Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Cult Nails Captivated Nail Lacquer<
Cult Nails Captivated Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Captivated Nail Laquer ($10.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “coral jelly polish packed with intense gold and coral glitter.”  It’s a pink-coral jelly base with molten gold and coral glitter that spreads really evenly and easily over the nail.  It’s best to wait for each coat to dry so that you don’t disturb the existing glitter.  I used three coats for a more opaque look, but it has a nice translucence when done with two coats–it’s truer to the squishy, jelly finish with two coats.   The formula is very thick; it reminded me of the consistency of hair gel, actually.

Captivated is a limited edition shade, and I know that Maria (creator and founder of Cult Nails) let me know that quantities were dwindling when she sent these for review.  I wore Captivated for a week without chipping, and removal is on par with other glitter polishes–it’s best to let your remover soak on the nail for a little bit and then removing.  I just use felt soaked in Zoya Remove+ and press it against the nail for 5-10 seconds, and then I do one pull.

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Captivated

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This shade totally screams summer--coral, pink, gold, and lots of glittery fun. I didn't think the thicker, gel-like formula would work, but it actually made application easy and the glitter spread evenly.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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Cult Nails Captivated Nail Lacquer

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Cult Nails Captivated Nail Lacquer

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Cult Nails Captivated Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Captivated Nail Lacquer<
Cult Nails Captivated Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Captivated Nail Lacquer<
Cult Nails Captivated Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Captivated? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Zoya Riva is similar in base color, but it doesn't have the large glitter particles that Captivated has, and it also isn't a jelly.

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26 thoughts on “Cult Nails Captivated Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Giudy

    Perfect in Christmas holidays!

  2. OMG that nailpolish is just wonderful! <3

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of April April

    I’m not usually into glitter nail polishes but I really like this, even though it’s bright and glittery, it doesn’t seem over the top to me.

  4. So perfect for summer!!

  5. jen

    Christine, this is a fabulous color! It looks really happy, if you know what I mean.

    Also enjoying the Inglot series.

    Have a nice weekend.

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of rachael Rachael

    Sooo pretty. I love this.

  7. I am so in love with this polish. I bought 2 bottles! :)

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ananya Annie

    i usually am into only blacks, nudes, mints and lilacs on my nails……this is the only bright, over-the-top nail polish that i LOOOOOOOOVVVVVEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Pamela Pamela

    I like it but it looks like a cherry red instead of coral red.

  10. I want this so badly. It’s gorgeous.

  11. The corals & pinks are calling my name. Just got a manicure yesterday but chickened out at the last minute & went with a purple shade.

  12. Stephanie

    Where can you get this?

  13. Helen

    I got this about a month ago. It’s really unique and beautiful! Also got Living Water, from the same brand. I was impressed!

  14. After declaring just yesterday that I need to go on a nailpolish no buy for a long time, after seeing this gorgeous polish, scrap that no buy! This is a must have! Beautiful!!!

  15. Janet

    I too bought this polish and while I can’t wear glitter polishes to work on my finger nails, I can on my toes-and it’s gorgeous. It’s lasting well over a week now!

  16. Meg

    I love these polishes!! I got four of them during the memorial day sale. This is definitely coral in person, and it’s awesome. Iconic is also fabulous, I have it on my toes!

  17. meme

    Amazing shade! Different than any glitter polish I have – but oh such a love/hate relationship with glitter polish I do have. My eye goes right to the glitter polishes on any display! I have fun wearing them – but sometimes think – oops a bit too teeny bobber look for me. I rarely will keep a glitter polish on for more than a couple days for that reason. I get caught with somewhere to go that unless it’s winter & am not showing my toes in public…I still polish them year round however – just for me!

  18. Oh my GOD, it’s beauuutiful. It reminds me of something I can’t put my finger on, too.

  19. Chelsea

    I really like this for toes, and really do love it. Depending on the length of your nails though I think it could end up looking a tad on the garish side.

  20. Kay

    It’s not my cup of tea but I still have to admit that it’s one gorgeous colour!

  21. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Maja Maya

    Sooo pretty!

  22. justjamiexo

    Love this!

  23. MORENA

    OK! So where do u buy it? Ulta, sephora, sally’s, anywhere….?

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Roslynd roslynd

    i am in LOVE with it, which is why I bought 2 when they had the buy 3 get 1 free haha.

    it is sooo gorgeous!!!!

  25. Pam

    this polish reminds me of Bad kitty by China Glaze.