Category Archives: Cult Nails

Polish Days: Jelly Sandwich

Happy Tuesday Loves!

Today I’m super excited to be participating in another Polish Days event! If you don’t know what Polish Days are you can click here to find out more about them 🙂

Last time, we posted  on Floam and it was so cool to see the varied ways in which so many lovely bloggers chose to wear that bright and fun polish. Today’s Polish Days theme is *Jelly Sandwich*. This one has so many possibilities because there are so many lovely jellies and so many gorgeous glitters.

For my jelly sandwich, I decided to use Cult Nails Feel Me Up and Spoiled Trust Fund Baby.

Feel Me Up is a beautiful buttercup-yellow with a smooth  jelly/creme hybrid formula. It can go either way, but for today’s purposes, I took advantage of its jelly side.

Trust Fund Baby is an amazing glittery lovely from Spoiled. It’s a mixture of blue, black, gold and magenta square and hex glitters in a clear base.

In the pics below I started of with 2 coats of Feel Me Up, then I topped that with one coat of Trust Fund Baby, and then I finished it all off with one more thin coat of Feel Me Up. Et Voila! Check it out:

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See how simple and easy jelly sandwiches are?!

The possibilities are endless and the look is super cool… which is why I’m so excited to see what all the other lovelies participating today come up with!

Let me know what you think of my combo and don’t forget to check out the links below to see what the other ladies came up with 🙂

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Polly Polish

Tha Nail Polish Project

Susy In Color

Beauty by Jenny

Mara In Polishland

Nail Tart

OMG Polish ‘Em

Love Varnish

Hooked On Polish

The Crimson Petal

Sparkles Make Me Happy

Pris Nails

Time on My Nails

Refined & Polished

Oh So Lacquered

xoxo Alexis

Cuti-CLUE-les

Lacquer Buzz

Sincerely Stephanie

Pretty Painted Nails

My Polish Stash

A Lacquered Affair

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P.S. Later this week I will be doing a mini giveaway with the 2 polishes that I used to create today’s mani, so if you’re lusting after them, keep your eyes peeled for that 😉

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NOTD: Cult Nails Manipulative & Dollish Polish Expecto Patronum

Happy Friday Loves!

Sorry I’ve been a little MIA lately and haven’t posted, but I’m back today and that’s what counts, right? Right.

Today I’ve got a mani I did with one of the beautiful colors from Cult Nails’ new Divas and Drama Collection. It’s called Manipulative and it’s creamy, shimmery goodness in a bottle.

Manipulative is a pale blue creme that leans a little towards mint green, and it’s full of that subtle shimmer that Cult Nails does so well.  The formula is absolutely fabulous, and I only needed 2 creamy coats to get it smooth and opaque.

On my ring finger I added an accent nail (cuz we all know that’s what I love to do) using the equally beautiful Expecto Patronum from Dollish Polish. It’s a beautiful milky white packed with green glitter in a couple of different shapes. I lovelovelove white polishes like this. It’s got that creme/jelly hybrid thing going on so I used 3 coats to get it to the opacity that I wanted. I think it compliments Manipulative very well. Check it out:

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So what do you think of these two lovelies?

I really loved this mani…so much so that I wore it for 3 days, which is kind of a big deal for me since I usually change my polish daily.

You can buy Manipulative from Cult Nails’ website here for $10

You can find Expecto Patronum at Dollish Polish’s shop here for $8.75 (though it’s currently sold out 😦 ).

Let me know what you think of this mani and have a fantastic Friday!

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Blue Nails For Autism Awareness

Happy Monday Loves!

I hope you all survived the start of April yesterday and didn’t have too many tricks played on you. I worked all day so I managed to escape April Fool’s Day unscathed 🙂

Anyway, as you may or may not know, April is Autism Awareness Month. Last year I started somewhat of a tradition on the blog by doing all of my posts for the month of April featuring blue nail polish, as blue is the official color for autism awareness.

I’ve decided to continue the tradition this year, so myself and a few other bloggers will be sporting blue tips throughout the month in support of the cause.

Today is World Autism Awareness Day, so I’m kicking off the month with a lovely blue mani featuring Cult Nails Time Traveler and Deborah Lippmann Across The Universe.

Time Traveler is an amazing navy blue creme/jelly. The formula on this is thick and the color is highly pigmented so you can definitely get away with one coat of this baby if you apply it carefully. I would recommend doubling up on the base coat if your nails are prone to stainage because this will definitely give you smurf nails.

In the pics below I used 2 coats of Time Traveler, then topped my ring finger with 2 coats of the amazing glitter goodness of Lippmann Across The Universe. Peep it:

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So are any of you sporting blue tips today?

If you’d like to participate in Blue Nails For Autism Awareness, I’d love it if you’d send me a link to your post so I can link it from the blog.

If you don’t have a blog, you can send me pics of your blue mani and I’ll post them here on my blog.

It’s a cute way to support an awesome cause so I hope some of you will join me! 🙂

To find out more about World Autism Awareness Day, you can visit the Autism Speaks website.

You can also find out more by clicking here and visiting the Light It Up Blue website.

The site has some amazing pictures of  prominent buildings and landmarks around the world, such as the Empire State Building in NY and The Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, that are changing their lights to blue tonight in honor of Autism Awareness Day. It’s so awesome!

Anyway, have a happy Monday and wear your blue proudly! 🙂

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NOTD: Cult Nails Vicious

Happy Friday Loves!

I’ve got another quick NOTD for you today using another lovely from Cult Nails (I told you I was on a Cult Nails kick this week 😉 ).

This time I have the beautiful purple creme that is Vicious. It’s a gorgeous deep plum with red undertones, and the formula on it is amazing. It’s kind of thick, but in a really good way. It makes it easy to control and it was thisclose to being a one-coater.

In the pic below I used 2 creamy coats on all but my ring finger, on which I placed a blingy little nail sticker from Kiss. Check it out:

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So what do you think of Vicious? I think it’s one of those awesome purples that’s flattering on every skin tone. Plus it has an awesome formula. Can’t beat that!

Vicious is available for $10 on Cult Nails’ website.

Let me know your thoughts and have a fantastic Friday! 🙂

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NOTD: Cult Nails Tied Up & Dollish Polish 3 Best Friends That Anyone Could Have

Hello my loves!

Phew! This post has a long title, right?! I’m not good at coming up with witty post titles, so I take the easy way out and just use the name of the polish 😉

Anyway, today I have another NOTD that I did using Cult Nails Tied Up and Dollish Polish 3 Best Friends That Anyone Could Have.

I’ve been on a Cult Nails kick this week because I realized that while I own every color they’ve made, I have not worn or swatched all of them, and that’s just a travesty.

Tied Up is a beautiful, dusty blue that has the creme/jelly formula that Cult Nails does so well. It’s a teeny bit sheer st one coat, but it turns to opaque awesomeness with the second. It’s so pretty and squishy! Lovelovelove it!

The pics below show 2 creamy coats of Tied Up. I added 2 coats of Dollish Polish 3 Best Friends That Anyone Could Have (which btw earns major points simply for The Hangover reference) as an accent on my ring finger – I’ll have a full review of it later. Peep the pics:

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Yay for beautiful blues and a little bit of bling!

Tied Up is unfortunately not available at this time as I believe there were only a limited number of bottles of it produced, and I don’t know that they have plans to make more. But you can still hop on over to Cult Nails’ website and check out their other amazing polishes. Like I said, I own every single one and have yet to be disappointed 🙂

Anyway, let me know what you think of today’s mani and have a happy hump day!

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NOTD: Cult Nails Devious Nature & Milani Hot Pink

Happy Monday Peeps!

Sorry I’ve kinda been neglecting the blog for the past week. I was busy with work, plus I got a little too file happy on one of the nails on my swatching hand last weekend, so I had to wait for it to grow a little before I did new swatches.

Anyway, today I have a quick NOTD that I did using Cult Nails Devious Nature and Milani Hot Pink.

First of all, I can’t believe I’m wearing pink nail polish. I don’t dislike it, I just almost never wear it. Normally if you see pink on the blog, I only swatched it rather than wearing it as a full mani. However, Devious Nature is the one bottle of pink nail polish that I can’t live without. It’s a perfect blue-based pink, and it has the wonderful creamy formula that Cult Nails is known for.

In the pics below I used 2 smooth coats of Devious Nature. And because doing an accent nail is kinda my thing, I added a couple of coats of Milani Hot Pink on my ring finger. Hot Pink is one of the new-ish glitters in their Jewel FX line. It’s large pink, silver and holo hex glitter in a clear base. Peep it:

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That’s all for today my loves!

It just occurred to me that I maybe should’ve saved this mani for Pink Wednesday…but oh well.

Anyway, let me know what you think of this pink mani and have a happy Monday 🙂

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NOTD: Models Own Emerald Black & Cult Nails Toxic Seaweed

Happy Friday Loves!

Today I have another NOTD for you. Are you getting sick of them yet? 😉 I’m behind on swatching, so showing you what I’m currently wearing as a full mani is easiest right now.

Anyway, today I’m wearing another lovely from the Models Own Beetle Juice Collection: Emerald Black. Emerald Black is the one in the collection that probably has the least duochrome effect, but I still love it cuz the color is so deep and rich. It’s highly pigmented as well. I almost could’ve gotten away with one coat, but I did two to even things out. I’ve been super impressed with the formula on all of the Models Own polishes I’ve tried so far.

I topped my ring finger with one coat of the lovely, glittery green, flakie goodness that is Cult Nails Toxic Seaweed. I’m so in love with every single bottle of Cult Nails that I own, and this is no exception. Toxic Seaweed turned out to be a perfect blingy compliment to Emerald Black. Check it out:

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And for fun, here’s a pic of the amazingly gorgeous, fantastically huge ring from Charming Charlie that I was wearing when I did this mani:

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I’ve really been in the mood for greens and vampy colors lately, so this mani totally satisfies my fix.

You can buy Emerald Black on the Models Own website here, and Toxic Seaweed on the Cult Nails’ website here.

Let me know what you think of this mani and have a fantastic Friday! 🙂

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