Cult Cosemetics Blackbox Review!Anyone who follows me via Instagram (songstressaw) has recently witnessed me ranting-&-raving about Cult Cosemetics’ monthly Blackbox; and for good reason! Thus, when I stumbled upon a post from Cult Cosmetics via Facebook ads, after viewing the site in it’s entirety, I concluded in sheer determination that I must get my hands on one of these things! Fast-forward to the present and here is my Blackbox from Cult: Included in my box were:
- A formal letter to the blogger
- A Cult Cosmetics sticker (which is currently proudly pasted on my Macbook)
- DIY Tutorial Guide (for nail art examples and inspiration)
- A 5 piece professional dotting tool (from M.A.S.H)
- 3 Full sized, name-brand summer polish colors:
- OPI’s Blue Shatter
- Essie’s Sunday Funday
- Essie’s Mojito Madness
They’re perfect for helping you add that extra pizzazz to your look, which also come in different sizes from tip-to-tip.Plus, since they’re in a plastic-pouch, it helps me to keep them all together when I’m done using them, and are super easy to clean. Now, to the most colorful(est) part: The Summer Polishes!
OPI’s Blue ShatterOPI’s Blue Shatter is probably the best crackle lacquer I’ve ever used. It cracks well, dries fast, and wears well. This color is a pretty nautical blue, which in my opinion looks best on white or silver based nails. Blue Shatter doesn’t seem to effect how long the polish under it wears, nor does it chip off like many crackles do.
Essie’s Sunday FundayA “bright, tangerine-crush coral with soft shimmer.” Sunday-Funday nail lacquer is a warm-toned, coral-orange with flecks of white sparkle. And though I only applied it in design and not full swatch-like color, I was still able to notice that the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it was easy to apply.
(It does look a bit pinkish due to my then-wear polish color)
Essie’s Mojito Madness
Mojito Madness is a green dream-creme! It’s a nice smoldering, grassy green toned kind of color. And though it is also only on my hands as a design color instead of fully painted, I couldn’t pass up the chance to use it on my toes too.
Results? It looks gorgeous, and has complimented every open-toed item I’ve worn this past week!
(My obvious favorite of the summer polishes provided)
(For the white I used Essie’s Blanc, a snowy white polish, which like OPI’s Alpine Snow is the perfect tip for French manicures)Above, you can see how I made an effort to utilize everything in the box, from tools to polishes. Oh, and the microphone is just an added touch which the songstress in me couldn’t pass up the chance to photograph my nails with. Needless to say, I was very happy with my Cult Cosmetics’ box, and now have these beautiful polishes and pro-tools to add to my personal collection! If you too want to get a taste of what it’s like to have the full Cult Cosmetics experience, you can subscribe to a Cult Cosmetics’ monthly Blackbox by clicking here. Upon signing up, once a month in the mail you will receive items like these which are shown above, but can also vary from tools to other fantastic accessories; and different color polishes too. Not only that, but you will also be on-trend with what’s in season since the box is delivered monthly and hand-picked by the experts at Cult. I know I’m not the only one who loves coming home to packages, especially ones with goodies such as these!
Plus, when your look is complete, keep in mind that you can #hashtag your design onto your own personal social media pages like Instagram, and share with the many other nail-art lovers out there your nail creativity; with the chance to also be featured on Cult’s site! (#CultLoveNails) Oh, and if you’re looking for a bit more inspiration, Cult’s got you covered on Facebook as well, where you can enter for a chance to win a free Blackbox of your own for the Month of August!