Cult Nails: Princess From The Fairy Tale Collection

Every little girl wants to grow up and be a princess. Except for me. I wanted to be a scientist and look through microscopes. However, now, I think it is OK to say I would like to be a princess. A rich princess. With lots of makeup and nail polish. And a huge closet full of Princess clothing.

In the meantime, I can have the nails of a princess with Cult Nails ‘Princess’ from the new Fairy Tale collection…


Princesses are stereo-typed as being spoiled. I did have to spoil this ‘Princess’ a bit. This polish dries very quickly. She isn’t one to fuss around. Applying the polish is your job and you must get right to it.

I have three coats here because I was working on smoothing out the look. I still ended up with making patchy areas. Don’t let this turn you away from ‘Princess’, however. This is a beautiful polish! No top coat needed for this one…


What looks like an innocent, soft blue, there is a pleasant surprise of magenta shimmer to this one. The blue doesn’t seem to have a high gloss itself, however, the magenta shimmer gives it a reflective glimmer.


You can not only be a Princess, but you can have ‘Princess’ nails by ordering your Fairy Tale collection from Cult Nails.This is the last polish from the collection for me to review. If you’d like you can click the names and see my reviews of the rest of the collection: Evil Queen with Happy Ending; Feelin’ Froggy; Charming with Happy Ending.

If you are a long-time reader, you will know that Libby is the real Princess at the Vanity. But, her new ‘sister’ is quite a sweetie as well. Kayla has NO pretentious airs at all. After I took these photos of Kayla, she got her tummy ‘nom nom’ed…


Product was provided to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Cult Nails: Nevermore One-Coat Black Creme Polish

Give me a creme polish and I’ll, eventually, look for a way to get glitter on it…

This is a one coat black creme….seriously!!! Maria, owner and creator of, Cult Nails has done what no one else could; make a one-coat black creme. Kari, from Once Bitten Blog, came up with the PERFECT name too: ‘Nevermore’. I wore ‘Nevermore’ for two days before playing with glitter. So, as you may notice, there is hardly any tip wear. ‘Nevermore’ is so shiny that I didn’t even need a top coat either.

Before I removed ‘Nevermore’, I did four glitter effects on each hand…


 On my right hand, I used: NK Nail Enamel in ‘Magical’ (thumb); Orly in ‘It’s A Meteor’ (index finger); Cult Nails in ‘Captivated’ (middle finger); Wet ‘n Wild in ‘Bow In My Presence’ (ring finger); and my pinky is bare.

Now on my left hand…

Starting with my thumb: Cult Nails in ‘Happy Ending’ (thumb); Orly in ‘Be Brave’ (index finger); China Glaze in ‘Luxe and Lush’ (middle finger); ring finger is bare; love & beauty in ‘Clear/Silver’ (pinky). I like how the sunlight bounced off ‘Happy Ending’. 

Years ago, when I wore black nail polish, I was so ‘goth’ about it. It seemed deviant. But today, I don’t think anyone thinks twice about seeing it or wearing it. At least for me, I didn’t notice anyone pulling their children away from being around me. 

Want to wear a one-coat black creme proudly? You can order yours at Cult Nails. And you can order ‘Happy Ending’ and ‘Captivated’, that I used, as well.

Do you take a walk on the wild side…wear black nail polish?

Cult Nails: Feelin’ Froggy From The Fairy Tale Collection

If you haven’t given Cult Nails a try, now is a good time. Their new Fairy Tale collection has just been released. And what is a Fairy Tale without there being a frog around?…

‘Feelin’ Froggy’ is the green for the summer. It’s a medium green shade but has a lighter green shimmer inside. 

I have three coats on and topped it off with Famous Name’s ‘Lumos’ top coat. 


The photo above did the best of capturing that shimmer. Cool, eh? Like a summer cocktail-cool!


‘Feelin’ Froggy’ went on sooooo smoothly which is exactly what Cult Nails polishes are known for. And, I did a lot of hand labor during the week I wore this and I was extremely happy that this green stayed on so well. It didn’t……wait for it……croak!!!!

If you want to check out my other reviews of the Fairy Tale collection, click these links:

Evil Queen
Charming and Happy Ending
What’s left to review:

You can place your order for the Fairy Tale collection and other Cult Nails polishes by clicking here.

Have you tried Cult Nails yet?

This collection was provided to me for my honest review. These opinions are strictly my own.

Cult Nails: Evil Queen and Happy Ending

My favorite stories are fairy tales. Ever since I could read, I love reading them over and over.

At the heart of many fairy tales are evil queens and step-mothers. Kind of makes it hard to take on the role of being a step-mother, in my opinion!

However, these is one nail company that is getting a good reputation: Cult Nails. This company’s customer service is top-notch. They are a true grass-roots business. And the part that everyone who tries Cult Nails knows-it delivers.

The newest collection is called the Fairy Tale Collection. I reviewed ‘Charming’ and ‘Happy Ending’ here. Next up is ‘Evil Queen’ with her ‘Happy Ending’.

First, the ‘Evil Queen’ stands alone…

This is a very wicked red. It’s not a blue-red but not a tomato red. Cult Nails created a red that is right in between. And, that makes this a red that suits practically all skin tones.

Take a look at ‘Evil Queen’ with my cool undertone skin…


This is a drop-dead red. Even on a cloudy photo day, this red was beaming.

Long nails and red polish. That’s my kind of all-out look for wearing nail polish. I have applied a top coat of Lumos High Speed Top Coat.

Want to see how I tweaked it up a notch? I gave the ‘Evil Queen’ a ‘Happy Ending’…


And I do want to add, this is one coat of ‘Happy Ending’ over two coats of ‘Evil Queen’. I didn’t have to ‘fish’ out any of the shards of colorful glitter. Hey, they wanted a Happy Ending!! 

Both ‘Evil Queen’ and ‘Happy Ending’ dried super fast. So fast, that I didn’t have any time to gouge or nick my nails. Ah, now that’s MY Happy Ending!

For more info on the Fairy Tale Collection, click here to get to the Cult Nails website.

The Fairy Tale Collection was provided to me for my honest review. These are my own opinions.

Cult Nails: Charming and Happy Ending From The Fairy Tale Collection

Happy June!!! The newest collection from Cult Nails is soon to be released. This one is called the Fairy Tale collection. I adore the shades in this collection because they remind me of one of my new, favorite shows: Once Upon A Time.

Here are the first two that I tried…

This is ‘Charming’ and ‘Happy Ending’.

If you like lavender or a soft purple, you will be charmed by ‘Charming’. This polish has just a hint of magenta flash to it. You have to look deep to see it but it is what gives ‘Charming’ its special spell. I have on three coats here. And man, Cult Nails dries so fast for me. Good thing because I can’t sit still.

And, adding onto that with a ‘Happy Ending’, well, it couldn’t get any more perfect…


 ‘Happy Ending’ is like nothing I have or, have seen. It’s flakies that look like shards of colored glass. And these pieces lay down flat, no roughness. I didn’t have to go fishing for them either. Joy! Happy Ending!

Look forward to seeing the rest of the collection as I will be swatching them as well. But, don’t wait on me; go to Cult Nails and order your collection today.

Don’t you love fairy tale collections?

Whimsical Kool-Aid Manicure

Who doesn’t want glitter nail polish??? I’m giving away two prizes for the stuff! Enter here.

Revlon’s ‘Whimsical’ polish is the newest polish to cause a ruckus…

It’s funky-looking to me. But, in a cool way. ‘Whimsical’ has this milky-blue base with a scattering of pink and teal colored hex glitter. There’s teal regular glitter in there too. What a unique soup of polish. Well, I understand that it is a ‘dupe’ of another high-end polish. However, this is a mixture that is totally new to me.

Since I find ‘Whimsical’ to be on the thin side, I wanted to pair it up with a base color that would show it off. I picked a favorite polish of mine, Cult Nail’s ‘My Kind of Cool Aid’. ‘Whimsical’ muted down the gray/lavender of ‘MKOCA’ just a bit, but I don’t think it took away any of the charisma of either polish.

 I used 2 coats of ‘MKOCA’ and two coats of ‘Whimsical.’ Darn sparse glitter!!! Y U No come off on nail!!!

I first tested ‘Whimsical’ out on an old OPI mini to see if I could make my nail line disappear. It worked, but I wanted something with a bit more character. That’s why I went to ‘My Kind of Cool Aid’.

Even with the unevenness of my nail length, I still got a compliment on them. And that was at Walmart, of all places! That young lady was paying attention. 🙂

Have you been able to find ‘Whimsical’?

September Giveaway: Cult Nails Polish

Everyone should have some new Fall polishes. I got mine and I swatched them here and here. I <3 my Cult Nails polishes!! Check out this ‘peacock’ set…

 ‘In A Trance’

I adore these two polishes. I adore them so much, I want to giveaway a set to you!
Maria, at Cult Nails, is sponsoring this giveaway for LPV. And, you have a chance to win your own set of ‘In a Trance’ and ‘Awakening.’

They are packaged up so cute….like tamales. And I LOVE tamales!!! 

The giveaway is for 2 Cult Nails polishes, ‘In A Trance’ and ‘Awakening.’ This random giveaway starts right now and will end Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 PM, EST. My sincere apologies, this is for North American followers only.

Simple, mandatory rules:

*You must be a follower, so leave me your GFC, or other means, name.
*You must leave me an email address in your comment as to how I can let you know if you are the winner.
*Do not spam with your own giveaway or link to your blog in your comments. That will disqualify you.
*Once I draw the winner and contact you, please respond in 36 hours to claim your prize. (I haven’t had a problem with this ever…followers want to WIN!)

Thanks to Maria at Cult Nails for sponsoring this giveaway. Check out her blog to see all the fantastic polishes she offers.

China Glaze’s CG in the City With Skittles

I have been doing ‘skittle’ manicures lately to highlight several different looks that an overlay polish can create. I, recently, did a skittles mani and reviewed it here.

So, here I am, at it again. First is China Glaze’s ‘CG in the City’…

‘CG in the City’ (get it…CG = China Glaze) is a wholesome, sparkly confection. In a purple, translucent base, there is silver, iridescent and dark purple glitter…lots of it. I wanted the look of the polish in the bottle to be the same as on my nails.

I didn’t get what I was looking for…

 After I did the pinky, with 3 coats of ‘CG in the City’ and didn’t get the opaqueness I was looking for, I went looking for a way to give this polish more flavor.

That means SKITTLE TIME…

First is, China Glaze’s ‘Cyperspace’; Color Club’s ‘Give Me A Hint’; Cult Nail’s ‘My Kind of Kool-Aid’; Color Club’s ‘I Believe in Amor’; and Cosmetic Art’s No Name Bright Pink.

Each one of these is gorgeous in it’s own right…

China Glaze’s ‘Cyperspace’; Color Club’s ‘Give Me A Hint’; Cult Nail’s ‘My Kind of Kool-Aid.’

Color Club’s ‘I Believe in Amor’; and Cosmetic Art’s No Name Bright Pink.

Here is what they each look like with one coat of ‘CG in the City’…

From thumb to pinkie: Color Club’s ‘I Believe in Amor’; Cult Nails’ ‘My Kind of Kool-Aid’; Color Club’s ‘Give Me a Hint’; and 3 coats of China Glaze’s ‘CG in the City.’

On the right thumb, I have Cosmetic Arts’ No Name Bright Pink…

As gritty as these may look, after one top coat of China Glaze’s ‘Fast Forward Top Coat,’ this wasn’t really all that bumpy. I think if I would have put on a coat of Seche Vite, maybe even, two coats, it would have been really smooth. However, I don’t mind gritty polish. Just as long as it doesn’t snag my clothes or peel off like some large glitter will do.

Take one more look and I’ll tell you what my favorites are..

The middle finger has Cult Nails’ ‘My Kind of Kool-Aid’ applied. It gives the look lots of depth. The iridescent and silver glitter show up quite well. This is my second favorite pairing.

On the index finger, I used China Glaze’s ‘Cyberspace.’ It is a very glittery polish on its own. As a purply-beige, it polishes opaque and, the glitter is more subdue than the ‘CG in the City.’ Putting them together creates a dusty lavender with a lot of glitter inside. The balancing act of the purple ‘CG in the City’ and the purplish-beige in ‘Cyberspace’ softens the overall shade. This is my favorite combo.

Tell me which combo you like or, do you think you’d wear ‘CG in the City’ alone?

Hypnotizing Skittles

Almost everyone likes Skittles. Even if they don’t, they do know what they are.

In nail blog land, skittles means putting different color polishes on each of your nails. It also can mean using the same polish as an overlay and different base coats or, vice versa.

This time, I’m going to show you different base coats to showcase Cult Nail’s ‘Hypnotize Me’ as an overlay.

‘Hypnotize Me’ is a jelly polish with a light, translucent green base. Then it is loaded up with a ton of green and turquoise glitter.

Here’s the line up of the base polishes I tried out with ‘Hypnotize Me’…

First, is ‘Hypnotize Me’; Sally Hansen’s Nailgrowth Miracle ‘Gentle Blossom’; Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear ‘Black Out’; Cosmetic Arts no name Baby Blue; and last, Artmatic’s #37 white creme.

Here is a closer look at each of these…

This is ‘Hypnotize Me’ alone on my thumb. This is 2 coats, no top coat.

And, here are the skittles…

From top to bottom: Cosmetic Art’s ‘Baby Blue’; Artmatic #037; SH’s ‘Black Out’; and SH’s ‘Gentle Blossom.’ Each base is 2 coats and 2 coats following with ‘Hypnotize Me.’ Looking at these, I bet you thought I’d go with the ‘Black Out.’

Well, I was until I looked at this shade and changed my mind…

This is ‘Vintage Velvet’ from Finger Paint’s new Fall collection.

Pretty wicked together. Reminds me of the ocean. I have 2 coats of ‘Vintage Velvet’ and 2 coats of ‘Hypnotize Me.’ I don’t have on any top coat. ‘Hypnotize Me’ is shiny enough without one.

Cult Nails can be purchased from their website. Finger Paints are found at Sally’s. It might seem odd, but I enjoyed wearing my skittles for the day.

I like the grape flavored Skittles. Which one do you like? How are you going to wear your ‘Hypnotize Me’?

Awakening From Cult Nails’ Hypnotic Collection

Fall is just a promise right now in Florida, but I’d like to get an advance!! There’s not one part of my being that doesn’t want it to be Fall, like, right now!!!

Maria, at Cult Nails, says that she loves Summer. I told her we could still be friends anyway. LOL!

Luckily, Cult Nails likes Fall enough to give us the most beautiful shades. Like this one…

 ‘Awakening’ is one of the new shades from the ‘Hypnotic‘ collection. And, it is a teal that I adore. I love this, seriously, as a rich, dark Fall color. I have several sweaters and shirts this color. I treat it like a neutral because it can go with just about any other color. My favorite is pairing it with brown.

Even a crappy stray hair looks good with it. (Grrrrr!)

In the sunlight, you can see the creaminess of this true creme. Sometimes I curse cremes because they are difficult for me to apply. However, I’m so happy that one of my favorite colors is a creme and so easy to use. I have on three coats here but, a more experienced nail pro could do this in 2. I don’t have a top coat on and it’s still shiny.


Here you can see that shine. I love it!!!

If you pre-ordered your Cult Nails Hypnotic collection, you should be getting it just any time. And, if you didn’t order, check out Cult Nails Facebook page for opportunities to get in on a giveaway. Of course, you can always order from their website too.

I swatched ‘In A Trance’ here that is another shade from the Hypnotic collection. But, ‘Awakenings’ is truly a Fall staple. I’m leaving these lovelies out to revisit during the cooler seasons. Are you as ready as I am for Fall?