Friday, October 10, 2014

October A Box, Indied Review and Swatches

Greetings and Nailutations,

This month marks 1 year of ordering exclusive polishes from Llarowe's A Box, Indied.  As previously mentioned, Llarowe in an online indie stockist which has a monthly subscription box.  This month's theme was Spooky Indied and all the polishes had frightful names!

Now let's get to some swatches.

First up is Hare Polish, The Hill Abduction 1961.  This deep green glitter jelly is hauntingly beautiful.  The Hill Abduction, 1961 contains green squares and hexes as well as turquoise and purple iridescent glitter and shards.  I have an obsession that makes me add a matte top coat to all Hare Polishes.  One thing I did note, this is the first Hare Polish that the formula felt different, thinner than previous Hare's I've tried (not a good or bad thing, just something I noticed).  Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat (1st, 2nd and 3rd photos) and matte top coat (4th photo).

Next is Candied Brains Anyone? from Crows Toes.  Candied Brains Anyone? is a colorful glitter topper containing orange, yellow, turquoise, green, red and purple hexes in a multitude of sizes.  You could get a complete solid glitter look with 3 coats.  Photos show 2 coats over Jenna Hipp's I Cast A Spell On Blue with shiny top coat.

The Witching Hour from Dollish Polish is next, a fun black creme with micro holo glitter of different colors.  It had a great formula and it's a one coater!  Photos show 1 coat with shiny top coat.

Next is The Ghost of Banquo from Pahlish.  This maroon glitter jelly contains wonderful shards of glitter that gives it so much dimension.  This is the perfect vampy polish.  In simulated sunlight it gives off a beautiful shimmer and then adding a matte top coat gives it another great look.  Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat (1st and 2nd photos) and matte top coat (3rd photo).

The last polish is called This Is Halloween from Different Dimension.  Did someone say purple holo!!??  You have to know by now I love purple and adding holo....ugh I was so excited!  Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.

Shiny Top Coat: Gem Glam Top Coat from
Matte Top Coat: O.P.I. Matte Top Coat

Loves:  My favorites of the box are Pahlish The Ghost of Banquo and This Is Halloween from Different Dimensions.  I love any purple polish, so the Different Dimension was an obvious favorite. The reason I loved the Pahlish is because it had so much versatility, I got 3 different looks (all of which I loved) in filtered light, simulation sunlight and with the matte top coat.

Wishes:  This may be one of my all time favorite boxes.  And what a great one to celebrate a year of A Box, Indied!

Which is your favorite?

Happy Polishing,
Kristi aka @BeginNails


  1. I love how bright the sparkles are in that second glitter bomb and the deep red, beautiful swatches

  2. Beautiful color!!!! It would be cool if you did some tutorials:)


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