Editor's Tip Editor's Tip

Dip a cotton swab or a small brush in nail polish remover to erase any excess color on your skin and cuticles.

Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer - Bitter Buddhist

$18.00 Ships Free
0.5 fl. oz. / 14 ml

Availability: In stock

$18.00

Birchbox Breakdown

Created by the beauty icon who launched Hard Candy (and sparked our polish obsession in the 90’s), Smith & Cult strikes that perfect balance between gorgeous and edgy (just look at their shade names to see what we mean). This covetable polish in an opaque celadon green shade is vibrant, chip-resistant, and 8-free—meaning the formula is free of not-so-nice ingredients like dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, and triphenyl phosphate.

How to Use

Start with your favorite base coat, then apply two to three coats of color. Finish with a top coat for extra shine and protection.

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, Silica, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate. May Contain/Peut Contenir (±): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 15880 (Red 34), CI 47005 (Yellow 10), CI 77266 (Black 2), CI 42090 (Blue 1)

More for You!

Product Reviews & Sample Feedback

50 Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars
5 Star
34
4 Star
11
3 Star
3
2 Star
2
1 Star
0
my profile
people who
purchased
sampled
Age
17 & under
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55 & over
Apply

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Stand out color and quality
Purchased

I absolutely LOVE this color. It is a beautiful mossy green that perfectly compliments my golden undertones. I feel that this is a great year round color that goes with just about anything. It's a nice "neutral" kinda color shade. I absolutely adore this! I can't say enough good things. The formula is great. Applies smoothly and evenly in 2 coats. It has great lasting power with my usual base and top coat. The packaging is super cute to boot.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No 2 of 2 found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Gorgeous
Purchased

I bought this polish after seeing Mollie Chen wearing it on insta and it is beautiful!! Not at all my typical color but I love it. The polish goes on so nicely and lasts for a solid week without looking worn. My new favorite!!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No 3 of 3 found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Love the color! perfect for every season!
Purchased

I was sick of vibrant color and was looking for chic color to try on for a while and found SMITH&CULT's Bitter Buddhist . At first, I was afraid it will look nasty green, but when I tried on, I LOVED IT!! it looks minty green and very sophisticated. It lasts quite long !

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No 3 of 3 found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Worth Every Penny
Purchased

This is the nail polish you've been waiting for. The color is fantastic, a grown up green, somewhere between sage and mint, like an Easter candy shell. The polish itself isn't too runny or too thick, so it goes on easy with perfect coverage. It dries quickly and doesn't just resist chipping, it stays smooth and shiny for two weeks. I have She Said Yeah (a perfect lavender) and Bitter Buddhist, and I will be buying every other shade, too.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No 2 of 2 found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Beautiful polish
Purchased

This color is a muted grey/blue/green which is gorgeous. I found that it needed 3 coats for opacity. I was concerned that it was going on rather streaky, but and it smoothed out without steaks after a few seconds. I don't have ANY color in my nail arsenal that comes close to this color. I'm very pleased with this purchase.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No 3 of 3 found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No