Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cult Nails

Today I am going to be reviewing a few new Cult Nails polishes I received. These were my first Cult Nails polishes and I was so excited when they came in the mail. I couldn't wait to tear into that box, I almost broke a nail opening the box, lol!

First off, I have to say for a small company they sure do create some amazing product! Now, when I opened the box I seen these beautiful polish "burritos" (as they call them). Each one had a label on the outside of the wrapping to tell you what polish is in each "burrito". Cute packaging! I must also tell you that all of their packaging materials are 100% recycled and re-useable. The burritos are wrapped in a 100% recycled wrap and then there are cotton balls to pad the burritos in the box. These cotton balls can be reused to remove your polish so that you can apply one of your new Cult Nails polishes. I put mine in my cotton ball stash to be used later. I wish I could find the picture I took of everything in the box before I unwrapped all the burritos but I can't find it on my camera. Hmmm...anyways...

The first polish I used was from their 2nd Anniversary Collection. This is Fetish. It is a black wax finish polish. It is unique and at first I wasn't sure how I was going to like the wax finish but after having it on for a day and receiving many compliments I found that I loved it! To add to my mani I decided to use one of the other polishes from the 2nd Anniversary Collection as an accent nail. I used their coppery/bronze glitter called Blaze. It is beautiful and I must say that for a glitter it was rather smooth once I applied my topcoat.

Topcoat I used was one that I got from Cult Nails called Wicked Fast. It is their speed dry topcoat. Up until now I have always been a Seche girl but I got this one because I wanted to try it out. I've heard so many people rave about it so I had to see what all the fuss was about. It is amazing, I have now converted from Seche Vite to Wicked Fast. It really does dry wicked fast! It also has such a nice shine to it, I even noticed that it does not have the same smell Seche does. I'm hooked!! I also wanted to try their perfecting base coat called Get It On but it was out of stock so now I'll just have to make another purchase when it becomes in stock.

The next polish I tried after wearing my Fetish/Blaze mani for a week was My Kind of Cool Aid. This one is one that I was on the fence about. In pics it looks like a grey shimmer with a hint of lavender so I wasn't sure how it was going to look on me but I though "what the hell" and gave it a shot. It is so much better on than in pics. On me it looked like a dusty lavender so I thought it was very pretty and wore this one until it started chipping off (about a week later).

All of these had an amazing formula and they applied very easily. In my Fetish/Blaze mani I used 2 coats of Fetish and no topcoat and 2 coats of Blaze with a topcoat of Wicked Fast. Dry time between coats was about 2-3 minutes (I wasn't paying close attention to the clock and then the hubby distracted me with questions). In the My Kind Of Cool Aid I used 2 coats with a topcoat of Wicked Fast.

Yesterday I decided to change my mani mid-week (usually Saturday afternoons are mani day) and decided on a full Blaze mani. So here's a pic of a full mani of just Blaze. I used 2 coats of Blaze and a topcoat of Wicked Fast. Only one coat of Wicked Fast is all you need with this glitter, it is nice and smooth! I just wish my camera would pick up all the colors in the glitter better. There is copper, bronze, a bit of gold I think, and sometimes I think I see a fleck of silver.

These two are with no flash and in the sunlight, I was hoping to pick up the colors in the glitter.
This one is with flash indoors.

These are definitely some must haves! I heard on Cult Nails' facebook page that in April they are coming out with another new collection and I can't wait! I will have some more Cult Nails reviews for you soon because I have a couple more polishes that I got to try out! :)

Cult Nails polishes can be purchased here.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Girly Bits Eggnogaholic

So last month I was lucky enough to get in on a group buy of Girly Bits polish. I managed to score the coveted Eggnogaholic! I have to say as this is my first indie/hand made polish purchased, it was the best purchase I've ever made! I HAVE to get myself some more of her polishes, they are so lovely with cute names!

The application was perfect! The formula was smooth! I have some ridges in my nails from acrylics I had in the past and this polish managed to hide my nail's imperfections, making the finish smooth!! I was impressed!!!

Dry time was faster than I expected! By the time I finished the second hand, the first was dry enough to apply a second coat!

I topped it off with my new top coat of choice, Cult Nails Wicked Fast ( review of this coming up in the near future)!

Photos are of 3 thin coats with a fast dry shiny top coat.