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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Pretty & Polished Beauty Box - December 2016 + Coupon Code!

What is Pretty and Polished?: Pretty and Polished is an indie nail polish brand that also sells bath & body products, nail vinyls, and this Beauty Box! This is a box that you get to choose which months you want to get, rather than a subscription that you have to cancel or skip. Just remember to buy it each month if you want to continue! You buy before the end of the month to get the next month's box, meaning you have until the end of July to get the August box.

How Much is Pretty and Polished Beauty Box?: Pretty and Polished Beauty Box is only $22.00/month including shipping. You can buy for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months at a time, and the boxes start getting cheaper at 6 months! 

Make sure to use 'rambling10' to get your discount on your Pretty and Polished orders!

If you want to see other reviews of Pretty & Polished polishes, click here!

I just am at a loss for words.

Santa Claws is a ruby red-copper base with red holographic microglitters (they change colors!).

Bottle macro.

Nail macro.

I called this a ruby red with copper accents because in certain lighting, you can catch flakes of a bit of copper here and there. I love that this isn't just your everyday red polish for winter, it's just unique enough to warrant needing it in your collection (and you do).

I love how textured and pretty this polish is! 

Matte macro.

This is where I really saw the copper coming out, maybe it's just me. Let me know, I'm curious to know what everyone else sees!

Santa Claws is one of those unique reds that is necessary. The polish itself is thicker but not to the point where it's difficult to work with. I only needed two coats for opacity and I wouldn't recommend an undie, just use the two thinner coats. For being such a thick glitter, there was surprisingly little texture. It dried to a semi-matte finish as well.

Mistle-No is a green thermal with gold holographic microglitters.

Bottle macro.

Nail macro.

Warm (celery). I honestly have non clue why my pinky wouldn't stay warm, blame it on poor circulation.

As you can see, I was able to make my pinky stay in the warm shade for longer (hotter water and longer times). It does transition easily on my other fingers, so it's just my fingers causing the problem!

Transition, glossy.

More transition, glossy.

Cold (olive green).

I really like how the gold pops against the deeper green!

Matte nail macro.

The two shades of green are more evident matte. Strangely, this is one of those polishes that I prefer glossy. I feel like the gold microglitters don't pop as much when it's matte and that it just loses something special.

When I first swatched Mistle-No, I was slightly concerned. The first coat is thin, paper thin. The second coat, however, becomes this opaque-ness you see before you. There was a slight texture, I attributed it to the gold microglitters, but it was easily smoothed by a single layer of top coat. Mistle-No dried to a satin finish.

Ice Cold is the polish topper that we deserve and need, nothing more to say.

Bottle macro.

Nail macro.

I used this over white and black, I was honestly curious what it would look like over both. There is a huge shift, see below for an indirect lighting picture.

I like it over the black more, it reminds me of a mermaid polish. Husband prefers white, so I would like to know what you think!

With a matte top coat, it becomes a little muddy. The shift gets lost a little and I just didn't like it.

More matte.

Shifty-shift. I definitely love this polish, I think it would make a nice accent nail or to use with nail art for an interesting effect. Over black, you get a good shift from blue to green to purple whereas over white, it looks like a winter wonderland. I'm interested to see it over a variety of other colors, so share pictures with me when you get this box!

What did you think of this box? Let me know in the comments!

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