Monday, December 1, 2014

December A Box, Indied Review and Swatches

Greetings and Nailutations,

Today I have the December 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 "Walking In A Winter Indie-Land."  Also, if you fancied November's A Box, Indied, there are still boxes available.

Now let's get to some swatches.

First up is Cindy Lou Who from Colors By Llarowe.  Cindy Lou Who is a deep magenta holographic polish with impeccable formula.  Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat in filtered light (1st photo) and simulated sunlight (2nd and 3rd photos).

Next is Contrary Polish's contribution to the box called Be Merry.  Be Merry is a grey jelly with turquoise, magenta and purple micro glitter.  Photos show 2 coats (although 3 would be more ideal for total opacity).  Pictures show shiny top coat in filtered light (1st photo), simulated sunlight (2nd photo) and matte top coat (3rd and 4th photos).

Ho^3 is the contribution to the box from Different Dimension.  (The name is Ho(cubed), but blogger has gotten the best of me and I cannot figure out how to do a superscript.)  Ho^3 is a red holographic polish and as with the other two polishes has perfect formula.  Photos show 2 coats (although 1 can provide total opacity) with shiny top coat in filtered light (1st and 3rd photos) and simulated sunlight (2nd and 4th photos).

Up next is Girly Bits, A Twinkle In Time, which is a potpourri of colors!  I decided to place it over a navy blue (Jenna Hipp, I Cast A Spell On Blue) to really show the pop of colors contained in this polish.  It can also be worn on it's own without an undie.  Photos show 1 coat topped with shiny top coat in simulated sunlight.

The last polish to share is Glisten and Glow's Winter Nights In Indieland, a navy blue holographic polish.  This polish made me smile because I don't have a navy blue holo....I love adding new and different polishes to my collection.  Formula was perfection and photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat in filtered light (1st and 3rd photos) and simulated sunlight (2nd and 4th photos).

Shiny Top Coat: Gem Glam Top Coat from
Tree Charm: Charmingly Simple Nail Art

Loves:  Formula on all 5 were great, creamy and spread evenly.  My favorite of the box has to be Winter Nights In Indieland because it is something different to add to my collection.  I also really liked A Twinkle In Time because it had holo glitter mixed with small glitter.

Wishes:  Pleased with this month's box - wouldn't change a thing!

Which is your favorite?

Happy Polishing,
Kristi aka @BeginNails


  1. Gorgeous swatches! I really like the Different Dimension and the Glisten and Glow polishes.

    1. A fan of the sparkle, you are? :) That was my yoda sentence.


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