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I have been collecting nail polish for a long time. Sure, I still get excited about new shades and products, but after a while, it’s hard not to feel as if you have already seen everything under the sun. Hope you keep that in mind, makeup industry! We consumers have high expectations! That being said, this was a collection I actually gasped over when I first saw the preview. It’s got a great theme, and while it’s full of colors I *thought* I already had, it still blew me away. Why?
One word: quality. They applied like butter.
I only recently started collecting Cult Nails, but right off the bat, I knew I could expect a great formula from them. You don’t get that kind of consistency with most brands. Maria, the founder of Cult Nails, is a nail polish lover to start with, and I am sure she would only make products the fellow nail polish lover and herself would use.
Funny story about Cult Nails from yesterday. I was wearing a gradient of Happy Ending, and a woman commented that she liked my polish, and what brand was it? I said it was Cult Nails Happy Ending. “OPI?” No. “Sephora.” No. Cult Nails, the brand is called Cult Nails!! I informed her about the presale starting this weekend, and that she could find it online. It was almost like a weird nail polish altercation!
Also, this is perhaps the first time I simply swatched a collection on this blog. I usually do a full manicure of every color, but I just had to try out each of these first! That’s excitement!
My thoughts? First, who doesn’t love a fairy tale themed collection? Fairy tales are in, yo! (Living in the most magical place on earth helps as well.) I loved that. And as I mentioned before, these colors may look like something you already own. But look closer- there’s shimmer in some of these that make them completely different. Like Princess, for example. I would have pegged that for a complete dupe of Sinful Colors Cinderella, but it’s not. The shimmer is a beautiful copper. The only dupe I can think of is actually of the glitter top coat, which looks similar to Icing After Party, at least in the general idea if not completely. The biggest surprise to me was Evil Queen. When I was younger, all I wore was red and pink, so I tend to stay away. But Evil Queen…. Pretty much opaque in one coat. Loved it! My absolute favorites from the collection were Evil Queen and Feelin’ Froggy.
The pre-sale for the Cult Fairy Tale collection begins this weekend through the Cult Nails website! More information can be found on the R3Daily blog.
Cute bag. The packaging is always the best if it’s from Cult Nails.
All lined up!
Happy Ending, Princess, Charming, Evil Queen, Feelin’ Froggy
All shades except glitter, 1 coat.
All shades except glitter, 2 coats.
Individual Bottle Pics
Cult Nails is a sponsor of the CFBB. Products shown were provided for review.