Thursday, July 17, 2014

Review: Cult Cosmetics Boho Chic Blackbox

*Press sample*
Hi guys! I have some very exciting news to share with you today! I was recently contacted by Cult Cosmetics about being a sponsored nail artist with them. I have to be totally honest, I wasn't terribly familiar with Cult at that point, but once I did some research and saw the products Cult has to offer, I had to say yes! 
First, I want to share some information about Cult Cosmetics with you, in case you're unfamiliar, like I was. Cult has the option of a subscription box, call the Blackbox. From the Cult website: 
"Introducing BLACKBOX by CULT. With BLACKBOX, every month you’ll receive the latest nail colors and looks... along with tips, tools and occasional bonuses every month. We never test on animals, we ship fast, and because we don’t spend millions a month on TV ads, we can give you a better quality product at only a fraction of the cost."
This month's Blackbox is called Summer Chic, and you can see it by clicking here. And it's only 9.99, because you get 50% off your first kit!

In addition to the Blackboxes, there are nail art kits that you can buy. These have lots of great tools as well as polish colors, and you are able to see what all is in each kit before purchasing. These kits vary in price but look to be a pretty good value in my opinion!
You also have the option of buying individual polishes and lip glosses a la carte on Cult's website.

Today, my review is of the BoHo Chic Blackbox. Here is what was included:

- Mulholland by CULT (0.5 oz, $12 value) , a rich chocolate brown

- Rose Bowl by CULT (0.5oz, $12 value) , a dusty rose leaning terra cotta

- Runyon by CULT (0.5 oz, $12 value) , a soft sage green

- Color Club® Black Striper Brush ($4 value)

When I saw these colors together, I immediately thought "hippie" haha. I wanted to do a nail art that embodied the feel of the box and used all the products, so I came up with this tribal design!

It was a very overcast day in Dayton, and I couldn't quite get my camera to cooperate with showing these polishes color accurately! So, I tried one with flash. It washed out my skin, but the colors are pretty accurate in this next one. :)

I started with a coat of Runyon on all nails except my accent, which I used Mulholland. I used two coats for full coverage. I then did a gradient using a makeup sponge, adding Rose Bowl to the tips. I used the black striper to freehand some tribal designs and topped it all off with HK Girl!

The formulas of these polishes were really great. They were all very pigmented, but I didn't experience any staining at all. Application was a breeze, no streaking, pulling, dragging - just very smooth. The striping brush was a little thicker than the Stripe Rite one I typically use, but it was still very easy to use and made making straight lines super easy. I even did the dots with the striper, my other one can't do that! :)

Cult Blackboxes retail for 19.99 per month + s/h, however as I mentioned, when you sign up initially, you will receive 50% off your first box! And even if you're not a subscription kind of person, I highly recommend checking out their polishes for sale as well as their nail art kits - you won't be disappointed! Check out Cult Cosmetics on Facebook and Instagram as well to stay up to date on new products and kits.

What do you think of this look? Have you ever tried any Cult Cosmetics product? I'd love to hear below!
<3 Kelly

These products were provided to me in exchange for my honest review and opinion. I am a Sponsored Nail Artist for Cult Cosmetics, but that does not affect my review of these products. Please see my Disclosure Statement for more information.

1 comment:

  1. Nice review on the box! I love the nails you got with it too.


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