Please note that when I received these, the label for CuQUICKula wasn't ready.
Cuticula is opening up her line of Scented Nail Tape to include both top and base coats!
These will be available starting Black Friday, November 24th at Midnight PST! There will have limited stock but once stock sells out, there will be a pre order. The sale will run until November 27th at 8am PST.
I'll have more details at the end of the post regarding sale information.
Now, you may be wondering why there are two top coats, and I'll explain.
The first top coat I'd like to introduce you to is:
Timeless is a scented top coat! In my tests I found that it dries to the touch in about 3 minutes. It's not ready for you to resume your usual activities yet, but it's dry enough so you can play with your phone, type on a computer, those kinds of easy activities, but I wouldn't recommend digging in your purse for at least twenty minutes as it doesn't dry hard in those first few minutes.
Timeless will be available at launch in four scents. Rainbow Sherbet, Dew (think Mtn Dew), Chocolate Peppermint, and Strawberry Watermelon.
Personally, Dew is my favorite scent, which I was not expecting. It smells just like the soda, which I love. The scent lasted me just under a day before I couldn't smell it anymore, which is great in my opinion.
Here are some nail art examples of how well Timeless works with stamping.
CuQUICKula is an unscented 4 free, quick dry top coat. During her research, Amanda, the maker behind Cuticula, learned that most quick dry top coats available on the market contain toluene, and as she researched toluene she learned that toluene can be harmful when inhaled for long periods of time.
This is something she was not comfortable with as a scented top coat, something that is advertised to be enjoyable to smell, but it's an amazing quick dry top coat and she wanted to offer it in as an unscented option.
These two top coats have fast become favorites of mine. Both of these top coats do not dull holo polishes, they don't shrink, I can stamp with them, although Amanda recommends floating Timeless over nail art because the fragrance oils have been known to cause smearing. So I just use a thicker bead, making sure that my brush bristles don't touch the nail art. But to be perfectly honest, that's what I do all the time anyway.
A few stamping examples using CuQUICKula
Static Base Coat
Static Base Coat is a scented sticky base coat. Static Base Coat will be available at launch in four scents. Rainbow Sherbet, Dew (think Mtn Dew), Chocolate Peppermint, and Strawberry Watermelon.
This base coat is seriously amazing. I got 10 days wear with such a small amount of visible wear, I was absolutely shocked. I never wear my polish that long so I was floored when I saw just how great the lasting power is on this. I even let my friend use it when she got her nails done, and she has notoriously finicky nails. Most polish peels off of her nails in a day or so. I waited a week and asked her how it was holding up and she sent me this photo.
She was definitely pleased!
Here are my own results from my 10 day wear test. I took a lot of pictures for the first one, so I made them into collages for ease.
My second wear test was just as successful.
Third Wear Test
This last wear test I had to end early because I broke a nail. My middle nail had been patched but that patch gave out on me. As you can see though, Static Base Coat was still holding strong and looked great.
Overall, I really am a fan of these new products from Cuticula Scented Nail Tape and am so thrilled that she's branching out into top and base coats.
The Static Base Coat exceeded even my wildest expectations. I only removed my polish during these wear tests (except for the break) because I just needed the change mentally. It held up wonderfully throughout my day to day life, and I wasn't light on it. I washed dishes (I don't have a dishwasher), I shower as hot as I can physically stand it. I cleaned the house several times including scrubbing the oven after an unfortunate attempt to bake bacon, the grease leaked and puddled down to the bottom.
As for the Top Coats, after my favorite quick dry top coat was discontinued, I kind of went on a hunt for the "next best thing" to replace it. I feel confident when I say that CuQUICKula and Timeless are among the best of the best and have taken up permanent residence on my desk as my most reached for.
These are all the quick dry top coats I currently have.
(I don't have a problem, I swear!)
Since this will all be releasing on Black Friday, you know there's going to be a sale!
AND a special surprise for anyone who spends $30 (after discounts)