Friday, November 6, 2015

Creme a la Mode Box #2 for Winter 2015

Press Sample

TGIF, dear readers! I am so glad the weekend is almost here! My boys are having a difficult time with scheduling since the time change last weekend, and I have been missing a lot of sleep this week. I'm looking forward to the hubby being home so he can play with the toddler that is refusing to nap while the baby and I take one. I can't wait! Now to today's post....

I am honored to be able to share with you the second installment of the Crèmè à la Mode box. There are several indie boxes available to choose from now, but I really like this one because it contains four creme polishes. Don't get me wrong, I love my holos, shimmers and jellies, but there is something refreshing and sexy about sporting a simple creme shade. It's my ginger to my polishing regime- the perfect palette cleanser! Digital NailsIndigo BananasLiterary Lacquers and Octopus Party Nail Lacquer have joined forces to create this fantastic quarterly box for your polishing pleasure. Without further ado, let's check out their contributions to the second installment of the Crèmè à la Mode box.
The winter box offers an assortment of shades with a twist away from the usual shades that are found in winter and holiday collections.

Arboreal
Arboreal is a stunning strongly green-leaning teal shade. Or is it a green with a hint of teal? I am ashamed to say that this is my first polish by Digital Nails, and I have definitely been missing out! Not only is the colour beautiful, the formula was fantastic! It was so buttery and smooth; it was definitely love at first stroke with this polish! I used two coats for these photos. The finish was so glossy on it's own, and I did not use top coat here!

Scarlet Night
If you need a shade that is a little more traditional, Scarlet Night is for you. Even the name is perfect for the holidays! I get weak at the knees for a sexy oxblood red creme so I am admittedly glad to see something a tad more traditional in this box. The formula was a touch on the thin side so I had a little cuticle flooding, but it wasn't an issue once I slowed down just a little. I used three easy coats for opacity. Again, this was glossy on it's own and there is no top coat in these photos.

Breathing Dreams Like Air
Purple is one of those colours that I am incredibly picky about, but muted slightly-greyed out purples are my favorite. This is my go-to shade for when I want something toned down and a little more neutral without wearing a nude. Unfortunately, my bottle arrived with a very loose lid and it resulted in a thick and gloopy polish. I've been wearing Literary Lacquers nail polishes for years and own almost every colour so I know this is a fluke and certainly not typical of the brand. I have confirmed with Amy, the creator of the brand, that this is not how the polish should have arrived, and she will be checking to ensure other bottles are not affected before being sent out to consumers. I used two coats here.

Malibu Stacy's Mom
Now this is not your typical winter or holiday shade! I was surprised to see a brighter bubble gum pink in the box, but I have to say I really dig this colour.  It's almost rainy season here with rains that last all day long, so this will definitely be the bright spot during that time! The formula was fantastic and easy to work with, and I used three coats for these photos. Like the others, this is shown without top coat and is that glossy on its own.

The Crèmè à la Mode box will be available for pre-order from November 15th at 9am through November 21st on BigCartel here. The box will retail for $26 plus shipping and handling, and it will ship in the following two weeks. After the boxes have shipped, the individual polishes will be available for purchase at the regular retail price from their respective shops. You don't want to miss out on these beauties!
What do you think of the twist on colours for the season? Do you have any favorites?

Until next time, have a wonderful day!
XO!




27 comments:

  1. I really like indigo bananas and digital dozens contributions to the box. I think that this box unlike others is extremely reasonably priced, however I am not really one for creams anymore.

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    1. I love that this box is so affordable! It's funny, I used to not be a fan of cremes until I started doing nail art.

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  2. I LOVE that they decided to go with non-typical winter colors! Arboreal is definitely my favorite.

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    1. It's a fresh perspective for winter. They work even if they are a little different from the colours we tend to see for the season.

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  3. I love that pink!! I am in NEED of 3/4 of these so this is a steal in my opinion.

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    1. The pink was the biggest surprise in the box, but it is gorgeous!

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    1. Yay! They did a great job with this box!

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  5. Sigh, I need Breathing Dreams Like Fire. Not only do I love the color, I am in love with the name D:

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    1. It's a lovely shade, and I love the reference to The Great Gatsby!

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  6. Oooh I love Breathing Dreams Like Fire!

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    1. Such a pretty purple hue and so perfect for the colder days!

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  7. I have to agree with you Holos and Glitters are gorgeous but there's just something about a great creme polish. This box looks like a great option and your swatches are beautiful. I hope you get to catch up on your sleep soon. The time change threw my 3 kids off too but they seem to have adjusted now.

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    1. Sleep is highly over rated, haha! I'm sure I'll get to catch up at some point, probably after the holidays when there isn't something that needs to be done.

      Thank you!!

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  8. I am loving these! I can't get enough of creams.

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    1. I love them too! It's a finish I regret that I didn't appreciate for so long!

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  9. Whoa I didn't think I was going to love this box as much but your swatches totally sold me on these cremes. Especially Breathing Dreams Like Air, very gorgeous.

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