28 January 2013

The Hungry Asian Mint Condition

Mint Condition, from The Hungry Asian, is a big, whomping boatload of awesome. I've been wearing it for over 2 days now (which is ages in people time), and the longer I have it on, the more I love it.

The Hungry Asian Mint Condition swatch

This polish is a minty teal with tiny, round dots of blue, red, and purple glitter that make it look like a colourful, speckled robin's egg. And not only is it all kinds of pretty, but Kae also did a fantastic job gauging the consistency. The teal base is dense enough to build to opacity in 2-3 coats (just for conservation, I'm wearing two here over one of China Glaze For Audrey), but at the same time, it's still sheer enough not to drown the miniature bits of glitter. That glitter even peeks through the layer above, adding some great depth to an already lovely polish!

The Hungry Asian Mint Condition swatch

Mint Condition also applied very well. There was no streaking, and the glitters spread out smoothly, without any need for additional "placement" to get attractively random yet plentiful coverage. And maybe I'm gushing a little bit, but if I sat down and wrote a list of my Top Ten Favourite Polishes in the history of ever, The Hungry Asian Mint Condition would make it with room to spare.

56 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Heather! I'm such a sucker for a pretty teal, and Kae did such an awesome job with this--the fine, mini-glitter is just so cute! :D

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  2. This has been in my etsy favorites forever! Great swatch Elizabeth!

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    1. Thank you very much! Its easily one of my very favourites too. ;)

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    1. Thank you! I could not agree more. =)

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  4. Oh my, that is one pretty polish, love the colour of the glitter too :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Helena! I'm so crazy about soft teals and have a bunch of them, but this one is so original! :)

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  6. Very cute! I've been admiring this one for awhile, good to hear that the formula is as nice as the colour!

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    1. Thanks, Meghan! Yes, the formula is definitely great on this--I highly recommend it! :D

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  7. ooooh, i love it! the name is cute also..

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    1. Thank you very much, Rach!! I don't ever wanna take it off, but I have some CNY manis to do...wish me luck! Will email you in the morning! ;)

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    1. I totally agree--thank you, Natalia!!

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  10. Love this polish! I keep meaning to pick up some polishes from Kae, but never did get around to it - I will definitely need to get on that :D

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! I've only ever read awesome things about Kae and her polishes, and I've definitely been thrilled with mine--I say go for it! ;o)

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  11. OMG. Drool. Going on the WL immediately.

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    1. I really think you'll love it even more in person too--thanks, Cordia!!

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  12. Oh, I'm SO glad you posted this!! I was just eyeballing this today at Etsy and now I know I need it for sure! Thanks! :)

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    1. You're so welcome, Stacy, and thank you! I'm happy I could help! ;)

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  13. Wow this is very nice. I haven't tried any of these yet. Good to know it's a quality polish.

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  14. Ooh this really is pretty. Such a gorgeous colour.

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    1. Thank you, Sam! I really am crazy about it. ;)

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  15. This looks fantastic on you!! :D I really like Hungry Asian polishes!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ash!! I really do too! ;)

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  16. oh, I really like the look of this! Great swatch!

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    1. Thank you very much, ChiChi! I love this polish and had swatched it once before but didn't post because I didn't think those pics did it justice. Thankfully I did a neater job this time because I *love* this polish. ;)

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  17. I love this!! I really need to try these polishes, I've only heard good things!

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    1. Thank you, Jenn! That has really impressed me too and helped convinced me to make The Hungry Asian one of my very first indie purchases. I haven't read a review of Kae yet that wasn't totally rave!

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  18. It's so beautiful and I just love the name!

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    1. Thanks, hermetic! I totally agree! ^_^

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  19. I have such a weakness for a good mint polish so when I saw this post, I think I might have actually drooled. Please excuse me while I clean up after myself.

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    1. Hahaha, I completely understand--I had pretty much the same reaction. ;)
      Thank you, Amanda!

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  20. This is definitely one of my top polishes ever also!! Love it on you!

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  21. Holy CARP! This is so amazing...mint, teeny round glitters, what's not to love??

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  22. Mint Condition... I love the name! :-) The green is gorgeous and I like the fact that glitters are small :-)
    I liked many Hungry Asian nail polishes, including this one, but I still don't have any of them... :-/

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    1. I really do too--thank you! I can only imagine, shipping must be hard to arrange to Italy. On the other hand, you find all these pretty polishes I wouldn't even know where to start looking for here!

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  23. Mint Condition looks FANTASTIC on you! You really do the polish justice!

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    1. That's so sweet of you, Jayne! Thank you! :)

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