Hey There Polished People!
It’s the second Monday in October and you know what that means.. Breast Cancer Awareness Nails!!! Today I have decided to kick off my swatches of the Cult Nails Deceptive Collection with my favorite of the top coats (which just happens to be pink-ish) Cult Nails Charlatan!! This may be stretching the whole BCA mani thing a bit but I hope you all don’t mind. 🙂 Let’s get to the nails, shall we?
Cult Nails Charlatan
Charlatan is from Cult Nails’ Deceptive Collection which is a series of topcoats. They can be layered over any polish to create a different look. I think my favorite pairing is Charlatan over black. Over black is has a great color-shifting quality from pink to purple and a little blue in some lights, and it’s really, really pretty. Over the dark magenta in the first picture I think it looks interesting, but a little dated. Kind of like the frostiest nail polish ever. I’m not a big fan. I also find it really hard to photograph. These black/purple/Charlatan nails looked AWESOME in real life, and then in the pictures they just sorta look mehhh. It’s hard to do a proper review of the colors in this collection because they can look so different over different bases but I will try to do a bit of a review for each one.
Charlatan is a pink based flaky topcoat that shifts colors between pink, purple and blue. Layered over different colors it can have vastly different effects.
This polish is meant to be used as a top coat, so don’t even try to build it to opacity. The formula is smooth, the flakes are dense and it’s non-problematic all the way around.
Yes, Please! or No, Thank You:
If I was going to get one polish from this collection, this would be the one I get. Charlatan looks really cool over darker colors and creates a neat effect over lighter ones. For me this is a yes, please. 🙂
I’m sorry for the lame BCA post today. If you’d like more information on Breast Cancer, please click on one of the links below for more information and resources.
Do you have the Deceptive Collection? It doesn’t seem to be quite as popular as some of the previous ones, which surprises me due to the versatility of it. What colors do you think I should try layering Charlatan over? Let me know what you think and till next time- Happy Polishing!!
i love the colors!! i did my nails pink for today.. i’ll be uploading it at lunch hour.. i’ve been having the worst migraine ever, 3 days an counting!!
Oh no! That’s horrible. I hope it goes away for you. I’m glad you like the color, I feel very lame today. I bet yours will be pretty! 🙂
i didn’t have the time to post it..!! will do today after 5pm..!! i tried to use tape to do my nails last night, but it didn;t work so i did the hearts free hand.. one looks like a heart, the other one looks like a human heart.
Hahahaha that just made me laugh so hard. I bet they’re ok. And if not with more practice they will be. 🙂 I checked and saw you didn’t have it up. I’ll check again later. 🙂
i just uploaded it..!!
I just looked and I can’t see it! I’ll look again in a few minutes.
i did it 🙂 using the Polish UsPlease logo..!
On IG or twitter or your blog? I looked on your blog.
on my blog, instagram, twitter.. i’m such a spammer! hahaha!! i’ll be uploading BCA manicures all this month.. people is paying for getting their nails done this month.. so i’m uploading evert BCA manicure i’m doing.
I was checking your personal blog not your nail blog! I’m an idiot!! Haha. Those were really cute. I’m glad I finally regained my brain and found them!
LOL.. i’ve abandoned my personal blog.. shame on me
I noticed it was kinda old. Haha. Oh well- nails are more fun. 🙂
i think i don’t have anything to complain about LOL
Love it! I actually like the look of Charlatan! It gives a nice little something-something 😀
Thanks! It does add a little something for sure. It just doesn’t photograph all that well. It’s so pretty though… I couldn’t stop staring at it. 🙂
Thanks so much! 🙂
Charlatan is my favorite of the Deceptive collection! I actually like it over the dark magenta! I guess I’m stuck in the 80s! :p
I didn’t go for this collection and I’m not sure why. I even had a dream about it, which generally gives me the excuse to just buy them already, haha!
You even dreamt about it?! Wow. You must really need it. Charlatan is my absolute favorite but I really like them all. Their just hard to decide what to layer w so it’s kinda like… overwhelming at times. Haha. If that’s my biggest problem I guess I’m in good shape. 🙂