Glitter and gradients galore! This is the first mani on my poor nubbins that I actually liked. When I got sent the crystalchrome flakies to review from Mentality, I knew I needed to put the blue one (Carousel) over black and play with the others.
Which is to say, this is the first mani I did with these glittery flakies! So today you get to see 3 out of the 5, although the other two will each get their own post.
Introducing Carousel, a ceramic/glass hybrid flakie topper that looks purple or blue depending on what you put it over! Shown here is one coat over a black creme. The flakie density is wonderful, and like the others in this collection would build to opacity in three coats.
I should probably also mention finish and removal. These flakies sit flat (all the ones from this collection do) but you will need to add top coat for a smooth finish. Removal is somewhere between a creme and a glitter…it does come off with acetone, but you need to scrub a little.
Once Carousel was on, I decided to do a blue-green-gold gradient using two of the other flakies in the collection. I just used the polish brushes and went to town. This mani took no time at all but was super glittery!
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Blue flakie: Mentality – Carousel
~ Green flakie: Mentality – Funhouse
~ Gold flakie: Mentality – Sideshow
Each flakie polish is $20.75 due to the cost of the pigment. You can find them at the Mentality Shop. Happy polishing!