Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mentality Neon Holos!

**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*

Hello lovelies! I am SO excited to finally be showing this post to you. A little while ago, I received an epic package from Mentality Polish and so now I am bringing you an epic post to match!

Mentality has created an amazing 11-piece neon holographic collection for spring/summer! Check it out:

I'm going to be showing these polishes in alphabetical order since I couldn't possibly rank them in order of favorite! I'm going to save some time here by saying for all of these photos, I've used 3 coats of polish plus HK Girl topcoat. I had no formula issues at all, these went on like a dream! No dragging, no pooling, all of these went on smoothly and evenly with no extra effort on my part. The topcoat didn't seem to dull the holo effect at all either! :)

First up is Alarm

Alarm is described by Mentality as "a bright red holographic neon." To my eye, I'd describe this one as more of a hot pink/fuchsia color. There's a lovely blue flash to this one too, in addition to the holographic effect.

Here's a photo with flash to show off the gorgeous holo sparkle as well as the blue flash. :)

Next up, we have Bolt!

Bolt is described by Mentality as "a bright purple holographic neon. " And with this one, I couldn't agree more. It is a super vibrant shade of purple, definitely fits perfectly in a neon collection.

With Bolt, I felt inspired to do a little stamping. I felt a lightning bolt stamp was very appropriate!

And next up is Drama. This one was one of my early favorites, and it definitely didn't disappoint!

Drama is described as "a bright red toned pink holographic neon." To my eye, this one is pure coral! Which I guess is what red toned pink means lol. But this polish just reminded me so much of coral, ocean, mermaids lol, etc. It's a perfect summer color!

Here we have Electrify!

Electrify is described as "a bright blue holographic neon." Perfect description! I love this bright blue. My fiance's first impression when he saw me putting this one was "WHOA! - that's bright!"

Next up is Excite - another one of my faves! I love these pink shades so much.

Excite is a described as "a bright magenta holographic neon." This shade feels very berryish to me, which I love. It's almost got a very slight purpleish undertone to it. It's so bright and fun!

And here we have Frenzy!

Frenzy is described as "a bright yellow green holographic neon." To me, this shade reminded me of  green apples! It's got that tone to it. A really fun shade for summer and I think it will be a great base for nail art.

Here, I have Jolt!

Jolt is described as "a bright yellow orange holographic neon." I don't see the orange quite as much here, this appears more to me as a goldy yellow. It's like the perfect representation of sunshine!

Next up for today is Scandal.

Scandal is described as "a bright pink holographic neon." This was the only polish that I was unable to get photos of in sunlight, but it's still gorgeous. This was the first one I swatched and we had like an entire week of rain in Ohio. Not cool! :(

This shade, I would describe as a sort of Barbie pink, it's lighter than the other two pinks and more of a bubblegum pink.

Next, we have Shake.

Shake is described as "a bright orange holographic neon." Perfect description, in my opinion! This is like a carrot orange kind of color.

Next up is Shock!

Shock is described as "a bright green holographic neon." This shade reminds me of Wet n Wild's Glowstick which is one of my favorite neon lime greens. But, this one is way more pigmented and the formula is near perfect! Shock definitely wins the award for best neon lime green in my collection! :)

And finally, we have Startle!

Startle is described as "a bright red orange holographic neon." That's pretty comparable to how I'd describe it, it's definitely red-orange, it reminds me of hot summer weather!

Overall, I was so impressed with this collection! It really spans the entire color spectrum and there is something for everyone. My opinion? You need the entire collection!
You can buy each color individually for $6.75 a piece, but it's a much better deal to buy the entire collection - you'll receive all 11 polishes for just $68.75 - and that includes shipping!!

Check out the following links for more information about Mentality and how you can get this collection:

Mentality Shop
Purchase the full Neon Holo collection
Mentality on Facebook
Mentality on Instagram
Mentality on Twitter

Thanks for reading! I'd love to hear your thoughts below! <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 comment:

  1. Great swatches! Those are so nice. Mentality is a brand I haven't tried but I really want to. Its just so hard to choose which colors to get.


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