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Smith & Cult - Cult Favorites Nail Trio Swatches & Review


First swatch post of 2022! 😁

I got this trio as a Christmas gift and as I've never actually tried any of the Smith & Cult polishes before, I was most intrigued.

According to their website, these polishes are:

High Shine 
 Smooth Coverage 
Long Wear 
 8-Free Formula: No Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide, & Triphenyl Phosphate 

As far as my thoughts are concerned...

- the bottles feel quite substantial for a 14 ml bottle - the gold caps are pretty solid and can act as a brush holder while you paint; you need to pull off the golf cap, twist off the brush, then replace the cap onto the brush if you want to use the golf cap for application; it doesn't provide a secure closure so make sure to uncap the gold cap and tighten the brush cap before replacing the gold cap (yes, I used the word "cap" a lot 😂)
- the brushes were surprisingly small; they are flat with a straight edge but are fairly small
- the bristles were malleable so easy to work with
- the formulas were a bit streaky on the first coat but definitely smoothed out in the second coat

I must say though that the bottles definitely have a presence, they are cylindrical in shape and definitely has a luxurious look and feel. 

Here is what the company had to say about this particular trio:

Inspired by the experiences of a beauty-obsessed junkie, three favorite shades are finally together. Ranging from a pinkish hue to a golden glow, these shades have got you covered. Utterly luxe and gorgeous, you'll always want to have them on display. So, indulge in a little luxury and nail your next look.

All of my swatches are 2 coats and no top coat. Let's get into the pictures! 😊

First up, The Message: Don't just send any message, send The Message with this dark metallic crimson lacquer. Not just for the holidays, this sultry shade is perfect to level up any look. Go bold or go home.

This red is sooo pretty! I'm a sucker for a gold shimmer red 😍

Forever Fades Fast: This shade takes its cue from a pair of vintage pale rose stockings. This romantic opaque pale rosette is the definition of forever in the moment. Because old is always new and forever always stays in style.

I was worried that this might need a 3rd coat when I finished with the first coat but luckily the second coat was pure perfection. I do love this super classy always gorgeous shade. 💕

And the 3rd and final polish, Consequence of Fame: It's time for a glow up with this metallic golden polish. Its golden glow and subtle shimmer catches any light and makes nails look oh so luxe and on point. There are no consequences here.

This dewy soft golden yellow is an absolute stunner! So shiny and bright - makes me happy just looking at it while I'm typing out this post 😁

As my first time trying this brand, I'm so glad they did not disappoint. The polishes were effortlessly beautiful and definitely some good staples to have.

Have you tried this brand? If so, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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