Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pretty & Polished Beauty Box - August 2016


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!

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Look at all of these colors! Ther'es something for everyone!


First up, Waterworks! Waterworks is a barely there light blue base with small and large blue glitters packed in!


I used Waterworks over a white base but realized soon after that it could be a fully opaque polish without. Shown is one coat of polish with some additional dabbing for more glitter pieces. It dries slightly matte, so I added a glossy top coat for shine. I definitely see the 'water,' it reminds me of a very clear ocean scene. Just a single coat of top coat was enough to smooth this out, so no roughness!



This is a macro shot without the added top coat, because I really loved the depth of this polish.


Next up is Scorched, a dark caramel linear holographic polish.


Scorched isn't a strong holographic, it's not as evident inside as it is with direct sunlight. Without the holographic, it's a great brown to have as a neutral or as a part of a really cool nail art. It took two coats to become fully opaque and I used a coat of glossy top coat to just add some shine.



Macro with direct sunlight! 


I then stepped outside to show what Scorched looks like with all of the holographic showing off!



Finally, Peridot. Peridot is a sheer lime green base with holographic gold glitters. 


I used Peridot over a white base, so I only used one coat. It is a sheer base, so it could be layered over different colors to change what the shade is. There isn't any texture from this polish, so I only added the glossy top coat for shine. I did matte this (below) and I definitely love it matte! A lot of things I've seen that are named/based off of Peridot tend to be lame, but I really love this rendition!


Macro to see all of the glitters!



Mattes of all three polishes.

I really love the August Beauty Box from Pretty & Polished. The colors are all fun and different, and I can see them all being used in different looks. As I said before, this box is available until the end of the month.

Did you have a favorite polish? Let me know in the comments!