Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Cult Fairy Tale Collection - Pre Sale

I had the toughest time capturing this collection as it looks in person. I will do my best to describe the differences between what the camera got and what you will see. This collection really tested my camera. I am planning on getting this collection out to a few bloggers I already selected as well as I am bringing the collection to our Beauty Bloggers of Central FL, so you should be seeing some different swatches and opinions popping up soon! 

Before showing the pictures, here is the collection info. We will be offering the collection for Pre-sale starting on Saturday May 26th, 2012 through Saturday June 2nd, 2012. The pre-sale event will be for the collection only(they will be available for pre-sale starting June 15th) and it will be at the reduced price of $40 for all 5 colors. It's like getting one color free! WAHOO! All pre-sale orders will be sent out by June 15th and at that time we will post all the new colors available for sale individually on our site. As always if you order during our pre-sale event, you can order other colors as well, but we will ship everything together.

Now on to the swatches.

First up is Princess. This color was made by a friend of mine one night. She came over while I was mixing colors, trying to come up with ideas for this year. She then immediately sent her hubby home to get her polishes. She had so many blues. She proceeded to tell me what she loved/hated with each blue and why she needed to make her own. I think she made 20 bottles of blue before she got the one she wanted! LOL! After all that hard work, how could I not make it a part of the Cult! This is a soft dusty sky blue with a copper shimmer.


This photo showcases the copper shimmer. The shimmer is a bit more pronounced in person, I had a tough time capturing it.
This one showcases the actual blue color, but again in this photo you can't really see the shimmer. It is more pronounced in person.

Next up is Charming. Because every Princess needs a Prince. And since my favorite Prince loves purple, I thought this one was fitting. This is a sheer purple creme with a purple metallic shimmer that can be used for layering or you can use multiple coats for an opaque look. On my index and middle finger I used two normal (for me) coats. On my ring finger I did two thinner coats and on my pinky, I did one thin coat. I know everyone has a different application method so I would say depending on your application style, how long/short your nails are, would depend on how many coats you would need for opacity. I tend to apply in not thin, but not thick coats and achieve full opaqueness in 2 coats. 

This is such a beautiful vivid purple color. The shimmer is much more impressive in person. My camera just did not want to capture this one! 
This is a horrible quality photo, but it showcases the shimmer and yes that does translate to the nail

Feelin' Froggy is a kelly green with a metallic green shimmer. This one is my favorite color!! When I went to the lab I showed them my favorite green polish and explained how I wanted it changed. I had zero intention of putting a shimmer in this one. I wanted a straight up creme. I wanted it similar to the polish I brought, but I wanted something brighter not so dark a bit more well kelly green. As we were there, my rep recommended that we just TRY adding some shimmer to it. I feel like the cremes with shimmer have somehow become my signature, and wanted to step away and just do some amazing cremes. But then we added the green shimmer and my heart stopped. I can't even tell you, I think I actually stopped breathing for a second, it was so magical! You can see the shimmer in this photo, but it is so much more impressive in person.
I did two normal for me coats on my index and middle finger. Two thin coats on my ring finger and one thin coat on my pinky. 

Evil Queen is my all time favorite red polish for summer. I created this one when I created My Kind of Cool Aid and Quench. I was so tossed up between releasing this red or Quench. But when the sample bottle was just about empty I knew this would have to be part of the Cult collection. This is a true red, but with some pink undertones to it. I didn't want a tomato red, I wanted an in your face red that would also be soft at the same time. This is a true creme. This is 2 coats. You see why I want to do more cremes? I love super smooth, shiny cremes! Every time I wear this, I am bombarded to make this a Cult color, so since we all love this, I decided to make it happen!
What more can I say. I just love this color.
The problem with the pink undertones, was it kept photographing like this! But in person is looks like the first picture. Who knew a red could be so hard to photograph! 
As you all know ever fairy tale needs a "Happy Ending", so we created that here. This is a multi colored shredded glitter in a clear base. When I went to the lab they had a room with all these colors and mix options and they had bags upon bags of shredded glitter. No one seemed to want to use them in making polishes. So of course, I jumped on the opportunity and mixed one of the bags with multiple colors in it. Of course right after I did this and ordered this, I found out someone else already made a multi colored shredded glitter polish! DOH! I debated on not releasing it, but you know what, I love this one, and I wanted it, so I went ahead with it anyway. It just feels so fun when I wear it.
Happy Ending over Evil Queen, Princess, Feelin' Froggy and Charming
So there you have it, our latest collection! I hope you all love it as much as I do!

40 comments:

  1. I have only been a member of the Cult a short while but I do know I will NEED all of these! You hit a home run with them!!

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  2. Can't wait to order Princess, Charming and Feelin' Froggy!

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  3. These are gorgeous! My favorite is Princess!

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  4. Oh my goodness, I need all of these! Pre-order date in my diary!

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  5. Omg I LOVE Evil Queen. I love red cremes so much! Feelin' Froggy is gorgeous too!

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  6. Gorgeous, as always... sigh. You're killing me! :-p

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  7. What a fun collection! I look forward to it!

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  8. Stunning collection, can't wait! Charming and Happy Ending are a must have for me!

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  9. In love with Princess and Evil Queen!

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  10. Love thi entire collection! My claws are itching to get a hold on all of these ;)

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  11. I love Evil Queen and the shredded glitter polish, Happy Ending. Beautiful collection <3

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  12. Beautiful collection! I´ll need the whole collection, as usual :)

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  13. I'm totally blown away! Beautiful collection!

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  14. Amazing collection! These are the exact kind of bright shades that I love and that glitter is to die for!

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  15. Awh man, I want them all. Amazing colors and I'm a sucker for anything fairy tale related. I think I might be getting some late birthday money from my dad tomorrow though.. I know what it will be spent on! :D

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  16. Maria congrats on this new collection! I love that we are seeing the very first swatches on your nails :) 'Happy Ending' is the perfect name - you put all that fun confetti to good use!

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  17. Oooh, pretty collection. I will be preordering for sure!

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  18. love the diversity in this collection! i freaking LOVE Evil Queen! can't wait to see them in person :D

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  19. Welp, this is going to be my first presale! I love all these colors, especially Princess and Charming!

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  20. EEeeeeee!! I'm so excited! These look awesome as usual!!! Yay! Can't wait for the pre-sale!! Congrats on another fantastic collection!

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  21. Colors look great but my fav is the creme! You make the best cremes, more please! :-)

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  22. I love all of these, but surprisingly the red is my favorite (something I wouldn't say normally in collection that also includes a blue and a purple!). Can't wait to see them in person!

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    1. Cat I thought the same thing!! Though definitely because that red just looks crazy gorgeous! Because I'm definitely loving the purple and blue (and green!) too! =) Can't wait!!

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  23. I just got a pedicure today with "Manipulative" and am in love with it. My favorite color is blue and this is my first pale blue that I've tried. It looks great in the sunshine! So happy my manicurist Angel Williams (Nature's Intent-Richmond, VA) showed it to me! Excited to try more of your colors!

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  24. Really looking forward to this. Probably won't use the glitter coat but the colours are just gorgeous:). Well done again!

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  25. These are all amazing!! I love them all! I love how the 'Happy Ending' looks like confetti that people would throw in the air while the Prince and Princess walk by having just been married. *dreamy*

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  26. That red is delicious looking! Will the colors be available individually too?

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  27. LOVE x 5!! Being a good Cult Member I will be "there" for the pre-sale Saturday :D

    And as for "similar" confetti polish--really, yours looks marvelous and the world can always use more sparkle :) (This coming from the woman who owns like 4 different brands of a famous multi-glitter mix polish LOL) I love the torn look! And I'm dying to try that mattified, I bet it will look so cool.....and in a glitter sandwich...and.....lol

    Great theme :) Growing up in FL and having a grandfather who helped build Disney, I always love fairy tales :)

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  28. like everyone, i loved the collection! and i don't think i have anything like them in my stash, which is great (well, i have a lot of reds, but it won't stop me from ordering evil queen, since red, in almost all variations, is my favorite shade when it comes to nail polish). well done!

    oh, and i loved the teaser picture announcing the pre-sale that i got by e-mail. so cute!

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  29. This is an amazing collection, if I could afford to pre-order the whole collection (something I've never done before) I totally would. Keep the amazing work up!!

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  30. Im not sure I get this presale concept... Whats the point ordering it now? It will be up for sale after this presale anyway. And wont be shipped before the presale ends...? What am i missing here? :-)

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  31. I'm assuming you will miss the 20% discount if you don't order it during the pre-sale. :)

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  32. Such a gorgeous collection!! I'm so glad I found your blog and your brand. I can't believe I've never tried Cult Nails before! Is Cult Nails carried by any retailers in the midwest? I would love to browse them in person!

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