Monday, August 4, 2014

Cult Cosmetics: Spring Bling BlackBox nail art

*Press sample*
Happy Monday loves! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I had to work for part of it, so mine wasn't all that great, but what can you do?

Today I have another amazing kit to show you from Cult Cosmetics - the Spring Bling BlackBox!

Here's some information about the BlackBox, Cult's monthly subscription box, 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."
The current Blackbox is called Summer Chic, and you can see it by clicking here.

As I mentioned, today I'll be showing you the Spring Bling box, and you can see it by clicking here. You can get it for 9.99 if you are a new member!

It includes the following:

- Hermosa Beach by CULT (0.5 oz, $12 value), a summery bright pink

- Hollywood Hills by CULT (0.5 oz, $12 value), a feminine ballerina pink
- Laguna by CULT (0.5 oz, $12 value), a fun tropical coral

- Swarovski crystal ring (Size 7, $40 value)

For this mani, I used all of the above except Laguna - I thought the coral might clash with the girly pink look I was going for! :)

I started off with a base of Hollywood Hills on all except the accent nails, which I used a base of Hermosa Beach. I used 3 coats of Hollywood Hills, but I could have probably gotten away with 2, especially since I was painting over the tips. I thought HH was going to be really sheer since it's such a light color, but it actually built up nicely. I applied HK Girl topcoat to all the nails, and I stuck a bow that I bought from Born Pretty Store on the accent while topcoat was still tacky. I just happened to have a bow that matched HH pretty closely! Once the topcoat was dry, I put two pieces of striping tape on the index, middle, and pinky nails. Then, I painted over the tip of the nails with Hermosa Beach and peeled the tape off while still wet. Added another layer of topcoat and voila! :)

Here is a shot in the shade, since all the rest were in direct sunlight. I love the way these two colors look together!

Okay, so you're wondering about the Swarovski ring, right? It fits perfectly on my ring finger, but I couldn't figure out for the life of me how to show it and the nails in a photo that way. So...cue awkward hand pose and the ring on my thumb!

And, a close-up of the gorgeous ring! I absolutely love it, it's stunning! :)

I really loved this BlackBox. The three polish colors included go very well together, and to me, they're all staples that every polish addict should have. I'm a sucker for warm colors like pinks and corals, though, so I'm biased. :) Also, the ring that's included is gorgeous (super sparkly!) - and you could receive it in one of several colors. It's a great accessory to have on hand for jazzing up an outfit.

Cult Blackboxes retail for 19.99 per month + s/h,but new members receive 50% off your first box! Also don't forget to check out Cult's polishes a la carte as well as their nail art kits !
Check out Cult Cosmetics on Facebook and Instagram as well to stay up to date on new products and kits.

I'd love to hear what you think of this mani! Is this something you'd wear? Let me know below <3

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. These are some cute nails! I did something similar to this design but in blue too.


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