8.18.2011

Cult Nails Awakening

During Cosmoprof, I had the privilege of meeting Maria from Cult Nails.  I recently splurged on the Cult Convert Pack (no longer available) where Maria was selling all 9 Cult Nails colors for $75.  Normally, these polishes go for $10 a piece.  After we had dinner on Monday, Maria presented me with the entire Hypnotic collection and this is Awakening, a murky green blue squishy jelly creme.  When I first saw this, I thought it was a straight teal cream like Let Me Fly but without the glitter but nope!  I was pleasantly surprised.


I used a base coat of Seche Natural, 2 coats of Awakening and a top of nubar Diamont.  I recently was given a bottle of Diamont while at Cosmoprof from Mr. Noubar Abrahamian himself (he was so nice and polite!).  After I took my pictures, I decided to go shower and while I was in my shower, my Diamont shrunk up on me against my tips and I had some major dent-age on a few nails.  I'm not sure what was up with that - does Cult Nails not play well with nubar?  We'll see because I'm going to keep testing this Diamont since I always see people raving about it.


Diamont does make my polish SUPER shiny... that and probably the 100+ degree sun.  (I lost a bottle of PeaceKeeper today due to the heat.)  So here in the sun, you can see that this does look pretty teal, kinda green, murkyish... You don't see the jelly as much as I did in the first coat, but that's a good thing because I needed something added to make this color work - and it did!


The shade picture was harder to get because the red tones from my red metal roof (dead serious) but just for the opacity of this color is why you need it.  It's a great staple color or can be dressed up with others like Hypnotize Me also in this collection.


Indoors with the flash and not much else to say about this - it has great coverage and applied well.  The only thing is that Diamont didn't do well for me in the shower - I need to try it longer to see if it's the formula of Diamont alone or if it's with Cult Nails.


The Hypnotic Collection which includes Awakening pre-sale is over (pre-orders are shipping this Saturday already!) but this is their fall collection so it should be and is now available in their shop for $10 a bottle.  You can like Cult Nails on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.  Once they reach 5,000 Likes on Facebook, Maria will be offering all polishes for only $5!


Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.

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