Cult Nail’s Mid-Summer Collection: Road Trip, Anyone?

Cult Nails is a company that I eagerly await what their next collection will be. The ‘Road Trip, Anyone‘ collection doesn’t disappoint.

Maria has worked for a very long time to get the perfect materials to create a holographic polish. Getting the best ingredients is a part of Maria’s high standards for quality. In this collection is ‘Mayham’, a holographic topcoat that has no rival.

There are the polishes…

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cult nails road trip collection 003 cult nails road trip collection 004‘All Out’ is a shade that makes me a believer that yellow polishes CAN rock! And, talk about rock, I have seen on other beauty blogs where ‘All Out’ is used over ‘Be Loco’ and you really have to brace yourself for the all-out stunner look this becomes.

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cult nails road trip collection 007 cult nails road trip collection 008The name ‘Riot’ is a mystery to me. Regardless of its name, this shade is a summer’s leaf green and is fresh. I feel happy wearing this shade.

cult nails road trip collection 011 cult nails road trip collection 013 cult nails road trip collection 015Good heavens, stop reading and just go order ‘Mayhem’! Every beauty/nail customer swoons over a holographic polish. Now, you can make just about every single polish into a holographic one with ‘Mayham’.

And, what perfect polishes to demonstrate this effect with than the adorable polishes in this collection…

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Here’s ‘Mayhem’ over a bare nail…

cult nails road trip collection 019When I hear the word ‘Mayhem’ it makes me think of the All State Commercials. Cameras are Mayhem when trying to capture holographic polishes. They end up looking like just a glittery polish. But, if you are a true nail-esta, you know how much the camera is lying to you!!!

Naturally, I wouldn’t lie to you. ‘Mayhem’ is DA BOMB! And the rest of the collection is just what you need to fashion your nails on out for the rest of the summer.

This collection was purchased by me and these are my own, personal opinions.

Anastasia Beverly Hills: Kisses On My List Lip Gloss Set

Makeup products from Anastasia Beverly Hills are gorgeous and up-scale. Super nice! I would be delighted to get any of their products as a gift. The Holiday 2012 ‘Kisses On My List’ set of 6 glosses would be wonderful to receive. And, to give too, because the set is only $30!…From Anastasia’s press release…

“The Kisses on My List gloss set features six high-shine glosses in matte and shimmer shades that wear all-day.  With three softly sheer, opalescent glosses, and three new Hypercolor Glosses that actually stain your lips…don’t be standing too close to the mistletoe if you don’t want to be kissed!  Each gloss is named after famous 70’s muses you won’t soon forget.  Lola, Maggie May, Sharona, Roxanne, Jolene, and Moi are sure to inspire your loved one to write a song about you! The Kisses on My List gloss set retails for $30 ($108 value) and is available at Sephora and Anastasia.net.”

This set of glosses is everything you’d like about a gloss. They truly are glossy.  I found myself admiring my smackers because they looked so delicious. Without a tacky feel, the color stayed put. My lips felt hydrated longer than with most glosses.

As with other Anastasia glosses, the applicator is paddle-shaped…

It did take me a bit to get used to this type of applicator.  When I apply it, I use a mirror, however. The paddle tends to pool lines along my lips that I work to smooth down. I think it will work for anyone, though.

‘Moi’ is a great neutral shade with a fab gloss shine.

If you were around in the late ’70’s, you’ll remember when Rod Stewart started off with ‘Maggie May’. She’s a demure, soft pink creme.

Every time you hear ‘My Sharona’ you’ll have to think about me breaking out into skipping. LOL When I want my lips to make my guy skip, I’ll put on ‘Sharona’.

‘Lola’ is a favorite for me.

Not a favorite song, but ‘Roxanne’ looks truly hot on my lips.

‘Jolene’ steals boyfriends when you wear this pink with gold and silver sparkles gloss. This color suits me, quite well. What do you think?…

From the left: Moi (creme), Maggie May (creme), Sharona, Lola, Roxanne, Jolene.

Wow! I’m going to have the best-dressed lips of the season thanks to Anastasia Beverly Hills. ‘Kisses On My List’ is named perfectly…..Kisses, Plural!

You are set for the entire year with ‘Kisses On My List’ gloss collection.

 

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

 

I Spy…L’oreal New York Nudes Collection at Bed, Bath and Beyond

The L’oreal New York Nudes collection isn’t exactly brand new, but one of the newer collections. I found this display at Bed, Bath and Beyond…

Only the dark polish on the far right intrigues me, in the photo above.

I think these colors are super nude…

There’s the very dark brown, to the right, that I would like, above.

Nude shades are just not colors I gravitate to. I’m not into nudes. How about you? Will you be sporting nude shades this Fall?

Cult Nails: Deceptive Top Coat Collection on Sale Now

It’s a good day when Cult Nails releases a new collection. I say every time it happens that it can’t get any better than this. But, somehow, Maria tops herself creatively with each new release.

One thing I do know…OK, let’s make that two things: First, Cult Nails will always be a trend setter rather than a follower. You will not find anything out this season and into the winter like the Deceptive Top Coat Collection. And second, this collection is going to extend your nail polish wardrobe regardless if you have a dozen polishes or 12 dozen.

This sale is already underway, so let me give you the link to that so you can go, place your order and come back for swatches. Maria is selling the entire 5 bottle collection for $40. This is good until through next Saturday, September 8. Then, they will go to $10 each and will be available separately.

Let me tell ya how you should go about this. Purchase the set now at $40, and add on the ‘Nevermore’ one coat black polish for $10. It comes out, using the regular prices, like getting the ‘Nevermore’ free. And, you will want ‘Nevermore’ because it’s an outrageously awesome one-coater and it will showcase your Deceptive Top Coats to the max.

Here are the deceptives…

Starting on the Left: Alter Ego, Charlatan, Deception, Doppelganger, Two Timer

You might be surprised by the colors these bad babies show, but it is no surprise to find the top quality Cult Nails is known for.

Try these closer looks…

Alter Ego; expect some gold and green shimmers from this one. But, don’t expect that for every shade you use this sly top coat on!

Charlatan; this is one time you will want a Charlatan! From Cult Nail’s website, Charlatan can be used alone. However, you know you want to see how this one pulls the wool over your nails. Will it be a pink shimmer? Purple? Maybe Magenta?

Deception; You will never complain about being deceived with this top coat. It won’t always be what you expected, but it will be what you want! Look for a more muted purple mixed with pink in this top coat. How well does it play with another polishes that have a pink case to it? You’ll want to find out with Deception.

Doppelganger; the name alone is inciting and you’ll swear you ‘know’ this shade. The light catches just the hint of a twinkle at the very far left corner of the photo. As you can expect from the entire line, what you see is not what you get. Doppelganger can change a polish into something with a bit of dusty-ness. And, I’ll let you be the judge of what colors this one transforms into.

Two Timer; don’t be so bold as to think you know where this Two Timer is going. Looks gold and yellow in the bottle but, cast your expectations aside. You are now up against a Two Timer!

I’ve showcased them on a nail wheel over ‘Nevermore’…

Starting from the Left: Nevermore alone; with Alter Ego, Charlatan, Deception, Doppelganger, Two Timer.

However, allowing the light to shine on the polishes at a different angle can fool your eyes…

The Deceptive Top Coats can fool your eyes, but it won’t fool your heart because you KNOW you are going to love these!

Nevermore, Alter Ego, Charlatan

(Charlatan is the first one) Deception, Doppelganger, Two Timer

Now you see exactly why you need to get in on this special price; you will want them all because, you know you want to see what concoctions you can create with your current polishes. It’s OK to let your nails be a bit Deceptive.