Monday, March 2, 2015

REVIEW of Cult Nails Nakizzle's Shizzle

Hello my loves,

This is a very oddly named polish, isn't it? I picked it up recently when Cult Nails emailed me with a promo code along with back ups of Tempest and Fetish as well as a new polish that I will be reviewing... eventually. Let's not even pretend. You know me by now.

Color: Cult Nails Nakizzle's Shizzle is a bright blue creme polish. I picked this up because it reminded me of swatches I've seen of OPI's What's With the Cattitude which people have been recommending to me ever since it came out and which I've never managed to get a hold of. While I haven't tried WWTC, I think Nakizzle's Shizzle is actually a bit brighter. It's darker than all the blue pastels I own but not as dark as my turquoises and teals. I can do a comparison if you'd like but I don't think I have a dupe for it.
Formula: The formula isn't notably thin or thick to me.
Application: The first coat went on smoothly with no drag. The polish was a little streaky and the results were patchy and not even. The second coat also went on smoothly. This time there was a little drag on the brush. The problem was that third brushstroke. When I went to add it, it became difficult to even out the polish as the polish gets streaky if you apply too much pressure with the pressure. At two coats the polish was still patchy and balding so I added a third. At three coats the polish is more or less opaque with tiny spots of balding from the uneven paint job. It probably wouldn't have been a problem if the first coat had applied more cleanly. The resulting manicure looked fine but not perfect. The polish wasn't applied evenly but because the polish wasn't thick or gloopy it wasn't super apparent.
Wear: I wore this polish for much longer than normal, around 8 or 9 days. When I removed the polish it had dulled a bit but the tip wear was very minimal. I'd say it held up very well.

CONCLUSION: I do love the color of this polish. It's a blue that gets attention and makes you happy without being too bold or an eyesore. It's a cheerful blue that I'm happy to have in my collection and the polish holds up well over a long wear time. But the application really wasn't great. It was manageable but because of the struggle to get a clean application I can't enthusiastically recommend this product. If you're willing to tackle it, I do think the color is beautiful though.


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