Sunday, March 27, 2016

Crème à la Mode Spring 2016 Box: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review
Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a good Easter Sunday and for those that do not observe Easter, happy Sunday! I have new-to-me collaborative box on my blog for you all today. This quarterly box is an all creme polish box, featuring polishes from Digital Nails, Indigo Bananas, Literary Lacquers, and Octopus Party Nail Lacquer

In the past I have purchased individual polishes from a couple of the brands in this box but this was my first experience with all four together. I love the bright pop of color from this spring seasonal box and how well they played off each other. As for the price, for all four polishes, this box is $26! WHAT? Yeah I know, crazy awesome. Shipping is additional of course but damn, you can't beat that. If you miss out on this sale though, you will have the chance to purchase each polish from each's respective brand's shop later on. 

The Crème à la Mode Spring 2016 Box is available via pre-order sale, which is open as of today, March 27th through April 3rd in Crème à la Mode's shop and will ship about two weeks following that. 

Digital Nails Water You Wading For
Two coats
Saturated dusty periwinkle creme
Hello there you pretty blue. Bright and dusky at the same time somehow. I had a couple of pink spots on the side of my bottle of undissolved pigment. I did not see any when I applied my polish and maker Raphaelle is aware and this issue will be resolved before the box ships. As for application, two easy coats. 

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Indigo Bananas Smoke on the Otter
Three coats
Pale warm leaning grey creme
I really like this color, it's a very pale gray which you can pull out to wear as a nice palate cleanser or as a base for all sorts of nail art possibility. Formula was thinner than the others, so I got full opacity with three coats. 

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Literary Lacquers Salmon Chanted Evening 
Two coats
Bright coral creme
A beautiful and bright salmon pink coral. Very fluid and opaque, so I just needed two thinly applied coats for coverage. I did run in a couple of issues though, I had a couple of small bits of pigment as well as a wonky and bent brush which made it a bit more problematic when I applied it. Maker Amy was made aware and it sounds like I got a bad bottle and this will not be an issue for polishes in the pre-order. 

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Octopus Party Nail Lacquer The Algae-atic Sea
Two coats
Muted neon mint-leaning green creme
This is one of those green shades that falls between mint and jade, however you want to label it though, it's fresh and quite lovely. Easy application with two coats. 

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Nail art yay! These polishes just beg to be worn together so I did a dotted gradient using the blue, green, and coral over the light gray as my base. 


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*The products in this post were sent to me for unbiased review*


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