This is just going to be a quick and dirty sneak peak!! I came home the other day to a surprise package from indie favorite, Rainbow Honey!! At first, I was very confuzzled. I thought to myself “Self, did you break your no-buy on polish and get the kickass Rainbow Honey Mystery Bag??” Alas, I did not and had forgotten that many moons ago, I added myself to her blogger list in hopes of snagging sneak peaks like this that I get to share with you all!!
Julep just sent us this spoiler-y email for April! Quick recap: Julep is a monthly nail/beauty sub-box where you get 2 polishes + 1 beauty product, 3 polishes, or an all beauty product box dependent on which selection you chose for $19.99 a month. You also earn jules on all purchases which can be cashed in for future boxes. You can also get your first box free with the code FREEBOX!
Well, as fate would have it, the first spoiler for March’s Glossybox came when February finally came to me. For some reason, my box decided to hang in Indiana for a while. The theme for February was ~love~, which would have made sense if we actually received our boxes anywhere CLOSE to Valentines Day. Annnyway, onto the box!
1) Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture in City of Angel Full Size – $18
This was our first spoiler for Feb. Lauren B. is actually the niece of Philip B. whose hair products show up regularly in sub-boxes so hopefully the quality stands up to her name. She is making her debut in Glossybox this month with this light blush pink polish that actually matches the box quite perfectly. Now, Lauren claims that this polish will last 14 days without chipping. That makes me want to laugh a bit, but I guess we’ll have to see!
The formula doesn’t seem too goopy or too runny and the brush seems alright tho I personally prefer a thicker brush so you don’t end up with brush strokes (especially with sheer colors).
2) Sumita Beauty Kala Color Intense Pencil in Black Full Size – $15
Ah, black eyeliner. So original! I have never received nor purchased black eyeliner in my life. *eyeroll*. I also cared soo little, I didn’t even bother to retake this blurry picture.
Apparently some ladies have gotten this in their Birchboxes and said that it had good staying power so we have that going for us. I have yet to decide if I am even going to bother opening and swatching to see or if I’ll put it straight into the trade pile.
3) anatomicals Puffy The Eye Bag Slayer Full Size (3 patches) – $11
I think anatomicals is a great cheeky brand. The copy on the back of the box actually made me laugh out loud. I am stoked to try these eye patches out, especially after a rough night out.
They are supposed to revitalize the skin around your eyes and make your peepers look rejuvenated, vibrant, and smooth AKA erase the tequila shots you did the night before.
4) Figs & Rouge Cherry Blossom Tinted Lip Balm Tube Full Size – $9
Other ladies were raving about this item on the forums, so I was excited to get it in my box, but my tube feels like almost 1/2 of the product is already missing! I will be sending Glossybox an email about it, but I’m not too sure what they’ll do about it.
Anyway, this UK brand is supposed to provide a hint of color and is made with 100% natural ingredients. It does smell quite nice, like cherries 🙂
5) Pureology Serious Colour Care Colour Fanatic 1fl Oz – ~$3.60
The only non-full size product in the box and one of the ones I wasn’t really looking forward to. I don’t color my hair anymore, so I don’t really have a use for a treatment spray.
Apparently it provides 21 essential benefits to prime, perfect, and protect color-treated hair. What those reasons are, who knows. This will probably end up on the trade list unless I decide to get crazy and dye my hair anytime soon.
Overall, this box has a value of over $55 for only $21! Not too shabby.
Now onto the first spoiler for March:
Some fancy pants face mask! This Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask retails for $158 full size. Like holy crap, it better be made out of gold / the tears of virgins for me to ever pay full boat for that. I am assuming our sample size will be uber small.
Also, if you haven’t signed up for Glossybox yet, use the code GBFRESH to get a deluxe size deluxe-sized Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream! Also remember to use Ebates, you’ll save $2.75! What did you think of this month’s Glossy? Have you even gotten yours yet?! xo
Zoya is awesome when it comes to promos, it seems like there is always one going on! Anyway, the latest is Halloween themed and it’s buy anything and get 1 polish free + free shipping!
All you do is click here and log into your Zoya account. If you don’t have an account, go ahead and create one. They hardly ever email me, only with great special or updates to my order. I love how spooky the site is 🙂 Anyway, after you log in, just click on the door (I had to do it twice) and an unique code will generate, giving you the discount!
I picked up Storm (a dupe for Bondi *RIP* My Ex’s Heart) and a color spoon for the grand total of…$0.50! I would have picked up more, but as you can see from my last post, I just bought 5 polishes from them.
Photo Credit – Zoya
Did pick up anything??
My name is Rachel and I have a nail polish problem In my defense, Zoya had a promo last week that was buy any polish get 1 green free. It started that I was just going to order 2. That turned into 4 polishes, 1 free one, and 1 free mini polish remover all for $30! I love Zoya, they always have great promos and consistently great polish.
L-R: Flynn, Evvie, Hunter, Payton, and Monica
I just got them in the mail today after patiently (not really) waiting for exactly 1 week to get them. YAYAY! I tore through the box like it was Christmas morning (well, 1st night of Hannukah for me). I did the quickest swatch because I couldn’t decide which to play with first. In the coming weeks, I’ll post em all individually.
L-R: Flynn, Evvie, Hunter, Payton, and Monica. All 2 coats.
First impression, LOVE. The formula for Flynn is a bit thick, but that’s ok. It’s also not as orange as it appears in the photo. Evvie is gorgeoussss. Hunter is AMAZE tho I want it to be a tad darker. Payton is also a beaut. The glitter is fierce and she dries smooth. Monica is also purdy and the formula was a bit thin.
Zoya is also running another promo right now that you buy 1 Spirit Trio get 1 free + free shipping! That’s 6 polishes for $22. I almost caved and ordered last night, but I have my hands full with these babies. Must.resist.
In other news, I am not even going to comment on the Bondi scandal, besides the fact that I am just happy I only invested $1 in the company & have received it back. As much as I wanted those gorgeous 3 polishes, who knows if they ever even existed and the wonderful ladies at MUT already found dupes for me 🙂
I just received a cute little gift from Lacquerous, a new subscription box where you select 3 polishes from your ‘Lust List” including brands like Deborah Lippman, Tom Ford, Chanel, NARS, etc and pay a monthly fee. The twist is you only get to keep the polishes for 3 manicures per bottle & then you send the box back. It’s an interesting concept & the founders swear they go to every means necessary to make sure it’s as clean/sanitized as possible. I haven’t gotten a box yet, still waiting for the perfect polishes to appear, but I am really intrigued and can’t wait to give it a go.
Right now the site is still in beta & you request an invite. I signed up months ago and totally forgot, only getting a few or so ago. I liked them on Facebook & they were having a mini contest which I ended up winning! I just got their gift today and can’t wait to swatch for you guys later!
1) LVX in Alchemy. A super sparkly light gold, can’t wait to try it out, will be great for the holidays. I first tried LVX last month from a Blush Beauty Mystery Bag (another fave sub box of mine) and really enjoyed the polish quality.
2) Deborah Lippman in Lara’s Theme. This bright orange creme is just waiting to be used for a Halloween mani! It’s also my very first Lippman (I’ve been dying to get some) so double yay!!
3) Inoco Nail Polish Applique’s with a great black and gold color scheme. I’ve been wanting to try Incoco, the “original real nail polish strips” as they like to say and am love this design.
Over, big thank you to Lacquerist, I am excited to not only try your service but also get these babies swatched!!
**I did receive these polishes for free, as a winner of their contest, but am under no obligation to review them. I just want to!
Thanks to Michelle over at Pretty In The East, I snagged the code DONTWANTJULEP (a little snarky IMO, but I kinda love it) to get my first Bondi Box for $1. Yes, ONE WHOLE dollar for 3 Bondi polishes! I can’t wait. The subscription box is usually $19.99 and you get 3 polishes, a beauty product, and 25% a Bondi purchase. There are also options to purchase 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions that save you cash.
These are the 3 colors I chose:
Kiss Me Under The… – Gorgeous green creme. Reminds me of Christmas 🙂
My Ex’s Heart – Not only a siiick name, but a sparkly black!!
On The Rocks – A nice greige, I need a few more neutrals in my collection.
It was hard to pick just 3 and it took major self control to not purchase any of the blues. I am super excited to try Bondi, have heard great things. Plus, if they suck, it only cost me $1!! Did any of you sign up for Bondi? What’s your experience been like?
I die. This polish is amazing. I picked it up at Ulta over the weekend when there was a buy 2 get a top/base coat free and am so glad I did. This baby is a great mix between cobalt and navy, no one will mistake this for black.
I am a fiend for dark polishes, especially of the blue and green variety, but HATE when they show up black once on the nail. Well have no fear, because this bad boy is blue!
Swatches done with 2 coats polish + 1 coat OPI top coat
Inside, natural light
Outside, no flash.
This polish is just gorgeous, I mean look at is shine in the light! Love it for fall. Wear time is great too. I’ve had this on since Saturday (my family is shocked I haven’t changed colors yet, but she’s just soo pretty) and have had very minimal chipping. The polish dried quickly and was quite glossy on it’s own. I just added the top coat for extra chip protection. I was going to pick up Alcatraz too but alas, they were out. Have no fear, as I am sure I will pick it up eventually. I really do like the OPI sands, I have a few from the Mariah Carey collection and adore how glittery they are.