Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Cult Nails Alter Ego Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Alter Ego Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails is having a “warehouse clearance” sale of colors that have been discontinued. This post features photos and swatches of shades that are available for $5, 6, or 7 a pop that I haven’t reviewed previously (just got these this week!).  I’ve also included links to all previous shades that are discontinued that I’ve reviewed before.  There are three–Blaze, Mazo, and Party Time–that I don’t have, but I did order them and if I get them before they’re sold for good, I’ll be happy to post.

Baker is described as a “rich butterscotch/tan creme with gold shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, yellow peach with soft gold sparkle. It was semi-opaque after two coats, and application was very slightly streaky at times. See comparison swatches.

Blackout is described as a “deepened slate grey creme.” It’s a deep, dark, soft black–a gray black, if you will–with a cream finish and a glossy shine. It was fully opaque after applying two coats. See comparison swatches.

Swanbourne is described as a “deep, alluring brown creme laced with flashes of golden shimmer.” It’s a rich, chocolate brown with subtle warm, reddish undertones and copper-bronze flecks of shimmer. It was fully opaque in two coats and was a dream to apply and work with. See comparison swatches.

Tulum is described as a “luxurious milk chocolate creme … with gold shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, muted beige-brown with golden micro-sparkle. It was opaque after two coats of polish, and it applied fairly evenly and smoothly. See comparison swatches.

Doppelganger is described as a “sheer top coat that transforms your existing polish by giving it a ‘dusty’ feel while adding a familiar multi-colored shimmer.” It adds a layer of bluish-white cloudiness plus multi-colored shimmer–almost looks like a nebula applied over black with a very thin coat. The consistency was on the thicker side, so it can apply too heavily for a layered look. It’s quite pretty on its own, too–reminded me of bridal nails with more oomph.

Alter Ego is described as a “sheer top coat that will cast a gold and green tinge over your polish.” It transforms into a fine shimmer of oiled bronze when layered over another color. I applied one coat over Nevermore, Cult Nails’ black cream.

Deception is described as a “sheer top coat that lays a pink/purple sheen over your existing polish.” Layered over another polish, it adds a fine violet shimmer. I applied one coat over Nevermore, Cult Nails’ black cream.

Two Timer is described as a “sheer top coat that enhances your existing color by casting a beautiful emerald shimmer over it.” It transforms into a fine shimmer of emerald green when layered over another color. I applied one coat over Nevermore, Cult Nails’ black cream.

Additional Discontinued Shades: (Shades I’ve reviewed are linked) Ay Poppy!, Blaze, Center of Attention, Dance All Night, Feelin’ Froggy, Hypnotize Me, In a Trance, Let Me Fly, Mazo, Morning Glory, Party Time, Spontaneous, Walk of Shame, You’re My Dandy Lion

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Baker

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8.5/10

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9.5/10

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Swanbourne

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10/10

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Cult Nails Alter Ego Nail Lacquer
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Cult Nails Deception Nail Lacquer
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Cult Nails Two Timer Nail Lacquer
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Cult Nails Doppelganger (pinky), Deception (ring), Alter Ego (middle),
Two Timer (index) over Nevermore Nail Lacquer

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Cult Nails Doppelganger (pinky), Deception (ring), Alter Ego (middle),
Two Timer (index) over Nevermore Nail Lacquer

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Cult Nails Doppelganger (pinky), Deception (ring), Alter Ego (middle),
Two Timer (index) over Nevermore Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Two Timer Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Doppelganger (pinky), Deception (ring), Alter Ego (middle),
Two Timer (index) over Nevermore Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Two Timer Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Doppelganger (pinky), Deception (ring), Alter Ego (middle),
Two Timer (index) over Nevermore Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Two Timer Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Doppelganger (pinky), Deception (ring), Alter Ego (middle),
Two Timer (index) over Nevermore Nail Lacquer

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14 thoughts on “Cult Nails Warehouse Sale Mega Post of Photos, Swatches & (Quick) Review-a-thon

  1. I really like Swanbourne and Tulum, they’re gorgeous! The latter looks similar to Chanel’s Particuliere, but with shimmer. :)

  2. zainab

    Some of these are lovely (Tulum especially) but I can see why Baker wasn’t a great seller…

  3. Swanbourne is the best, I am happy that now I don’t need to search for nail polish any more.

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of karen kjhemeon

    How do you find time to eat or sleep, much less do the important things, like play with Mellan? The amount of work you do + time it takes is prodigious + very much appreciated. I hang on all the nail reviews, + can’t even wear polish, 2nd to psoriasis of the nails! Honestly, you are extremely impressive. Used your recs to make choices for XMAS gifts from Tarte + Nars F+F. Not only what were the best shades for certain friends, but when was he optimal time to order. Not only are you an artist, you’re an economist. Must be the MBA side… Thanks so much, really.

    • Aww, thank you so much!! :) I am lucky that this is my full-time job (only job), so I can dedicate myself fully to it. And then, Mellan is always by my side, so I can easily take play breaks and there’s no boss to say otherwise!

      I’m so glad I have been able to help you with your holiday shopping!

  5. Oh wow, picking just one favorite is impossible here, so many amazing shades!

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy Amy

    and thus commenced my first order of Cult Nails… have been admiring their swatches on your blog for a long time (polish swatches are what first brought me to your blog, so they’re always my favorite feature) and I couldn’t resist at those prices. I picked up In a Trance, Spontaneous, Blaze and Swanbourne.

  7. Thanks, Christine. This sale is still going on, and I picked up a few beauties.