Mentality Nail Polish Crystalchromes Collection Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath
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Mentality Nail Polish Crystalchromes Collection Swatches & Review

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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 have a fun post for you up next!  This is the Mentality Nail Polish Crystalchromes collection which is the newest of their polish babies.

What are Crystalchromes?  They are a ceramic/glass hybrid of flakes that alter depending on their base and layering.  These are incredibly unique to my collection.

These can be used as 1 coat over a dark or light colored base or 2-3 coats on their own.  My preference is over a dark base to really make the flake colors pop though.

Since I will be showing these over different bases, this post will lean a bit picture heavy. Let’s take a look.

Carnival

Carnival

Carnival is an exclusive ceramic/glass hybrid that shifts from red to yellow to green. I used 1 coat over a black creme for most of these photos, but below I will show it layered over a white creme as well as on it’s own

Carnival side

Carnival full

Carnival cu

Carnival over Different Bases

Below you will see it closeup over black, white and alone.  You can see how different bases (or lack of) alter which colors come through.

Carnival macro

Carnival over white

Carnival alone

Carousel

Carousel

Carousel is an exclusive ceramic/glass hybrid that shifts from purple to an orangish red.  I used 1 coat over a black creme for these photos. Below I will show it layered over a white creme as well as on it’s own.

Carousel side

Carousel full

Carousel cu

Carousel over Different Bases

Below you will see it closeup over black, white and alone.  You can see how different bases (or lack of) alter which colors come through.

Carousel macro

Carousel over white

Carousel alone

Funhouse

Funhouse

Funhouse is the one I am completely and utterly in love with.  I will need another bottle because mine’s already half gone.

Funhouse is an exclusive ceramic/glass hybrid that shifts from aqua to blue to purple.

 I used 1 coat over a black creme for these photos. Below I will show it layered over a white creme as well as on it’s own.

Funhouse side

Funhouse full

Funhouse cu

Funhouse over Different Bases

Below you will see it closeup over black, white and alone.  You can see how different bases (or lack of) alter which colors come through.

Funhouse macro

Funhouse over white

I added a second over white so you can see how it shifts more green where light hits.

funhouose over white 2

Funhouse alone

Panorama

Panorama

Panorama is an exclusive ceramic/glass hybrid that is a multicolor blend of color shifting glass flecks. I used 1 coat over a black creme for these photos. Below I will show it layered over a white creme as well as on it’s own.

Panorama side

Panorama no bottle

Panorama cu

 Panorama over Different Bases

Below you will see it closeup over black, white and alone. You can see how different bases (or lack of) alter which colors come through.

Panorama macro

Panorama white

Panorama alone

Sideshow

Sideshow

Sideshow is an exclusive ceramic/glass hybrid that shifts from orange to green to blue.  I used 1 coat over a black creme for these photos. Below I will show it layered over a white creme as well as on it’s own.

Sideshow side

Sideshow full

Sideshow cu

Sideshow over Different Bases

Below you will see it closeup over black, white and alone. You can see how different bases (or lack of) alter which colors come through.

Sideshow macro

Sideshow over white

Sideshow alone

Overview

I really loved this collection because as you can see the colors actually alter pretty drastically from a light base to a dark base.  I’m not a huge fan of any fleck polishes on their own and much prefer them over a creme, but you can still see that it looks like a completely different topper when used alone.

All 5 shades glided on fairly easily and laid flat.  Carousel had the largest fleck pieces in it which made layering it on it’s own slightly “lumpy” looking.

Now before I put the price, I will say these are priced higher than most Mentality shades, but you can look in their shop and see they aren’t price gougers so if they say they priced it as low as they could without going broke, I believe them. And after working with them for almost 3 years and seeing their low prices, I trust them. These are unique though and are incredibly beautiful.

Price: $18.75 Each

Where To Buy: Mentality Nail Polish Website Harlow & Co | Edgy Polish

Social Media: Facebook Instagram

So what did you think of these?  I personally find them unique and have been loving playing with them.

A few years ago I reviewed the Mentality normal flakies and still have those kicking around, so coming up soon will be a comparison post to see the difference in their normal flakes in comparison to these new Crystalchromes.

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9 comments

Phyrra April 28, 2015 - 4:24 pm

Those are all so gorgeous! Love your perfect manis.

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Brooke @ Blushing Noir April 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm

I love how these coat the nail! I can’t even pick a fave your swatches are all so perfect!

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Chelsea April 28, 2015 - 7:39 pm

I need Funhouse! It looks amazing over black!

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Kendra April 28, 2015 - 9:07 pm

These colors are gorgeous!

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Jess Scull April 29, 2015 - 3:27 am

These are freaking awesome!! Love them on you!

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Ashley April 29, 2015 - 5:55 pm

These are all SO pretty! I will definitely be picking them up.

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Carly April 29, 2015 - 6:18 pm

That gold glitter, LOVE!!!

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Laura MyNewestAddiction April 29, 2015 - 6:31 pm

Flakies make me happy!!!!

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