Sunday, September 25, 2011

My arabic inspired mani with Cult Nails Get It On basecoat & Wicked Fast topcoat / Herôme - Marrakech / SdP XL plate 4

Most friends, family and co-workers are used to me wearing colorful mani's, so I don't get comments on them very often. This mani somehow did got alot of positive attention, everybody liked the color and the stamping. I did too even though I'm not into orange, but the color is just very flattering.
I tried alot of new nailstuff for this mani and I'm going to review them all for you today, there will be alot of text, so no Dutch translations this time. I guess most of you don't need them anyway :-)
Cult Nails - Get It On perfecting basecoat
Ofcourse my mani started with a basecoat. I used Get It On from Cult Nails that Maria, the owner of Cult Nails, so graceously sent to me for review. Maria was a blogger an nail-a-holic before she started her own line of nailpolish, that makes me trust her nailpolishes more because she's 'one of us' and knows what 'we' need: a great looking mani in zero time that lasts a long time. So I had high hopes for these basics!
I always use the same basecoat so it felt weird to use a different one, but it applied nicely. I don't know how to review a basecoat because it's like underwear: you are not supposed to see of feel it, but if it's good it makes everything you put over it look even better. This is a good piece of nail-lingerie
This is not the final bottle design, the 'real' ones look better ;-)
Cult Nail - Wicked Fast  speed dry topcoat
I was very excited to try Wicked Fast, the Cult nails topcoat. Month's back Maria mentioned her new topcoat on her blog R3 Daily and spoke about how even she was surprised how fast it dried her mani. That already made me want to try it and see if it's as good as my go-to topcoat. And I can tell you: Wicked Fast really dries..ehhh..wicked fast!!!! Within 2 minutes my mani ( 3 thick coats of polish ) was dry to the touch, but not completely hardened. After that I didn't keep track of the time, but within half an hour I was washing & drying my hands and getting myself a drink without getting any dents. This topcoat is not thick and very easy to apply. It also doesn't smell as strong as my other topcoats. I think I've used it about 4 times now in the past 2 weeks and I can highly recommend it to everyone.
Read more about Cult Nails base and topcoat HERE on R3 Daily ( nice read, do check it out )
Herôme - Marrakech
It's a warm orange/coral color with a subtle reddish shimmer. Herôme always gets their inspiration for colors from cities all over the world. This polish was part of the summer collection inspired by Marocco. The polish is a bit thick, next time I'll add a few drops of thinner. It looks good with 2 coats, I did three because there was a little nailline showing through, not much, but I wanted it perfect for the pictures. Got alot of compliments on this color!
An extreme close up picture above to show the shimmer in the polish ánd to show how glossy and smooth Cult Nails Wicked Fast topcoat is.
Dashica XL SdP image plate
When I wore this mani ( a week ago ) I just received the SdP stampingplates I ordered from Dashica Beauty Shop so ofcourse I wanted to use them right away.
I'm not good at stamping, I often have to remove the stamped image carefully without damaging the basecolor and try it again. This time I didn't, I don't say I did a perfect job, but the plate works great!
What I like most about these plates ( besides they have very nice images on them ) is that the full nail designs actually fit my nail. I don't have long nails and I have a wide nailbed, the Konad designs often don't cover the entire length and width, only if I just cropped my nails and am very precise where I place the stamp. The SdP full nail images are a little bit longer and wider and make application easy for me.
I used the top left image from plate XL SdP 4
Picture used from Dashica Beauty Shop
If you are not familiar with Dashica Beauty Shop and you do like stamping, please check it out, Shirley (the owner) creates her own plates and the images are very different and pretty. Shirley was already a nailpolishblogger before she started her own line of nailart so she knows what we need and want. She spends alot of effort in providing high quality products for a very reasonable price.
And just to make this post complete I show you my right hand. That's something you don't see here often. This picture was taken in a different light and you can see how much less orange and more coral the polish looks here.

So this was a long post with alot of different products in them to review.
If you made it all the way through I wish you an amazing weekend!
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10 comments:

  1. Such an awesome manicure! Love the colors!

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  2. Love the post and mani, very curious to try out the Cult Nails Topcoat myself, how's shipping to the Netherlands?

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  3. Mooi:) Welke camera gebruik jij? Ik vind dat die het netjes doet:)

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  4. Dear I'm Feeling Nailventurous and Veronique, thank you for liking this mani :-D

    @Roos - I don't know how much shipping is as the Cult Nails were sent to me for review, you can ask Maria, she is really friendly. And maybe Boozyshop.nl will get these?

    @Ellis - Dankjewel voor je compliment, dat vind ik echt leuk om te lezen:-)
    Ik gebruik een vrij simpele Sony Cybershot van anderhalf jaar oud, niets speciaals ofzo.

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  5. Love love love Cult Nails! I'll have to pick up the set :)

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  6. I love this design. What is the gold polish you used for stamping?

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  7. @ The Nailaholic: please do, they are a great way to start and finish your mani!
    @ Rozae: The gold is China Glaze 2030 from the Khrome Collection. Very good stamping polish!

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  8. Wow i really like it. It's amazing.

    greetings from
    http://dailylovebeauty.blogspot.com/

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  9. The designs on the plate look lovely! Nice combi for a mani, Inge.

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