Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Color Box - Green: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review
Hi everyone! I have a very special review for today. I was included in this round of The Color Box, which is a newer collaboration box. 

The idea came from  Julie from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer, Manna from Manna's Manis and Jen of xoxo, Jen. They wanted to have a single color themed box of custom blogger designed polishes. In each box, they would invite new and well-known brands and bloggers. The fans vote for the color, and the box is then available via a pre-order launch that lasts a full week. Each brand also has the option of listing their polish in their own shop after the box has been shipped. 

This time green was the color vote! I will admit that green is not my first color choice but I am really glad I joined as the green polishes these makers and bloggers came up with are truly outstanding. 

The box pre-order starts on November 25th and through December 2nd at The Color Box shop

 Blue Eyed-Girl Lacquer Green's Alexandrite With Me!
Two coats
Deep green holographic with green/purple & green/blue/purple ultra chrome flakes plus aqua/green color shifting flakes
Blogger An of The Polished Hippy worked with Julie of Blue Eyed-Girl Lacquer to come up with this green flake/shimmer/holo/awesomebomb of a polish. 
Slightly thicker in formula, due to the various flakes and pigment but goes on okay with two thinner coats. I love how all those flakes are mixed together, it could have easily be muddled but it does not! It just looks complex and gorgeous polish.

 Fair Maiden Polish Hidden Lair
Two coats
Olive green holographic with chartreuse green flash
Blogger Jen of xoxo, Jen worked with Adrienne & Sarah of Fair Maiden Polish to bring us this WHOA type of holo. I love LOVE the flashes of chartreuse in the base. Applies flawlessly with two coats. 

 Great Lakes Lacquer Manna's Magical Masterpiece
Three coats
Sea green crelly with blue/green shifting shimmer, purple shimmer, and a dash of scattered holo
Blogger Manna of Manna's Manis worked with Mariah of Great Lakes Lacquer to create this swoon worthy sea green. The shimmer is magical. It has a thinner style formula so you may get opaque coverage in three to four coats depending on how you apply, I have it shown in with three coats. 

 le polish Succulent Stargazer
Three coats
Light jadeite green crelly with silver and pink shimmer plus pink micro-flakes and platinum flakes
I am the blogger for this one! I worked with Allison of le polish. I had a Pinterest board filled with jadeite glass, dewy pink tinged succulents and goodness, Allison more than delivered. I love the delicateness of it all, with the light green that does look very much like jadeite glass and the silver and pink accents. Formula was easy to work with, I applied three thin coats and got the opacity I wanted. 

NeVerMind Polish Princess Ozma
Two coats
Shimmery emerald green with holo micro-flakes
Blogger Karina of Just the Polished Tip worked with Jenn of NeVerMind Polish to design this shimmery green beauty. It's such a beautiful and lush shade of emerald and of course, the added holo give you the sparkle. Application was good, two thin coats for coverage.   


The Color Box

SURPRISE! There is a giveaway too!

1. Open worldwide.
2. NO giveaway accounts, spam, or empty accounts. Winning entries will be checked and those will be disqualified.
3. You must be 18 years or older.
4. You will have 48 hours to respond to email to claim your prize. After 48 hours another winner will be chosen.
5. The Color Box hold no responsibility once the package has been dropped off at the post office.
6. The only required entry is your email address, all others will then be unlocked and are optional.
7. If you are already following someone, be sure to still put your info. That's basically a free entry!
8. Giveaway runs from November 11th until 11:59 pm EDT November 20th.

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


  1. Some awesome greens in this box.

  2. I'm learning to love green. My current favorite is olive (which totally surprised me!).

  3. I love the one that looks light jadeite glass!

  4. thank you Ida for all the great work you do to show us all these amazing polishes, i adore your blog & you make every polish look amazing

  5. i am loving your succulents inspired green!

  6. I love mint shades!



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