So many of us love the way glittery polishes look but loathe the effort and patience required in the removal process–these are five of my favorites that are worth the extra time! Let me tell you, there are a ton of shades I find worth it… so if you see a part two… or part eight of this one, don’t be surprised
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.
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.
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