As a nailphile, you can never have too many neon nail polishes!
The latest one I added to my collection is Orly Mayhem Mentality, which is from the Orly Mash Up Collection for Summer 2013.
(You may have caught a glimpse of this on my Instagram, when I shared a sneak peek of it.)
I don’t have too many neon oranges, but this is one of the top picks because the formula is wonderful!
Although my photos make it look like a pastel neon, it’s actually a very bold neon orange, and if you see it in person, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. It was tricky to photograph it accurately.
Orly Mayhem Mentality Pictures
Orly Mayhem Mentality Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of Orly Mayhem Mentality
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Bright orange (Yes)
- Name: Orly Mayhem Mentality
- Collection: Orly Mash Up Collection 2013
- Colours Available in the Collection: Mayhem Mentality, Sparkling Garbage, Beautiful Disaster, Choreographed Chaos, Pretty-Ugly & Harmonious Mess
- Amount: 18 mL (0.6 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: I accidentally threw away my Sally Beauty receipt. I paid around $5-6-ish CAD.
- Where to Buy: Sally Beauty Supply stores, NailPolishCanada, Trans Design, Head2Toe Beauty & 8ty8Beauty
Orly Mayhem Mentality Review
When you want to turn heads, Mayhem Mentality by Orly certainly is the way to go because it’s bright, even in dim lighting!
It’s a little softer than the colour of a traffic cone, but not by much. It’s more orange and less red, so I think that’s why.
Nevertheless, it’s the type of shade that makes a statement, so when you wear this, it’s best to tone down the rest of your outfit, haha, or you may look a little crazy! (Sometimes crazy can be good, though. *Makes a weird face to creep people out*)
Although most creme neons dry to a matte finish, this one still had a good sheen. You could probably wear it fine without a top coat, but, you know me! I like to dry my manicures fast, so I always use my favourite top coat.
Application & Formula
I was extremely impressed with the formula of Mayhem Mentality by Orly! I was expecting to use tons of coats to get full coverage, but I only needed 2 to achieve that! Especially for a neon nail polish, that is worth noting.
You won’t have to layer this over a white base. It’s bright on its own, and it won’t show any visible nail line. (If you apply thin coats, you may need to use 3, but I tend to use medium-thick coats, so I was able to get away with just 2.)
Also, removing this was a cinch – as easy as any other creme polish!
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
Colours that scream in your face like Orly Mayhem Mentality are right up my alley. The tackier, the better! I love sporting fun manicures, and this one was definitely a joy to wear and to paint with!
What neon did you wear last? Have you tried any of the polishes from the Orly Mash Up Collection? What’s the most fun nail polish you own?