Friday, October 7, 2016

Pretty & Polished Beauty Box - November 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!


The November box is inspired by Alice in Wonderland, so why not open? 


First up, The Rabbit Hole.


The Rabbit Hole is a white crelly with pink, fuchsia, purple, blue, teal, and green glitters of all shapes. 


Macro.


A true crelly, you will have to apply a few layers of The Rabbit Hole for full opacity. Here I used three coats, and you can clearly see the glitters layering under the top coat. 


This polish definitely reminds me of Alice so much, which is one of my favorite stories and movies still!


Matte macro


Guys (and girls), I didn't have to fish for a single glitter. They all came out so easily and applied so well for being a near glitter bomb. 


Due to the amount of glitters, a really good top coat is necessary if you desire complete smoothness. Here I used two coats. There was still some bumpiness on my ring finger where a few glitters were stacked together, but not enough to bother me.


Next is Love, Alice.


Love, Alice is a light blue to to dark blue thermal wth blue microglitters, a blue to purple shimmer, and black flakies.


Macro.


Here is Love, Alice in its warm state (well, for the most part). I only needed two coats for full opacity, even in its warm state. 


All of the blue makes me swoon. I'm reminded so much of Alice's dress and I immediately thought of that when unwrapping the bottle. 


Macro.


Cold, Love, Alice becomes a darker blue, more reminiscent of the cartoon movie rather than the live-action one. This applied so well that I was just in love. The formula reminds me of the Dusty Cremes, if you need a comparison.


I just am in love with this polish. A good blue always makes me happy, and this one is just perfect all around.


Transition, glossy.


Transition, matte.


Last is Holo Me Down.


Holo Me Down is a silver polish packed full of holographic microglitters.


Macro.


Words, I don't have them. Holo Me Down is a lovely holographic polish and became opaque with two coats. The first coat is a little patchy but don't worry, the second coat evens everything out and comes out perfectly. You could also use the sponging technique and not have the patchiness with the first coat.


Just, gorgeous.


Macro.


Even the matte top coat can't hold this polish down! This is a rougher polish, but not to the point of Julep's Stardust polishes (what I measure all textured polishes off of). I used two coats of top coat and it was smooth.


How could you say no to this polish?


Extras, 'Drink Me' tea and a Hand Scrub in Tea Cookie.


I absolutely loved this box! The polishes are gorgeous and the extras make the box so much better. I think the maker knocked this box out of the park, the theme was perfect and its very obvious that she loves the theme as much as I do! The box is available through the end of this month, and don't forget to use 'rambling10' for your discount on your Pretty and Polished orders.

Let me know which polish is your favorite in the comments, I'd love to know!