Cult Nails – Manipulative

Here I am today with another bottle of polish :) The color is called Manipulative and it’s from Cult Nails Divas and Drama collection for Spring 2012.

Cult Nails Manipulative

This is my first polish from Cult Nails, and I think the brand has all the chances to become one of my favorites :) The brush is a bit thin to my liking, but all the rest is perfect. As I see it, Cult Nails has a lot to offer – beautiful colors, creative names, DBP/formaldehyde/toluene/camphor free formula and even the design of the bottle is so very lovely!

I showed 5 bottles of nail polishes – OPI, Orly, Sally Hansen, Chanel and Cult Nails – to my bf and asked him which design he liked better. He pointed at Cult Club and Chanel, and I agree, but then comparing the prices Cult Nails wins for sure :)

Now back to the polish:

Manipulative Cult Nails pics and swatches

Manipulative is a pale blue shimmer with a hint of green. Depending on the light it can look even more green than blue. So for me it’s minty :) The color is smooth and applies really well. On the pics you can see 2 coats of Manipulative with a clear top coat.

This pale minty shade looks great by itself, but it also pairs beautifully with white and black. For my accent finger I used Sally Hansen White On, and over it I painted 2 big dots with Manipulative and 2 hearts with one more shade from Cult Nails called Nevermore.

So overall, for the manicure I needed:

  • Lumene Gloss and Care strengthening base coat – I bought it a couple of days ago out of curiosity, and so far I like it
  • Cult Nails Manipulative
  • Sally Hansen White On
  • Cult Nails Nevermore and a detailing nail art brush for 2 hearts
  • Orly Glosser – clear top

Cult Nails Manipulative

That’s it, I hope you liked the design :) Now let me wish you a wonderful weekend and a fantastic autumn ahead! As sad as it may sound, the summer is over…

5 Comment

  1. Beautiful! I love the simplicity of this. I love Cult Nails, the odd time I have trouble with thick formulas but otherwise they are very good.

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you, Karen :) I’m glad you liked the design. Cult Nails polishes are really good :)

  2. The hearts are lovely :) Manipulative is a nice color, I really like some of the Cult nails polishes, but with shipping they are still too expensive for me and I’m not even sure if they ship over here

    1. Mari says: Reply

      I like to try new brands and I read some good reviews on Cult Nails, so I ordered a couple of shades to play with :)
      I’m glad you liked the hearts and the color, btw I saw comparison swatches of CN Manipulative and CG For Audrey – they look pretty much the same, except for the shimmer in Manipulative. Unfortunately I don’t have For Audrey (and I’m still looking for it whenever I see a CG stand), so I’m happy to have Manipulative, it’s worth the money :)

  3. Отличный цвет и маникюр! И дизайн очень милый, девичий!)

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