As I near the end of 'Indie January' I realize I have way more polishes than I can swatch in a month. I didn't think I had more than 30 different Indie brands! Reality check.
So, I decided to do a massive swatch fest of the three holo collex I have from Mentality. I have broken them up into three posts that should all go up today. Each polish is swatched and then shown with a stamp, because I read that the owner of Mentality likes stamping, and so do I. :) I used a subtle stamp over all of these, to show how you can manipulate the color and texture of a mani without being overt.
Rapture. This is a coppery-nude color on me. Very pretty, sparkly. I like the flashes of red and yellow.
I added a swirly pattern with Sally Hansen Raisin the Bar, a rosy pink foil.
Fervor. This is a light purple holo with flashes of blue and pink. It reminds me of hydrangeas.
I did a flowerpot stamp over it with Maybelline Amethyst Ablaze. Flowers for a flowery color.
Euphoria. A champagne/gold holo. I love these types of golds, they are so flattering to us pale ladies.
I stamped some fans on it with Essie Penny Talk. Super-subtle!
Elation. Bright, light blue. Not a pastel, but feels light and spring-like.
I think this is either a wave or fish/mermaid stamp pattern. I used Julep Alfre, a purple foil, to create this look.
The Brilliant collex are all loosely linear, more scattered holos. They
all have an element of a larger grit of holo - not as large or pesky to
remove as glitter, however. The polish still feels smooth to the
touch, but you can see the larger sparkles in the polish. I liked all of them!
Stay tuned for part II - the Precious Holos, and for part III - the Dark Side Holos.
Mentality can be found on Facebook, and on their Big Cartel store.