Today, I have a review over 2 of 9 polishes that I've swatched this week.
I got brave and started contacting some polish sellers on Etsy to see if I could review some of their products. The lovely polish makers at Mentality Nail Polish replied, and I immediately ordered their Metallic and Brilliant Collection. Metallics has 5 polishes, Covet, Crave, Desire, Envy and Lust, and the Brilliant Collection has Elation, Euphoria, Fervor and Rapture which can be found on Mentality Nail Polish Shop at BigCartel, an Etsy Shop Here, and a Facebook page Here.
First up is Covet, from the Metallic Collection. Covet is a beautiful light green with gold flakes, and while I'm not a big green polish girl, I really like this one.
The formula for Covet was a bit of a struggle for me, the first time I applied the first coat, it got bubbly and uneven. It's not too thick or thin, so I figured I had applied it too thick and removed it to try again. This time I did a thin coat, made sure it was dry before I applied the second coat, but the second coat bubbled on a couple of my fingers again. The third time it went on smooth as silk and no bubbles. Who knows what happened, but I'm pretty sure that it was an error on my end. I tried one with and one without a base coat, but I had a base coat on the third try, so I don't believe the base coat was reacting adversely to the Covet to cause bubbling.
So here we have the final result; 2 easy coats made it opaque and I had no trouble on this third application. There is coat of Seche Vite on my first and ring finger. The top coat, in my opinion, makes the polish really come out, though I like it bare too. It seemed that, especially when I was taking pictures, that it kept my nail from glaring so much and in turn really brought out the holo effect in the polish without taking away the dazzling suede-ish effect.
Next up, is Crave which is also from the Metallic Collection. Mentality describes Crave as 'a light purple with gold and blue undertones and gold flakes' and while I full heartily believe that it is the Maker's right to describe their polishes as they see fit, I didn't really see the purplish in Crave. To me it was more of a pinkish, rosy flesh tone, which I do love. I can foresee this being the base of many girly manis ;-).
This formula was flawless and I had no trouble with bubbles. Again, there is a top coat on my first and ring finger.
So what do you think? I've been playing with a home made light box, how are my pictures doing? Are these better or worse than the others I've been posting?
Toss me all the thoughts and tips you can, I'll happily accept them all!!!!
Happy Saturday my friends! Hope you all have a lovely weekend.
*These products were purchased by me for an honest, unbiased personal opinion of these products*