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Cult Nails: Super Powers

1 Dec

Like many of you out there, I got my Cult Nails Super Powers collection recently.  I was looking through posts in my reader when it dawned on me that my package may have arrived.  I opened my email to check the tracking and sure enough, it said it had been delivered.  It was about 9:30pm and really cold outside, but I ran down to the mailbox anyway.  I was just too excited to wait until the next day.  I interrupted the mani I was doing and put Clairvoyant on almost as soon as I opened the package.   A few days later I tried them all.This is one coat of Time Traveler with no top coat.  I was very impressed with the coverage of this polish.  It’s a gorgeous midnight blue with a creme finish.

Then I put Clairvoyant over the top.  The above picture is no top coat; below is Cult Nails Wicked Fast top coat.  I am in love with this polish!  It has a purple-ish colored sheer base to it with the amazingly colored flakes it’s so famous for.  You could put this over just about any polish and it would look awesome.

Next up we have Mind Control; a deep purple with tiny purple glitter.  I can’t remember now how many coats this is.  Another beautiful color with a smooth application.

Lastly we have Power Thief.  I LOVE THIS COLOR!  It looks gorgeous with my skin tone.  This could easily be my new go-to polish.  I applied two generous coats and topped it with Wicked Fast.  I would call this a cool medium brown with tiny holo glitters.  It’s definitely a two coater if you’re looking for the bottle color; it’s fairly sheer with the first coat.

I added Clairvoyant over the top of Power Thief on my thumb, just to see.  Yep, it totally works.  Then I topped it with Sephora by O.P.I.’s matte top coat.  Still just as pretty.

So far I’m really impressed with Cult Nails’ formula.  You can’t ask for much more than a great application, pure, deep pigments and they’re DBP, toluene, formaldehyde and camphor free.  What’s not to love?  I’ve got my eye on the Hypnotic collection now.

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Shiny Polka Dots

6 Nov

I was trying to think of a way to dress up my plain old teal matte mani so I experimented with glossy top coat polka dots.  I love it!  It’s really subtle and probably not something others would easily notice, but I definitely plan on doing this again.

Day 6- 30 Days of Untrieds: Sinful Colors Savage

6 Nov

Sinful Colors Savage:  Is there some marking on the bottle that I’m missing that tells me when a polish is matte?  Again, I didn’t know this was matte, but really like it.  Two coats was plenty to get good coverage, but again I did 3 for good measure.  I think I need to get a matte top coat so I can protect these matte polishes.  I really quite like them.

Check out all the others who are joining in:

Taylor at Nailed to the T
Jamie at Nails Adored
Shaina at Haute Lacquer
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Carly at Lacquered Lover
Thalie at Glazed Talons
Jacki at Adventures in Acetone
Sarah at Lucky Lacquers
Alyssa at Always Polished
Rachel at Cherry Glam Girl
Caroline at Good Lack, Nail!
Caitlin at Something Creative
Ashley at Follow the Yellow Polish Road
Amber at The Polished Momma
Andrea at Addicted to the Allure of Beauty
Ingie at Limited Addiction Nails
Lindsay at Nailtopia
Alexandria at Je T’aime Lacquer
Chelsea at Pretty and Polished
Natalie at Gems in a Bottle
Gwen at Pudgy Nails
Caroline at Shadow’s Nail Art

Day 1- 30 Days of Untrieds: Nina Ultra Pro Punki Purple

4 Nov

Nina Ultra Pro Punki Purple:  I personally would call this maybe a hot pink, but the bottle says purple, so it’s purple.  I didn’t realize this polish was matte.  I had a hard time not putting a top coat on it.  I don’t mind the matte finish, but felt like all the brush strokes showed.  Two coats was pretty sufficient to get the bottle color, but I did 3 to try to conceal the brush strokes.  I think I would like it more with a top coat.  I like shiny things.

Check out all the others who are joining in:

Taylor at Nailed to the T
Jamie at Nails Adored
Shaina at Haute Lacquer
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Carly at Lacquered Lover
Thalie at Glazed Talons
Jacki at Adventures in Acetone
Sarah at Lucky Lacquers
Alyssa at Always Polished
Rachel at Cherry Glam Girl
Caroline at Good Lack, Nail!
Caitlin at Something Creative
Ashley at Follow the Yellow Polish Road
Amber at The Polished Momma
Andrea at Addicted to the Allure of Beauty
Ingie at Limited Addiction Nails
Lindsay at Nailtopia
Alexandria at Je T’aime Lacquer
Chelsea at Pretty and Polished
Natalie at Gems in a Bottle
Gwen at Pudgy Nails
Caroline at Shadow’s Nail Art

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