Lit from Within: Indie January - Mentality Precious Holo Collex (2 of 3)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Indie January - Mentality Precious Holo Collex (2 of 3)

The Mentality Precious Holo collex is comprised of five jewel-toned polishes that are a loose linear/scattered holo with flecks.  The consistency on these was quite good - many could be one-coaters if you were careful.  There is almost a waxy quality to the application, which I liked.

Like the Brilliant collex, I'm showing these with stamping, but this time I went for a high-contrast color, to show another side of holos and stamping.

Tease. Purple with blue flecks.  Few polishes are prettier than a purple holo.

Stamped with Color Mates Metallic Venom, a violet metallic that I found in a multi-pack at Big Lots.

Flirt.  Rosy red with red flecks.  Not as holo as the others, but with an interesting depth to the color.  Almost a rose-gold or rose-copper?

Stamped with one of my fave blacks, Finger Paints Black Expressionism.  The stamp was bigger than my nubbins, so I used the leftover stamp somewhere on the next nail.  I'm so avante-garde.

Entice.   Warm brown with bronze flecks.  This was one of my faves.  I love a golden brown.

This just called out for an animal print!  FP Black Expressionism again for the stamp.  LOVE THIS, and I'm not even a huge animal print lover.

Seduce.  Blue with red flecks.  This one is more holo, but the red flecks are pretty subtle.  Still, it's a beautiful blue.

I don't know what this stamp is supposed to be.  I thought it looked like a shell of some kind.  It looks kinda weird, though.  I don't think it does much to enhance Seduce.  The white is Finger Paints Paper Mache, an excellent white for stamping.

Charm.  I love green holos, especially dark green.  This one has gold flecks, which I tried to enhance by using gold for the stamping.

I thought the Mardi Gras masks were cute!  Stamped with Maybelline Bold Gold - an excellent stamping gold polish.

Unlike the Brilliant collex, these polishes didn't have that textured look to them, nor was there any trouble at all in removing them.  Smooth, almost waxy, almost one-coat application, and really pigmented colors!

Don't miss part I - the Brilliant Holos
Stay tuned for part III - the Dark Side Holos.

Mentality can be found on Facebook, and on their Big Cartel store.


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