Cult Nails Giveaway Update & Some Work Appropriate Cult Selections

Good news, I’m back from my trip to Savannah, GA. Bad news, I’m super swamped with work and life after being gone for most of last week. To add to that, I’ve been, and I still am, pretty sick. In other words, it’s going to take me a couple of days to catch up - so I probably won’t get a chance to judge the Cult Nails Internet Meme Giveaway until this weekend. For that reason…

 I am…


I’ve had so much fun reading your entries and I figured I might as well keep the contest open until I have an actual chance to sit down and pick a winner. This will also give me a chance to post some Cult Nails swatches for your viewing pleasure. If you haven’t seen it already, here is the link to the original post detailing the rules for contest.

As I began emersing myself back in nail culture, Cult Nails was one of the brands that everyone, and I really mean everyone, said I needed to check out. After that I began amassing a mega-list of Cult lemmings. When Maria contacted me about the giveaway, she was kind enough to fulfill some of those Cult lemmings for me. Sadly, none of my Cult lemmings were work appropriate so Maria, knowing that I’m trying (quite unsuccessfully) to focus on professional shades, was kind enough to send me some of those too.

Cult Nails Enticing is a delicate, milky baby pink with a very subtle pearly white shimmer that is nearly invisible. I wasn’t able to capture it, but Let Them Have Polish has great swatches that exhibit the subtle shimmer very well. This color is billed as a buildable sheer and that’s an accurate description. This swatch is 4 coats, but it was fully opaque at 3. This color was a part of the Divas and Drama 2012 Collection (of which I now need ALL).

Cult Nails Cruisin’ Nude is a darker toned nude with very fine magenta microshimmer that glows. Suprisingly, I found the shimmer more visible indoors, than outdoors. If your skin-tone is like mine, this color is a spot-on BABB (Band-Aid But Better). CN is definitely work appropriate, but with an interesting twist. This swatch is 3 coats. Cruisin’ Nude was released in 2011 in a collection entitled A Day at the Races.

I’m going to hold off on my new-to-me-brand comments (i.e. bottle style, brush, application, quality, pricing, wear, etc.) until I post Cult Nails Awakening and Vicious – which I wore as NOTDs. (However, rest assured, I have nothing negative to say). I was on vacation the week I worked on these swatches so I used that as opportunity to rock some non-professional shades. If you’re new to this brand too, they are available for $10 from Cult Nails.

What do you all think about Cult Nails? Only picking up the “different” shades, or do you love them for their more traditional colors as well?


Disclaimer: These polishes were sent to me for review by Cult Nails.


5 Responses to “Cult Nails Giveaway Update & Some Work Appropriate Cult Selections”

  1. Jess Says:

    Beautiful swatches! I really think I need Enticing in my life…like you, I work in a professional office environment, and there’s something about the finish of this one that seems to set it apart from just a plain pale pink creme. Sorry to hear you’re still sick!

  2. Pam Says:

    I just recently “joined the cult” and I’m loving their polishes so far! My fave is Manipulative. And Charlatan is an amazing color-changing topcoat!

  3. Angie Says:

    Lovely! The pink looks gorgeous on you. I’m actually wearing a similar shade as we speak!

  4. Polish mAdventures Says:

    Great! I have some new ideas… You could update the original post with the new dates also :)
    btw, I am also wearing Cult Nails Enticing today :)

  5. Steph Says:

    Jess – That’s how I felt about the color too – if you end up getting it, let me know what you think!

    Pam – Ooooh, I’ll need to add both of those to my list for sure. I’m a sucker for color changers.

    Angie – Thanks!

    Polish Mad – Ahh I meant to do that. Bad blogger, bad! : )

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