Did you wear Hard Candy in the nineties? I remember when it launched – nail polish in funky shades was almost unheard of. Painting your nails in shades of blue, purple or green? That was for weirdos and outliers. Well, apparently it wasn’t, and the brilliant founder of Hard Candy, Dineh Mohajer, was way ahead of the curve.

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From the Smith & Cult website:

Smith & Cult represents the duality we all inhabit throughout our lives and our individual expressions of beauty, which reflect who we’ve been, are and aspire to become. Each shade is inspired by and representative of the experiences depicted in the diary entries of our beauty addicted heroine who sees her world through a lens of color.

Smith & Cult was created by beauty veteran Dineh Mohajer, the voice of our beauty junkie, who revolutionized the color cosmetics industry when she launched Hard Candy. Several years and creative collaborations later, Mohajer is bringing about the next evolution of beauty with Smith & Cult.

Smith and Cult’s Nailed Lacquer consistently delivers both flawlessly smooth coverage and brilliant shine. While custom tailored to provide high performance, the exclusive 5-Free formula is formulated without Dibutyl, Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor.

Do yourself a favour and explore the Smith & Cult website. It is one of the most gorgeous and dynamic sites I’ve seen. The Smith & Cult bottles are like little works of art – heavy glass bottles with gorgeous sculptural caps. These bottles want to sit out where everyone can see them. Love!

I stumbled upon this gorgeous line during a recent visit to Gee Beauty Bal Harbour. I can always depend on the Gee sisters to dig up the latest, greatest and coolest in beauty. They kind of blew my mind with Smith & Cult. PS- I think I have to go back for more Smith & Cult, because Gay Ponies Dancing In The Snow is calling to me. I bought Bitter Buddist,  described as an “opaque celadon green”, and I love it. Actually, I noticed many things in my wardrobe match it almost perfectly. Seeing a theme here…

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Two perfect coats of Bitter Buddhist with Essie Out The Door quick dry topcoat in sunlight. Gorgeous!

The formula is gorgeous – self levelling, not thick, yet I got perfect coverage in two easy coats. It lasted, lasted and lasted. Probably one of the best wearing polishes I have. Even just writing this makes me want to go get more. If you want me, I’m on my way to Gee Beauty in Bal Harbour. I can pick you up on the way, ok?

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Smith & Cult nail polishes retail at $18 USD an are available online, and at select boutiques.

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