Cult Nails Baker Nail Polish Review
I first learned about the brand Cult Nails (they’re based in the USA and sell online) when I wrote my post on flakie polishes. Their flakie polish Clairvoyant has been uber popular in the nail polish community, but unfortunately, it’s no longer in production. Well, one day, one of my most-frequented online shops, Digital Traincase, announced that they now carry Cult Nails’ newest collection, the Let’s Get Nekkid! Collection, comprised of mostly neutral colors of polishes. Despite being very excited to try Cult Nails, I limited myself to just one shade, and after looking at many swatches online, I settled on Baker.
The collection is based on the different skin tones in Maria’s (owner of Cult Nails) family. Baker is inspired by Maria’s own skin tone, and was created during summertime, when her skin was tanned. The shades, save for one, are named after nude beaches.
This is such a pretty color. It’s a warm, peachy tan with fine golden shimmers. It dries shiny. Nudes tended to bore me before, but now, I find myself wanting to try more nude and neutral shades. I like neutrals with creme finishes, but I love shimmery ones, like Baker, and those with an interesting edge or finish.
On the nail wheel. It’s slightly less peach and looks a little more golden and tan in actual.
I find the formula of Baker to be on the thick side, but it’s quite forgiving. I mean, forgiving for those like me who aren’t too good at applying polish. My application tends to be uneven, but as the polish dries, it levels off nicely. I messed up my thumb badly, but didn’t redo it, and when the layers dried, it didn’t look half as bad, and putting a top coat on it helped too. I like to do 2 coats. I find the drying time of this to be just a bit longer than most, but I have no problem with that because I really like how the polish seems to fix itself once dry.
The brush on this is nice too, and Cult Nail polishes are big 3 Toulene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl pthalate) free. On the website, each bottle costs $10, and Digital Traincase resells them for PhP 450 each, which I think is a pretty fair price.
Cropped out my forefinger ’cause my application on there was pretty bad. Photo taken outdoors.
Cult Nails Baker Nail Polish – What I like:
- Lovely color. It suits my skin tone. It looks clean and feminine on my hands.
- It has a nice brush.
- The polish self-levels.
- It’s big 3 free.
- The packaging looks good. Also, it was wrapped in what looked like dried brown leaves, but was actually a thick, padded, cardboard-like material. It looked kind of organic and charming. Sorry, I didn’t get to take a pic.
Cult Nails Baker Nail Polish – What I don’t like:
- The consistency of it is kinda thick.
- It’s a little expensive.
- Can only order it online.
Baker is such a pretty shade and I don’t regret buying this. I think most warm skin tones can rock this color. It’s a great color for summer or if you’re into nude polishes. I’m trying to get my mom to apply this on her hands and toes.