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
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