Cult Nails Behind Closed Doors Fall/Winter 2012 Collection Swatches & Review

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The new Cult Nails Behind Closed Doors collection features five new shimmery, intense shades. These shades were inspired by some of Maria’s friends, and there are some real beauties here.

The collection will be offered as a whole from November 9-15th during a preview release sale for $40.00. Starting on November 16th, you can buy the bottles separately for $10.00 each.

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Cult Nails Disciplined

Disciplined is a sheer grey with heavy pink and blue shimmer. It’s sheer, but buildable. I love how soft it looks, yet it’s filled with so much shimmer. Really kind of an unusual and pretty shade. This was three coats.

Cult Nails Flushed

Flushed is AMAZING. It starts off a little sheer but easily builds into this incredible purple/blue base with glowing pink/purple shimmer. With the first coat I wasn’t all that impressed to be honest. But after two I started to see where it was going. Then after three I was like, holy crap! I love this one. If you could only get one, this would be a great choice.

Cult Nails Afterglow

Afterglow is a medium coppery brown with pink shimmer. This is another shade you don’t see that often and I really like it. This was three coats.

Cult Nails Bitten

Bitten is a reddish/pink with heavy pink shimmer. I love how sparkly and rich this one looks. It’s another one that looks like it’s glowing. This was three coats.

Cult Nails Coveted

Coveted is a deep but bright green jelly with green shimmer and green flake glitter. Since it’s a jelly, it does go on sheer but you build it up to get the intensity you desire. I think I might have preferred it without the flake glitter but that’s just my personal preference. This was three coats.

Availability: Cult Nails.

Pricing: Nov 9-15th for the set will be $40. After Nov 15th it will be $10.00 per bottle.

What do you think about Behind Closed Doors? Will you be picking any of these up?


Note: Cult Nails is cruelty free.

Disclosure: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company for consideration. For more information please visit my legal page.


  • November 7, 2012

    Pretty! Love their formula.

    • November 7, 2012

      They do have a really nice formula.

  • November 7, 2012

    They are all pretty but I prefer Disciplined and Flushed ­čśë

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    • November 8, 2012

      Same thing as you Jezz, I’m liking Disciplined and Flushed better. All the other shades just feel like I’ve been there…

  • November 7, 2012

    you’re right, the green flakes ruin a gorgeous glowy green shimmer! i love all the others, but the reddish pink doesn’t look too unique
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    • November 7, 2012

      Yeah I just prefer no glitter in that one, it looks cleaner somehow.

  • November 7, 2012

    I really like Afterglow, Flushed and Disciplined. I am concerned about the sheerness..usually I try to buy polish that requires no more than two coats. These are really pretty!

    • November 7, 2012

      For me three coats is standard for almost all polishes. Anything above that then I get annoyed, haha.

  • November 7, 2012

    The entire collection is GORGEOUS but Afterglow and Flushed are really calling my name. :-)

    • November 7, 2012

      Glad you are liking it!

  • November 7, 2012

    Can’t wait to get mine. :)
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  • November 7, 2012

    The first two are gorgeous!
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  • November 7, 2012

    I’m super excited about this collection and your swatches have confirmed that I’ll be picking up all 5 with the preview pricing!

  • November 7, 2012

    gosh. no matter how many times i see this…I’m never going to get sick of these swatches. This collection jumped right to the top of my wish list.

  • November 7, 2012

    Afterglow and Flushed look incredible!
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  • November 7, 2012

    Afterglow is my favorite of the set. I’ve yet to try Cult Nails, must fix that!
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  • November 7, 2012

    Afterglow, Flushed and Disciplined are beautiful shades! Flushed reminds me of a Rimmel polish I have called Night Before though maybe a slightly lighter purple.

  • November 7, 2012

    To me, the one that stands out most is Disciplined. Such a unique shade. They all are really fun and creative, though. So many nail polish companies out there now, so it’s really cool when shades are different than what I’ve seen before
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  • November 7, 2012

    I really like these! I love shimmers! I don’t know if I will pick any up because its getting close to Christmas and I should be buying/giving to others. Why didnt they come out earlier?
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  • November 7, 2012

    Bitten and Flushed are getting my eyeballs popping! But this might just be a collection I spring for the entire set of. I missed the timing on the pre-order – so will put it on my calendar for the 9th now. I need to pick up some from the last Cult collection of those great toppers. Great photos – thanks

  • November 7, 2012

    Absolutely beautiful but I don’t like that they need three coats. :-( I’m too lazy for that!

  • November 7, 2012

    I really like these! Don’t know if I like each one enough to buy the entire set though!! Great swatches as always! And can I just say I like you even more (if that’s possible) since I found out you know who VintageOrTacky is! I follow her on YouTube and Instagram and I saw your comment!! I’m now following you! You two ladies are some of my favorite bloggers/YouTuber.

  • November 7, 2012

    WOW. Disciplined and Flushed may have just become must-haves for me.

  • November 7, 2012

    Ooooh I love the grey one and the copper one and the blurple and the… (dammit I love them all!) I agreee – I think the green would have been better minus the flakes..

    Love them all though my bank hates cult nails for making me want (need) them so bad!


  • November 7, 2012

    I love this whole collection! Can’t wait!
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  • November 7, 2012

    Oh yes. I will definitely be preordering the whole thing…
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  • November 7, 2012

    I LOVE Flushed … so beautiful!

  • November 7, 2012

    They are beautiful! Polish that glows is irresistible. I might have to pick up “Coveted”!
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  • November 7, 2012

    Thw first one is pretty awesome

  • November 7, 2012

    Ever since I saw your Instagram post about you getting these I have been patiently waiting for your swatches. I’m IN LOVE with Disciplined!! I NEED it!

  • November 7, 2012

    Afterglow is exquisite!

    Btw, Ms. Kelly, I’m loving your pic in your replies–did you get a new haircut?
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  • November 7, 2012

    really love the shimmer in these, esp disciplined.
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  • November 7, 2012

    Dang, as soon as I buy some Cult, she comes out with more!! Love the red.

  • November 7, 2012

    Great swatches!
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  • November 8, 2012

    I love Afterglow. Such a pretty copper brown.
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  • November 8, 2012

    Well I’ll be the dissenter. I don’t like any of these. They are all too similar to other colors out there for much cheaper. I think Cult Nails has run out of original ideas. I look at my older bottles vs. this and the last two collections and they are so awesome compared to the newer ones. The preview for the next collection is boring too- just plain neon cremes that CG does much better. I’m definitely not a Cultie anymore!

    • November 10, 2012

      Plain neon cremes? Huh, I haven’t seen those. I’m really looking forward to Fetish, the black rubbery looking polish that CN is coming out with in December, but I guess we’ll have to see what else is coming out!

      • November 10, 2012

        Oooh I just found the Summer 2013 picture of the creme polishes on their Instagram, I agree they aren’t too impressive. I really like most of the colors in this collection though.

  • November 8, 2012

    LOOOOOOOVE! I have almost every Cult Polish so yep, I will buy the entire collection! Such a great review, thanks :)
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  • November 8, 2012

    Oh my goodness – Flushed looks insanely beautiful! *Gasp* Now I’m thinking if I should buy the entire collection (since there’s a discount)…So many pretty shades!
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  • November 18, 2012

    I adore Disciplined! It looks like something faeries would wear!