Hello gentle readers.
I finally joined the cult. I recently placed an order from Cult Nails for two polishes. I chose Quench and Let Me Fly. Quench because, as you know, I am a total sucker for a fabulous red jelly polish and Let Me Fly because it is irresistible. I mean, a beautiful teal green base packed full of silver shimmer? How could I say no? Besides, the name is meaningful to me.
Let me speak first about my experience doing business with this company. It was, in a word, lovely. The website is clear and easy to navigate and shop. The shopping cart was smooth and fast and accurate. I placed my order on July third and my polishes landed on my doorstep today, July the seventh. Three full days. Including a major U.S. holiday. Colour me impressed.
My polishes arrived packed in a bubble mailer, packed with newspaper (yay for reusing!), cotton balls and wrapped carefully in thick rolls of natural paper and taped closed with cute tape printed with the Cult Nails logo and the name of the polish inside. They were in perfect condition. No breakage, no spills. I couldn't resist taking off my current manicure and applying the polish I have been lusting after since I first saw it.
Guess which one I am wearing?
Quench. Oh, yeah! Smooth, silky, shiny, squishy blood red jelly. *sigh* So. Beautiful. I applied two coats and topped it with Seche Vite.
On to the photographs. I took pictures of both polishes but those shots were all a horrible blur fest. I think I forgot to set my macro. I will be showing Let Me Fly, soon. I just need a beautiful, sunny day. So, we will all live without the bottle shots, I am sure. :D
All photographs were taken in cloudy daylight. There is a thunderstorm out there, today. Happy Monsoon Season, everyone. My stupid camera is up to it's old tricks and it washed this polish out a little. It is deeper, a little cooler than it appears in these photographs.
Cult Nails Quench has a formula that is as close as I can imagine bottled liquid silk would be. You know how some polishes just feel silky, smooth and quiet as you apply it? This polish feels like that. It flows off the brush right where you want to place it then it stays there. No running, no pooling, no streaking or dragging. It self leveled like a dream. I did have some bubbling but I can't blame the polish. I applied this shortly after it arrived on my doorstep, after it was jounced around in the mail truck and then being unwrapped, admired, photographed and everything. So a little bubbling was probably inevitable. Happily, Seche Vite smoothed away the bubbles that did form.
I applied two coats and it is nearly perfectly opaque. I have a little VNL, but that is to be expected with a jelly and it doesn't bother me. I can well imagine that three coats would give a perfectly opaque finish. I might have to try three, one day. But honestly, I am perfectly happy with it, as it is. Drying time for this polish is really good. This is definitely not one of those polishes that bring your life to a total stop for hoursandhoursandhours. You can apply Quench, a fast dry top coat and soon be on your way.
Golly, I love this polish. I love this colour. I love this finish. I know. I am gushing. But I honestly believe that this polish merits a good gush fest.
Cult Nails polishes retail for $10.00 per bottle. I paid $5.00 for shipping for two bottles. Maria recently offered her polishes on sale for $7.40 a bottle in celebration of Independence day. I felt a little guilty about placing my first order during a sale. I really did. Waiting for a sale places me squarely in the Opportunistic Vulture section of the seating chart. lol But honestly, the $2.60 lower price per bottle made the difference between my being able or not to buy these polishes, at this time and I really appreciated the sale.
So, do you own any Cult Nail polishes? Love them? Please share.
Thank you so much for popping in. Have a great evening and may your polish never bubble.
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Hi, I'm Erika. I'm a wife, empty nester mom, beauty blogger, wannabe amateur photographer and full time staff to a frowsy orange tabby cat. Join me as I explore the wonders of the beautiful things that land on my dressing table.