Cult Nails Nakizzle’s Shizzle Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Nakizzle’s Shizzle Nail Lacquer ($12.00 for 0.50 fl. 0z.) is described as a “bright take on a traditional pastel blue.” It’s a brightened, light-medium sky blue with a cream finish. Deborah Lippmann On the Beach and NARS Koliary are both darker blues. NARS Kutki is much lighter. Chanel Coco Blue is not as bright, almost subdued/gray. OCC Pool Boy isn’t quite as true blue–it has some aqua in it. Nubar Blue Hydrangea is the same way, where it is isn’t quite as blue and looks slightly aqua in comparison.
Nakizzle’s Shizzle applied nicely with a really lovely consistency that wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it flowed evenly and smoothly across the nail. It was fully opaque in two coats, but there was some streakiness when I applied the initial coat that the second coat fully covered and evened out. For a pastel blue, it was one of the least streaky formulas I’ve encountered. It dried down slightly faster than the average nail polish, and the finish is naturally glossy and shiny. I typically get a week of wear out of Cult Nails’ formula with very minor tip wear but no chipping.