As I get ready to go from my current low-buy into a full no-buy for the next 40 days, I want to share one of the last polishes I've purchased. If you don't have this polish yet and you've decided to not buy polish in the near future too, buy this polish now! and then start your no-buy. Really! It's limited edition, may never come back, and it's too pretty and unique not to add to your collection.
This is Toxic Seaweed from Cult Nails Spring 2012 Let's Get Nekkid! Collection. This collection is Maria's take on nudes and this is her nude shade for ETs.
If A Sparkle Yule Love was an updated Carnival Lights, Toxic Seaweed is an updated Atlantis. The jelly base is on the greener side of teal, the gold microglitter is more uniform, and the bronze flakies are It for 2012. Toxic Seaweed is the perfect name for this shade. The glitter rests at different levels in the base and flashes gold, green, blue, and silver, depending on how the sun hits it.
Toxic Seaweed refines the chunky glitters we were enjoying the last two years into something that's equally complex in depth and color while giving it a smoother and, in my opinion, more sophisticated finish. The application was nice - nothing gloopy or gritty about this jelly-based glitter. I used two coats in the mani above, which left the shade squishy while still covering the majority of my nail line. If you use three coats, the green deepens and darkens. I wore this with their Get Even base and Wicked Fast top coat. After 4 days of full time work typing, there wasn't even a hint of tip wear.
If Cult Nails gets about 500 more likes on Facebook, there will be a $5 sale on Cult polishes, but why wait? Especially on a polish like this? Don't miss out on getting your own bottle!