All That Glitters MeeBox: Swatches, Nail Art and Review

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!

Meebox ambassador all That Glitters review furious filer

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

A England crown of thistles furious filer swatch

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

Floss gloss dimepiece glitter swatch furious filer

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.

Floss gloss macro dimepiece furious filer glitter


Little Ondine 'Rumba'* RRP £11

 Little ondine swatch glitter bar hexagons furious filer

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! 

Little ondine swatch rumba peel off glitter nail polish

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

NAIO glitter pot aqua cracked ice Mylar review

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

Meebox subscription box Holo paper review furious filer

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.

Glass nails trend paper holographic furious filer violet

Glass nails holographic furious filer macro nail art

I LOVE this design so much! What do you think about it and the November edit? Are you a fan of glitter?




Connect with MeeBox

Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Website


*products were provided for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

A England Tennyson's Romance Review

a england tennyson's romance review swatches furious filer

For the past 2 weeks, I've been in full swatching mode and I'm finally ready to show you a new collection from A England called Tennyson's Romance. It features 5 beautiful holographic shades and I compared some of them with polishes from previous A England's collections. Let's have a look!

SHALL BE MY QUEEN*


a england shall be my queen swatch furious filer

swatch a england tennyson's romance furiousfiler macro holographic

swatch red holographic nail polish furious filer a england

My favourite from the entire collection! At first, I thought it was a red, but when I compared it with A England's Rose Bower* and Briar Rose Sleeping Beauty* I could tell it was more of a raspberry shade. The formula is lush and in the picture I'm wearing one coat + top coat. ONE COAT.

a england holographic comparison tennyson's romance red


KING COPHETUA*


kind cophetua swatch black holographic furious filer

black holographic nail polish a england sparkle party

macro holographic nail polish swatch king cophetua

I would describe this shade as a charcoal black. It's has a variety of holo although it's primarily blue and grey. Another amazing one-coater with a layer of top coat to bring out the sparkle.

THE BEGGAR MAID*

nail polish a england holographic the beggar maid

the beggar maid swatch a england furious filer

A grey-green with a bronze reflection, now that's an unusual shade! Another one coater with an amazing formula. Shown here with a top coat. In terms of colour, it is similar to Katyusha* (swatched here). It has the same metallic feel but it's a bit darker.

a england nail polish holographic comaprison tennyson's romance

IN ROBE AND CROWN*

in crown and robes swatch a england furious filer

tennyson's romance swatch review a england burgundy holographic

A beautiful deep burgundy with an entire holographic spectrum. It's yet ANOTHER one-coater with a layer of top coat to bring out the sparkle.


ANGEL GRACE*


a england swatch tennyson's romance angel grace furious filer

angel grace swatch violet holographic nail polish review

a england angel grace macro holographic sparkle close up

Now this is one stunning polish! It's a warm shade of violet and it could very much be the most holographic polish I've ever owned. It's a little bit more sheer compared to the rest of the collection but it's still fully opaque in 2 coats. Swatched here with a layer of top coat.

I absolutely love this collection but then I am a huge fan of A England in general. If you are familiar with this brand then you know that Adina takes her inspiration from history. Her creations have a medieval, regal and sometimes gothic feel to them and they are all fab! All the shades from this collection were inspired by 'The Beggar Maid' poem by Tennyson and a corresponding painting of Burne-Jones, 'King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid'. They tell a story of a king that fell in love with a maid and married her. Didn't I say it was going to be regal?!

What's do you think about this collection? xx


Water Marble Video Tutorial featuring Faby

Tonight, I want to introduce you to a 'new to me' brand, Faby. It is an Italian brand with one of their recent shades featured on the cover of October's Scratch Magazine. I was lucky to have a Faby manicure done at the Olympia Beauty Event last month with the most gorgeous metallic red, 'Miss Scarlet, I Suppose...'. You can read all about my experience HERE, but for now, let's have a look at the water marble I created using Sunglasses and Bikini* and Lotus Flower in Shangai* that were kindly gifted to me.

furious filer water marble faby video tutorial metallic

I am a big fan of the brush in Faby polishes. My samples were mini bottles but if I remember correctly, the brush size is the same in mini and regular bottles. The bristles were quite rigid but didn't spread out and cause streaks. The formulas were nice and I needed 2 coats for full coverage. I decided to do a quick water marble video tutorial using both shades. Let's have a look!



More water marble? Go on, then.

water marble christmas metallic studs video tutorial
                             Purple Metallic                                                              Festive Geode

MeeBox Sugar Skulls: Swatches, Nail Art and Review

Isn't Halloween just soo yesterday? Um, no. You might have celebrated yesterday but it is in fact, on Monday. Just sayin'. Still, I hope you don't mind a few more creepy designs, especially when it features MeeBox! This month's theme is all about Sugar Skulls, which are a part of the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration. There is lots of colour, flowers and great tools. Let's face it, who wants a 'typical' Halloween box? Nobody!

Halloween sugar skulls sweet day of the dead

If you got to this point and you're like, what is this girl on about, let me clue you in. MeeBox is a UK monthly subscription box dedicated to nails only. Every month has a theme and corresponding polishes, accessories, tools and promo codes. The past themes included Pumpkin Spice, Boho and Rio. You can find out more about it here. Now, let's have a look at what's inside this month's box!

'Ard as Nails Taking a Dip RRP £3.50

Ard as nails taking a dip swatch blue furious filer

A bright vibrant blue with lots of silver and blue shimmer. I loved the formula, it was like silk! Here I'm wearing 2 coats for full opacity.

Deco Miami Miley Whats Good RRP £11.00

Bright neon pink deco Miami swatch miley whats good

A very juicy pink creme! The colour reminds me of one of my favourite pinks, Ciate Knickerbocker Glory. Here I'm wearing 2 coats and there is a slightly VNL. I think I might have needed another coat  for a full coverage.

Annika White Swan RRP £4.20

Annika white swan swatch the edge nails

I have recently reviewed a set of Annika polishes so I had high hopes for this white polish. I wasn't disappointed! The gloss it amazing, it really looks like gel. The formula was nice and I applied 2 thicker coats, but I think 3 thin ones would have been a better idea.

WAH London Nail Art Pen RRP £7.00

Wah London nail art pen Black review furious filer

I was really excited about this product because it's a 2 in 1! Apart from the nib ending that you can hold like a pen, there is also a striper brush once you unscrew the cap. It's a black nail art pen and I find the striper very easy to use. Although I think I need a bit more practice with the nib, I was quite impressed that the polish wasn't pouring out and the nib wasn't 'scratching' my nails.

Charlies Nail Art Flimo Flowers RRP £1.00

These are my first ever flimo accessories so I wasn't sure what to expect. They are thin slices of very mouldable material that give you an appearance of a 3D design. In this case, it's different kinds of flowers and I was super happy about that. Not only are they great for the Sugar Skulls theme, but they are also perfect if you can't be bothered with painting flowers.

Sugar Skull Nail Art

Sugar skulls day of the dead cross Halloween
Since the theme is Sugar Skulls, I had to try my hand at painting a skull. The MeeBox girls attached a few templates to have a go at and I combined some of them. I included the flowers, outlined my design with the WAH nail art pen and filled in the gaps with the 2 remaining shades and the nail art brush.

Halloween dia de los muertos sugar skull furious filer

I've never really done anything like it, especially with the 3D flowers and it was quite refreshing. Refreshing? Perhaps that's not quite the word I was looking for considering, you know, it's a dead skull, but you know what I mean!

Creepy Graveyard Nail Art

Creepy Halloween graveyard gradient Nails furious filer shadows

Who doesn't like a gradient and a creepy graveyard?! I'm pretty sure that's like the staple Halloween design. I was determined, for whatever reason, to prove to myself that I can create a typical Halloween design with the contents of this box. I don't know why, I think I just haven't done any this year and felt like it was my last chance.

Halloween scary cementary grave twilight ghost nails trees

Macro Halloween gradient nails creepy tree sugar skull

So what did you think about the box and my designs? I loved the theme! It wasn't your orange-purple-green palette and yet it was perfect for this time of year. I think this has been my favourite box so far and it featured FLOWERS! Hey, as long as I don't have to paint them...

See you soon xx

Gothic Halloween Nail Art

Halloween gothic glam rhinestones lace necklace furious filer

I couldn't really get in the spirit of Halloween this year. I think it must be the whole pumpkin thing. They are everywhere and they are orange and we all know how much I just LOVE that colour. So I decided to switch it up a bit and go for a gothic glam. Think long vintage necklaces and Morticia Addams' red claws! 

Elegant Vintage  Halloween red Addams gothic nail art

I haven't worn red nails in so long and it felt super glamorous! Here I'm wearing Doubledecker Red by Rimmel. The detailing is done with Barry M Black and the rhinestones are from Born Pretty Store. I love how these came out and if I had the patience I would have made this design on all of my nails. Next year! What do you think about it? Xx

The Edge Nails: Annika Nail Colour Review

The Edge Nails annika review swatch furious filer

One of the best things about blogging has to be finding great brands and sharing my experience with you. So today I'm super excited to show you four shades from the 'new to me' brand, The Edge Nails. They released a new range called Annika and I am seriously impressed with all the colours I've tested. Let's have a look.

Annika deep velvet red vampy swatch Edge Nails

Deep Velvet* is my absolute favourite. It's a deep red packed with red shimmer. It's one of those shades that I can totally see myself reaching for to spice up a vampy Halloween outfit or to create festive Christmas nails (yes, I said the C word). This was 2 easy coats with no top coat. 

Red gold shimmer swatch annika true love

True Love* is a pretty warm red shade with gold shimmer. The formula was very good and easy to work with but even after 3 coats you can still just about see my nail line. I'm not wearing a top coat in the picture.

Annika Edge Nails grey creme gel effect swatch

Clean Slate* is a creme grey that was fully opaque in 2 coats. That in itself may not be unusual but the gloss, OMG, and I'm not even wearing a top coat. It also looked very plump as if I was wearing a gel polish. Very impressed!

Violet creme edge nails annika swatch furious filer

Drama Queen* is a beautiful cold tone violet creme. It's just as glossy and gel-like as Clean Slate*. This is 2 coats and no top coat. 

So there you have it, four beautiful Annika shades. The Edge Nails mostly caters to nail salons and professionals and I'm not surprised, I wouldn't mind getting my nails done with these! I visited The Edge Nails at their stand at Olympia Beauty earlier this month and there really was a huge amount of colours in this range. You can get your hands on them at edgenails.co.uk and for just £3.36 (at the time of writing) you really are getting a great product. Also, if you follow me on Instagram then you may know that the latest MeeBox landed on my doorstep yesterday and it also features another Annika shade! Tune in at the end of this week to find out all about it! See you soon xx

* Products in this post were provided for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Cuccio Colour Cruise Collection

cuccio nail polish review jewellery ring metallic nude furious filerThe two shades I'm about to show you today are from this year's spring/summer Cuccio collection. Yes, I am aware it's autumn and the reds and purples are stealing the thunder but I actually like to reach for soft and nude shades this time of the year too. I picked these up at the Olympia Beauty Show a few weeks ago. Best. Decision. EVER!

Message in a Bottle


cuccio message in a bottle swatch furious filer

This shade is soo me! It's a gorgeous delicate violet with a peach shimmer. The formula is a little sheer so I needed 3 coats for full coverage. However the layers didn't take particularly long to dry and there were no streaks, which are not uncommon with shimmery polishes. 

cuccio colour cruise collection violet peach shimmer


Pier Pressure


cuccio pier pressure swatch furious filer nude delicate

It's so difficult to find a good nude varnish but let me tell you, this one is amazing! It was opaque in 2 coats and I thought I might need a third one but before I knew it, the polish leveled itself out. I'm struggling a bit to describe this shade. It's like a nude mixed with hints of peach and pink. And isn't the name just so fitting for a Cruise theme? I know, perhaps that's hardly an important matter but hey, I look at all the aspects of a nail polish. It's kinda what I do here!

nude nail polish pier pressure furious filer review


Blingy Nail Art 


rhinestones beads triping tape violet accent nail furious filer

I created a simple accent nail because this shade is so beautiful, I didn't want to cover it up. The tape and rhinestones are from Born Pretty Store. Don't forget that if you shop at bornprettystore.com, you can use my code SXL91 for 10% off.

macro pearl bling peach shimmer violet furious filer

What do you think about the shades and nail art? I'm really into my blingy accent nails recently! Check out my oriental and drag marble designs for more inspo. See you soon!