Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cult Cosmetics Kitchen Sink Manicure

Press Sample
Good morning polished world!  How are you all today?  I'm doing fantastically!  It's Saturday, how can I be bad?  I am planning on sleeping in, then cleaning my car, followed by a quick trip to the mall, then home again to paint my nails.  Ahhhh, such a relaxing Saturday.

Today I have a fun kitchen sink manicure I did using some Cult Cosmetics polishes!  If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I received the most awesome nail mail from this company about a week ago.  A base coat, two toppers, 9 polishes, brushes, dotting tools, and a lip gloss.....it was such a surprise!  I knew they were sending some polishes, just not that much!

I was very excited to see how the polishes were because I have heard good things from other bloggers.  Out of all the polishes that were sent, Avalon, a bright orangy coral polish, stood out to me.  It seemed like it was the toned down sister of China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy.  I had to use it right away.  So I grabbed my black, and Cult Cosmetics El Porto and got to work!

Let's take a look!  I apologize about the photos.  The lightbox is being mended.




Colors Used:
  • Cult Cosmetics - Avalon
  • Cult Cosmetics - El Porto
  • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
Avalon is a really fun color which I can see myself using a lot for nail art, especially with gradients!  I love using bright colors for gradients.  It applied evenly in two coats.  My complaint is the polish bottle top, it's square so it can be kind of hard to hold on to.  I think it might be something I need to get used to because I'm used to my OPI and Zoya bottle tops.

El Porto is an awesome white!  You know me and white polishes, I'm constantly on the lookout for my new favorite.  While I still am a huge fan of FingerPaints Paper Mache, I see myself using this one just as much.  I will switch off every once and awhile.  Great polish for nail art, again weird polish top but probably have to get used to it.  My brush was a tad wonky on this one so I had to be a little patient when it came to applying the base on my ring and thumb.


My pointer and pinkie finger were inspired by Amber from Nails Like Lace and her awesome interlocking manicure she did for Twinsie Tuesday.  Ever since I saw hers, I fell in love and put it on the to do list.  I think the interlocking design looks PERFECT with the dotted and taped nail.

What do you think?  Liking the design?  Have you ever used Cult Cosmetics?

Polishes can be purchased from Cult Cosmetics individually for $9.99 or in one of their many kits where you receive different goodies to create different nail art looks.  All polishes are 5-free and vegan!

Also, I'm slacking on commenting again.  I read each and every one and truly appreciate them!  I will get around to responding this weekend or later this week!

Until next time, <3

**Some polishes used in this post were provided for my review.  Please see my disclosure policy**