Wow that was fast! It's already almost April! This collection was actually supposed to launch in March and it was delayed at the lab. Now it is ready to head to us and we are offering it up on Pre-sale so you can get these beauties in your hand shortly after we receive them! WAHOO! We haven't offered pre-sales in awhile, but since our next collection is due out in early May, we figured, you'd rather two collections a little more spaced out than back to back. We are anticipating these shipping out April 10th. Since it is a pre-sale, all 5 colors during pre-sale pricing will be $40! (Retail for all 5 is $60) So get in while the getting is good, since we aren't planning on having a sale for a few more months after this and these are all limited edition colors! So when they are gone, they are gone! As usual, the colors will be available individually after the pre-sale event at the full retail price.
First up is Let's Get Dirty. This is more of a satin matte finish than a wax finish. I added some shimmer to this one. This is two medium coats. I think this will be easier for most to apply using thin coats, but I am just not a thin coat application person. I just can't, way to impatient for that! LOL! Unfortunately I have crazy ridges on my nails, and to show the true polish, I didn't want to put a smoothing base coat underneath, so you get to see my nail ridges. Sorry. This is a taupey nude with a tiny hint of lavender so that it won't wash out most skin tones. I keep putting this one on. It is just the right color to spice up the neutral look for me. I'm a big sucker for these kinds of colors!
|Two coats - no top coat - Inside light|
|Two coats - no top coat - Natural sun light|
I love that with the matte and wax finishes you can add a top coat to shine it up, you can really see the shimmer here! It also hides my ridges, yay!
|Added top coat - Inside light|
|Added top coat - Natural Sun Light|
What does that have to do with the corny names? Well now that we were in the final hour, we had to name them and fast! (Seriously I think we had an hour! LOL!) I grabbed a drink and we started the process. I texted a good friend who helps get the juices flowing and we started with our typical names, Fascinated, Fascinating, Fantastic, Flourish... You get the picture. By now I was a little tipsy, talking to my fashion girls on FB about a pair of shorts (Yes I really belong to a group, where we talk about something as corny as a pair of shorts!) We were goofing off, I was laughing, John looked at me rolling his eyes, "Hellloooo!! We need names here!!" So I said "How about You Kiss my Rose Bush Dude!" And it all went down hill from there! I gave these polishes names in about 2 minutes, thought I was hilarious and said "There name them that!" and he did! So there you have it, exactly what I said I would never do, I did!
|Two coats - no top coat - inside light|
|Two coats - no top coat - natural sun light|
Kiss My Rose Bush - This one reminds me of a barbie pink color. Originally I was going to make a collection of lipstick inspired colors based on a request. In my polish depression, I just couldn't get it together. But two colors were added to my arsenal of favorites that I constantly wanted to wear. This is one of them. It reminds me of the 80's and Pretty in Pink. I love it so much! This is a wax finish to give it a modern edge. But you can instantly be transported back to the 80's with some top coat!
|Two coats - no topcoat - inside light|
|Added top coat - inside light|
|Two coats - no top coat - outside sun light|
|Added top coat - outside sunlight|
Ay Poppy! Culties kept telling me that they wanted to see me do bright colors, that I was too vampy focused. Really, am I? OK Yeah, they're right, I love vampy colors, what can I say? I kept hearing please make a bright orange. I thought bright orange? How the heck will I even begin? What kind of bright orange? But you ask, I make, so I went to work. One day while driving down the road, the inspiration came, traffic cone orange! If that's not bright or orange, then I don't know what is! This one took two medium coats, no top coat. OMG! Why didn't you guys hit me over the head sooner? This whole brights thing is AWESOME!!! I want more now! And since the beginning I have been wanting a polish named Ay Poppy (Ay Papi - get it?). But since that wasn't our naming strategy, and I didn't have an appropriate color for that, I had to jump at the chance when I had it! Yeah I know, I'm kind of corny like that! LOL!
|Two medium coats - no top coat - inside light|
|Two medium coats - no top coat - natural sun light|
|Two coats - no top coat - inside light|
|Added topcoat - inside light|
|Two coats - no top coat - outside natural sun light|
|Added top coat - natural sunlight|
So there you have it! My ramblings about the collection and some photos! It feels good to be writing again. But really who wants to hear about all my minds inner workings. Anywhooo.... What are you waiting for? Go reserve your set today at www.cultnails.com