Saturday, March 7, 2015

Mentality: Adorable & Volunteer

**I want to note that I am no longer affiliated with, or a supporter of, Mentality Nail Polish. Please see my post detailing my experiences with Mentality by clicking here for more information. In short, I would STRONGLY recommend not buying Mentality due to harmful effects that their polishes have had on some people. Even if you've been having an issue and you can't say for sure that it's Mentality polish that's causing it, discontinue use immediately. I didn't know what it was and by the time I realized, serious damage had been done to my nails. They are still not healed. Just don't take any chances. I will leave up my posts where I have reviewed or swatched Mentality polishes because I don't want to just delete them and pretend like nothing happened. I would also recommend reading these great, informative posts by Ashley is Polish Addicted and also The Mercurial Magpie who explain what's happened. Lab Muffin also offers some really interesting possibilities for what specifically about the polishes could be causing these effects.**

*Press sample*

Hi everyone! Happy weekend!! I'm super excited this weekend because we are working on cleaning our new house, to get it ready to move in next weekend. :D After months of house hunting, some disappointing setbacks, and lots and lots of stress, it feels like it's all starting to come together.

Today I've got another couple of Mentality polishes to share with you, two of their new microglitters. I'm really excited about these. I have a bunch of Mentality's older microglitters and loved them, so when they came out with some new shades, I couldn't wait to try them! 

These two did not disappoint! First for today, I'm going to show you Adorable.

Adorable is described by Mentality as "a light pink, hot pink, and white matte micro-glitter." This polish is listed as a "semi-gloss", which makes sense to me. The glitters themselves are matte, but the base is glossy, so it's kind of a cool combination of both. You'll get a somewhat textured look/feel if you wear these without topcoat, but I chose to go with a thick topcoat (HK Girl) to make it ultra glossy! :)

Microglitters like Adorable can be layered over similar or contrasting colors, but I wanted to try it out to see how it looked built up alone. This is 3 coats of Adorable with HK Girl topcoat. It built up really nicely! Unlike other polishes like this I've tried, it doesn't get lumpy - each coat applied evenly and leveled itself out.

I really love this combination of colors together. It's really girly and it reminds me of Valentine's Day! :)

Adorable retails for only $6.50, and you can purchase it here.

Next up, I've got Volunteer. It's described as "a red, white, and blue micro-glitter."

This is a very patriotic mix! This polish would be great for 4th of July manis! Formula was exactly the same as Adorable, no trouble at all with application. Again, I wanted to build this one up on its own rather than layering it. But I bet it would look great over black. I've used 3 coats here plus HK Girl to top it off.

Volunteer retails for only $6.50, and you can purchase it here.

I love these two microglitters! I hope they come out with more glitter mixes, I love these kinds of polishes, and the formula is great. I also like that you can layer them, or build them, depending what kind of look you're going for. It gives you many more possibilities! And I love that these are so affordable, only $6.50 each - and that includes shipping! That's an amazing price that you don't see much anymore in indie polish shops.

What do you think of these two? Which is your favorite? Also, be sure to check out the Mentality shop to see these and more awesome polishes! :)

Thanks for reading! <3

The products in this post were provided to me in exchange for my review. This review reflects my full and honest opinions of these products. Please see my Disclosure Statement for more information.


  1. Those are packed with glitter. Very nice swatches.

  2. I love how economical Mentality is, and you're right those prices just don't exist with indie brands. I can't wait to see volunteer on the 4th manis.

  3. Adorable ... suites the name because it is a mind blowing pretty polish!


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