miércoles, 6 de marzo de 2013

ABC Challenge : Letter I - Cult Nails Iconic

Well hello! :D

Today's letter of the ABC Challenge is letter "I". For this installment, the challenge gave me a little push to try Cult  Nails Iconic for the first time since I bought it, months and months ago... It's not my oldest untried, but it's still on a top 10 range I think. Note that I am not a big hoarder, admittedly. Here we go:
As you can see the polish is quite complex in itself (what an excuse for not doing nail art on it, ha!): the base is a dark red creme leaning to orange, filled with gold microshimmer that adds a lot of depth to every layer, and red flakies that lay evenly on the nail by themselves, without any fishing needed :)

I was worried at first because the mixing of red and gold / yellow draws me back every time. It reminds me of the colors of the Spanish flag; we can all agree it's not the best time in History to make it fly in the sky (or on the nails). It's a personal choice, of course. All in all I was quite happy with Iconic, no color clashing resulted of its application, and my nails were dressed for another week of work :) 

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to jump in my swimsuit and find my way to work through this incessant rain that's falling over Barcelona...

M.

40 comentarios:

  1. That is a mighty pretty red - love it!

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  2. Perfection! Definitely my kind of color - and i LOVE it so!!!!!
    It looks amazing on you and as hard as I try, I see nothing in it to resemble the Spanish flag. (set politics aside)
    It's beautiful! It truly is!!!

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    1. I know, it is your kind of color! :D And nah, it finally didn't look at all like the Spanish flag, which makes me happy!

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  3. Very pretty - the shimmer and glow on this one is beautiful. I said it before - you can never go wrong with red.

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    1. That's true, red works with eveything, everytime :) Thank you!

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  4. Hola Mati! Honestamente estos tonos no son mis favoritos pero a ti te luce bastante bien! Entiendo q en estos momentos no t sientas orgullosa del pais, pero no es nada evidente en el esmalte, creo q esta solo en tu mente ;)

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    1. Gracias!! :) Sí, está en la mente. Pero es un clásico: ves algo y ya sólo ves eso, aunque el esmalte sea precioso. Menos mal que no me pasó con este!

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  5. It's raining in Barcelona? :( Too bad, we have wonderful weather in Ger right now. But that's the exception, usually the weather here is really bad and crazy as well
    Enough of the weather talk. WOW "I" already. Very beautiful color you choose here, as always :) And let me comliment your nailshape, they are so pretty pretty pretty! *_*

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    1. It WAS, yay! I know you're famous for your bad weather... Haha, sorry!

      Thanks, Anhy! But sadly I had tu nub down my claws on Tuesday... :'( I am so sad. Haha, they are so tiny now!

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  6. I can't believe I haven't bought a Cult Nails polish yet. They have a wonderful range of colors!

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    1. You should! The formula on this one was perfect! I have another one, a glitter, which disappointed me a little. The color was goooorgeous, but the formula was goopy. It might be my bottle though!

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  7. Wow, this is a beautiful red! Absolutely love the shimmers in there! :D

    ~ Yun

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  8. Wow!! This polish is incredible! I love, love the shimmer! And you're right, you don't need a thing with this color.

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  9. Beautiful red and it really doesn't need any nail art to go with it :)

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  10. Awesome red! I missed it during a sale in a Dutch online shop. Darn!

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    1. Daaaaarn! Too bad! I don't know if there's still a way to get your hands on it...

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  11. What a lovely post. Great polish and lovely post. There's a lyrical quality to your writing, and I like it al

    I trust your swimsuit is now dry. LOL.

    Lisa

    PS I feel that way about most flags nowadays.

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    1. Thank you Lisa, that really moved me :)

      Swimsuit is dry, but I can't say the same thing about my shoes LOL!

      PS: I do too...

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  12. I love this color! The golden tones in this really make it stand out for me. I think I have to add this to my wishlist!

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    1. Yaaaaaaay! Another lemming! :p Thank you, Kimber!

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  13. The color is really pretty. It looks like the perfect fall color to me, it reminds me of the fall leaves :)

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    1. I hadn't thought about that, but it's actually true! It looks like fall leaves! ^^ That makes me like it even more!

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  14. Very pretty polish! I agree with Lariesa, great fall color!

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  15. I don't own any Cult nails but would sure love to, this is beautiful!

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  16. Very nice, the gold adds really nice warmth to the red!

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