Monday, February 23, 2015

Mentality ~ Velle

Mentality ~ Velle
Blackened multichrome with fleck shifting between yellow, green and blue

Here’s a polish from Mentality. It’s listed as a tetrachrome. I’m not sure what that means exactly, but I do know that it’s packed full with flecks, which I love. And you know that I love polishes that can actually do something right? Well, this one is both a colour shifter and works for stamping. How great is that!

The formula is a little bit on the thick side, but I actually prefer that. It’s still really easy to work with, self-levelling, and very forgiving if you need to run a brush over a specific area of the nail more than once. Drying time is good too. I applied two coats and a layer of topcoat, and I thought I might as well test its stamping qualities at the same time. So I painted the nail on my ring finger black and stamped with Velle over that. And that works just perfectly. Take a look at my final mani here:

The colour shift isn’t amazing in this one, but it’s definitely there. I’m not sure I can see the yellow, but perhaps it’s just because it’s so close to the green that my eye can’t detect it.

On this picture you can see the shift from green to blue.

I will definitely be using this for stamping again! It stamps great!

Mentality just got an extra point in my book for making colour shifting fleck polishes that actually stamp. It’s so cool to have polishes that you can use in various ways depending on what mood you’re in. The quality of the polish is good, so yes, Velle gets a polished thumbs up from me! 

EDIT: I don't use Mentality's polishes any more after all the fuss about the polish that made other girls' nails lift off the nailbeds!

Number of coats: 2 – and it works perfectly for stamping too
Drying time: Good
Finish: colour shifting flecks
Overall impression: Wow, this is an impressive polish!
Buy again: Yes