Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mentality Rascal & Born Pretty Studs

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Hello Lovelies!! I hope you had a fantastic week! I am so excited to show you today's looks! Let's get started...

The nail polish I am featuring today was sent to me for review by Mentality Nail Polish. This indie brand is known for it's beautiful collections, awesome variety, and great prices! This polish is called Rascal and it described as a "black matte with a very subtle shimmer." I used two coats and no topcoat. The application was amazing!! The formula was great, highly pigmented, and very smooth. I REALLY love the brush that comes with this polish. It is flat and wide (not too wide though) and made application so easy, especially since less strokes were needed to achieve the desired opacity.

I love that this is black but not too black. I hope that makes sense to someone other than me! Ha!

This is so versatile, it can transition from day to night or work to a night out on the town.

Now here's the macro...I just love this polish!

Because sometimes I am incapable of leaving well enough alone, I decided to spruce it up a bit. After a short, slightly weird conversation with myself, I decided to add some color!! (hehe) I used studs that were provided for review from the Born Pretty Store. These are vivid neon studs that came in six different colors (blue, yell0w, green, pink, purple, and orange) and both square and round shapes. Each stud is 2mm and perfectly sized for any length or nail shape.

Mentality Rascal & Born Pretty Store Studs
I placed each stud on the nail using a very small amount of nail glue. They can also be applied using a topcoat or basecoat. They were really easy to use and I had no issues with applying the studs.

I love the way the neon colors pop against the matte of Rascal.

To provide a fun look, I alternated the colors on each nail, while changing the position of the squares, so they'd appear more diamond shaped.

Overall, I really love the outcome of this look! Mentality Nail Polish Rascal  and the Born Pretty Store studs are both wins!

Mentality Nail Polish can be purchased HERE and HERE!! Also, be sure to follow the brand on FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest. Currently, they are celebrating their birthday and offering a 20% discount on all orders of $30 or more. Use code: Mentality when checking out. If your purchase is $30 or more after the discount is applied, you may receive a free bottle of Not For Sale, a limited edition polish that will be provided while supplies last. As always, with Mentality Nail Polish, SHIPPING IS FREE!!!

Don't forget to visit the Born Pretty Store as well! They offer a variety of products that are of excellent quality and FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!!!! Isn't that awesome?!! The studs shown in this mani can be purchased HERE. They came in a package of 400 for $5.99. You can't beat that price! Don't forget to use my discount code EQL91 to receive an 10% off. You can also follow on Instagram and Facebook.

Let me know what you think of this look below!


  1. Love the contrast of the brightly colored studs against the flat black matte-ness of Rascal! Rascal looks like it would be a great partner for chalkboard nail art as well!

  2. I need a matte black in my life. Really like this mani, Tiff!

  3. I loved that polish

    and the studs are awesome


  4. Love it, love it, I love it!!


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