Is it Parka Perfect? Is it Mind Your Mittens? Well, that depends on who you are, I suppose. It seems that some of the early press samples have the labels switched and a quick google image search doesn’t really help the debate. I’m here to ease your mind and introduce you to the “real” Mind your Mittens. Of course, if you caught Alli’s Saturday post you”ve already met Parka Perfect. If you haven’t, clickity click on over for a gander – it’s gorgeous.
I will say though… that I prefer my mittens light and my parkas dark. But that’s neither here nor there, is it?
I’m head over heels in love with dark polishes lately so when we were ordering from the Essie Winter 2013 Collection: Shearling Darling , Mind Your Mittens immediately peaked my interest. Mind Your Mittens is a deep blackened teal creme and… I love it. It’s a bit of a color shifter though – it appears nearly black unless you’re in a good bit of light.
I have little patience lately for polishes that are difficult to apply, so lucky for me – this was a breeze. The formula was perfect for me: not too thick, not too thin – it flowed smoothly onto my nails and I had a perfect-for-fall manicure in two coats. Victory!
While it’s hard to imagine, this is pretty unique to my collection. It’s darker than Go Overboard, which I don’t own. The closest I could find was OPI’s Ski Teal We Drop – they’re absolutely nothing alike, but you can see for yourself below the cut.
Mind Your Mittens vs. Ski Teal We Drop
Glitter? Sure why not… (China Glaze – Fairy Dust)
And… a special guest appearance from my favorite porch kitty..