Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cult Nails Behind Closed Doors Collection

Ok guys, brace yourselves...I am showing you the new collection from Cult Nails today...and it's AMAZING. I don't think I've loved an entire collection like this in a long time. So please excuse the fact that I am a little overly excited throughout this entire post!

First up, Disciplined. This is a gray jelly packed with blue and pink/purple shimmer. It took me three coats to fully cover.

Blurred pic to show the shimmer in all of its glory!

I almost don't have words for this polish. Let's just let the pictures do the talking!

Bitten. A deep berry with pink shimmer! Covered in two coats. This one is so festive and perfect for the holidays. I keep wanting to call this one a jelly, but I think it's safer to say it's a glass fleck/shimmer polish. You tell me what you guys think.

FUN FACT: This polish was named for Kari from Once Bitten!! She's the one who actually convinced Maria to include it in the collection, plus helped name all the other colors!

I'm not usually this excited about reds, but what can I say, this collection just gets better with each polish.

Next up, Afterglow. It was slightly sheer and took me three coats to fully cover. Boy oh boy, where do I start with this one? It's a dark copper with pink glass fleck. But the glass flecks like to hide a little and then all of a sudden POP when they catch the light inside. But outside, those glass flecks blaze like the sun! It's so stunning.

I want to wear this polish for Thanksgiving! Or stamp some leaves over it for fall!

There's not much more to say about this one, it's just too good.
Can you believe I've saved the best two for last? Yes, the last two polishes are even better than the first is that even possible?! Maria is a genius, that's how.
Coveted. BAM. A dark green jelly, with dark green shimmer, AND flakes! Covered in two coats.

I have never seen anything like this polish.

This makes me love green polish like I've never loved green polish before!

Flushed. I saved the best for last! This is my favorite of the entire collection. A darkish blurple with intense pink shimmer. Think Max Factor Fantasy Fire shimmer. Absolutely amazing!

Covered in two perfect coats!

When Maria first showed me the lab samples of this polish I said, "Holy Shit." I have been excited for it's release ever since, and now I'm even more excited to be finally showing you all swatches of it!

Now, the info that I know you've all been waiting for: This collection is available for purchase at preview pricing starting November 9th through November 15th at
The price for ALL 5 bottles will be $40. I seriously suggest you guys buy the whole collection at the preview pricing. Starting November 16th they will be available for individual purchase at $10 per bottle.
For more info and stories behind each color check out the Cult Nails Blog at
I was actually the hand model for Maria's pictures!!
OK, now tell me, which one is YOUR favorite?!
*These polishes were gifted to me by Cult Nails. The opinions in this post are my own, honest opinions.


  1. oh my gosh, I cannot wait for Nov 9th!!! I'm buying the whole collection!! Maria outdid herself!! I can't even decide which one I love most!!!

    1. It really is hard to decide which one is best! :D

  2. These are all so amazing! I've been seriously broke for so long and haven't been able to buy any of her gorgeous polishes for the past few collections. I'll just have to drool over your pics. :)

  3. OMG! So glad to get a peek at these - thank so very much. I agree - they are all amazing. I have not bought any Cult for awhile but I will be getting these on the pre-order and at the same time getting the last collection of toppers that I missed not picking up on the pre-order for those (or the mid Oct sale either - I was too hot from massive heat to feel like shopping or doing anything when it was over 100 inside my house for weeks! I feel I should not complain at this point however about that with all the massive devastation of so many from hurricane Sandy. I so hope folks here in the polish blog world will donate tonight with the Springsteen lead concert as the first attempt to raise funds for the Red Cross efforts - this is going to take as much if not more than Hurricane Katrina to get all those affected back to even temp housing.

    1. Hopefully you get all the polishes you missed out on! I, too, hope that everyone affected by Sandy are doing well and have speedy recoveries.

  4. Great swatches - I really can't wait for Flushed to be on my nails!!! This WHOLE collection is a win for me :)

  5. Wow wow WOW! These are amazing! I'm totally drooling over this whole collection, but especially Flushed and Afterglow. Such gorgeous swatches!!

  6. I can't stop looking at Flushed and Disciplined. Within the next week, I am going to have to make a choice, since I can only afford one, and that's stretching my budget, seriously! I'm leaning toward Disciplined. I love grays, especially unexpected ones!

    1. If you love grays, Disciplined won't disappoint. It has the prettiest shimmer!

  7. Oh my goodness! They're all so beautiful! I really like the shimmer in Disciplined and Flushed!