I have a new indie nail polish subscription box for you guys today! It’s called the Awesome Sauce Indie Box and is the brainchild of Ever After Polish.
The Awesome Sauce Indie Box will consist of 5 makers each month- 4 are permanent (Ever After Polish, Anonymous Lacquer, Lavish Polish and Aurora Lacquers) and 1 spot will rotate each month (this month it’s Aliquid Lacquer). Each box will include 1 polish from each maker along with a beauty product from one of the makers (which brand contributes this will rotate). The box will be offered both in full size ($50) and mini ($35) and will cost a flat $5 to ship anywhere in the US, $10 to Canada. The box will be available to preorder from the weekend of April 3rd and will ship within 2-3 weeks.
Ever After Polish Glimmerella is described as a pink/purple micro flakie/hot pink micro glitter and holo. Three coats and it probably could have used a fourth to get rid of VNL completely. The formula was thick but still pretty easy to work with. Each indie wrote a small introduction to their brand which I’ve included in italics below their polish.
Ever After Polish is a collection of polishes designed by two friends using the inspiration of things they love! All polishes are designed and handmade using high quality “5 free” and cruelty free ingredients.
Anonymous Lacquer She Ra’s Soldier is described as a metallic holo finish that shifts from gold to white and silver. Two coats. The formula was wonderful, not too thick or thin and applied easily. Because of the metallic finish, a ridge-filling basecoat is recommended because it can show imperfections on the nail. I took this advice because I have really, awful ridges, my nails are terrible. This color is so unique, I love it!
Taking my love of nail polish with the use of high quality ingredients to make vibrant beautiful limited edition polishes.
Lavish Polish She Sees All is described as a glitter topper inspired by Peekablue and her gorgeous feathers. It is packed with turquoise, blue and gold holo glitters and gold shimmer. One coat over Cirque Colors Lady Liberty. The formula was great, the glitter had a perfect amount of density and the formula was not too thick or too thin. This is such a cute glitter topper and I love all of these colors together!
Lavish Polish is a 5 free indie brand each batch is hand mixed with lots of love. I have always loved getting my nails done and in 2012 when I discovered indie polish I couldn’t help myself and I knew I had to start my own brand. I take inspiration from many things to create one of a kind polishes. With Lavish Polish I strive to provide the best quality bringing you the latest color trends and unique combinations.
Aurora Lacquers Crystalline Frost is described as blue shimmers and holo glitter in a light blue metallic base. Two coats. The formula was good, a touch on the thick side but still very easy to apply. I think the metallic base with the glitters makes this lean a bit too frosty-looking for my personal taste but I know many people who love this kind of finish!
Aurora Lacquers is an artisan nail polish brand inspired by dreams and fantasies. May your inner fairy shine!
Aliquid Lacquer Undersea Defender is described as a cerulean crelly with iridescent green and blue hexes and green and gold flecks. Two coats. The formula was a bit on the thick side but in a good, easy-to-control way. This polish, you guys. SO pretty. I think I was holding my breath without realizing it as I painted on the first coat. Totally the kind of shade that is right up my alley!
Based outside of Boston, ALIQUID Lacquer produces unique, handcrafted 5-free nail polish. Inspired by people, places, books, and anything else that strikes her fancy, owner Alison Fisher strives to make each polish a “wearable story”.
First up is a Pina Colada lip balm from Aliquid Lacquer. If you’ve read my blog awhile, you already know that her lip balms are my go-to and pretty much all I use anymore. The consistency is soft but not too soft and very nicely moisturizing.
Handmade and packed with natural moisturizers: mango butter, apricot kernel oil and olive oil (sources of linoleic and oleic acids and vitamins A, C, and E). (4 grams)
The second extra is a scrub from Ever After Polish. Which scrub you’ll get in your box is totally random- it’ll either be a sugar or salt scrub in one of six scents. The salt scrub contains sea salt, sweet orange, eucalyptus, coconut oil and vitamin E. The sugar scrub is brown sugar, lavender, tea tree, coconut oil and vitamin E.
For best results you should use about a dime sized amount of product to rub between your hands. After one minute, rinse with warm water and then towel dry. Recommended for use twice a week and each mini sized jar should last roughly 8-10 uses total. I got to try out the Let It Go sugar scrub in a lavender scent- it smells really nice, although the brown sugar scent definitely overpowered the lavender for me (but I don’t mind since the brown sugar smells amazing). The scrub had a drier consistency than I am used to so it was not quite as moisturizing as some but it did work really well for exfoliation.
Overall, I think this is a really fun new box! I think the price is right for what you get and although I don’t like using minis myself, I love that they included that as an option for those of you who do. Again, this box releases the weekend of April 3rd in their shop so make sure to set a reminder if you want to grab one for yourself.
What do you think of this subscription box? What kind of beauty products would you like to see included in future boxes? Which of these polishes is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!
|Mugen is…being all majestic and stuff.|