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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mentality Holo Top Coat Swatches

Hello lovelies,

Since I am obsessed with holos and given that they are quite expensive, I was trying to see if there was a cheaper alternative. I actually stumbled on this holographic top coat by accident as I was googling for swatches. I purchased it a few weeks ago from Ebay for $6, plus $2 shipping. I thought that was a pretty good deal considering one holographic nail polish can cost on average $15.
Since this is a top coat, it can turn any color into a holo, thus making it more versatile, which I liked that idea.

The polish itself is clear and densely packed with holo pigments and you can see the strong rainbow it gives off from the bottle. The pigments are not super fine but a bit grainy. I'm actually ok with that cause I think it shows the holos better. 

I have it swatched (3 coats) over 4 different colors here: blue, red, teal, and purple.
With one coat, it can look a bit patchy but you can certainly get a good coverage with 2 coats but I tried 3 just to see if there is a difference.

The main difference I noticed is as you put more coat, the base color starts to look lighter. The holos still look the same. Personally, I think it does give a pretty decent linear holo effect but I really don't think it will replace or come close to the effect I got with the Layla Hologram nail polishes.

My take is if you can be happy with what you see on these swatches, then this is a nice cheap alternative. Otherwise, if you want the real deal or should I say stronger holo effect, you probably gonna have to bite the bullet.

Here's a link to the Ebay seller, just in case you are still considering getting it. I received it within a week of placing my order and it was carefully packaged in a small box.

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  1. This colour is so pretty! Never came across a polish like this before and I bet that it won't even be available in the Uk!! >.< Enjoyed reading your posts by the way :) now following you!

    Ploy <3 x

    1. Hi Ploy, thanks for joining. I guess it doesn't hurt to ask if the seller would be kind enough to send it to UK.

  2. I swear, people drool over my food posts and I drool over your nail polish posts! Since I cant wear polish to school now Im so envious of these awesome top coats and glitter polishes! Life's too short not to have fun with glitter! Holographic stuff baby!

    1. You certainly have some really awesome food post and I'm so envious of all the good food you eat. That's so uncool of your school to prohibit you guys from wearing nail polish. Why is that such a big deal?


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