Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Color Box: Special Edition Rainbow Box

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Greetings, dear readers! I am really excited to be sharing this post with you today! If you're not familiar with The Color Box, let me fill you in! It is a quarterly collaboration project (usually) between five indie nail polish makers and five bloggers. Bloggers and makers are paired up to create their own individual polish with a designated color theme for the quarter. The polishes are then packaged together into one box and sold together for a limited time. This particular quarter is extra exciting for two reasons. First of all, rather than a single colour, this box consists of SIX polishes (rather than the usual five), each capturing a shade of the rainbow. As if that wasn't awesome enough, I was selected to be one of the bloggers to partner with an indie polish maker to design a polish! Not only am I excited about my own addition to the box, all the other makers and bloggers knocked it out of the park for a truly stunning selection of shades. Let's jump in and check them out!

Autumn Serenity
Made in collaboration with yours truly!

A burnt orange linear holo with bronze and teal flakies

I know I'm biased, but I love this colour! Orange is a great shade any time of year, but we naturally had to go with a burnt orange for the fall. The formula was fantastically smooth and easy to work with. Shown here with two coats plus top coat.

Cupid's Bow
Made in collaboration with Amanda Loves Polish

deep oxblood jelly with multichrome red and purple shimmer and holo flakes

Deep reds are so great for autumn, so I'm happy that the red went this direction. The formula was perfect and applied so easily to my nails. Shown here with two coats plus top coat.

Golden Sunsets
Made in collaboration with Sammy Gail's Nails

A vibrant yellow based creme with scattered gold and multi colored shimmers

If you're looking for a great yellow shade, this one is sure to win you over! While the colour is on the sheer side and requires more coats, the formula is on point! Yellow shades are notorious for their "meh" formula, so if having a great formula means having to add an extra coat, it's so worth it! Shown here with four coats plus top coat.

The Marching Titans
Made in collaboration with Queen of Nails 83

A deep green jelly base with red to gold flake green shimmer and copper red to green UP pigment shimmer

This beauty is incredibly pigmented, and I love this rich shade for autumn into winter! I have it shown here with two coats plus top coat, but those that paint with a heavier hand may find they can actually get away with one coat. Some of the flakes initially wanted to hang off my nails, but they pushed back up onto my nails easily.

Manna's Mighty Masterpiece
Made in collaboration with Manna's Manis

A bright azure scattered holo with green-to-blue flakies and purple shimmer

If you're needing a break from more traditional autumn shades, this one is a good option. The formula was a little on the thicker side, but it still applied easily for me with two coats to opacity. I also added top coat for these photos.

End of the Rainbow
Made in collaboration with xoxo, Jen

A royal purple with a pink to purple/blue shift, purple metallic flakies, and sparse silver holo microglitters

Instead of including a blue, indigo, and purple polish in the rainbow box, the organizers opted to skip the indigo and end with a purple hue. The formula is a little on the thicker side, something I've come to expect from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer, but it still applies easily to the nails. I have it shown here with two coats plus top coat.

This special edition of the Color Box will be available for preorder starting Friday, October 20th (that's tomorrow!) through Friday, October 27th. It can be purchased at The Color Box website located here.
Please note that this is a preorder, and orders will ship approximately two weeks after the close of this preorder period. Also, with the exception of the Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer shade, End of the Rainbow, the polishes are exclusive to this box.

If you would like to win this box, please get those entries in rafflecopter below! This giveaway ends today at 12 midnight EST.

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  1. Lovely as always, Jen! Thanks so much for sharing and for being a part of our box!

  2. Ahhh I love how vibrant each of these colours are and the metallic touch really just makes your nails pop! I think my personal favourite would have to be the Burgundy because it's just such a classic colour that just goes with all your outfits!

    Helen xx

  3. The nail polishes look all so great to be honest! I love the shine! My fav color would be yellow, perfect for fall!

  4. The first orange color is very pretty. It will match the fall well. Love this color a lot. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Beautiful polish colors! These would be great for fall! I also love the glitter!

  6. These sparkly colors are AWESOME! I need to look into these and get my hands on some. They look so fun

  7. Oh wow what some absolutely gorgeous colours, I have to admit I am loving the Manna's Mighty Masterpiece Pretty Jelly the blue is just beautiful.

  8. I love the Golden Sunsets look! It’s beautiful!

  9. Again, all of these are amazing!! My favourites would be Autumn Serenity's STELLA CHROMA & The Marching Titans's Colors by Llarowe!! :)

  10. These are some seriously vibrant colors. I really enjoy the orange and green ones.

  11. I just had my names painted with cupid's bow and it looks absolutely amazing so does all the others

  12. Oh no I was too late for the giveaway! Still I have to say the nail colours are gorgeous especially chroma which is the perfect colour for fall x

  13. i need these nail colorS!!! so pretty! Especially the fall colors!

  14. These are some serious vibrant and Oh, wow what some absolutely gorgeous colours! Am always in love with colours so ovio in love with these

  15. I love glitters and these nail colors look super-chic and gorgeous. Personally, I loved the yellow and blue glitter nails the most :)

  16. I love the Cupid's bow. It looks so regal and elegant.

  17. They are all gorgeous by my avorites are Autumn Serenity, and Marching Titans. Omg I want them! You painted so neat!

  18. Love all the shades but if I have to pick my favorites, I'll go with Autumn Serenity and End of the Rainbow. Both colors are great for fall.

  19. Gorgeous colors. I love these. They are perfect for fall.


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