cream as I wanted to test it out as a dupe for Essie's Mint Candy Apple.


As you can see from the swatch above, they are really close shades, I would say that Pistachio Ice Cream is a touch lighter and greener and I actually prefer it to the cult Essie shade.

As for the formula, the application is hard to describe, while it was easy and only took two coats to build an opaque colour, it also felt somehow dry. But the overall finish is find and really no different to an Essie polish despite being 1/8th of the price. I wore Pistachio Ice Cream underneath L'oreal's Confetti for about four or five days before it started chipping so the wear time really impressed me.

The only negative I have about this polish is that the brush is so tiny, but I guess that it matches the sweet bottle.

Overall this is a great dupe for Essie's Mint Candy Apple if you haven't got it yet, but also a really nice polish, and at just £1, I know I'll be picking up more colours.

Mua Polishes are available in Superdrug stores, from the Superdrug website and from Mua online.


  1. I really want to try this shade! Looks so pretty!

    Kirsty xoxo

  2. I love this shade! :)

  3. I have that nail colour and it is amazing! xx


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