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Notoriously Morbid Mystic Monthly - January 2017


What is Notoriously Morbid Mystic Monthly?: Mystic Monthly is a new monthly subscription from Notoriously Morbid featuring the legendary Mystic Mattes liquid lipsticks. Each year has a theme (2017 is The Witches' Inn) and each month comes with one full-size limited edition Mystic Matte and one additional full-size lip product.

How Much is Mystic Monthly?: Mystic Monthly is $10 in the US (including shipping) and $16 for those international (also including shipping).

For past reviews of Notoriously Morbid, just click here!

Spoiler shield. :) (Each month's bag will come with an information card, they were just delayed at being printed when my bag was shipped.)

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet - January 2017

What is Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet?: Vanishing Cabinet is a monthly subscription box by Notoriously Morbid where each month you get a bag of indie makeup. Bags include four to five themed items (a combination of minis and possibly full-sizes). Products can include eye shadow, blush, lipstick, and/or solid perfume. There is currently a wait list so sign up here to get on the list to start your subscription!

How Much is Notoriously Morbid?: $13.25/month including shipping to the US. International subscriptions are now $20/month.

For past reviews of Notoriously Morbid, just click here!



I have to say, coming back to the VC was like seeing an old friend that you loved and missed and excitedly brought back in.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Beta 02 Review


It's time for another review of a gorgeous polish from The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer! If you haven't seen them already, she makes some gorgeous Beta polishes that are ones she's created but haven't been perfect for her collection, and they are stunning! You can get some really unique and different polishes and I highly suggest grabbing up a set when she restocks! Betas come in sets of two and each set is $15.


Beta 02 is a deep purple linear holographic.

Ipsy Glam Bag - October 2016


What is Ipsy?: Ipsy is a monthly subscription that sends 4-5 beauty/makeup products plus a different makeup bag each month. They also have a referral program where you earn points. Be sure to use your points within a year of earning them, though, because they do expire. They have expanded the points program to give you additional points by sharing your bag and following their content creators on social media accounts!

How Much is Ipsy?: Ipsy is only $10 per month shipped to the United States or $10 plus shipping ($4.95) to Canada. 

Check out other Ipsy reviews here.


Loved the bag, so cute for Halloween!

le Polish - le Phoenix


You know what everyone loves? Group customs! le Polish is releasing her newest group custom tomorrow at noon and I have it for you today! This will release with new and old polishes (including the Aquarius polish and a new quartet) so you will definitely want to join the Facebook Group to see all that's going on.

le Polish Birthday Club Polish Review - Aquarius


Warning: This is a photo-heavy post.

It's that time again, it's time for le Polish to release the next limited edition monthly polish! The Aquarius polish, This is the Age, which the inspiration for it was voted on in the Facebook Group. Make sure to join to take part in the next voting!

Important info: This polish will be available tomorrow at noon on le Polish's website, and will be available through Sunday at 11:59 PM. This is the Age is $10, or it will be free with a $10 purchase if you are in the Facebook Group and are an Aquarius (make sure you are on the birthday list)!

Links: Shop/Facebook Page/Facebook Group/Instagram/Pinterest


This is the Age is a deep sky blue crelly packed with blue, gold, and holographic glitters in all sizes.

le Polish Birthday Club Polish Review - Capricorn


It's that time again, it's time for le Polish to release the next limited edition monthly polish! The Capricorn polish, There Sea-Goats Again, which the inspiration for it was voted on in the Facebook Group

Important info: This polish is currently available. There Sea-Goats Again is $10, or it will be free with a $10 purchase if you are in the Facebook Group and are a Capricorn (make sure you are on the birthday list)!

Links: Shop/Facebook Page/Facebook Group/Instagram/Pinterest


There Sea-Goats Again is a blackened purple with glitters of all shapes and colors and purple microflakies.

Pretty & Polished - Smoke and Mirrors Review

It's Monday, which means going back to work (if your job doesn't observe MLK Day) and that I'm ill until about 4 in the afternoon due to puppy waking me up when husband goes to work. Regardless, I have a gorgeous polish to share with you today. From Pretty & Polished, I have Smoke & Mirrors. It's currently available for sale but you will need to join the Facebook Group to be able to purchase it (it's a group custom).


Smoke & Mirrors is a gray scattered holo packed with color shifting flakes.

Play! by Sephora - October 2016

What is Play by Sephora?: Play! by Sephora is Sephora's own monthly subscription box! Each month will include five deluxe samples plus a fragrance sample, all coming from the same brands that Sephora carries! Each box also includes a Play Book (tips and tricks) and a Play Pass (a one-on-one tutorial at Sephora and a bonus 50 points with purchase).

How Much is Play by Sephora?: Play by Sephora is $10/month plus your state's sales tax (if a Sephora is in your store). It ships for free but only to the contiguous 48 states.

Click here to see past Play! by Sephora bags.


Lipstix & Chill, my favorite.

Hella Holo Customs - Different Dimension


Today, something new and exciting for you. I had the pleasure of working with a customs group on Facebook, Hella Holo Customs. This is a customs group (meaning you must be in the group to purchase these polishes) all about polishes that are extremely or very holographic in some way. This is the first of two posts and is about the Different Dimension customs, there will be a second so check here for the second post! Polishes are available from 11am HST January 14th to 11:59pm HST January 31st.

Now, let's get to the polish!


Oh yes, super holographic.

Hella Holo Customs - Darling Diva Polish


Today, something new and exciting for you. I had the pleasure of working with a customs group on Facebook, Hella Holo Customs. This is a customs group (meaning you must be in the group to purchase these polishes) all about polishes that are extremely or very holographic in some way. This is the first of two posts and is about the Darling Diva Polish customs, there will be a second so check here for the second post! Polishes are available from 11am HST January 14th to 11:59pm HST January 31st.

Now, let's get to the polish!


Look at these gorgeous polishes!

TopBox - RachhLoves Fall Review

What is TopBox RachhLoves Favourites?: TopBox is a monthly subscription box for Canada and they pair with the YouTuber RachhLoves (one of my favorite YouTubers) to create a favorites box (tube). I reviewed the Spring Favorites box and had to grab this Fall box when it showed up. I haven't seen anything about a Winter box but you bet I'd be all over that if/when it pops up.

How Much is TopBox RachhLoves Favourites?: The box is $19 with free shipping to the US. It's obviously also available in Canada.


Look at all of the goodies!

Literary Lacquers - The Ultimate Outlaw

Another day, another polish. Did you order from Literary Lacquers before the end of the year to get your free polish? I did and I can't wait to share what all I bought with you guys! Until then, you will have to be patient and enjoy The Ultimate Outlaw. Literary Lacquers has changed her shop format (you can read more here but you'll have to join the group) so I can't link to this polish.


The Ultimate Outlaw is a sapphire blue linear holographic that's full of sparkle and shine.

TacPack - October 2016

What is TacPack?: TacPack is a monthly subscription box full of gun gear for shooters and gun fanatics. Each month may include AR15 accessories, knives, EDC tools, targets, patches, shirts, cleaning materials, and stickers. Each box will include 3-7 pieces each month. You tell them your shirt size and glove size, so there's a slight hint at what might be in boxes!

How Much is TacPack?: The subscription is currently $49.95. You can also purchase past boxes when they are available and even items from the past boxes or specialty boxes.

Check out past TacPack reviews here.


I'm always interested to find out what will be in TacPack each month.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Green Goddess Review


Another day, another polish. Today's is from The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer (her shop is currently down while she's updating the website and making it better so join the Facebook Group to see what's coming soon). This polish is from The Chosen Collection, which will hopefully be in stock when she reopens the store.


Green Goddess is an olive-green based multichrome that shifts in color from bronze to gold to green.

Marvel Collector Corps - Dr Strange Review

What is Marvel Collector Corps?: Marvel Collector Corps is a bimonthly subscription box that is curated and sent out by Marvel itself. Each box will have a theme that coincides with a release that's upcoming. Last box was Ant Man and came in around the time the Ant Man movie came out. This month's theme is Secret Wars, which definitely caught my attention. Since there aren't any Marvel movies coming out soon, I was interested to see what this box would include. To see my last Marvel Collector Corps review, click here.

How Much is Marvel Collector Corps?: Marvel Collector Corps is $25/month (plus $6.95 shipping) or $150/year (plus $41.70 shipping). If you do the year-long subscription, you become part of the Founders Program and get a special gift at the end of your year. If you didn't do the math, I'll just tell you - you don't get any type of discount for doing the yearly program, it's just to make things easier.

If you want to see my other Marvel boxes, click here!


Did you see Dr. Strange? Oh my gosh, so good. Also, so trippy!

Pretty & Polished - Riverside Drive Review

It's time for another polish review, this polish is from Pretty & PolishedRiverside Drive is the moody blue that you need and luckily it's available still! Now, on to the review!


Riverside Drive is a deep blue packed with flakes that reflect gray, purple, blue and green. 

BOOM!Box by Espionage Cosmetics - October 2016 Review

What is BOOM!Box?: BOOM!Box is a bimonthly (every other month) subscription from Espionage Cosmetics. If you haven't heard of Espionage Cosmetics, it's a makeup/nail wrap brand all about nerdy things (comics, books, even the Federalist Papers). BOOM!Box is their subscription that includes nail art, makeup, and the other random goodies that fit in with their amazing themes.

How Much is BOOM!Box?: BOOM!Box is $30/box plus shipping ($6.95 for US, $13 for Canada, $18 for other select countries).


I died over how in love I was with this box. I opened it and literally squealed.

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