Mani of the Week: Featuring Smith and Cult Tenderoni

Though pre-fall is not a real season, it is in fashion and beauty — and if i’m to be 100% honest, that is all that matters. On a recent shopping to C.O. Bigelow with Felicia and Danielle, I was very close to picking up a Smith and Cult polish that was very summery.  Almost in unison, they both chimed in that I should get something more “pre-fall.” I immediate saw the light — that’s how I ended up with Smith and Cult Tenderoni and Feed the Rich (because I couldn’t get just one).

smith and cult feed the rich and tenderoni

My love of nail polish borders on ridiculous — sometimes the hardest thing for me to do is pick a shade.  This time, I left it up to Instagram to decide.  It was close, but the winner was Tenderoni – a creamy taupe that reached its full amazing potential after two light coats.

smith and cult tenderoni swatch

With most of the polishes I use (regardless of cost), I can get a full 7 days of chip-free wear.

Here’s the key:

  • Start with clean, dry nails
  • Apply base coat and dry completely
  • Apply one light coat of polish and allow to dry completely
  • Apply a second light coat and allow to dry completely
  • Apply top coat

smith and cult tenderoni swatch 1 (1)

This application method worked well with Smith and Cult Tenderoni and I got a full 7 days of chip-free wear.

Smith and Cult polishes are 5-Free — meaning they are formulated without Dibutyl, Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor. Polishes retail for $18 and can be found on the company’s website, C.O. Bigelow and other fine retailers.

What are Your Pre-Fall Nail Polish Faves?

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