Good afternoon beauties! Over here on the West Coast we have been getting loads of rain, but I can't complain because I know you East Coasters are dealing with a major snow storm. So let's all just cozy up inside with our softest pajamas on and look at nail polish! I have a fabulous post to share with you today. A Box Indied will be releasing the February Box, Diamonds are Worthless, Love a Holo very soon and it's full of gorgeous colors inspired by Valentine's Day. This month brings us Girly Bits, Black Cat Lacquer, Crows Toes, KBShimmer and Colors by Llarowe. Lots of holo, shimmer, and some flakies to round it out. A Box Indied Diamonds are Worthless, Love a Holo will be available for pre-order from 2/1 to 2/4. Each box of 5 polishes will be $50 plus free US shipping. But wait! There's more! Each month there will be a gift card giveaway...each maker in the current box will include a surprise gift card to their shop in the ABI order. So that's 5 random winners, 5 shop gift cards for $25! Good luck and let's jump into the post!
Up first I have Crows Toes Keep It Simple, Cupid!. This is a beautiful rosey-violet holo with magenta/pink sparkles and flakes. The color is definitely on-par for the upcoming holiday and I think it will be a flattering color on everyone. The formula and application were both great. I used 2 coats of Keep It Simple, Cupid! and topped it off with a layer of topcoat.
This beauty is from Colors by Llarowe is Coral-dly Yours. Hello lovah. Coral-dly Yours is a pink-coral with soft holo and gold shimmer. Yeah, this is so my jam. The first coat was fairly sheer but it built up great by the 3rd coat. Formula and application were both aces. I finished with a layer of topcoat
I like when there are other colors (i.e. not red, pink or purple) used for Valentine's Day collections. Makes things interesting and fun. Girly Bits went that way with her contribution to the box with A Real Gem. Mmmm mmm, this aqua-blue super holo is amazing! A Real Gem was sheer with the 1st coat, 2nd coat built up great (and would likely provide full coverage on some nails), 3rd coat provided me with full coverage with no visible nail line peeking out (except in my macro). Application was a breeze. I finished with a layer of topcoat.
Moving along, Black Cat Lacquer created I Want You To Want Me. This is a blurple polish full of holo and flakes. Of course my camera wanted to learn more blue but the majority of my pictures are pretty close to the actual color. I Want You To Want Me had a great, opaque formula and applied easily in 2 coats. I finished with a layer of topcoat.
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And rounding out the box is KBShimmer I Want Your Texts. I don't know about you but I totally hear George Michael singing every time I read the name of this polish. Well played on the ear worm Christy! I Want Your Texts looks to me like the deepest brown-black color possible, with a helping of pink shimmer. Gorgeous! Formula and application were both top notch. I finished with a layer of topcoat.