April 12, 2014

Cult Nails Casual Elegance Collection + Nail Vinyls sample

It's like Cult Nails nail mail shows up at my door every time I'm at my most stressed... it's perfect :) I'm either in the middle of exams (like now) or just finishing a practical exam or midterm and in the mood to sit back, relax and do my nails. The timing is always spot on... and the Casual Elegance Collection is no exception. It showed up at my door just a couple of days ago and I couldn't wait to sit back and try them all out...

This mini-collection (3 bottles, regular sized) also came with a Nail Vinyls sample, so you can see my step-by-step process above.

My base was Casual Elegance: A pale lilac creme that is VERY camera shy. The above photo and below, right photo are the most color-accurate (minus my orange skin). It tends to want to photograph blue.

Next, I created a gradient using Intriguing. This one was only hard to capture because I was trying to stay color-true for Casual Elegance and the gradient started to disappear on camera.

I threw in a swatch of Winter's Light so you could see this beauty in all it's glory. Supposedly it's the purple-blue cousin to Hypnotize Me (one of Cult Nails earlier lacquers). Marta Warmuz of Chit Chat Nails also layered this one over Vicious and topped it with a Matte finish and it's stunning!

 After creating the gradient, I applied the Nail Vinyls on my ring and pinky fingers, painted over them with 2 coats of Winter's Light. Removed the vinyls while the polish was still wet and topped it off with Seche Vite.

 This collection is gorgeous! Each polish is limited edition from Cult Nails and Intriguing is already sold-out. So head over to Cult Nails to pick up Casual Elegance or Winter's Light if you're interested, before they're all gone. If you're new to Cult Nails you can get $12 off your first purchase of $24 or more if you follow this link: http://r.sloyalty.com/r/trnOlEEVImyW