Posted by Lisa Heath | January 10, 2014 4:46 pm | 217 Comments
It’s the final day of Mentality Week! Of course I had to save my favorite Mentality Nail Polish for last ;)
Today I have Mentality Lisa to show you! This polish is my namesake and was created basically for me. Lisa is part of the Luxe Textured Glass Holo collection.
Lisa is a super dense red-purple holographic glass fleck nail polish. It dries with a slight texture, but 1 coat of top coat smoothed it all out. I used 2 coats for this photo and I’m in LOVE!
This is one of their more expensive collections. Each bottle is $13.00 because the ingredients to make it are pricier.
You can find this shade, and view the rest of the collection on the Mentality Website
To end Mentality Week we are having a Giveaway sponsored by Mentality!
One winner will receive a bottle of Lisa, a bottle of Jackie (from the Pastel Mattes!) AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Mentality Nail Polish to pick out a couple more polishes!
You must be 18 years or older to enter this giveaway
Please allow up to 3 weeks to receive your prize if you are within the US. May take up to 6 weeks if you are outside the US
NO CHEATING. If I see multiple fake accounts/email addresses that are obviously belonging to one person, I will delete all entries by those individuals and you will be disqualified to win.
Do not email myself or the couple behind Mentality begging to be picked as a winner with a story attached as to why. I run these giveaways fair, and Rafflecopter always picks the winner. I hate to add this in, but it’s apparently necessary as of late :(
Have fun and enjoy!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Posted by Lisa Heath | January 10, 2014 1:38 pm | 0 Comments
I have something a little different for you today! About 4 months ago I started my first ever diet. The first thing I cut out when preparing to diet (yes, I had to prepare) was soda. I started sticking to just water. In doing so, I needed to be able to carry my water in a bottle that stayed cold longer than others. Once water isn’t cold anymore, I have issues drinking it.
This is where Glasstics Water Bottle comes in.
I received a Glasstics Water Bottle in blue. This is a fairly easy to use bottle that has a plastic outer casing and a glass cylinder inside. This keeps drinks colder longer.
Lets look at the design a little closer
This is the mouth of the bottle. It’s a little awkward for me to use. It’s doable, I managed, but it wasn’t comfortable entirely. Had the opening been closer to the edge it probably would have been a bit better for me.
The lid also has a “lock” on it so it doesn’t open up accidentally in transit. To open, you just flip it to unlocked and pop the top up. Pretty simple!
There are 2 ways you can clean the Glasstic Water Bottle. Either wash it in the sink with hot soapy water and a bottle brush, or the way I prefer… in the dishwasher! Taking this apart for cleaning was REALLY easy. I just unscrewed the bottom and the top blue pieces and slid the inner glass cylinder out of the plastic casing. I placed all 4 pieces in the top rack of my dishwasher, and an hour or so later, I had a clean set ready to go.
This is one aspect of the bottle I wasn’t thrilled with. The handle for carrying the bottle just didn’t feel right. It wasn’t a bad design, but it wasn’t full comfortable for my hands. The bottle itself is a little on the heavier side, so it might just be the bulk of a full bottle with this type of carrying mechanism, but I was finding myself not reaching for it as much knowing how I would need to carry it around, as it was too large to just pop in my small purse.
I got quite a bit of use out of the Glasstic Water Bottle over the last month. It’s easy to clean, fast to assemble and it really does keep drinks cold for a MUCH longer period of time than a standard bottle does. From the different liquids I tried, I noticed the drinks just tasted better in my Glasstic Water Bottle, and that’s probably due to the fact that it’s being stored in glass instead of plastic. It is a little heavy and the handle isn’t the most convenient for me, but overall, I will still use it a lot.
Should the glass inside break, it is contained within the plastic outer shell, so you shouldn’t need to worry about a horrible cleanup. You would just need to let the liquid drain in a sink, then carefully remove the glass into a garbage can. Glasstic will replace the glass insert for $7.99 (which covers shipping and handling). I did drop this at least 4 times, if not more – and the glass stayed well protected. What can I say? I’m a klutz!
Where to Buy: Glasstic Website
Have you tried a Glasstic Water Bottle?
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Posted by Lisa Heath | January 10, 2014 11:47 am | 16 Comments
a-England is just one of those polish brands that everyone who loves polish should experience at least once! Trust me when I say though, if you get ahold of one of their polishes – you will continue to buy them! When they showed up in my mailbox from Color4Nails – I was ecstatic!
The Ballerina Collection consists of 4 delicate and gorgeous holographic shades that look amazing both with and without stronger lighting. If you’ve used A-England polishes before, you know they have amazing formulas and apply with ease.
As usual with these photos, please refer to the first photo for color accuracy. The first photo is always taken in normal lighting with no flash or strong, closeup lighting. The second photo is taken with artificial lighting to show the holographic properties and any color shifts the polish has.
Dancing with Nureyev
Dancing With Nureyev is a gorgeous blue shade with a scattered holo effect. My favorite of the 4! I used 2 coats for this photo.
Fonteyn is a pale silvery lilac with a tightly scattered holo effect. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Her Rose Adagio
Her Rose Adagio is a pale rosey silver with a tightly scattered holo effect. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Encore Margot is a gorgeous silver with a hint of a blue tinge and has a tightly scattered holo. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Another great collection from A-England! All of these apply so smooth it’s incredible. I had absolutely no application issues, no cuticle flooding and everything dried down to a nice smooth finish. Top coat does not alter the holographic appearance of these shades either.
Where to Buy: Color4Nails Website
Color4Nails does offer US as well as International Shipping.
Make sure to visit Color4Nails on Facebook for more swatches, reviews and stocking information for the amazing assortment of polishes she carries!
What did you think? Have you tried A-England before? Which is your favorite from the Ballerina Collection?
Posted by Lisa Heath | January 9, 2014 8:48 pm | 3 Comments
I don’t get time to participate in too many challenges, but this one is doable for me! GOT stands for Golden Oldie Thursday, and the rules are pretty simple. Pull out a polish that’s at least a year old from your collection that falls in with the color chosen for that particular Thursday. This week is Pink!
I decided on Zoya Vivi for my GOT Polish? Pink Challenge!
Vivi is a bright pink with a slight blue duochrome. I don’t know why I haven’t worn this in awhile. Its bright and GORGEOUS!
I’m hoping to be able to keep up on this challenge and get through some of my favorite shades that I have been neglecting that are over a year old!
Make sure to check out the other lovely bloggers who are taking part in the GOT Polish? Challenge!
Posted by Lisa Heath | January 9, 2014 1:25 pm | 2 Comments
Mentality Week is almost over! I really love doing weeks where I get to blog for this fabulous company! They have so many stunning creations and everytime you think they HAVE to be running out of ideas, they introduce a NEW line that has me drooling!
Today I will be showing you Part 2 of The Stampers! The following 11 polishes are all usable as stand alone polishes if you love the color, but can also be stamped over virtually any base color. I stamped over Mentality Scoundrel for all of these photos (on my ring finger). Scoundrel is a glossy black creme shade that is also a good stamping polish if you are looking for a basic black!
Take a look at these 11 shades. For color accuracy, refer to the first photo in each set. The second photo is to show any color shifts as well as any holographic sparkle within.
Ellen is a pale pink holographic stamping polish. The holo is subtle and when lighting hits the polish it takes on a gorgeous glowy effect! I used 2 coats for this photo.
Leymah is a soft red holographic stamping polish. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Tawakkol is a soft orangey bronze holographic stamping polish. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Shirin is a slightly orange toned gold holographic stamping polish. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Jody is a dark gold holographic stamping polish. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Rigoberta is a light green holographic stamping polish. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Aung is a light green with a hint of blue with holographic sparkle. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Alva is an aqua holographic stamping polish. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Teresa is a lighter purple holographic with a flash of pink. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Betty is a purple holographic polish with flashes of pink. Betty is a bit darker than Teresa. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Mairead is a gorgeous plum holographic stamping polish with flashes of red. I used 2 coats for this photo.
As you can see from the photos, all of these shades stamped amazingly well over Scoundrel. They have amazing opacity as stamps but also look stunning as stand alone nail polish. The flashes of colors as well as the subtle holographic in each one adds to the uniqueness of these, especially as stamping polishes. I had no application issues with any of these, and as always, am 100% happy with each shade!
Price: $7.75 each
Where to Buy: Mentality Nail Polish Website
International Distributors: Sally Magpies and Edgy Polish
Mentality Nail Polishes are 3 Free and each bottle has 2 stainless steel mixing balls.
Make sure you check out Mentality Nail Polish on Facebook HERE for updates as well as more swatches!
Tomorrow is the final day of Mentality Week! Make sure to check back for a little surprise!
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