Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wheel B8: Sheer Toppers from Cult Nails and Other Brands

There are fewer polishes involved than usual for a Nail Wheel Wednesday because today I've got sheer toppers, swatched on their own and over black. Some I would wear by themselves, while some are much more attractive used as a topcoat over a darker color.

(all 3 coats, no topcoat, except as noted)

1. Cult Nails Doppelganger
2. Cult Nails Charlatan [quite a pretty pink by itself; excellent blue/purple duochrome over black]
3. Cult Nails Deception
4. Cult Nails Alter Ego
5. Cult Nails Two Timer
6. CND Effects Copper Shimmer
7. Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Aisle Be There
8. Missha Lucid Pink Pearl Top Coat
9. Sally Hansen Star Opal Violet Opal
10. Essence Nail Art Special Effect Topper Holo Topping Please (2 coats) [could really use topcoat]
11. to 20. Same as 1 through 10 over black creme (Wet 'n' Wild Wild Shine Black Creme) [most toppers are one coat; 13, 17, and 18 are two]

Bottles 1 through 5:

6 through 10:


  1. I'm in love with Charlatan! :D

  2. Love how you show these over black, too!:)

  3. Always interesting to me to see how some of the polishes look when layered...reminds me I should experiement more!

  4. wow, a lot of them look great over dark colors! great layering swatches! :)

  5. Wow the one from Essence is awesome!

  6. I love using sheer toppers like these - great swatches...

  7. They look so amazing over black! ^_^


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