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Friday, July 18, 2014

Polish Post: Mentality "Marie," "Theia," and "Dyad" Swatches & Review

Praise be, it is FRIDAY!  W00T!  I am so happy for the weekend.  This was a very long week for me - I am happy to see its end ^_^  Let's celebrate with a little Polish Post on a few polishes from the indie company Mentality Nail Polish.  Recently they shifted their product from one site to their main site, and had an uber sale while doing so - like, polishes were less than $4 a bottle with stupid cheap shipping.  I may or may not have gone a little crazay and bought, like, 10 bottles O_o  Ssshhh, don't tell my husband!

We're gonna take a look at 3 of those polishes today!  One of those is "Marie," and she is quite a looker!  Check her out:

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Eh? Eh? Amiright?  Marie is a beautiful dark teal metallic polish that goes on smooth like butter.  It was super thin, but opaque after 2 coats.  In the sunlight, and even indoors, this color pops!  Dries to a semi-satin finish.  I did not use a topcoat in the photos.  Because it is a metallic, make sure when you are applying it, you brush in the same direction, or you will get streaks.  Unless you want to be a little streaky, then by all means, get your streak on!

...Okay, I'll never say that again, I promise :-/  Let's move on!  Next up is "Theia:"

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I'm gonna be honest here, because you're a bunch of fine folks.  This polish was a big ole pain in my big momma butt.  It is super freakin' thick.  I mean SUPER thick.  And it does not dry quickly.  In fact, after a good 45 minutes AFTER I applied it WITH a quick-dry topcoat, it was still not dry - you can see a nick in my pointer finger (I left it there on purpose to show you) that happened right before I started taking pictures.  And I only applied 2 coats.  They were as thin as I could get them, but the polish was pretty goopy to work with and still came out a bit thick.  Application aside, I think you can agree this color is absolutely  gorgeous!!  I established a love/hate relationship with this polish.  In the sunlight, it is much more sparkly/shiny than my camera could capture.  There are tons of silver micro flakies mixed in the blue and it really makes this polish amazing.  Clean-up's a pain, but what glitter polish isn't?  I'd say if you find yourself really digging this color, GET IT!  Just expect a little work involved :)

Last, but definitely not least, is "Dyad:"

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Dyad is a lovely dusty-blue/green metallic with a very subtle scattered holo in the sunlight.  While I certainly love a good in-your-face holo, I also appreciate the more undertoned holos that don't take away from the color and other features of the polish.  I like that this one mostly stands out as a metallic.  The application was almost identical to Marie, though a tad bit thicker.  Not hard to work with, though, and was opaque after 2 coats.  I've had this color on the longest, so I can tell you as far as wear time, it's pretty great.  Still has yet to chip or wear and we're going on day 3!  Definite keeper!

Here are some links for you to keep up and shop with Mentality:

Facebook: Hey There!


Instagram: Hope You Enjoy!

I had planned on a super awesome nail design to accompany these, however I was on my own with my two young children this week since the Hubs was out of town on business.  I turn into a pumpkin around 9:30 during those weeks, which leaves me pretty much less than an hour every night to do a nail design.  Takes more than an hour on average for me to do something worthy of showing off :P  I do apologize, but now that he is home, I will have the time to come up with more amazing designs next week!

As far as this weekend, though, I need YOUR help in deciding what to paint next!!  I have decided that (most) every Friday, I will be posting up 3 pictures on my Facebook Page as inspiration for my nail design I will do that weekend.  YOU get to vote via "likes" on which one you want to see me recreate!  First set is up TODAY!!  :D

Also, don't forget about that sweet Giveaway I've got going on for the next 3 days :)  Have a great Friday, and an amazing weekend!!! <3

6 comments:

  1. I want Dyad in my life....so pretty. would be perfect for the wedding!

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    1. It would be a beautiful elegant color fitting for a wedding!

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  2. I like Marie, but the color of Theia is absolutely gorgeous. I just wish it wasn't so thick.

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    1. Yeah, the thickness is quite tricky, though I wouldn't say it's a deal breaker.

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  3. My heart is crying that Theia doesn't have a good formula because the color is sick! Eh...win some, lose some.

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    1. While the formula is thick (due to the amount of flakes) I wouldn't cross it off your list :) it really is quite a stunner

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