Just a quick post to let you know that the Cult Fairytale collection is up and available! WAHOO!! I am reposting the pictures and descriptions I posted previously and I am linking a few blog posts from other bloggers below. I know there are more posts out there, but our electrician just showed up and so I have to cut it short. :( I hope you enjoy 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!
You can check out some other blogger swatches here:
Phyrra - Entire collection
Lit From Within - Entire collection
Imperfectly Painted - Entire collection
Niftyba - Happy Ending
Let Them Have polish - Entire collection
Beauty by Cat - Entire collection
Chit Chat Nails - Charming
Chit Chat Nails - Evil Queen