Mentality Metallic Cremes Collection Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath

***Added 7/23/15 – please read this announcement ***

If you have purchased from Mentality from April 2015 – June 2015 and you are experiencing sensitivity, itchiness or burning, please contact Mentality directly to have your polishes replaced. Their email is [email protected]

I personally did NOT experience any reactions when using these polishes, but many did. Please know I would have been fully transparent had I known the damage that was being caused. Again, please read the announcement above and by clicking on it, you will be taken to Mentality’s initial statement regarding the issue.

I went back and forth all day figuring out how to do this post.  On one hand, it’s 18 polishes which makes it a long post so breaking it up makes sense.  On the other hand, I personally want to see a full collection within 1 post so I can scroll through when I decide what I want to buy rather than swapping back and forth between posts.


I decided to post all 18 in one shot.

Each photo will show the shades with the solid color painted on 3 nails and the ring finger painted with Mentality Rascal and then the Metallic Creme shade stamped over it.  This is to show each polish on it’s own as well as show off it’s stamping abilities.  I decided on a black base to stamp over because it’s the darkest polish and you can see how opaque each Metallic Creme is over it.

Each Metallic Creme shade is almost a 1 coat polish.  I used 2 for each photo as usual though.

Let’s get started!



Memento is a deep metallic creme with a tinge of reddish lavender in it.



Tactful is a deep gold metallic creme.



Imply is a blackened green metallic creme.



Trace is a blackened blue metallic creme.



Innuendo is a blackened purple metallic creme.



Shadow is a blackened rose metallic creme.



Allusion is a blackened brown metallic creme.



Discreet is a blackened silver metallic creme.



Element is a silvered reddish lavender metallic creme.



Glow is a lavender metallic creme.



Prudent is a silvered gold metallic creme.



Hint is a silver toned green metallic creme.



Touch is a silvered blue metallic creme.



Whisper is a silvered lavender metallic creme.



Tinge is a silvered rosy pink metallic creme.



Overtone is a light silvered taupe metallic creme.



Delicate is a light grey metallic creme.



Tint is a light silvered light pink metallic creme.


The Metallic Cremes are interesting.  They have the look of a metallic, but the consistency of a creme when applied.  Like most metallic polishes I’ve come across, brush strokes are visible to some degree in each shade.  The lighter shades definitely showed them more than darker.  All 18 shades are close to being 1 coat shades, a few are – but I did use 2 for all of these photos.  All of them stamped BEAUTIFULLY.  They all covered Rascal easily and were opaque over the black.

Price:  $6.50

Where to Buy: Mentality Website

Special: Right now Mentality is running a special in their shop!  Spend $40 in 1 order and get a free Metallic Creme! (this is for every $40 dollar increment… so spend $80, get 2 free Metallic Cremes)

International Distributors:  Sally Magpies, Harlow & Co and Edgy Polish

Mentality Nail Polishes are 3 Free formula 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!

I seriously recommend heading to the Mentality Facebook Page linked above… now through April 20th, 2014 they are doing a rafflecopter giveaway and EACH DAY one lucky winner will get a free holo polish!  Rafflecopter decides the winner, but that’s a LOT of winners!

Want to see more of my Mentality swatches?  Check out the Mentality section on my Swatch Gallery!


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Kath TheFabZilla March 23, 2014 - 9:33 pm

I commend you for this epic swatch-a-thon!! And I have to say, your accent nail for every swatch is fabulous!

Helena March 24, 2014 - 3:42 am

I would definitly buy these to use for stamping, but I think it’s a little to much brushstrokes in them to use as regular polish.

Eugenia March 24, 2014 - 3:46 am

I love all your accent nails!

Jamie @ Makeuplifelove March 24, 2014 - 4:41 am

Love love love this swatchathon post. Ummm… Your accent nail in each one looks AMAZING!!! Great post and gorgeous shades!

Anastasia March 24, 2014 - 4:45 am

Looks like these work really well for stamping, but I like them on their own, too.

Kat Dinges March 24, 2014 - 8:45 am

Oh dear, haha. Love all of these. I definitely need more Mentality in my life.

Phyrra March 24, 2014 - 9:19 am

Nothing jumps out at me for this collection. Whew.

Noelle March 24, 2014 - 11:07 am

You go girl! I really love Tinge!

Leelo R March 24, 2014 - 12:05 pm

They all look so pretty :)

Jess Scull March 24, 2014 - 1:56 pm

Glow is my favorite! amazing!

Laura MyNewestAddiction March 24, 2014 - 4:59 pm

OMG! I love this post and I love each and every look you created! These are fabulous! :D I need those stampy plates

Miranda March 24, 2014 - 5:27 pm

I haven’t had good experiences with metallics because I just don’ t have a steady enough hand to get even strokes!

Ange March 24, 2014 - 5:51 pm

I LOVE them all but Glow has got to be my favorite! They look amazing!

Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries March 24, 2014 - 6:15 pm

18 in one collection! Wowsers, I applaud you for that epic swatching session.

Kelly R March 24, 2014 - 6:42 pm

These are gorgeous! You have become quite the stamping queen!

Nidia - Lit From Within March 24, 2014 - 7:26 pm

Colossal post! Great stamping, too. I think Shadow is my fave.

Betzy Carmona March 24, 2014 - 8:31 pm

They are all so pretty

Citizens of Beauty March 24, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Wow, these all look amazing! Well done!

Danny March 25, 2014 - 8:27 am

Your stamping skills are phenomenal!

Brooke @ Blushing Noir March 25, 2014 - 12:58 pm

So pretty! These make me think of 50 shades of grey lol

Sheila (Painted Ladies) March 26, 2014 - 5:04 am

That’s a lot of polishes! Thank you for swatching all of them!

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