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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mentality - Tempest

    

     Today I have for you Tempest from Mentality. Tempest is from the Ombre Mattes Collection and is a blackened dark red with red shimmer. I was lucky enough to snag this beauty from a blog sale. The application process was smooth. I didn't experience any dragging like I have with other matte polishes. However as you will notice the shimmer is hard to see once the polish dries. All pictures shown are 2 coats.

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       I love the look of Tempest matte but wanted to see if I could get some more of the shimmer to show with top coat.

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     You can start to get a glimpse of the depth that Mentality has with the addition of top coat. Here's a Macro shot for a closer look.

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     And now to share with you the reason for those 2 stripes on my ring finger. I decided to do some negative space nail art inspired  by LacquerStyle. You can see her manicure here. This is my version.


Mentality-Tempest
     
     I used Essie Shine of the Times for my flakey strip and then topped everything off with a matte top coat. I really like how this turned out. It felt elegant and fun at the same time.

     I have a few more Mentality polishes on my wish list but would love to hear some of your favorites or must haves. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!



8 comments :

  1. What a deep rich color. Looks good.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. When I wore this I didnt want to take it off. Im going to have to do another one of these manicures in the near future.

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  2. Beautiful Polish and I really like the addition of the flakie strip

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  3. At first glance I thought you'd added a strip of foil - the flakie is really captivating!

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    1. Thank you. I fell in love with the look the firt time I saw it. Such an easy way to dress up a manicure.

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    1. I heard so many people talking about how beautiful it was that when I saw it in a blog sale I snatched it up as quickly as I could. I didn't even really know what it looked like, just knew that I had to have it.

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