Good morning, dear readers, and happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for another week! This past weekend was rather exciting for me. I live about 30 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake that hit Napa early Sunday morning, so I was quite shaken, literally! Not to worry dear readers, we are all ok and going on with our normal routines. My husband is back at work, and I am blogger extraordinaire! ;) Without further ado, let's get to the post you are here for!
Monthly polish and product boxes are becoming quite popular, and I am so excited to be sharing the September edition of the Sweet Addictions box run by my friend Sara of Cupcake Polish. Each monthly box contains a one-of-a-kind Cupcake Polish and products from other independent brands. Each month has its own theme, and the indie brands vary from month to month. In addition to a gorgeous holographic polish from Cupcake Polish, September's "Marie Antoinette" box contains goodies from Pipe Dream Polish and Serum N°5. This is a fabulous box, so let's jump to the photos!
Versailles is a lavender linear holo packed with pink and purple shimmers. This colour is gorgeous! I love my holos with a little something extra so you know I am loving the additional shimmers. The formula was smooth and creamy, making for an easy application. Versailles is very pigmented; therefore, you may find that you only need a single coat for opacity. I used two coats here out of habit, but I really didn't need to. I then topped my nails off with top coat for these photos.
Pipe Dream Polish
If the typical nude polish isn't quite your thing, but you really want one, Dauphine and the next polish are for you! Dauphine is a beautiful nude crelly with pastel blue and teal glitters. I like nude polishes from time to time, but the additional glitters found in Dauphine adds a lovely touch. The combination keeps your nails subtle but still fun. I used two easy coats of Dauphine plus top coat for these photos.
Miniature Bottle, Retail $7
Cake Revolution is a yellow-leaning nude polish filled with small golden and a rainbow of pastel glitters. This beauty also glows in the dark! Because it is so packed with glitters and I wanted to see it glow, I used one coat of Cake Revolution over Zoya Jacqueline. I recommend using a single coat rather than using several coats of Cake Revolution alone as it looks very lumpy. The formula was a little tricky to work with, as is common with both glitter and glow in the dark polishes, but it applied easily enough with a little extra patience. I then used two coats of top coat to get my nails smooth. The glow was more subtle than other Serum N°5 polishes I've used before, but it does glow a lovely purple. My nails were still glowing in the middle of the night!
Cake Revolution comes in a miniature bottle (as shown in this post) in the September Sweet Addictions box. This is because there is another Serum N°5 goodie in the box for you to enjoy!
Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Sugar Scrub
Sample Size, Retail $2
YUM! The smell is divine, and if you like the smell of chocolate, you are going to love it! Sugar scrubs are a new product for Serum N°5, and they should be launching this fall. I've been using a few different sugar scrubs recently, and I really like this one. I found it to be moisturizing without being too heavily oiled. It does contain sweet almond oil, so if you will want to avoid this scrub if you are allergic. As for me, I can go around sniffing this jar all day long!
I really enjoy the products in next month's box! The history buff in me loves the theme, and I enjoyed seeing how it inspired the lovely ladies behind each of the brands. I like that there is a variety of colour and finish in the polishes, and they are all gorgeous. The sugar scrub adds the perfect touch of decadence to this Marie Antoinette- themed box.
The September Sweet Additions Box will be available for purchase starting at 11am Central on August 31st at Cupcake Polish's site here. Each box will retail for $30 plus shipping. Worldwide shipping is also available for you awesome International readers as well!
What do you think of this month's subscription box? Is there a particular product that appeals the most to you? I'd love to hear from you!
Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!