Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cult Nails - A Day at the Races Swatches


Hey everyone! Today I have swatches of the new Cult Nails collection, A Day At The Races! 

I have been lemming Cult Nails polishes since the day Maria announced she would be creating her own line! I initially held off buying them, but when this collection was released for pre-order I gave in and bought them all! 

Crusin' Nude - Nude cream with pink microshimmer. The formula was a little thick with this one, but it evened out really well and only needed two coats. The pink shimmer is really unique and sets it apart from the other nudes in my collection.


Devious Nature - Pink cream with berry undertones. This glided on perfectly and only needed two coats. The formula is great - almost jelly like, but it is definitely a cream. I love the glossy finish with this one! You almost don't need a top coat!


Let Me Fly - Dusty teal with silver shimmer. There are no words to describe how much I love this! I think I actually squealed with joy when I put it on! It is extremely opaque with one coat, but I used two for consistency. Simply gorgeous!


Always Winning - Frosty green with gold and holo glitter. Unfortunately, this polish wasn't a winner for me. It was the sheerest out of the collection and I needed three coats for these photos. However I believe it is intended to be a layering polish, so the sheerness isn't really an issue when that is taken into account. However, the thing that really stood out to me was the smell of this polish. It was very, very strong smelling! Those of you who are sensitive to the smell of polish would be advised to steer clear of this one.


Captivated - Bright coral jelly with gold and coral glitter. To my eye, there are also some smaller glitter particles that flash blue and green. This one was fairly thick, so it required some precision and patience when applying it. However, the final effect was outstanding and deserved a second picture!! I don't think I have ever seen a polish like this before! My nails look like they are alight! This was two coats.



With the one exception, I am totally in love with the polishes in this collection and I think Maria has done an outstanding job! I applaud her for following her dream and creating her own line! I would love to do the same one day....

If you are thinking about grabbing a couple of these colours, I suggest you head over to Cult Nails ASAP because these polishes are limited and considering how awesome they are, I am certain they will sell out fast!

P.S I think I have finally figured out my lightbox and new lighting. What do you guys think of the pictures? x 


21 comments:

  1. Pics are looking great and so is the polish :) Loooove "Captivated"

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  2. thanks so much for the swatches. I am so tempted... It's actually out of my price range, but her polishes are so special... and with the memorial day special it's even more tempting!

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  3. I absolutely LOVE the crusin' nude. It's beautiful!! 

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  4. I totally need always winning and captivated!!!

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  5. I love them all on you and am anxiously awaiting mine to arrive.  I am most excited about the first four actually :) You did a great job with the photos for sure!

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  6. I really love 'Let Me Fly' and 'Captivated,' they look great on you!

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  7. Always Winning reminds me of GOSH Green Hawaii, which is very bright green with holographic glitter. Wish I could get hold of these polishes in UK :( xx

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  8. The pics look great and those colors are awesome!

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  9. Love these!!! I just ordered 4 during the Memorial promo...cant wait for them to arrive!

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  10. MissMidnightBlueMay 29, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    I must have captivated!! Its soooo pretty! :D

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  11. Your swatches are amazing, I want them! I particularly love the first three. The pink shimmer in the nude shade is so interesting.

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  12. Pretty and meticulous, like always. And love the "Let me fly", it's very difficult to get good blue nail polish
    Best wishes :))

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  13. Caprivated *droooooooool* I love this color, but Let My Fly and Devious Nature look so good, too ;)

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  14. I loveeeeeeeeeee captivated! want! ;D

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  15. Captivated looks sooo cool.

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  16. Loooove your swatches Carina! :)
    My bottle of Always Winning smells funny too. Like gasoline? :(

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  17. oh, all the colors are lovely!

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  18. love the second and third one.

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  19. I was in a polish malaise, nothing exciting, nothing calling to me. These ones didn't call, they screamed!! So my good man bought me the whole 9 polish set. Awww! Thanks for the awesome swatches. 

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