The first mani is a combo of two beautiful polishes with neat names: Iconic and Enigmatic. Iconic has been reformulated, and this is the new version -a raspberry base color with golden shimmer. I love it. It's a one-coater, people. Look at that glow. The shimmer is amazing.
I've paired Iconic with Enigmatic, a dark violet/eggplant color with amazing depth. I like the way the two colors go together - I do wish that I had made my ring finger 2-toned as well as the thumb. That's an easy accent - I free-handed the Enigmatic over the Iconic (though if I were doing this again, I'd reverse it. Iconic is one-coat, Enigmatic is more like 3.) and then added a little piece of striping tape that I then cut to fit, and covered with Wicked Fast topcoat.
A bit of a weird angle, but all the better to show that shimmer. Look how I'm willing to contort myself for your viewing pleasure. That's dedication, I tell ya.
As we ride off into the sunset, I give you a color that reminds me of the first color of a new morn - Scandalous.
Obviously, this is a jelly. This is two coats, I believe. I love jellies, but I get bored putting on 3+ coats of polish, and tend to rush them - which leaves me with dinged/scraped nails. I decided to try a jelly sandwich with this beautiful pale cantaloupe color.
Here it is with Captivated, a beautiful reddish-orange flakie on top:
And, sandwiched with another layer of Scandalous. The glow still shines through, but muted.
What would this Cult Nails tale be without a Happy Ending? Here's Scandalous with Happy Ending on top:
And as another jelly sandwich:
I hope you've enjoyed being a Cultie voyeur as much as I've enjoyed being a Cultie exhibitionist!