Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cult Nails Announces the Behind Closed Doors Collection

Our last collection of 2012 will release with Preview Pricing on Friday November 9th - Thursday November 15th, 2012. Preview pricing allows you to purchase the entire collection at a reduced price of $40 for all 5 colors. The polishes will be available individually starting on Nov 16th for $10 per bottle.



Behind Closed Doors - features 5 colors; After Glow - a copper infused with a subtle pink shimmer; Bitten - a raspberry glass flecked polish; Disciplined - a sheer but buildable soft grey with purple, pink and blue shimmer; Flushed - a true Blurple (blue/purple) buildable sheer with an intense purple/pink shimmer effect that appears to glow through the polish and Coveted - a jelly deep green with metallic green flakes and subtle green shimmer.


After Glow


Bitten


Disciplined



Flushed



Coveted




Now for the collection story and swatches! You know there is always a story behind each collection, so for those of you who like to hear the back story here it is. I receive requests from friends, family, strangers and Culties all the time with what polish they would like to see make its way into a Cult Nails collection. Unfortunately it isn't as easy as someone would think to make a polish, and collections are worked on about a year in advance and things always come into play that can change things up throughout the year. Well these colors all originated from the requests of someone else, that didn't turn out exactly how they wanted. Well one didn't start as a request by someone else, but there's a story there too. I'll share the story of each color with the swatches below. The swatches are provided by Pretty Little Bottles, who kindly came over and let me take pictures of here sporting each color. I am in the process of growing my nails back to the stilleto nail shape and since it's not the "desired commercial shape" I opted to use Alyssa's nails. I'll work on swatches too, just not for the official release. :) 

After Glow - A friend of mine is always asking me for a copper colored polish. Actually I have 3 friends who always ask for a copper polish now that I think of it. But what could I add to copper to make it different? Glitter? These are not glitter girls (OK one is a glitter girl). They are more traditional. So that meant something a bit more commercial. So I added pink glass fleck to the copper. Talk about frustrating, the copper kept eating the pink and making it disappear, or the pink would take over and make the copper disappear. Finally, we got it just right. The pink makes a nice soft appearance in the polish. LOVE!





Bitten - Ah Bitten! I made this polish for release last December. But then I thought it was just way to simple. I didn't think anyone would want this one. But it was one of those haunting colors, I always wanted to wear it. So I decided I would release it and had the lab work on an updated sample for me. Then it arrived and I thought this is just not what people want. So I planned on putting it aside again, then Kari from Once Bitten Blog walked into the office, spotted it and exclaimed That's Bitten, my namesake polish! Instantly it became hers and how could I not release it! (Little fact - Kari actually helped name this entire collection that day!) 



Disciplined - In talking to someone on Twitter one night I received a request for a grey jelly with purple and blue shimmer and green flakes. I'm totally going to butcher this, but there are these rocks in Scotland maybe, that are a grey color that lean purple/blue depending on the light and have green moss. Well I had to nix the green flakes, it just wouldn't work out. And unfortunately I lost touch with her and I can't remember who it is. I feel like such a jerk, but it was last year! I'm hoping she'll know when she sees the polish. In the end the sheer grey with shimmer was too nice to add flakes that ruined the effect. 




Flushed - I met DM on Makeup Alley way before Cult Nails was even an idea. We bonded over our love over another polish brand. We were both huge fans. We became friends on Facebook and still to this day talk over there. I haven't shown her this yet, but I hope she flips when she sees it. See one day in the mail, I received 3 little frankens from DM. I knew I had to make one a Cult Nails color. I chose one and started frankening and accidently came out with Flushed. It is close to what she sent, but there was no glowing effect like this. But since our polish tastes are so close, I know she's going to love this! 


Coveted - Another request from a Twitter chat. I can't remember who asked for this one either. But she wanted a green version of Iconic. I opted for a green shimmer vs gold, to keep it a green on green on green polish. Now if I could just come up with something to make me remember who wanted this color along with Disciplined. 




So what do you think? Are you loving it as much as I am?

33 comments:

  1. This collection might be my first ever Cult purchase. These are GORGEOUS!

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  2. Yah, I'm totally plotting how I can come up with the cash for the whole set. And can I get a professional discount?? LMAO

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  3. Amazing collection, and great stories behind each color too! Can't wait for them to be available. Congratulations Maria!

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  4. Need them all. But what happened to Fetish?

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  5. love Love LOVE the green!!! Love them all, actually, but to me Coveted is truly the standout in this collection. Excellent job, as usual. =D

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  6. I need them all!


    aaaaa... Maria, can you turn off that security thing, that we could comment easier? I think you would get much more comments.
    I can never guess what is reading there...

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  7. I actually love every single one of them (there are normally one or 2 in a collection that I can live without, so I always buy them individually). I'm definitely buying the full set under preview pricing. Awesome collection, Maria!!!

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  8. Oh my god. These are amazing.

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  9. I love them ALL!!! Especially that green one!

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  10. I love them (especially the copper)... and would like to see them in comparison to similar Cult polishes I own (i.e. Disciplined vs. My Kind of Kool Aid) since my computer makes the color hard to see.

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  11. I'm really excited for this collection! The only one I'm not lemming much is the green, but I'm betting I'll love it when it's on my hands. :D

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  12. This entire collection is definitely coming home to me. I've been waiting for this press release and it does not disappoint! Can't wait for the 9th!

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  13. Oh my gosh. My wallet is in troubleeeeeeee!

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  14. I think I may need Flushed. It looks like Max Factor Fantasy Fire and I want that badly!

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! One love for each polish :) You always have such perfect polishes Maria!! Thank you for sharing your love with us :)

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  16. This is such a stunning collection!!! I just received an order from you and now I want to order again. :) Flushed is a colour that I have always wanted, I just didn't know it until I saw a picture of it. WOW. You have done it again. Marvelous!

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  17. Awesome collection! Love the stories behind each colour.

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  18. This collection screams Gorgeous!!

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  19. I think this will be the first time I've ever purchased an entire collection all at once! My Charlatan needs a few more Cultie friends!!

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  20. another home run! each and every one is gorgeous!

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  21. These are all so amazing! Disciplined is probably my favorite, even though I am more of a rule-breaker ;)

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  22. I've never wanted a copper polish... until now!!! Gorgeous! And I LOVE the flakes in the green!!! Like confetti for my nails!! GORG!!!

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  23. These colors are stunning. I cannot wait to see your polish tomorrow at the show. Beautiful!!

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  24. They are all simply gorgeous! I even like Disciplined and I am not really a fan of grey polish! I think there is enough blue in it to look good on my fair skin tone! And Coveted? Yup, I covet it. *sigh*

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