Today it is all about Cult Nails, a US based smaller nail polish company. Cult Nails releases several small sized collections per year - they can hold any number of bottles, like one released early this year holding only three polishes up to six bottles. Their stock is mixed with permanent colors and with Limited Editions, so if you are not willing or able to jump on a release of a new collection you are able to order many of their beautiful polishes at any later stage. I always buy my Cult Nails with their own webshop here (in case you don't know that website, please take a moment to go and have a look, but only after finished reading my post ;-P).
So, to represent Cult Nails I have chosen Flushed - a blue leaning purple jelly loaded with magenta micro shimmer-glimmer:
indoors in daylight:
outdoors in the sun
outdoors in the shade
Two coats was all there was needed to achieve this level of opacity. The formula is a true jelly but rather pigmented. It flows on the nail easy and evenly and has a nice self leveling quality. Dry time is neat and fast. It shines very nicely on its own but I finished the mani with Cult Nails own Top Coat Wicked Fast (wicked awesome topper b.t.w.). Formula wise it might be noteworthy, that when I wear my nails longer, I usually go for a third coat to cover a very slight VNL.
I remembered that I wanted to do a comparison of my purple based jellies with shimmer since quite a while - so here we go:
Ring: Takko Lacquer Kiss The Sky - three coats
Pinkie and Middle: Cult Nails Flushed - two coats
Index: Elevation Polish Mount Cangyan - three coats
As the coats of polish may indicate, Kiss The Sky and Mount Cangyan are less pigmented than Flushed. Formula wise all three of them are superb. Mount Cangyan is not fitting in here as it clearly is crimson versus the blue toned purple of Flushed and Kiss The Sky. Kiss The Sky has a duo chrome shift in the shimmer on top glowing green at certain angles and the shimmer particles are red and clearly bigger than in the other two polishes. The shimmer in Flushed and Mount Cangyan are similar, the base of the latter is more red toned though.
You can order Cult Nails at the following e-shops as well
- Harlow & Co
- there might be others but I am not aware of them here and now
Phew - if you read this line, you went through the whole monster post - thank you for bearing with me!!!