The season of sparkle is upon us which means that for the next few weeks no amount of glitter is too much glitter...and the MeeBox girls know it! I don't know what I was expecting from the latest 'All That Glitters' box but, silly enough, I wasn't expecting THAT much sparkle. We have holo polish, glass paper, loose glitter, glitter polish....basically, every form of glitter and sparkle crammed into one box. This one is definitely getting stored away from my mother or I'll never see it again!
If you don't know what MeeBox is then please get your life priorities in order! By now everyone who loves nails should know that MeeBox is the coolest nail subscription box on the block. Each box contains at least 5 items, 3 nail polishes and some extras such as stamping plates, stampers, nail art brushes etc. Every month has a theme and corresponding goodies. The December theme is 'No Place Like Home' so if you want to get your hands on that one subscribe at meebox.co.uk before it's too late! Now let's have a look at the goodies!
A England 'Crown of Thistles'* RRP £11
You simply can't go wrong with A England which is why my stash is getting *slightly* out of hand. I have to admit that a slight panic sets in every time this brand features in the box. My head is just going: please don't have this one, please don't have this one! This stunning warm violet shade was opaque in one coat and I added a layer of top coat to bring out the sparkle. I'm so happy to say that I didn't own this one. And so the stash grows...
Floss Gloss 'Dimepiece'* RRP £7.50
Someone pass me the sunglasses! This one is a real show stopper and it's my favourite kind of glitter. It reflects just about every colour and there is just something festive about it ( shh, it's December, I'm allowed). I applied one layer and then sponged the rest until I achieved full opacity. I added a top coat but as the glitter is quite thirsty and gritty, you might need another layer to smooth it out. I actually like the gritty effect as it adds to the diamond feel for me.
Little Ondine 'Rumba'* RRP £11
This was my first experience with this brand although I've heard about it before. I have to say, glitter peel off polish could possibly be the best idea ever. I tested this polish on a clear nail and within a minute the polish was dry and it could be peeled off with ease. I'm not sure what the longevity of that kind of polish would be on your nails but that's one of the downsides of blogging, you don't get to keep your polish on for very long!
To build it up I attempted to sponge the polish on until I realised the I've run out of makeup sponges. Don't even get me started on bath sponges, they are the worst! How did I ever use it for gradients and such?! Madness. Anyway a bath sponge created one gloopy mess so I settled for one coat over a white base just to show you the different types of glitter you're getting in the polish. There are round pieces, large hexagons and quite a few bars. Little Odine is 7 FREE, toxin free and made from natural ingredients, all of which are important to the MeeBox gals. The polish comes with instructions on how to apply it and how to get the most wear out if it.
NAIO Glitter Pot* RRP £1.10
This little pot is full of turquoise blue crushed glitter and I already have a vision of Frozen inspired designs! I actually just looked at the name and it's called Aqua Cracked Ice Mylar. What did I tell you?! I have to admit, I'm not much of a loose powder/glitter kinda gal. I love the look, don't get me wrong, but I find it a bit fiddly. Still, it's good to get out of your comfort zone and try new things, which is one of the reasons I love MeeBox. I *think* I need a bit more practice with this one though because I wouldn't be seen dead in what I created so far!
MeeBox Holo Paper* RRP £2
Glass nails are still very much a thing in the nail art world so I was so happy to see a glass paper in the box. It's a MeeBox own glass paper and it's primarily light pink but shifts to green and purple. It was thin but not thin enough to be fiddly. I applied it to my nails without the corners sticking out and it didn't go all curved and weird once I applied my top coat either. Thumbs up!
For my nail art I used the glass paper* over the super sparkly 'Crown of Thistles'*. I cut the tiny shapes with a pair of nippers and arranged them down the middle of my nails. I added two lines on the sides using Wah Nails Black Nail Art Pen* that featured in the October box.
I LOVE this design so much! What do you think about it and the November edit? Are you a fan of glitter?
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