April 5, 2011

Cult Nails

Hey everyone! Quick update on my giveaway counting, I'm about half-way done... I believe! Lol and more than 234+ entries including additional entries and minus a few disqualified entries so far. I'm taking a break from studying for 2 exams I have on Thursday to post these long overdue swatches. You've definitely seen them tons of times, but here's my pictures! This set of pictures were actually my re-take of the original pictures that I was not satisfied with. Luckily there was better lighting in this picture and it looks a lot clearer than the original. Hopefully there will be better weather like this more often when my nails grow out. And don't worry I've taken in consideration and thought about what YOU would like to see on my blog. I hope to post about how I take care of my nails in the near future, when my nails grow out because I hate nubbins!

By now, I'm pretty sure that you've heard of Cult Nails, which is a nail polish company a blogger by the name of Maria of R3daily created. She created 4 nail lacquers and she just recently opened up pre-orders for her 2nd collection. And if you haven't gotten the first 4 nail lacquers maybe this will help you decide!

First nail lacquer up is Iconic. Maria describes this as a berry red with gold shimmer and red flakies.  The swatch displays 2 coats and 1 layer of top coat. What a total beauty ;) It worked with 1 coat for me but I used 2 in the swatch just in case.

Next up is Living Waters, Maria describes this as deep navy blue with green and blue micro-glitter. The swatch displays 2 coats and 1 layer of top coat. THIS IS AN AMAZING COLOR - I love ittttt!!<3 This polish was actually Maria's version in creating another nail blogger's color in creating how water looks at night with the shimmer. Definitely a must have and very unique in the nail polish world, in my opinion! I've actually worn this color for swatch and 2 mani's. :P

And here's My Kind of Cool Aid, which Maria describes as purple/gray with a shimmer; a "gravender" :P. The swatch displays 2 coats and 1 layer of top coat. This is definitely a different gray than what I'm used to seeing, which are normal or dusty grays.

Finally, the last one is Quench, which is described as a red polish with a very glossy finish. It definitely can work with different skin tones and the color changes depending on the lighting.

Overall, I love the formula which is B3F and organic =) and the drying time is quick as well. I'm very satisfied with Cult Nails and I'm definitely going to get the next collection!

Hope you enjoyed and I'll definitely try to finish with the giveaway entries as soon as I can (after exams?)


  1. i've been saying this to a lot of bloggers lately, why bother verifying all of your entries?
    make your list of names including the extra entries, pick a winner, verify their entry, and if it isn't right for whatever reason, pick a new winner!!
    who cares if some of the other entries should have been disqualified if they don't win anyway?

  2. rebecca: In my opinion, if they aren't followers - they aren't really looking at my blog you know? I want to give it as a thanks to those who follow my blog, even if they don't comment a lot. It's also taking away a "chance" for my actual followers to win as well. But that's just me. It would've been easier if I had a form already so that people could've filled them out because I'm entering them one by one into an excel spreadsheet.

  3. yeah i totally understand! just trying to save you some time! i'm also in the middle of exams now... i made my giveaway end on the same day my exams do :) hahaha

  4. rebecca: I know and thanks though :) I just want it to be fair for those who actually look at my blog, not for the giveaways only. Good luck on your exams! :D

  5. I totally agree with you, Living Waters is beautiful!!!

  6. All of the current Cult Nails collection are awesome. I love all 4 of them, but Iconic is my favoritest. LOL

  7. I love all 4 of these colors and I'm really looking forward to her new collection. Will you be picking up any of the new colors?

  8. Megan Harmeyer: I love Iconic, but I'm not a huge fan of red ^____^;

    Varnish Vixen: I am definitely considering getting the next collection! I love her lacquers simply because they're different from what I would normally be able to get from the other brands I have access to. :) Do you know if you're getting any of her new collection?