Cult Nails: Let's Get Nekkid Collection

Just want to share my swatches of this collection. The 4 shades in this collection are inspired by the skintone of the people in Maria's family tree. Read all about it here. I like what she did with the whole collection, she put a twist to nude/neutral shades by adding gold shimmer. I am really not a fan of nude shades, I get bored. But with the presence of this gold shimmer, the colors look interesting enough for me.

The polishes are named after the top nude beaches in the world (according to the World Guide to Nude Beaches and Resort).

Tulum Beach, Mexico
Baker Beach, San Francisco
Mazo Beach, Winsonsin
Swanbourne Beach, Australia

Please excuse the dry/flaky skin, I used Tony Moly polish remover for the first time and this is what happened. Should have use my trusty Zoya Remove+.

This is Baker. Golden caramel tan with gold shimmer. My favorite out of the 5 colors.



Tulum. Reminds me of the nail polish trend in 2011, taupe.




Mazo (almost the same with Baker, but lighter and sheerer).




Swanbourne. Dark chocolate brown.



Toxic Seaweed, a limited edition. Has the same component of Unicorn Puke (discontinued). Really not a fan of glitter polishes but this is limited edition so I know I need to get one too or I'll regret the same way I didn't get Unicorn Puke. I believe Unicorn Puke put Cult Nails to the map of the nail polish community.



Love the colors, love the formula. I just wish Maria creates a new logo. Not crazy about the font used in the bottle. I just like to use Scriptina for the capital letters and use less curvy fonts at the other letters. :p

Where to buy: www.digitaltraincase.comhttp://digitaltraincase.multiply.com/collection/6/Nails
Cost: 450/bottle

Swatches: A England The Legend Collection

It's been a while! I miss swatching, I miss blogging! So I'm gonna revive my comatose blog with a heart pumping collection from A-England, The Legend!

Words are not enough to describe just how awesome these polishes are! The truth is, I've never stopped buying polishes, just this, blogging and swatching. But none of those polishes made me want to go back to blogging, to posting pictures of my unkempt nails, uneven application and dry cuticles (haha). Until The Legend.

Been counting down the days since I ordered these from Adina (ordered them the same time I started to take pre-orders here, and the day our mailman gave the package to me (we have someone from the company who claims the packages address to staff of our company, they are kind enough to include unofficial parcels/personal packages), I immediately ripped off the carefully packed bottles of polishes, and took some teaser pics and proudly showed it to my office mate (she ended up ordering the whole set for herself, that's how amazing this collection is!)

So here they are, I won't even try describing the colors, just because I was never good at it. Let's leave it to Scrangie, and our very own, Pam of Polishpolice.com. I don't want to receive an email from Adina, correcting me that this shade so and so is not like that, it's like this. Of course, deep in my heart I know, the very sweet Adina will not do that but still, let's just leave the color description to the experts, alright?!

Here's Dragon, a bit lighter compared to the swatches I've seen online.


And this is Princess Sabra, I searched via google the words Princess Sabra, since I'm curious why this shade was named after her. Then I saw the dress, and maybe that's it.


Princess Tears, not something I will pick first but still nice, I just don't think it fit's my darker skin tone. But basing on the pictures below, I think I can wear this, what do you think?




And here's Ascalon, a silver holo. Would love to wear this if I'm wearing an all black clothes.

The only non-holo polish from this collection, Order of the Garter. I almost did not order this, what a shame would it be! Thought it's something like OPI's Swimsuit Nailed It, which unfortunately, didn't look good on me. This one reminds me of China Glaze Blue Sparrow, although much much better than that, formula and color wise.

ooops for the pinky finger LOL
I've always had difficulty applying darker polishes because any imperfections can be easily seen (well all my swatches so far are applied hastily since I swatched them around 3:00 am in the morning! excuses, excuses haha). Anyway, here's Bridal Veil (Adina, why is it black, veils are usually white right? Just curious haha)



Saving the best for last! You can always tell which is my favorite just by the number of pictures I post for that particular shade. Doesn't matter if they look all the same. I just want to see them again and again and again. Meet Saint George, the Knight in Shining Armor of this collection. 





All swatches are made without base coat and top coat. They really have a shiny finish on their own. A bit expensive than our regular imported polish, but is worth every single drop! If you want to know The Legend - err, the story itself, I love how Fashion Police did it (I love all her swatches!), check her blog here, you'll see how awesome and talented Adina is for creating this collection. 

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