Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June 2015 A Box Indied Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

Today I have the June exclusive polishes from Llarowe's A Box, Indied (just barely getting them posted in the month of June!).  As previously mentioned, Llarowe in an online indie stockist which has a monthly subscription box.  The box's theme was "Nauti(cal) Indied" and took inspiration from sailing and the ocean.  The box is still available for single month purchase for a reduced price.

Now let's get to some swatches.

First up is Stormy Seas created by Colors By Llarowe.  Stormy Seas really does look like a stormy sea...when the light in the sky grows dark and the water darkens.  It contains purple iridescent micro flakes, turquoise iridescent flakes and magenta shimmer in a royal blue base.  Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.

Next is Girly Bits Cosmetic's contribution called Pirate Booty.  This polish is a gold glitter bomb filled with gold hexes in multiple sizes.  After two coats there was clear patches of visible nail, so I did 2 coats with a sponged on layer and it was textured with each layer.  I love how sparkly it is in the daylight bulb.  Photos show 2 thin coats plus 1 sponged on and 2 coats of shiny top coat.

Hare Polish's contribution is called Lost on Abalone Shores and is a grey crelly that contains purple and green iridescent flakes as well as green holographic flakes.  The color combination is quite original and nothing I have seen before.  Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat (1st and 2nd photos) and matte top coat (3rd and 4th photos).

Next is Whale Hello There! from Serum N5.  Whale Hello There! is a grey crelly which contains royal blue hexes in 2 sizes,  gold flakes, red hexess and yellow hexes in a few sizes.  This polish reminded me of a little kid's adorable sailor suit.  And as with most Serum N5 polishes this one glows in the dark.  Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.

The last polish in the box is Different Dimension's Ships Ahoy!  Ships Ahoy! is a blue holographic polish is green small hexes as well as green iridescent flakes.  I love how this polish looked in my daylight bulb.  Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.

Shiny Top Coat: Gem Glam Top Coat from www.dreampolish.com
Matte Top Coat: Polish Matte'rs from www.girlybitscosmetics.com

Loves:   I really like the imagery that this collection portrays...sailing, oceans, pirates!  My favorite of the group is Serum N5 because it glows in the dark and really paints the picture of a sailing adventure.

Wishes:  For a summer box, the colors were quite dark (more winter/fall), so I imagine this may be why the box hasn't sold out (and is actually on sale for a reduced price).

Which is your favorite?

Happy Polishing,
Kristi aka @BeginNails

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