Cult Nails Super Powers Collection
Today is a special day. It’s 8 March, International Women’s Day. Today was also the last day of work for me.
I’ve resigned from my full-time job. While my official last day is tomorrow, today was the last day I needed to report. I am not moving on to a new job for now. Just going to take a break and do some freelance work until I figure out what next.
Anyway, I thought it would be apt to show you the Cult Nails Super Powers collection today, since this collection is about having the power to do special things.
The Super Powers collection was released for Winter 2011. Being a huge Cult Nails fan, I bought it during the pre-order period. I just have not gotten around to posting it till now.
Initially, it was because there was so much hype about Clairvoyant that every other blog was featuring it, so I decided not to join in the frenzy at that time. Then life kind of got in the way so it got pushed back again. And then, it became no longer possible for Clairvoyant to be produced so it was not getting the “revival” that was originally planned for February. I felt bad if I were to post the swatches when others were still nursing their disappointment.
Still, I just need to swatch and post all the Cult Nails colours and today provided the opportunity for it.
First up is Time Traveler, a navy blue jelly creme. When Maria was deciding the final colour for the collection, she posted swatches of this and a pink glitter polish for voting. Although I’m usually cautious about navy blue, I still voted for this because I love her jelly cremes.
Thankfully, I can still accept how Time Traveler looks against my skin tone. I love the smooth application. I used two coats for the photos.
I would describe the base colour of Power Thief as a chocolate milk brown. It has silver shimmer which also looks a little like glass flecks when the light catches it. There was a little dragging, but maybe because I didn’t wait long enough between coats. It evened out with three coats though. If I were more careful and patient, two coats should be sufficient.
While Clairvoyant is a natural favourite of the collection, Mind Control comes a close second for me. It has a blackened jelly base with micro fuchsia glitter. This is the type of particle that I can never be sure if it’s shimmer or tiny glitter. Some of the sparkly bits were a little stubborn during removal, which is why I’ve more inclined to consider it as glitter.
Anyway, I used three coats for an opaque look. This really glows!
And then, of course, there’s Clairvoyant, the “official” version of Unicorn Puke, which was previously released as a limited edition for fans.
Clairvoyant has a sheer purplish jelly base with green, red, and blue flakes. Some have described the flakes as duochrome, I believe, but I beg to differ. It merely looks like their colours are shifting, but it’s more because they reflect off neighbouring flakes.
I used only one coat of Clairvoyant and it already gave rather dense coverage. Multiple photos are needed, naturally.
You can see how dense the flakes are in this next photo taken in natural light.
If you didn’t manage to get Clairvoyant, you may be heartened to know that a similar polish is due to be released soon. It is known as Seduction and has pink flakes in place of the green ones. This will be part of the Divas & Drama collection and you can view the swatches on Maria’s blog at R3 Daily.