I bemoaned to Anna that my lack of a blog post today was a wasted opportunity for this:
... so I'm correcting it now. (Also, I hear it is Gwen Stefani's birthday! As ultra-glam as she is, pink-haired Gwen with braces always will be my favorite.)
I was lucky enough to swap my bottle of China Glaze Fast Track for Cult Nails Untamed at the beginning of September with a great MUA swap partner. I have been dying to get my paws on all but one of the Coco's Untamed collection, and with my low-buy in effect, swapping was the only way for me to do it.
Four coats with SV.
Untamed is a blue-toned bubblegum pink jelly with EXTREMELY small, faint holographic microglitter. I think this is super cute, but the glitter makes it a bit too ... twee on me. The glitter doesn't look like much when you see it in artificial light, though it really pops in the sun. And unlike my favorite pink jelly, Essie Secret Stash, Untamed washes my skin tone out a little.
The formula on this one was surprisingly good for a jelly. It went on the nail sheer at one coat, but the opacity built up by three. I went with four to see if I could get extra depth, which I did get, though I don't think it made a huge difference had I stopped at three coats. I didn't get major VNL either. This dried quickly with SV, but I don't know how well or long it would wear because I took it off shortly after taking the swatch photos. Into the swap/sale box this one goes! (I wonder if this means Madeline will like this????) (I still want three other Coco's Untamed polishes.)
Untamed is the eponymous polish from the Coco's Untamed collection, released back in July. You still can buy this from the Cult Nails shop, or on Overall Beauty for $10.
So ... Cult Nails Untamed: "Grool," fetch, or "adorable"? Do you love "Mean Girls"? Have you ever felt terrorized by Regina George? Looking back, it's funny that I pooh-poohed the movie when it was playing in theaters, only to rent it a few months later with a friend and find myself looking for any excuse to quote it. It's great. But when you think about how LiLo turned out, I have to go with Kevin G and ask, "Damn, Africa, what happened?!?!"