Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Cult Nails I Got Distracted Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails I Got Distracted Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails I Got Distracted Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “black jelly polish with holographic glitter interrupted by intense green glitter.” It’s an inky black base color with green-teal micro-glitter and holographic shimmer. I couldn’t think of any dupes for this one (not to say there may not be some–I would love your input!), and the closest I could come up with was NARS Night Breed, which is similar in composition, but it’s all silver shimmer/glitter.

Of all the shades, this is probably the one that catches your eye the most. There’s something about that intense, deep dark black base color and the holographic shimmer that grabs you! When I first swatched it, I had to post a quick picture of it on Instagram. It’s even more impressive in person, because you can see the way it really sparkles. It’s nearly opaque in one coat, though I did two swatches in the photos just to be sure (sometimes what looks opaque to me in person is almost opaque in photos!). The polish is on the thicker side, though.

It actually has an interesting finish without a top coat. I took the diffused flash photo with it dry but without a top coat (the other swatches have a top coat). The polish has some texture, so you’d want a thicker top coat for a smooth finish. I thought it looked like asphalt in a very pretty way. It’s shiny on its own, but it doesn’t look as smooth without a top coat. I typically get a full week or more with Cult Nails’ formula, which is absolutely stellar as far as wear goes. I’ve had this shade on my nails for the past five days with almost no noticeable tip wear.

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Of all the shades, this is probably the one that catches your eye the most. There's something about that intense, deep dark black base color and the holographic shimmer that grabs you!

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Cult Nails I Got Distracted Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails I Got Distracted Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails I Got Distracted Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails I Got Distracted Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails I Got Distracted Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails I Got Distracted Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails I Got Distracted Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails I Got Distracted Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails I Got Distracted Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails I Got Distracted Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails I Got Distracted Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails I Got Distracted Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Cult Nails, $10 (July 13th).

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

I couldn't think of any dupes for this one (not to say there may not be some--I would love your input!), and the closest I could come up with was NARS Night Breed, which is similar in composition, but it's all silver shimmer/glitter..

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31 thoughts on “Cult Nails I Got Distracted Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    Holy smokes, but that is GORGEOUS!

  2. Love it! I think I’ll definitely wear it with a top coat though. I don’t really like the gritty texture on my nails!

  3. Orla

    Just curious Christine, why do you take a point off for packaging?

    • It’s not a very ergonomic handle – for nail polish, the 1 point off is usually the result of the handle being not ergonomic and/or no rubberized (so it’s not as easy to grip/hold).  Orly is an example of a great polish handle!

  4. Gorgeous!!  A must buy for me!

  5. Avatar of Kate Kate08

    I love this collection, but this is the only polish I think I’m going to get! Just stunning.

  6. Avatar of Alannah AlannahRose

    Wow, gorgeous!!

  7. Miss J

    I accidentally pushed “leave it,” but nooo, I meant to hit LOVE. Agh, lol.

  8. LJ777

    Where can I buy this in the UK??!!!

    • Avatar of Polly polyxene

       @LJ777 They are only sold from the Cult Nails website, but they do ship internationally – I’m in the UK and ordered several packages with no problems, and only once when I had an order of 5 polishes did it get a customs charge.

  9. Avatar of Adi Adi

    This seems like it would be really similar to butter LONDON’s ‘The Dark Night’! Can you do a comparison?

  10. Kassy

    Gorgeous polish. So, this will be available for purchase on its own on the 13th?

  11. Kari

    i saw this on your FB and i was floored! must get it, it’s so gorgeous.

  12. Can it be? Do I actually like a black nail polish with glitter in it? I’m floored. *stares*

  13. Anna

    Is it similar to Glitter Gal Lizard Belly? :3

  14. Wow, so sparkly… :-) I like it, though. I’m a sucker for black. And a little glitter never hurt anyone. I think…
      ;-)

  15. Oh my god, this polish is ridiculous. It’s so glittery! And colourful! /flails 

  16. Catarina Rodrigues

    This is gorgeous!

  17. Avatar of artemis artemis

    haha, so cool :D

  18. Avatar of Nikki caatplanet

    Ugh I should have waited and gotten this instead of Butter’s The Black Knight. ): They look almost the same, but this one has two different sizes of glitter and Black Knight has a few more colors.

  19. Mickey

    How do you create the line around the nail polish on your nail? I’m just curious, I know it’s not good to let polish pool up at your nail bed, so I wanna know everyone’s secret! Lol 

  20. kp

    Nfu Oh GS14 is similar, but without the larger green glitter. Very pretty,

  21. can i get this in the uk?? 

    • Avatar of Polly polyxene

       @OliviaGrace You can only get it from their website, but they ship internationally, and accept paypal among other things – I’m in the UK and I’ve bought from them several times with no problem. Large orders may attract customs charges, though.

  22. amy

    this looks very simular to nfu-oh gs14.