My immune system is quite strong, so I don’t get ill too often. However, as fate would have it, I’m feeling feverish right now as I work on this post. Must have caught something on the subway. There was a guy sneezing a whole lot.
Perhaps I was just really feeling this incredible polish, Cult Nails Unicorn Puke! Yeah, looks like the unicorn picked up a different bug than I did. Poor unicorn!
Unicorn Puke is a multi-coloured flakie polish that’s so gorgeous, it’s making my palms sweat just looking at the bottle. (And it’s probably magnified even more because I’m not feeling well. But enough about this sicko!)
Here, I’ve layered Unicorn Puke over Unicorn Pee (aka Clarins 230 – I thought this was appropriate to combine these body fluids) and OPI’s OPI Ink. (Whenever I type that name, I feel like there’s an echo in the room.)
If you missed out on pre-ordering Unicorn Puke (only 275 limited-edition bottles of it were made), don’t worry! It’s coming out in the Cult Nails Super Powers Collection (their winter collection), except it’ll be called Clairvoyant and the packaging won’t have the gold lettering.
In person, the polish looks even better, and it totally stands apart from the few other flakies I own.
I was already over the moon (and into the stars) about Unicorn Puke, so you can imagine my delight when Marta from ChitChat Nails asked me if I wanted to do a twin post with her on this gorgeous polish. Of course I said yes! Check out her post on Unicorn Puke here!
I’ve been admiring her nails for quite a while because somehow every colour she wears looks so classy. She’s incredible with nail stamping and photography! But beyond her nails, I’ve found her to be a really sweet and good-natured person with a funny bone. She’s become a good friend to me, and I’m so thankful to know her. Please be sure to also check out her Unicorn Puke post!
Cult Nails Unicorn Puke Pictures
Cult Nails Unicorn Puke Swatches
All swatches have:
- Nubar Foundation Base Coat
- 2 coats of OPI’s OPI Ink
- 1 coat of Clarins 230 (aka Unicorn Pee)
- 1 coat of Cult Nails Unicorn Puke (aka Clairvoyant)
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Please excuse the tips. I was way too eager to slap on a top coat, and unfortunately Seche shrunk the polish. (Patience is a virtue.)
(I also have a couple of swatches of each individual polish I used for this layering experiment. Scroll down if you’re interested!)
√ Purple jelly with rainbow flakies
- Name: Cult Nails Unicorn Puke
- Limited Edition? Yes!
- Re-Released Name in the Winter 2011 Super Powers Collection: Clairvoyant
- Colours Available in the Cult Nails Super Powers Collection: Clairvoyant, Time Traveler, Mind Control & Power Thief
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $10 USD
- Where to Buy: Cult Nails website (Currently only the Super Powers Collection as a whole is available for pre-order. But once the collection is officially released, you’ll be able to buy Clairvoyant individually.)
Cult Nails Unicorn Puke Review
Unicorn Puke by Cult Nails is a very complex polish that’s extremely versatile.
It has a purple-jelly base, which makes it fantastic for layering. Suspended in the polish are large iridescent flakes in a smorgasbord of colours: green, red, orange, yellow, blue, and pink. I also noticed that there are some smaller flakes, but the majority are large.
As the light hits the flakes with different angles, the colour changes, which makes it really easy to get sidetracked just staring at your nails! 😀
This is a jelly polish, which means it’s sheer. If you don’t want to layer with it and you just want to use this polish, expect to use about 4-5 coats to achieve opacity. But this polish is so precious, I really recommend that you put a base colour underneath so that you’ll only require a single layer of Unicorn Puke.
Application & Formula
This is the first Cult Nails nail polish I’ve ever tried, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was very pleased that the formula wasn’t thick or goopey at all, despite there being so many flakies! It glided effortlessly onto my nails and was very easy to control. A single coat provided just the right coverage of flakies when I layered it over the other polishes I’ll talk about next.
I think the best way to wear Unicorn Puke is layered because you can choose which colours you want to play up, or you can go with black so the flakies stand out more.
I chose to use OPI’s OPI Ink, a shimmery purple-blue that indeed looks very much like ink from a ballpoint pen. Then, I layered over that with Clarins 230 (Unicorn Pee) to add that little extra multi-chromatic shimmer to the mix. Finally, I layered Cult Nails Unicorn Puke on top of it all so that it would be the most dominant. (That’s also why I didn’t put Clarins 230 over Unicorn Puke – I really wanted to let Unicorn Puke’s personality shine through.)
After wearing this once, I’m looking forward to trying it over other colours – I’m particularly curious about seeing what it looks like over a grayish purple like Sephora by OPI Metro Chic or Colour Alike Weekendowy Szal. And I wonder how it would fare over a khaki green like Sephora by OPI Caught With My Khakis Down…Oh, the possibilities!
If I manage to snap photos of it when I try it out over other colours, I’ll be sure to share them with you! 🙂
Final Verdict: 10/10
This polish certainly has the Wow Factor! Not only is it loaded with incredible rainbow flakies, but it can easily transform polishes you currently own and take them to the next level. It’s completely unique in that I haven’t seen a flakie polish like it. (In case you’re wondering, Nfu Oh 51 is completely different. Check out that post for my swatches and review to see what I mean.)
And, if you’re interested and missed it, here’s a link to the Cult Nails haul post if you’re curious to see what else I got in my very first order.
What colour would you layer Unicorn Puke over? Are you going to check out Marta’s Unicorn Puke post? (Hint: The answer to that last question should be yes.)