Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cult Nails: A Day at the Races Swatches

Hi lovelies!!!

  OMG I am so excited to show you these beauties. I won't blab much and get straight to the pretties. This collection comes to us from Cult Nails. This is a brand that I had yet to try and all I can say after swatching this amazing collection is I am a fan. And not only am I a fan of these colors but I am also a fan of their creator, Maria. You can check out Cult Nails polish and Maria's blog by clicking on the Cult Nails banner under my Link Love Section on the right side bar :).

  Since it is Pink Wednesday I will get started with Devious Nature. This is a lovely Magenta/ Pink creme with some slight Purple undertones. I love the formula on this color. It is squishy like a jelly but pigmented like a creme. This was fully opaque in Two easy coats. This one also dries super shiny. Here I have it pictured without a top coat.

 Here is Captivated. The name is perfect because that is exactly what this color is doing to me. This one is a stunning Coral jelly base packed full of small square and round glitters in irridescent Coral that lights up the jelly base beautifully. This is like nails on fire just amazing. The formula was slightly thick but not problematic. For the pictures below I used Two coats of Captivated by itself and there was minimal VNL. I absolutely love this by itself.

 But just for fun, I tried it layered over something that kind of matched the base. Here I have Captivated over American Eagle's Coral Bits.

 This one is one of my favorites from this collection. Let me Fly is a spectacular dusty Teal creme base packed full of light Blue glassfleck sparkles. I LOVE the sparkle in this because it really shows up well in dim light and it sparkles Blue, Purple and Pink. Just stunning. But really the giant WIN here is the tone it's in. I am a sucker for Teal and this one is just amazing. The formula is great on this one. Very smooth and well pigmented. This is Two coats.

This may come as a shock to many of you but here is my favorite from the group. This is the amazing Cruisin' Nude. This one is a lovely light Neutral tone creme with the most amazing Pink shimmer running through it. You can really see it in the first picture in the bottle and it really does translate to the nail. As soon as the Sun hits this polish the shimmer comes out to play. The formula on this one is slightly thick but not really problematic. It has excellent pigmentation and I only needed Two coats to achieve full coverage.

 Here is Always Winning. This one is super interesting. It is a sheer Golden-Olive-Green shimmer base (got all that?) packed full of Golden holo sparkles. The formula on this one is sheer because it's more so meant to be layered. I wanted to try it by itself first and it does build up to opacity but it is quite gritty because the base is so sheer so a decent amount of top coat is needed to get rid of the grittiness. I don't normally comment on the smell of polish but this one had a pretty strong smell so if you are sensitive to smells, consider yourselves warned lol. In the pics below I have Three coats of Always Winning.

Here is Always Winning layered over Sinful Colors Last Chance. OMG this is THE perfect Christmas mani. (I know... Thinking waaaaay ahead.) This combo is to die for!

And in case you were wondering this is what Last Chance looks like.

I love these colors like I love cake.. Which is a lot. All Five colors are so unique and gorgeous. You guys know that "unique" makes me happy. The formula is great on all the colors. My top Three from this collection are Let me Fly, Cruisin' Nude and Captivated. I love the Sparkle in Captivated and the subtlety of Crusin Nude  and I really love the classic beauty that is Let me Fly. Devious Nature is the epitome of girly and Always Winning is one of the most interesting polishes in my collection. Maria has really outdone herself with this collection and as I said above... I am a fan. I will be rocking these colors a lot this Summer. To see more colors from Cult Nails visit their website by clicking [HERE]. And I suggest you do because this collection is Limited and these are colors that you want in your collection!

Thoughts on this collection? Which do you love?
<3 Cristina

(** Cult Nails "A  Day at the Races" was sent by Maria for Review**)

17 comments:

  1. This is a really unique collection indeed! I love all of them too!

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  2. Captivated and Last Chance are my favorites! gorgeous!

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  3. Finally swatches of the whole collection! I've been waiting for this. I think I'll die if I don't get Devious Nature and Let Me Fly. I'm not really drawn to nudes, but Cruisin' Nude looks gorgeous on you!

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  4. Cruisin' Nude and Let Me Fly seem so pretty and unique! love them!

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  5. I am a fan too! Oh my... Captivated and Let Me Fly are so droolworthy!

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  6. I love all of these. Great collection!

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  7. I think Devious Nature seems sort of Dim Sum Plum-y. hmm.
    The teal is gorgeous!!

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  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous, and more gorgeous! I love the Let Me Fly color, I feel I NEED this color!

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  9. Whoa. That is one amazing collection. It makes my wallet sad just to look at lol. Thank you for the beautiful swatches! xx

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  10. I'm so excited about this collection! All these colors are to die for!

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  11. Cruisin' Nudeis so unique and gorgeous! This is one of the best collections I've seen in a while.

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  12. Whoa. That is one amazing collection. It makes my wallet sad just to look at lol. Thank you for the beautiful swatches! xx

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  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous, and more gorgeous! I love the Let Me Fly color, I feel I NEED this color!

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  14. Cruisin' Nude and Let Me Fly seem so pretty and unique! love them!

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  15. Finally swatches of the whole collection! I've been waiting for this. I think I'll die if I don't get Devious Nature and Let Me Fly. I'm not really drawn to nudes, but Cruisin' Nude looks gorgeous on you!

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