But this post isn't about Wicked Fast ... today I've got an actual polish to show you! And chickens, I had a hell of a time taking these pictures. They're probably the grainiest pictures I've taken in a while, and I'm sorry. :/ What you're about to see is the best of my batch.
Three coats with SV.
I didn't like how this ended up looking on me (I hoped the color would pop a little more against my skin), but I adore Maria's slightly dusty take on teal! This teal is definitely blue, but has a greenish tint, and somehow it manages to look a bit blackened in natural light. I'm not the biggest fan of the blackened look, I'll be honest. Interestingly enough, it reminds me of muddy ponds, especially with the jelly-creme texture.
The formula on this baby was a little watery (most of my Cult Nails polishes tend to be that way), but extremely workable and buildable. I might have mentioned before that I prefer my polishes to be thinner than thicker in formula, so I'm quite happy with my Cult products. The first coat goes on like a jelly and looks the smallest bit grainy, but the graininess disappears by the second coat and you get full depth and opacity with three. Because of the jelly-creme texture, you might have some VNL if you keep your nails longer.
Awakening is from last fall's Cult Nails Hypnotic collection, and it's available for $10 at the Cult Nails shop. I purchased my bottle during Cult Nails' one-year anniversary sale back in January along with another polish from the Hypnotic collection, which I hope to share with you before Maria releases this year's fall collection!
What do you think of Awakening? Do you prefer smoky or bolder, more saturated teals? (You can guess which I prefer.) What are your favorite Cult Nails polishes or products?