Hello! I'm a bit late in posting this entry, but I've been busy with work lately. Anyway, I received Revlon's Minted through the mail after winning lovely Sophia's giveaway last week. She also had the generosity of including a bottle of glitter polish which I believe she bought during her recent trip to Hong Kong (Thank you Soph!). I wore them both the very next day and this is what it looked like. Pardon the lighting in this pic, it was taken at night with my phone's camera, but you can imagine it to be a really nice pastel green shade.
Sophia made an entry on possible dupes in her stash and the closest she had was Essie Mint Candy Apple. Well, I was reminded of another close shade that I have in my stash, that is China Glaze Re-fresh Mint.
Check it out! It's almost impossible to tell them apart right? So which is which?
Yup, bet you couldn't tell. So there you have it. If you have either one in your collection, you don't necessarily need the other, unless of course, if you absolutely want both. They're pretty close dupes. Application-wise, I prefer China Glaze, creamy and smooth, 2 coats is enough to achieve true color. I found Revlon a bit streaky to apply. That was 3 coats.
Edit: On closer inspection, Minted is a bit greener, and Re-fresh Mint a bit "milkier". But it's not very noticeable. lol.