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Sunday, 12 January 2014

Mentality Brute........ with Nail Art :)

Mentality Brute with Manglaze Matte is Murder
Mentality Brute with Manglaze Matte is Murder


My first foray into Mentality polishes! I've always loved matte polishes, so I don't know how these stunners from Mentality managed to pass me by, but I'm really glad I found them. Better late than never!

Here is Mentality Brute alone; this is two coats. Application and coverage are perfect, and this colour just glows!

Mentality Brute

Mentality Brute




Mentality Brute

Mentality Brute


Mentality Brute
Mentality Brute


I added some geometric nail art with Manglaze Matte is Murder, since I've just joined FingerFood's Theme Buffet  nail art challenge, and this weeks theme is geometric.......

Mentality Brute with Manglaze Matte is Murder

Mentality Brute with Manglaze Matte is Murder

Mentality Brute with Manglaze Matte is Murder
Mentality Brute with Manglaze Matte is Murder


For all of my nails except my ring finger, I taped off the parts I wanted to stay blue with scotch tape, then painted over. This is the first time I've tried taping in this was; I got the idea from Lucie's tutorial at Lucy's Stash. I deliberately left less of my nails exposed between the tape than Lucie did, since I wanted more of the blue in the end result. I'm pleased with how this turned out and I'm definitely adding this to my library of nail art techniques!

I purchased Mentality Brute from Sally Magpies; Manglaze Matte is Murder is an old favourite from my stash but Sally has just started selling Manglaze too. Outside the UK, Manglaze are available direct from the Manglaze website and Mentality from the Mentality BigCartel store.

Check out the other super geometric nail art in FingerFood's challenge - I love geometrics!


22 comments:

  1. Love the matte effect! those dots and stripes just add such a lovely twist to it :D Lovely manicure! x

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  2. The colours are stunning and the matte effect manages to intensify them - love it! :)

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    1. Thank you - I do love bright blue so Brute is right up my street :)

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  3. Shut the front door - I only just talked myself out of buying Brute. Le sigh. BAD INFLUENCE (lovely nails)!

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    1. Lol! But it is amazing! I know what you mean - I ordered two mattes and two glitters and already I'm looking at other colours :D

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  4. Im so mad that your nails are so perfect!

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    1. lol, but thank you! To me they are far from perfect!

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  5. That is one heck of a mani! Looks incredible!

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  6. Wow, that blue is just stunning, what a lovely finish! And the black patterns look fantastic over the top!

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  7. Simply stunning I love the blue polish and the shapes look great too :)

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  8. These look fantastic and your nails are beautiful! I've already placed 3 orders with Mentality and I keep looking at more colors. I'm completely hooked!

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    1. Thank you! I know just what you mean - I bought four colours so I have to resist getting any more until I've used them all!

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  9. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH I HAVE TO POST IT IN CAPS!!!

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  10. Oh, I really like this blue - my favourite colour! I might have to invest in this polish!

    I have tagged you in my Liebster Award post, I hope you don't mind. I look forward to reading your post! :)
    http://emma23mereta.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/liebster-award.html
    x

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  11. What a stunning mani.....beautiful base!

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  12. The colors are amazing and the nail art is beautiful!! I've been staring at it for 5 minutes just admiring them ;)

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  13. Fantastic! I like how your nails have all different patterns :-)

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