Monday, March 10, 2014

Manicure Monday: Cult Nails Morning Glory

It's official. I've caught the spring bug. I've somehow convinced myself that if I wear warm weather manicures, spring will get here sooner. Don't ask how I assume this will happen. But it seems to be working down here in Florida. We had a lovely weekend. It must be my nails. Don't try and tell me otherwise.

I've enlisted the help of my Cult Nails polish in Morning Glory to keep the speed train to spring going full steam ahead. Because, let's face it, it wouldn't be right if I didn't start obsessing over pink nail polish again. I mean, c'mon, we know I can't resist a good pink (in all of its various forms and shades).

Cult Nails Morning Glory
OPI Nail Envy base coat, Cult Nails Morning Glory (2 coats), Seche Vite top coat

Alright, so here's the deal. You're gonna be mad at me. But I got this polish ages ago (way back in September at The Makeup Show Orlando) and then got all busy swatching fall and winter colors that I neglected to swatch this gorgeous polish while it was still available. Shame on me. I know. 

As you might've guessed, Morning Glory was a limited edition shade. And from the looks of it, they're all gone. But I need to share it's gorgeousness with you anyway. It's too pretty not to talk about  -- at least for a day. Indulge me why don't 'cha. 

If you haven't tried Cult Nails polishes, you're seriously missing out. This indie brand has some fantastic colors and the polish quality is quite nice. Plus, Maria, the owner, is super sweet. So, bonus points there.

Morning Glory is a gorgeous fuchsia polish (we should know by now fuchsia makes me weak in the knees) with some serious color pay off. It's quite possible this most opaque fuchsia I've ever handled. One coat delivers all the color you need. But, since I'm greedy and a creature of habit, I still did two coats. Because if one is good, two is better, right? Yes. Yes it is.

It was also pretty easy to handle. No streaks. No goopy tar-like feel. No struggle. It applied and spread very easily. One thing to note: mine dried down to a matte finish (similar to Zoya's Charisma -- but a deeper fuschia). When it comes to fuchsia polish, I like a glossy finish. A matte fuchsia looks a little flat and not as vibrant to me. I prefer a glossy candy coating.  Once I applied Seche Vite top coat, all was right in the world again.

I've gotta admit, I keep glancing down and admiring my nails as I type this post (and as I was working today too). This is one of those colors that vibrant and fun, but still office friendly (for those of you in conservative day jobs).

Do you have any favorite fuchsia polishes? Anything that looks similar to Morning Glory?

1 comment:

  1. Wow what a real lovely shade your Morning Glory is