Cult Nails Divas and Drama
[I seemed to have "overdone" the clean-up for this mani though since it had not dried up when I was taking the photos!]
The Cult Nails Divas and Drama collex has three jelly cremes, one flakie, and one re-launched glitter. Since the “effects” polish that comes with each Cult Nails collection is often made to be suitable for layering over the other colours, that’s what I naturally did.
Released during springtime, this collection is all happy, spring colours, which I absolutely love!
First, let’s take a look at the three jelly cremes. There’s Enticing, a shimmery baby pink; Manipulative, a shimmery, creamy polish that sits right on the line between green and blue; and then there’s Scandalous, that’s part coral and part orange. Here are the three side-by-side.
Because all three have a jelly effect, they are on the sheer side. I used three coats each.
Enticing is such a sweet baby pink! There’s the slightest hint of a glass fleck-like shimmer in it, which helps prevent this from being a streaky mess. It does self-level a little, and is one baby pink that does not cause me grief to apply.
Manipulative is the most opaque of the lot. However, I did find it a little thick and it was also the most tricky to apply. It didn’t turn out very smooth but it was acceptable. I do like the colour a lot, as well as the subtle shimmer in it!
And next is my favourite of the three – Scandalous! This practically applied itself! For a sheer jelly, it applied very smoothly and entirely streak-free! It is the perfect jelly polish, with that oh-so-squishy finish! Love, love love this polish!
As for the colour, it is orange enough not to be exactly coral, and coral enough not to be exactly orange. I think this makes it wearable for different skin tones and colours. Looking at the photo makes me want to put on this polish right away
On my left hand, I layered Seductive over all three colours. Seductive is the sibling of the now-sold out Clairvoyant. It has a similar sheer purple jelly base, but with only red and blue flakes. It is Clairvoyant sans the green flakes.
The sheer jelly base does tend to look patchy when layered over a light colour though, such as over Enticing in my swatch. I used two coats, but I suppose a third coat could have helped evened it out better.
The purple base of Seductive is obvious over Enticing. Over Manipulative, though, it appears blue, which I find interesting. And it looks red over Scandalous.
On my right hand, I layered Captivated over the three jelly cremes. Captivated was first released as a limited edition colour with Cult Nails’ second collection, A Day at the Races. Maria decided to bring it back after many requests from fans. As mentioned in previous posts, Captivated was the colour that introduced me to Cult Nails, so I have a soft spot for it.
Over Enticing, the bright orange base of Captivated took on a hot pink colour. Love! I can’t quite describe the colour over Manipulative though. Over Scandalous, it became a brighter coral.
While the difference in effect is not as big as with Seductive, I still love how they turned out. Love the bright, gold glitter in Captivated!
Maria has already unveiled her next collection of colours! If you’re planning to get some of the colours already released, you may wish to wait for the pre-order of the new collection to start, and then order them together!
And with this post, I’m finally up to speed on my Cult Nails posts! Now to wait for the new collection!