Cults Nails is a brand that is fairly new to the world of nail polish and what's so awesome about it is that was created by a nail polish blogger, Maria Morrison, over at R3 Daily. In addition, they are Big 3 Free and vegan friendly. Pretty cool, huh? Maria also seems really nice and down-to-earth (though I have never had the pleasure of meeting her) and she interacts with her fans a lot over Facebook and Twitter, which is great because we get sneak peeks into future colors of her line and get to see some of her creative processing. Additionally, I suspect a lot of us envy Maria (in a nice way!)-- because we all dream of colors we'd like to create but probably never will. This is my first review of a Cult Nails polish-- but I am lucky to have all of them, so you can look forward to many more reviews in the future.
Captivated is a polish is from Cult Nails Spring/Summer 2011 collection, Day at the Races. It's a sheer coral jelly polish that is absolutely packed with gold and coral glitter. Really blingtastic. The polish itself is a little thick, but not unworkable. Here I used Captivated over OPI's Mod-ern Girl. Considering that they are both corals, I thought it would work out well. However, the finished product ended up looking much more orange, but still really pretty.
A plethora of pictures await!
Artificial light with flash:
Natural light - shade:
Natural light - sun:
Blurry because I think it's pretty:
Unfortunately, Captivated was a limited edition polish and is sold out, with no plans for its return. But, Cult Nails is having a sale this weekend in celebration of Labor Day and you can get 2 polishes for $15! Cult Nail polishes usually retail for $10.