Black Undies is back! This is a recurring feature where I highlight top coat effect polishes over a base of Shellac Black Pool (Shellac’s basic black creme).  We started with Julep polishes that are still available, but I didn’t want to miss out on sharing some of Cult Nails’ gorgeous polishes even though they are no longer in production. We last looked at Alter Ego, and today I’m showing you Two Timer.

Cult Nails Two Timer Swatch – Full Manicure


Cult Nails were my first ever topcoat effects. In addition to Two Timer and the other polishes designed to add a colour shift, I also have the Wax That wax effect topcoat, and Mayhem, the first ever holographic topcoat I purchased. This is one coat over black without topcoat. Coverage is good with the single coat, but the effect can be slightly intensified with a second coat. No topcoat needed for a nice glossy finish.

Cult Nails Two Timer Swatch – Macro


Two Timer is a more subtle green gold leaning topcoat than Julep Tilda. The green and gold are both obvious in direct light, but are subtle in shade and indirect light. The finish on this polish is fairly glossy, but a topcoat will add to the shine. Some topcoat effects have issues with showing brush strokes (all that shimmer), but Two Timer has no such issues.

Cult Nails is no longer producing polish, but since this polish was in production for quite a while, you may be able to find it on the after market at a decent price.

Product Summary:

  • CND Shellac – Black Pool
  • Cult Nails – Two Timer

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