Friday, July 8, 2011

Cult Nails - Captivate!

To preface this review, I don't usually like jelly polishes and glitters and I tend not to get along. But I will admit this polish won me over:

Cult Nails - Captivated

Cult Nails - Captivate

This polish made me feel like a little kid again, being enchanted by anything sparkly. It also reminded me of being a kid again because it seemed a little like one of those cheaper polishes you might pick up in an accessories store. It turns out that the Polishololic blog found this to be the case - an extremely similar dupe exists called Tiger's Blood at Icing for half the cost. Maria acutally addressed how this happens in the Nail Polish industry in her Blog Post "Does Captivate Have Tiger's Blood In It?". I STRONGLY recommend you read Maria's article as it is absolutely eye opening, if you don't know much about what goes on behind the scenes in making polishes.

Captivate is a jelly coral with lots of golden glitter particles in it. I don't think they are all the same size, and this actually adds to it's interest.

That being said, I own no other color even remotely like this. It is unique in my collection. And while wearing it, I could NOT stop looking at it! 

Two coats maybe somewhat inconsistent. I used two here and you can tell my pinky nail is a lot more sheer than some of the other colors.  This polish was, for me, very goopy when applying and getting even application was a bit difficult.

With Two coats over Qtica Nail Growth Stimulator and topped with Seche Vite I started to get chips earlier than I have with other polishes I have used from Cult Nails.

Bottom Line
Captivate is an aptly named color, but the performance and application weren't as nice as I've come to expect. Get it if you own nothing like it.Regardless of Captivate's imperfections I will be keeping this in my collection.

It is currently sold out on Cult Nails, so I would suggest checking out your local Icing for Tiger's Blood.