Oh. My. Gosh. I LOVE CULT NAILS! Bloom48 was having a sale on their Cult Nails polishes a few weeks ago so I decided to give them a try. $14 later (shipping included!), I had three Culties on their way to me! My favorite of the bunch is Mind Control. It is a dark grey (almost black) polish with pinkish purple glitter in it. The glitter shifts to a golden color in certain lighting. This polish is absolutely stunning. I want two more just for back-up purposes! I knew I had to use it immediately, which is really saying something because I usually can't get to new polishes for at least a month or three. ;) I did the best matching I could to find a complementary purple to go with Mind Control for an artsy accent nail. I've been wanting to do an argyle mani for quite some time and Mind Control seemed perfect for it!
It took me three coats of Mind Control for complete opacity on my plastic nail swatch so I polished my nails with OPI Black Onyx first so as to not waste a drop of Mind Control. My accent nail was polished with Zoya Perrie. I had intended to use Zoya Zara but I completely forgot about her when I was grabbing a matching purple! I think Mind Control looks better with a creme complementary color anyways. I used two coats of Mind Control over Black Onyx. I then taped off my accent nail and polished one coat of Black Onyx before one coat of Mind Control. Finally, I added a cute rhinestone in the middle and a coat of HK Girl to complete the look! This manicure photographed SO well. Not a single picture turned out poorly! And Cult Nails bottles are so easy to photograph with! No awkward claw hand or shaking my hand out because it's cramping up! YAY! Anyways, get ready for photo-overload! Enjoy! :)