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Friday, June 12, 2015

Mentality - Dyad


     Raise your hand if you're happy it's Friday!!! Did I miss a few? How about if you'll be binge watching season 3 of Orange is the New Black on Netflix? I wish I had been thinking ahead and done an OITNB manicure for today but to be honest my mind is in packing mode for vacation. I guess you could call that a blogger fail of sorts. Instead I'll be showing you Dyad from Mentality

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Dyad plus top coat

     Dyad is a grey blue scattered holographic nail polish that shifts from gold to yellow to green. On the website it lists this polish as drying to a glossy finish but mine dried  more semi-matte than glossy.  Although it was hard to capture on film thanks to the holographic sparkles. 

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Dyad no top coat
Dyad no top coat

     Application was a breeze, and very opaque on the first coat. The one disappointment I had was the brushstrokes in the finish. I was able to hide most of them with a good top coat. All photos are shown with 2 coats of Dyad.


     Now I have to admit that I ordered this because it was part of the stamping polishes from Mentality but I forgot about that when I finally got around to using it. I thought I was being clever when I thought to stamp with it after seeing how opaque it was. I didn't expect results like this though.


     Are you impressed? I was! Not only was I able to get all the little "feathers" in this design, but I got a lot of color and sparkle too! Oh and did you notice the placement of the image? Ding ding ding we have a winner! Well at least that's how I felt when this manicure was all said and done. Placement of the image has been my stamping nemesis for the last 3 years. It's always a nerve wracking battle that I lose, but not this time.

     Want to know my secret? I put the stamper on it's side at the base of my cuticle, lined up the image and then tipped it down onto the nail. In the past I have tried to line it up along the side of my nail and rolled the stamper across. What a difference technique makes! Please let me know in the comments if you'd like me to make a video of how I did this. I know sometimes seeing it makes it a lot easier to understand.



     The base color I used for this is Provence from Revlon and the image is from plate B97 by NNail. Unfortunately after 15 minutes of searching I was unable to find NNail's site so it seems they have gone out of business.  Dyad however,  is still available for purchase! A 5 oz bottle will set you back a cool $7.75. Not bad for a polish that has so many uses.  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing! 


      
     


28 comments :

  1. I have wanted to try Mentality polishes for a very long time now. I need more stamp ready polishes in my collection.

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  2. Naked Without PolishJune 12, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Definitely more frosty than I like, but it looks like it's a great stamper!

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  3. Gorgeous color! Awesome job on placement!

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  4. I love it as a stamp!

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  5. Mentality always impresses me with how awesome their products are, and this one is no exception!

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  6. I love mentality for stamping! May need to grab this one now too!

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  7. Great job on the placement, it's something I always struggle with as well!

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  8. PhD in Nail PolishJune 13, 2015 at 6:06 AM

    Oooooh, good to know that tip about the placement. I've always been on the strugglebus

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  9. Lisa Marie HeathJune 13, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Love the stamping! And Dyad is one of my favs!

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  10. I am definitely going to try your stamping technique! I actually plan to do some stamping later today and was trying to figure out how to get my images centered a little better.

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  11. That is a really pretty color! Your stamping turned out so good too! Great job!

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  12. Provence is slightly more purple than shown here but it is a beautiful color. It will be up on the blog soon!

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  13. It took finding one on a blog sale for next to nothing for me to get some in my collection. And then I was lucky enough to win some from a giveaway. I had such good luck with the formula that I had to buy more. I know you wont regret it if you make that purchase. And there are discount codes for 20% off posted on IG all the time. If you have trouble finding one and want to make a purchase just send me a pm on FB or an e-mail and I can share one. It's not my code so I dont want to just post it here in the comments.

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  14. Thanks! I didnt think it was really frosty on my nails but that shimmer looks that way in the photos doesnt it. I think if I had thought to photograph it in different lighting it that might have helped a lot.

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  15. Thank you! I feel like I just won a huge stamping battle. lol

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  16. It looked even better in real life. I think I need to use it with a full nail stamp next time.

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  17. I couldnt agree more! I only own a handful but have had great luck with all of them so far.

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  18. She has some great stamping polishes!

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  19. really? I never would have guess that with how great your stamped manicures turn out. And trust me I looked! I always checkout the stamping placement on others because of my struggles.

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  20. Thank you and I hope that tip helps you out!

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  21. I hope it helps! It took me a few attempts to get the hang of it but once I did it was like night and day with my stamping.

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  22. It worked! Who knew that stamping from top to bottom would be the solution! It seems too easy! Hahaha!

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  23. I'm so glad it helped! Yeah I had kind of a duh moment when I first tried it out.

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  24. I will try to get a short video tutorial done once I get back from vacation for you. I think it might help a lot of people out.

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  25. What a nice green. It did a good job stamping too.

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