Sunday, 17 November 2013

Stamping With Mentality Dapper

Greetings All!

I have a new crush. I got Dapper for my birthday from my mum (thanks mum!), with a little help from Sally Magpies. I'd been curious about them for a while, with their holographic, duochromatic claims, and at £6 for a 15ml bottle, they're not that extravagant (in fact, the same price per ml as Barry M Gold Foil!). It's described as a nude polish with gold tones, but to my eyes at least, it's pretty gold! I would say gold with nude tones lol.

When I first looked at the bottle, I thought "no way this will stamp. It looks like a four coater!". It does appear quite sheer, but once I opened it, it was clearly very opaque, and it absolutely, definitely stamps!

You can just catch a hint of the holo on my index finger. It isn't crazy holo, but it is definitely there! I haven't seen much duochromacity(?), but duochromes were never really my thing anyway. What is my thing is golden stamping polishes! Especially with a pretty, subtle holo sparkle. And it stamps just about perfectly. The stamp is from Plate 3 of the MoYou Pro XL Collection, and I'm starting to be pretty impressed with them! The size especially is just perfect for me, you can see on my thumb that they're just the right size!

My base, if you're interested, is Pahlish Still Alive, a rather gorgeous polish with crazy amounts of depth.

I know, I know, how did I even bring myself to stamp over it! This is my first Pahlish, apparently it's blue-green, but it's looking quite green here! Either way, stunner. I picked this up at Rainbow Connection.

So, lovely base, lovely stamp, lovely stamping polish! I love it when a plan comes together.Will Dapper replace my beloved Barry M Gold Foil though? Time will tell! But yes. Yes, it will. I also have Proper still to try, so watch out for that!


  1. Ohhhh, don't tell me I can get Mentality polishes in the UK, I've been admiring their gorgeous holos for ages, aah!

    This combo is gorgeous though,love the base colour so much and that stamping is so pretty =D

    1. Thank you!

      Sally Magpies has a great range of Mentality, and they aren't the most expensive indies I've seen. I definitely need more of the stampers!

  2. Love the base polish, really a good one. :)


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