First up Get It On Perfecting Base Coat. This was a lot harder than I thought it would be. There are so many different types of base coats one can make. Everyone's nails are different and have different needs. So which needs did I want to meet? Working with the lab they worked with me on different types of options I could focus on. Did I want something strengthening? Yes! Did I want something moisterizing? Yes! Did I want something for peeling nails? Yes! Did I want it creamy white? Sheer pink? Blue? Clear? Um what difference does it make? Did I want it to be a gripping base coat? Yes! So after several rounds I picked something that would give a little of everything, so this is a one size fits most base coat. I thought since I can only start with one, I want one most everyone can use. It is a stregthening base coat to help those with weak, thin, splitting or peeling nails. The great thing is we were able to do this B3 free and camphor free! This of course was important for me. I choose sheer pink because it helps give your nails a brighter appearance if you decided you wanted to wear it alone. That and I can't stand when I think I grabbed my top coat to freshen up a manicure only to get downstairs and realize I grabbed a base coat! Grrr - I wanted to be able to tell them apart quickly! And of course it has some amazing gripping properties so that your manicure will last longer! I can't say enough about my love of this base coat and I think you will love it too!
Now that the base coat is in order, let's move on to Wicked Fast Top Coat! I can't even tell you how much I love this! Once upon a time I thought I found the perfect top coat, this was years before Cult Nails, and then half way through the bottle it was a thick goopy mess that needed constant thinning. Before long I decided it wasn't worth the hassle of constantly thinning and would just buy a new bottle at the half way mark. Talk about costly! Then I discovered one online and it was the best top coat ever...until they changed the formula. Why they decided to change, I will never know. Soon after I started Cult Nails, I heard they changed the formula back, but it just wasn't the same. Or maybe it's because at that point I already decided I needed my own. This was a labor of love. I can't tell you how many versions of top coat I tried! But now I have Wicked Fast, as it's name states, it dries wicked fast. It dries shiny and doesn't become a goopy mess half way through the bottle! Can we say LOVE? Yes, Yes I can! The top coat is also B3 free, but does contain Camphor. I think you will love this as much as I do. Empty that drawer you have full of top coats, there will only be room for one in your life after you try this one!
I decided to retail my treatments for $8 each. This is completely the opposite direction of every other company. They either charge the same or more for their treatments. I get it, they cost more to make and I was hoping I could retail these for $6 or $7 because you use these with EVERY manicure, so you go through them faster and I wanted it to be cost effective. But in the end this is a low as I could go. But they are inline with other base and top coats and worth every penny if you ask me!
I didn't want to release Get it On and Wicked Fast alone, I wanted to introduce them with a new color. So I bring you Vicious. Named by Twitter follower @AshGrimes! Thanks girl! This was inspired by the purple crayon. It is a perfect purple creme. My daughter says it's the exact color of an eggplant.
Vicious is on my index finger - this picture is taken with a big flash. This is about as bright as this color will get - mostly in sunlight.
This is a truer depiction of Vicious. It was taken with my phone, so the quality of the photo isn't great, but the color accuracy is pretty good. (Clairvoyant/UP is on my forfinger)
Blah, Blah, you say? Get on to the sale you say? OK - here it is! As I love to do with all my products when they are new - I put together a little sale for you! Buy the Get It On/Wicked Fast combo for $15, add any color you want for $10 and use code: TREATS at the checkout for $5 off! So you can buy Get It On, Wicked Fast and a Cult Nails Lacquer for just $20! WAHOO! Since I get paid on Friday, this sale will run through Sunday. Just go to www.shop.cultnails.com and place your order!