Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mentality It's A Baby! Palette

*press sample*


Hey there! Today I'm so excited to have the Mentality It's A Baby! Palette for you. Mentality is one of my favorite indie brands, and I was really happy when they told me they were sending me some polishes to review.  When I opened the box and saw not only their Featured Palette, but a bottle of Fast-Dry as well I was so excited. 

There are three pictures for each color (sun, shade, and indoors) as well as some fun nail art I did with all four colors.

Peek-a-Boo

Sunlight 

Shade

Indoors/Artificial Lighting

Peek-a-Boo is described as a pink tinted jelly creme.  This is my favorite color of the collection!  I used one coat of Nailtiques Formula 2 for my base, three coats of Peek-a-Boo, and one coat of Fast-Dry topcoat. 

Hopscotch

Sunlight

Shade

Indoors/Artificial Lighting

Hopscotch is described as a light blue tinted jelly creme.  Mine did not come with a label, but I knew what color it was because it was part of their featured palette.  I used one coat of Nailtiques Formula 2 for my base, three coats of Hopscotch, and one coat of Fast-Dry topcoat. 

Bearing

Sunlight

Shade

Indoors/Artificial Lighting

Bearing is described as a deep green toned jelly creme.  I used one coat Nailtiques Formula 2, three coats Bearing, and one coat of Fast-Dry topcoat. 

Delivery

Sunlight 

Shade

Indoors/Artificial Lighting

Delivery is described as a deep blue toned jelly creme. I used one coat Nailtiques Formula 2, three coats Delivery, and one coat of Fast-Dry topcoat.  I had some staining with this polish, but it wasn't horrible.

The formula on these polishes was a little tricky due to brush strokes. I used three coats of each polish to even them out. I really like how each polish looked like a different color in different lighting. Peek-a-Boo was my favorite color in this palette, but they're all really pretty. 



I wanted to do some nail art using all four colors. I did a dotticure with Delivery as the base color. There is one coat of Fast-Dry topcoat in this picture. 



I thought these polishes would look cool with a matte topcoat, and I was right. I used Butter London Matte Finish in this picture. 

Fast-Dry

I love fast dry topcoats so was excited to get Fast-Dry with the It's A Baby! Palette. I used one coat over my manis.  I had some issues with it not drying on me. I know fast drying topcoats work differently based on body chemistry, and this one unfortunately did not work for me. After an hour my manicure still felt tacky, and in the morning I woke up with sheet marks, dents, and fingerprints all over my nails.  The good thing is that I did not have any shrinkage though which is something I look for with my topcoat.  The formula was a lot thinner than other fast dry topcoats I've used so maybe that had something to do with it. The shine was great though. 

Overall, I really like the It's A Baby! Palette. The colors are really pretty and great for all seasons.  

The It's A Baby! Palette is available at mentalitynailpolish.com and retails for $20.00 it is available for a limited time so get one while you can! 4 polishes for $20.00 is a great deal, and you can't go wrong with Mentality nail polishes. 

Fast-Dry topcoat is also available in the Mentality shop and retails for $4.00. 

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Thanks for reading! 



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    1. Thanks Sara! I'll get the hang of reviews eventually! I appreciate your help!

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