Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cult Nails My Kind of Cool Aid

Today's NOTD is from a new nail polish brand called Cult Nails. Cult Nails is run by blogger Maria, who runs a blog called  R3 daily, on her blog and twitter she talks about some the process of creating your own nail varnish brand like dealing with the lab. My Kind of Cool Aid is the first polish that she has released, she had 2 more planned (Iconic and Living Water) but actually ended up with an extra polish called Quench.

First before we even talk about the colour, let's talk about the packaging, Maria packs her polish with cotton wool balls instead of packing peanuts, as seen below.

Cotton wool balls are infinitely more usual for a nail varnish lover, than packing peanuts. Although, confession time - I can not stand the feel of cotton wool, it's my "nails on a blackboard". It sends a shiver down my spine, there aren't enough words to describe my dislike of cotton wool and I had to touch it to take the picture (see the things I do for a picture!!!)  All that said, I still think the cotton wool balls are a great idea, and I will pass them to a good home with my sister or mother and make sure they are used.

My kind of Cool Aid is a gravender (grey-lavender) polish, it's a creme with a really hard to detect shimmer in it, but the shimmer is what gives it, it's unique qualities. The shimmer is easiest to see with the polish wet but I did my best to capture it below. So on to the pictures,

I had taken the bottle picture to show the shimmer but thought it was more noticeable on my thumb nail, so I left my thumb in the picture, click to make to larger as always.

Firstly, I love, love the colour and the way the hidden shimmer gives it an extra depth. Application was perfect the pictures show two coats and a coat of seche vite. ( I should add that the polish was really shiny and only needed the seche for it's drying abilities and not it's shiny ones)  I unintentionally ended up wearing this for 6 days and the wear was just starting to show on the 6th day, so wear was really good too.  

The polish retails for $10 on Cult Nails' website and I paid $8 postage for three polishes. The bottle looks roughly the same size as a models own bottle but holds 18 ml compared to models own 15ml. When I ordered My Kind of Cool Aid, there was an offer running if you pre-ordered the other two polishes you got Quench free. So I have the rest of the Cult Nails polishes on the way and will show them to you as soon as I get them.

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