Mentality Nail Polish The Top Coats Swatches and Review

by Lisa Heath

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

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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.

Looking to add a little pizzazz to your manicure?  Adding a gorgeous top coat usually does the trick!  Lucky for you, Mentality Nail Polish has you covered.

I have 8 different top coats to show you tonight from Mentality which range from a nice gloss to a gorgeous holo!

All of the following swatches are done over Mentality Scoundrel which is a semi gloss black creme polish (which is also a great stamping polish!).  I wanted to do the same base for all of them since this is about the top coats.  I only used 1 layer of top coat for each photo over 2 coats of Scoundrel.

The Flakies

Blue Flakie


Blue Flakie is a translucent blue jelly polish loaded with blue flakies that also give a slight pink flash.

Gold Flakie


Gold Flakie is a translucent yellow jelly polish loaded with gold flakies.

Red Flakie


Red Flakie is a translucent pink jelly polish loaded with red flakies.

Multi Flakie


Multi Flakie is  a translucent orange jelly polish loaded with multi colored flakie.

The Holos



Holo is a nice silver linear holographic top coat that transforms any polish into a linear holographic.

Under Artificial Lighting


Matte Holo


What’s that?  A MATTE holo?  Yes indeed!  This is the matte version of the Holo Top Coat!  Turns any polish into a matte linear holographic.  This is the only matte holo top coat I’ve seen before!

Under Artificial Lighting


Suede and Regular



Suede is a shimmery matte top coat.  For those who aren’t aware – when a polish is labeled as “suede finish” it generally means that it’s a matte polish with some shimmer in it.  This is the only suede top coat I’ve seen – so instantly turn any shade into a Suede!

Top Coat


Top Coat is a clear glossy top coat.  This is not a fast dry top coat and took about 8 minutes total to dry for me.  Very glossy and it does apply clear even though it looks cloudy in the bottle!

Mentality does have one more top coat that I don’t currently have in my possession, which is Matte Top Coat.  As it implies – it’s a top coat to turn any polish into a matte finish shade.

My Favorite Top Coat:  Matte Holo – it’s completely unique to my collection!


Holo – $7.00

Matte Holo – $7.50

Flakies – $6.50

Suede – $6.50

Top Coat – $6.25

Scoundrel – $6.50

I really hope you enjoyed this post!  As I said before, each top coat was applied over 2 coats of Mentality Scoundrel, only 1 coat of each top coat was used per photo.

You can purchase all of these shades on the Mentality Big Cartel Shop

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!

Which of the top coats was your favorite?


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Pam October 8, 2013 - 8:58 pm

Very interesting and pretty shades!

Leslie October 9, 2013 - 3:27 am

I love how you swatched them all over the same color so we could compare. They’re all nice, but I LOVE the blue and the holo!!

Samarium's Swatches October 9, 2013 - 6:33 am

I’m loving the red flakie!

Emily Lacquerologist October 9, 2013 - 6:44 am

These are great! I love that you did them all over black. The flakies are surprisingly unique…love it!

Noelle October 9, 2013 - 6:50 am

Wowzers! A matte holo!? DEAD.

Doria M October 9, 2013 - 8:57 am

Whoa!!! That holo topcoat is insane! And I love the flakies ;) I need some of these for sure!

Light of the Moon Nails October 9, 2013 - 10:06 am

I am a sucker for mattes, so that matte holo cries out to me “take me, I belong in your stash!” I have a few of her matte holo colors and LOVE them. It is soon to be mine….do I get paid this week?

Kelly October 9, 2013 - 10:51 am

A matte holo? Who would have thought! Oh, and all of these look great on you!

Miranda @ Slashed Beauty October 9, 2013 - 11:38 am

Holo is TOO COOL! Price points are pretty good as well!

Phyrra October 9, 2013 - 12:03 pm

OMG I love love that top one!

Harshleen October 9, 2013 - 12:51 pm

I really like the gold flakie!

Sheila (Painted Ladies) October 9, 2013 - 2:44 pm

Great swatches and great prices!

Toria Mason October 9, 2013 - 4:05 pm

Ooh, pretty! I especially love the flakies. My favorite is Blue Flakie. :)

Shipra October 9, 2013 - 4:59 pm


I love these!!

Adventures in Polishland October 9, 2013 - 6:17 pm

Wow, what an amazing collection of top coats! I love the matte holo.

Krystle(Baking Beauty) October 9, 2013 - 7:57 pm

I want all the holos!!

Brooke @ Blushing Noir October 11, 2013 - 5:31 am

these are HAWT. I can never have enough holo or flakies in my stash!

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