Cult Nails Fairy Tale Collection and Nevermore
On 11 July, Cult Nails will be launching yet another new collection. Called the Coco’s Untamed Collection, this is a set of five shades created by Maria’s youngest daughter. The launch date is the day Coco turns 13.
I was really looking forward to this collection as I’d expected it to contain this beautiful aqua glitter that Maria showed a photo of long ago. That was the glitter that their lab made a mistake with and resulted in Toxic Seaweed instead. I was quite sure Maria said that they will still release the aqua glitter for Coco’s collection. Guess not then.
Anyway, since it’ll soon be time to shop on Cult Nails again, I thought I should post the Fairy Tale collection, along with their black creme, Nevermore. So, those of you who have yet to purchase the shades from this collection can get to see more swatches and decide if you want to add some to your cart on Wednesday! Enabler, aren’t I? :p
The Cult Nails Fairy Tale collection consists of a creme, three shimmers, and a glitter topper. Here are the colours first.
Evil Queen is a red creme, but it is no ordinary red creme – it is a one-coater! At least, I only needed one coat for my photos. It’s a bright red. As Maria shared in her blog, this has a pink undertone. It looks brighter IRL than I could capture on camera.
I tweeted that this is one colour Singapore Airlines should add to their list of recommended red polish! It’s smooth, gives great coverage in just one coat, and red enough for their standard “corporate” look for their air stewardesses!
Next, we have Charming, a sheer lilac purple with bright purple shimmer. This is probably my favourite of the collection because the shimmer makes it so pretty! Yes, it is sheer and two coats still left VNL, but I’m not bothered. It only makes it more soft and pretty! Charming, indeed!
And then, we have Princess, a dusty, grey-toned light blue with coppery shimmer. The shimmer looks pink and yellow at some angles. Very pretty! The muted tone makes this a light blue I can wear without getting lobster fingers!
The fourth shade is Feelin’ Froggy. This is a kelly green polish with bright green shimmer. The shimmer is sparkly and gives the polish depth. Charming has a similar effect. Coverage was pretty opaque with two coats. Very pretty too!
Before I show you the glitter, Happy Ending, I thought I would show you the black creme first. Nevermore was made available during the second round of the $5 sale. It is a one-coat black so I grabbed two bottles during the sale!
I applied one coat (naturally) of Nevermore on my thumb.
Nevermore dries with a somewhat latex-like finish. That is the main difference with my beloved A-England’s Camelot, which dries more shiny. I love both of them! Well, I am a huge fan of both brands, so you’ll be hard pressed to hear negative things about them from me. :p
And now to the glitter! It’s become standard that Cult Nails include at least one glitter in each collection, meant to be layered over the other shades in the collex. Happy Ending has a clear base with lots of metallic shards of glitter in all sorts of colour! While the glitter is the shredded kind, it lies pretty flat on the nail, unlike some shredded glitter that may curl.
I was quite tickled that a polish named Happy Ending has shards or shredded glitter. Feels quite ironic to me. But, then again, you could also see it as confetti!
Here’s the full Fairy Tale collection altogether!
And here’s with Happy Ending over Nevermore as well.
For the above photos, I applied the polish over Cult Nails base coat, Get It On. I did not use a top coat for the photos, as the reflection can sometimes get in the way of capturing the details.
After I’d taken the photos, I applied a layer of Cult Nails top coat, Wicked Fast, and kept the mani on. The next day, I pretty much spent the whole day working with a pen knife (some of you might call it a box-cutter) and scissors, “refashioning” cardboard boxes into containers for the growing amount of stock I have for my Star Trinkets shop. I was most impressed when my full Cult Nails mani survived with barely a chip or tipwear!
The first time I used Get It On, it didn’t last very long on my. I couldn’t be sure if it was the formula not working well with my body chemistry, or because my nail surface was not clean enough. Anyway, it has definitely lasted at least 36 hours on me with no issue!
Here are photos of my left and right hands after my day of “handicraft” work.
I hope this helps you with your shopping list for Cult Nails this Wednesday! I’ve always strongly recommended Wicked Fast as a great fast-drying and shiny top coat. This time, I’ll like to add that Get It On is a base coat worth considering too!