Smith & Cult Fall 2016

Hi guys! Today I’m going to show you the fall news from Smith & Cult. I know it’s a little late since we’re already in the middle of December, but when I first got these one of the polishes were broken and it took some time to get a new one.

IMG_3502.jpg1972 – Darjeeling Darling – Flatte top coat

Out of these three polishes one of them, 1972, is a limited edition, the other two will be added to the ordinary range. The polishes are swatches over one coat of base coat and topped with one coat of Above it all from Smith & Cult (review of the top coat will be up later). With that said, let’s take a look at the swatches.

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img_3510Smith & Cult – 1972

1972 is a rose gold metallic polish that covers in two coats. It’s a bit streaky so you want to do as few brush strokes as possible while applying it, though the top coat did smooth out the brush strokes a bit. Any imperfections on your nails will be very visible so I’d recommend using a ridge filler as a base for this polish.

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img_3516Smith & Cult – Darjeeling Darling

Darjeeling Darling is a dark green creme polish that covers in two easy coats.

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img_3525Smith & Cult – Flatte top coat

Flatte top coat is a matte top coat. So far I can’t say that I’m impressed with this top coat. The first time I used it, it was a big lump on the brush. After removing the lump I painted one coat over my polish but nothing happened, it was still shiny. So I painted one more coat and it turned semi matte. The second time I used it (the picture above) it made the nails somewhat matte. It also left them very streaky and some parts of the nail turned completely white, it is visible on the tips and next to the cuticle on the ring finger. I will try it some more before I give it my final verdict, but so far I’m not a big fan.

My favorite out of these three is without doubt Darjeeling Darling!

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December 16 | Gold gradient

For day 16 of 24 days of Christmas by Hanninator I made a gold glitter gradient over a dark green creme polish. I think these nails would be perfect for a Christmas party. And if you don’t like green you can just change it to red or to a color that matches your outfit.

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The base is Darjeeling Darling and I made the gold gradient with Shattered Souls, both polishes from Smith & Cult. To make the gradient I just took a tiny piece of a makeup sponge and painted the glitter onto it and then dabbed it on the nails where I wanted the gold.

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I just love that fact that the mani matches to bottle so well!

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Green polishes for Christmas 

Remember a few days ago when I said that last Christmas I was looking for a green glitter polish? Well this year I have quite a few to choose from.

Below I have gathered my favorite green creme, glitter and holo polishes for Christmas time! 🎄

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A-England – Saint George
piCture pOlish – hercynia
Depend – 497
Cupcake Polish – Unbe-leaf-able
OPI – Christmas gone plaid
OPI – Stay off the lawn!
Depend – 496
China Glaze – Running in circles
Smith & Cult – Darjeeling darling
Depend – Under the mistletoe
Kiko – 533
piCture pOlish – glitch

Please let me know in the comments what your favorite green polish for Christmas is!

Smith & Cult She said yeah

I was sooo excited to try a polish from the hyped brand Smith & Cult, so you can imagine how happy I was when I got one to try. The polishes contain 14 ml and retail for 239 kr / € 24 / £19 / §18, which is a bit on the expensive side. The bottles are really pretty and unique and they feel very luxurious.

img_1536Smith & Cult – She said yeah

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She said yeah is a dusty purple creme polish. The formula is really good and the polish just glides on to the nails without any problem. This polish covers in two coats and dries very shiny. I’m not wearing any topcoat in the pictures.

I’ll have to say that I’m quite impressed with this polish. And I have already checked out a few other shades that I think are very interesting…

Smith & Cult also has lip products, I don’t know when (and if) they will be released in Sweden though, but I want to try them too! I think I have a slight obsession with lipgloss, since I seem to buy new ones every now and then. And I wouldn’t mind having a beautiful gloss from Smith & Cult in my handbag for a little bit of everyday luxury.