Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Start of the Storm

OMG, it’s my very first blog post! I have been meaning to start this blog for quite some time now, but it never quite felt like the right time. Recently I’ve felt that my application and photo taking skills have reached a level where I am willing to post the photos on a blog, not just a tiny square on Instagram. (I’ll continue to post on my Instagram, don’t worry about that.)

I am thrilled to say that this first post is dedicated to a collection from my all time favorite nail polish brand, Cult Nails. When fellow blogger Maria decided she just couldn’t find the colors she was looking for in the collections she saw being released she took matters into her own hands and the result was Cult Nails!

Today I have the two colors from the Behind Closed Doors collection to show you. This collection is made up of 5 lacquers created by Maria, but inspired by ideas from friends and readers. I am completely in love with each and every one of the colors in the Behind Closed Doors collection and hopefully by the end of this post you will be at least in love with these two.

First up is Afterglow.

Cult Nails Afterglow 01
After Glow is a glowing, shimmery copper lacquer with pink shimmer that is apparent without being overpowering.

Cult Nails Afterglow 02

Cult Nails Afterglow 03

Cult Nails Afterglow 04

The second lacquer I have for you is Bitten.

Cult Nails Bitten 01

Bitten is a deep shimmery raspberry color that reminds me of the raspberry topping I make for my chocolate ganache pies at the holidays. Mmmmm.

Cult Nails Bitten 02

Cult Nails Bitten 03

I had opacity at 2 coats, but I used 3 because I wanted a deeper red. I have to say I didn’t expect this to be one of my must haves but it is.

Cult Nails Bitten 04

For these photos: 1 coat Essie Grow Stronger as a base coat, 3 coats of Bitten and 1 coat of Seche Vite topcoat.

Hopefully I’ll have the other 3 colors up sometime in the next couple days!


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  1. Yayyyy! I'm your first comment AND follower on your new blog! I've been waiting for you to get one of these up and running. :) Just in case you want to take a peek, mine is

    1. Glad you like it! I followed you over there :)


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