I can haz Smith & Cult paw polishes…? Because I’d like a wall of shelves filled with them.
It’s the bottles, man! I could spend hours starting at the bottles…
It’s as if whoever designed the bottle plumbed the depths of my makeup-loving soul for things that make my heart flutter, like the cursive typography, the hefty glass, the oval curves and the Dali-like cap (it looks like it’s melting!).
I love it when beauty products are actually, like, beautiful…and I friggin’ LOVE these bottles.
These three fun shades are part of the new $54 Smith & Cult Red and Glitter Holiday Trio available now at Neiman Marcus stores and online. The trio comes with three full-size bottles of Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer from the brand’s permanent line in poppy red Kundalini Hustle, creamy eggplant Dark Like Me and golden glittery Shattered Souls.
Kundalini Hustle and Dark Like Me are both fully opaque, while Shattered Souls is glitter in a clear base.
As far as bargains go…this isn’t one of those sets. Smith & Cult nail polishes usually sell for $18 each, so $54 for three doesn’t constitute a price break, but I still think you get a nice combination of complementary colors (there’s also another trio available with pastels).
Other than the bottles, which I think are beautiful, I love how opaque Smith & Cult’s Nailed Lacquers are. They’re so pigmented and rich that there’s a good chance you’ll only need a single layer. The brush also fans out to perfectly spread that smooth paw paint all over your nails.
Each layer takes just under 10 minutes to dry, so I wouldn’t call the formula “quick drying,” but it’s still pretty quick. Some Essie polishes can take up to an hour.
When I do my nails, the conditions are rarely (as in never) optimal, like Tabs is trying to hop on my lap, or El Hub is throwing pillows at me, or I’m half asleep and painting my nails in the living room before bed, but no matter what, when I use Smith & Cult, my nails end up looking like they were painted by a pro.
I’m a big fan of the formula, especially now.
When I first started wearing Smith & Cult, the wear time seemed basically alright — like around four or five days — when I used used them with a base and top coat.
So not epic or fantastic… Just OK.
But I think something may have changed within the past few months. I don’t know if it’s just my imagination, or if the formula changed, but they’ve been lasting longer. Now they go six or seven days, which for me is great.
Smith & Cult is one of those brands I’d definitely splurge on if I were to ever win a mega zillion-dollar lottery jackpot and could then completely fulfill my eccentric billionaire dreams. I’d have one entire wall in my mansion filled from floor to ceiling with their polishes.
This I swear on my tabby’s tum! You’d be invited to come over and play, by the way. Just please don’t forget to bring your cat/s (to entertain
me Tabs). 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,