Cult Nails Flushed – Photo Spread

Hello Lovely Ladies,

It sure seems like eons since I last did a photo spread; many of you have been requesting them, and I enjoy putting them together, but with the winter months upon us, there is literally no daylight when Peter (the mastermind behind the photos πŸ˜‰ ) gets home and I’m a little stumped for indoor ideas.

Even with today’s Cult Nails Flushed photo spread, I tried to balance class and a bit of ‘risque-edgyness” for this Behind Closed Doors shade, and while editing my “main idea” photos left me on the fence of appropriateness, and I chose not to include them.

… so there are a few less photos than I anticipated, but I hope you like them just as much πŸ˜‰

Cult Nails Flushed is a true blurple (blue/purple) build-able (in two coats for full opacity) sheer with an intense purple/pink shimmer effect that appears to glow through the polish:

You may very well be aware of the rave reviews of Max Factor Fantasy Fire… well, Flushed is much prettier in my opinion. Not only is Flushed much more opaque but it is warmer-toned.

Flushed is an attention seeking shade with a demure ‘blushing’ quality πŸ˜‰

(photo credit:!Β  Follow on Facebook)

Want a closeup? πŸ˜‰ Well… OK πŸ˜‰

Even if you are not into wearing deep/dark blues, the shimmer in this polish will totally win your heart over… did I also mention how perfectly this polish applies?Β  (for my photos I applied one coat of Flushed over Essie Bobbin for Baubles)

So, as I’ve mentioned my “my idea” was scrapped during the editing phase… but I thought I’d add some humour… and pose with some balls? πŸ˜‰

(Christmas Balls that is… )

I will leave you with one more photo of Flushed, a must have shade from this collection and a frontrunner for my favourite shades of 2012! πŸ˜‰

So there you have it.Β  Flushed, a blush worthy, stunning shade with so much character (ready to be admired close up and from afar).

I’m off to ponder more photo-spread ideas… hopefully it won’t be that long of a wait for the next one.

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Did you get any shades from the Cult Nails “Behind Closed Doors” collection?

What are your thoughts on this polish?


  • Lou is Perfectly Polished

    Gorgeous :). Both you and the polish that is! Xx

    • Thank you MUCHLY!

  • I bought the whole collection, it’s gorgeous. I actually showed Flushed yesterday on my blog, too.

    • PolishMad

      I checked your blog, really pretty pictures πŸ™‚

    • I checked out your blog and am now a follower- beautiful swatches πŸ˜€

  • Christine Steiner

    Sigh, so beautiful. I got myself the whole collection and Flushed is hands down my favorite along with Bitten. The pictures are awesome and you are beautiful!!!

    • I think those two are my favourite also- I was expecting to love the grey one most- but Flushed took me by surprise BIG TIME.
      Thank YOU!

  • it’s a very pretty colour πŸ™‚

    • yes, Cult Nails did well with this one πŸ˜€

  • coraline humbert

    Woooow your photos are PERFECT, love love love !!!

    • Thank you MUCHLY πŸ˜‰

  • PolishMad

    Love love love <3 Flushed is everything what a nail polish should be. I have it on right now… It is for sure a favourite of mine. I can not decide between Flushed and Toxic Seaweed , they are so different, so I declare both my favourite …

    • Isn’t it a stunning shade! So much character!!! πŸ˜€
      Thank you for your sweet comment πŸ˜€

  • Lani Maverick

    The photos with the veil are amazing!

    • Thank you- that one was Peter’s capture/idea/posing… all credit goes to him πŸ˜‰

  • Great photos! I love the Christmas balls pic. Too clever and funny! I’m glad you chose this color. I’m always on the fence seeing blue/purple polishes and not knowing how they will look. This polish looks amazing! Beautiful photo with the veil!

    • I’m glad that the ornament photo is being received as ‘clever and funny’… that was my intention- I was hoping it wasn’t offensive in any way πŸ˜‰
      Flushed is a great shade to layer with actually- if you are NOT into the blue/purple look- you could layer it over a black or brown shade for that little bit of shimmer- I like it most over eggplant purples πŸ˜‰

  • Your photo spreads are so gorgeous I can’t even begin to say how much I enjoy them! And of course after reading your photo spread posts I’ve rushed out to buy the featured polishes (you really should get a commission!!).

    Seriously, you’re the only nail blogger I’ve seen that does such amazing photo spreads. Without your dedication and hard work and artistic vision there would be NOTHING to fill the void! *sigh* I don’t understand why nail polish companies can’t see why techniques like this fill polish addicts’ hearts with longing for polish XD

    *cough* Sorry for the effusiveness, I just feel quite strongly about this *blushblush* KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK!!!

    • Wow, thank you SO much for your comment.
      Cult Nails was the very first brand of polish to ever send me something for review- and since then I have befriended (long distance) Maria and her husband. I enjoy showcasing these lovely shades and I am so happy to hear that the photo spreads are so welcomed… I will have to keep them coming, I would hate to see you have to fill the ‘void’ πŸ˜‰ *smiling from your sweet comment*

  • YAY Cult Nails photoshoot <3 I think those were the posts that got me so into your blog in the first place πŸ™‚

    Fushed is such a lovely puple color that looks taupe-y at first sight, but when you look closer… WOW. I'm in a phase of getting my credit card that will allow me online-shopping so please, take it easy on me, I'm fragile right now and I might just get crazy with a Cult Nails order, lol.

    • AWH! HIIIIII! πŸ˜€
      Did I totally miss your birthday? oh no!
      Well, I remember (waaaay back in the day) when I first got my credit card… internet shopping wasn’t as popular as it is now- so I can imagine all of the temptations πŸ˜€ (and the anticipation of nail mail adds to the hype). πŸ˜‰ There might be A cult nails shade heading your way (not this one… but A shade πŸ˜‰ )

      • You didn’t miss my birthday, I just persuaded my parents to get me a credit card before I turn 18 (which will be in April, can’t wait!). Even now I often have packages on my way and it’s soooo exciting to run home every day after school to see if any have arrived πŸ˜€
        DON’T TEASE ME NOW! Γ– *If* there’s a Cult Nails shade in my package, you won’t get rid of me for life – big mistake! πŸ˜‰

  • MariJo Nails

    I love them all!!! This is such a gorgeous polish!!!

    • Thank you- yes, yes it is πŸ˜€

  • Ha, ha! You’re adorable with the “balls.” The photo with the veil and your downcast eyes is so lovely. Thank you so much for introducing me to this beautiful collection of polishes and basically making me buy it within 2 minutes after it was released.

    • πŸ˜‰ I’m so glad the ‘balls’ photo was taken with the humour that I intended.
      LOL- I am always happy to be an enabler when it comes to Cult Nails shades πŸ˜‰ (I hope you are enjoying your polishes)

  • Lilie Nail

    Magnifique !!!

  • Jamie Willett

    This polish is GORGEOUS and you look stunning in these photos, especially the ones with the veil! These photo spreads (which are always fantastic) really makes your blog unique! Whenever I think of ChitChat Nails, I think of the skittlette and the photo spreads! Keep up the amazing work, and compliments to your hubby as well!

    • Awh, thank you! Your comment is very special to me.
      Yes, Peter is quite patient and HE was the sole creator of the veil shot- I had a different vision that didn’t translate into the photo- but he caught that moment πŸ˜€ I am very happy to have him, and we hope to bring more photo spreads soon πŸ™‚ Thank you *hugs*

  • I love the picture with the balls!!! HEHEHE! You are such a gorgeous person! I just love you and your nails!

    • I’m so glad you Ladies took that photo with the level of humour that I intended πŸ˜‰
      *sending lots of love back your way*

  • GosiaB

    I just literally wore this yesterday and I LOVED it!!! what a gorgeous picture with the veil, and those balls… I’m so glad you didn’t pick BLUE ornaments hahahaha!!!!
    Lovely, lovely photo spread Marta!!!

    • Thank you- I agree- it is a stunning shade- so much character.
      The veil is actually from my wedding- it was kind of neat pulling it out for the photos πŸ˜€
      *wiping tears of laughter*

  • love your expression..

    • LOL- we have to have a little fun with it right!? πŸ˜‰ *hugs*

  • My sister bought me the entire behind closed doors collection for christmas and this shade is by far my favourite of them all… and one of my favourite polishes in my collection. I adore it.. and this photospread highlights its beauty perfectly! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see what other photospreads you have in store for us…

    • That is right! I remember you saying you were hoping “santa” would bring them to you πŸ˜‰
      It is one of my favourite Cult Nails shades for sure πŸ˜€
      I hope to have another photo spread cued up soon *fingers crossed*

  • I need this shade in my life… I seriously do! I love your Photoshoots!! πŸ™‚

    • You don’t have it yet!?!?!? What is happening? you NEED it

      I wish I had known that… I recently bought a few shades from them AND the glass nail files- we could have combined shipping πŸ˜€ sigh

  • Tiffany at Hard Lacquer

    I bought this color after Christmas with some Christmas money I got – I haven’t used it yet but I really really can’t wait to! I also bought Seduction!

  • I love love love love your photo spreads! Major props to Peter!