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Orly Gumdrop vs. Wet ‘n Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint

I recently purchased Wet ‘n Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint from the Mega Last line. Immediately, it reminded me of Orly’s Gumdrop, so I thought to do a comparison photo of the two.

First, I Need a Refresh-Mint leans blue, whereas Gumdrop leans green. They’re very close in color, but they aren’t quite dupes.

I would imagine that of the two, Gumdrop is closer to Essie’s Turquoise & Caicos, but I couldn’t say for certain. The formula on Turquoise & Caicos was so thin and disappointed that I returned it before seeing how it compared to these two shades. I would like to compare them to China Glaze’s For Audrey and Picture Polish’s Tiffany.

What’s your favorite Tiffany-like blue? Have you found that perfect shade yet?


Orly Gumdrop Nail Polish Swatch

Orly’s Gumdrop is a green-leaning minty blue creme polish, very similar to Wet ‘n Wild’s I Need a Refresh-Mint. I’ve posted a swatch comparing the two, which can be found here!

The formula on Gumdrop is thin and pretty easy to apply. I used two coats for these photos and there was no VNL.

If you are searching for a perfect Tiffany blue, this is just about perfect, though the very slight green lean might make I Need a Refresh-Mint a better option. Do you own this color? Are you a minty green/minty blue fan? What are some of your favorite manicures using these colors?

Sinful Colors Nail Polish Swatch – Sinful Colors Mint Apple Swatch

I recently stopped into a Walgreen’s to check out their selection of nail polishes when I saw the Sinful Colors display and picked up a few polishes. Sinful Colors is another 3 free line of polishes that retail for $1.99. In addition to Walgreen’s, Sinful Colors is also sold by department stores in the US.

Mint Apple was among the first colors I purchased. It’s a minty pistachio green with silver flecks. It’s gorgeous and one of my favorite polishes in my collection.

In the bottle, it looks similar to Spoiled’s Toad-ally Amazing, but the formula is much easier to apply and looks better on the nail. I used two coats in these photos.

The color is simply fantastic, and the shimmer is such a pleasant surprise. Do you own this color? What are your favorite colors in this line?

Spoiled Nail Polish Swatch – Spoiled Toad-ally Amazing Swatch

Up for review is Spoiled’s Toad-ally Amazing, which appears to be a near dupe of Sinful Color’s Mint Apple*. Toad-ally Amazing is a minty, pistachio-like green with a delicate silver and gold microshimmer. Spoiled is a line of 3 free nail polishes made by Wet ‘n Wild exclusively for CVS Pharmacy, and the polishes retail for $1.99.

Sinful Color’s Mint Apple is among my favorite polishes in my collection. When I saw Spoiled’s near dupe*, I had to buy it to test it out, despite the awful name (nothing about this green is reminiscent of toads.)

Sadly, I hated the formula on this one. It just didn’t cooperate as well as Mint Apple and went on streaky and lumpy, as you can see from my swatch photos. I say that if you have the option to choose between Mint Apple and Toad-ally Amazing, go for Mint Apple. The formula is much better!