Certain beauty products — think NARS blush in Orgasm and Clinique's Black Honey lipstick — are so good, they're practically famous. While we love so many of them, we've been wondering why others have been quietly flying under the radar. With that in mind, meet our series Cult Classics, in which we introduce you to the products you really, truly should know about (and try, like, right now). They're not brand-new, but trust us: They've got staying power.
If we're going to be honest, a nail polish's name can make or break it. Sure, the color may be fantastic, it may be seriously chip-proof, and it could garner you all the compliments in the world. But, a bad name is like a weak link in a chain — the whole thing is going to collapse. Luckily, this just isn't the case with Smith & Cult's new polish, dubbed Gay Ponies Dancing In the Snow. Yep, it brings us as much delight as it must bring you.
The brilliance of this name is just how well it fits the shade in the bottle. Like, if you were to close your eyes and envision gay ponies dancing in the snow, what would you see? We see pink and silver glitter floating in the air, twirling into a confetti explosion of happiness on your paws.
Another wonderful thing about Gay Ponies Dancing In the Snow (we're just going to keep repeating it) is that unlike typical glitter polishes, it coats your nails seamlessly. One swipe lends you a light smattering of sparkle, while two coats give you a totally opaque sheen. You could even use it to adorn nude or baby-pink nails with a chic touch of glitter by gently tapping the brush on your tips.
When it comes to removal, the folks at Smith & Cult have basically bottled witchcraft. Unlike other glitters, this comes off seamlessly — no pressing and holding your remover-soaked pad forever while your cuticles scream in protest. It's crazy easy.
While Gay Ponies Dancing In the Snow is a favorite, all of Smith & Cult's polishes are creations to write home about. They're like mini works of art, with their wide bottles and hammered caps. Instead of shoving 'em into our medicine cabinets, we proudly display them in our apartments.
Come on, just imagine what you can say when someone asks you about that gorgeous nail shade you're wearing. "Oh, this?" you'll say, with a smirk. "It's just Gay Ponies Dancing In the Snow." Mic. Drop.
Smith & Cult Gay Ponies Dancing In the Snow, $18, available at Smith & Cult.