Thursday, February 3, 2011

My Kind of Cool Aid from Cult Nails!

  I want to share with you today a new polish brand, created by fellow blogger Maria from R3 Daily - Cult Nails.  I find it really inspirational that she had a dream to create her own nail polish line and then just.. did it!  I was super excited to get the chance to try out the first polish in the launch collection, and it did not disappoint.

Indoors, artificial light, no flash
Indoors, artificial light, no flash
  This is two coats of Cult Nails My Kind of Cool Aid.  It is a grayed out lavender color with a touch of gorgeous turquoise and fuchsia shimmer.  I just had to show a close-up of this shimmer in-bottle, which you can find below!

Gorgeous shimmer (in bottle)
  The shimmer is more subtle on the nail but still very pretty.  Application was really good - I used two coats to achieve full coverage.  The polish was a but thicker than other polishes but not gloopy in any way, applied smoothly and evened out very nicely on the nail.  I would like to note that if you are looking carefully above (or more obviously below), there is a bubble or two but this is not from the polish, it is from the top coat that I applied and unfortunately did not see before it had tried in.  MKoCA dried quickly, and was fairly shiny on its own without topcoat!

Outdoors, shade, no flash
Outdoors, sunlight
  This polish looks very different in different light sources.  While the first two images show its more purple side, these last two show its gray side!  I was  constantly checking the polish to see what color it looked like in my current lighting, since it always seemed to chance.. haha.  I added a simple Konad tip design, using Konad Special White and plate m73.  I wore these for two days and had basically no wear on them, so they seem to hold up well also!  Overall I was very impressed this polish and can't wait for the next three colors to make their way to me!  For more information, or to purchase polishes, visit Cult Nails!