Saturday, 28 September 2013

#33DC - Day 3 - Tape Mani feat Mentality Gale, Valor and Rogue

Hi Goddesses

Damn this mani has taken a lo-hot of effort!  This is the 3rd mani I have prepared, it's a day late, AND it took me 3 days to do it!

So what gives?  Well, at the start of the week I did a Lilypad Lacquer tape mani, but it was just too subtle, so that was a no-go.  Luckily I managed to recycle it into a prompt for later in the challenge.

Then I swatched a great glitter and decided to use that as the base, but the colours I chose to put over it looked so bad, that I didn't even wait for the abomination to dry!

And then I decided to use some of the Mentality polishes I bought 2 months ago and added Gale on base.   Gale is fabulous, a stone cold colour that retains warmth due to its very subtle lilac tones.

This polish a beauty.  Awesome matter formula.  A one coater.    Glorious suedeness (which you can see in one of the close-ups).  A really great polish.

So that was Thursday.  Then I developed a migraine and went to bed, was still ill on Friday so collapsed in bed after work, and still feel shitty today, which is why it has taken such a lo-hong time to get this post up today!

I have to say though, I LOVE this colour combination.  It's so dark and autumnal, and the colours play together beautifully.  There's something really rich about these tones.

All of these polishes are one coaters, and I really can't praise these Mentality mattes enough.   I just know they are going to be the staple of my autumn polish toolkit.

Don't forget to check out everyone who posted on time YESTERDAY, and I'll see you on Monday for tribal!

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