Monday, 21 November 2016

October MeeBox Unboxing & Swatches - Sugar Skulls

Hello! Today I have swatches of October's MeeBox to share with you. This is a very late post as I got carried away with Halloween designs last month, and ended up a fair bit behind on my swatching. If you missed September's box, you can see my swatches here and nail art here. October's theme was Sugar Skulls, read on for full swatches and a look at everything inside!

Octobers 'Sugar Skulls' MeeBox @acertainbeccaa

First up is Deco Miami 'Miley What's Good', a hot pink creme. This came in an adorable little box and while it is the brand's standard size, it is only 5.75ml. The formula is smooth and easy to apply. While I wouldn't say this was sheer, I did need three coats to fully cover my nail line. This also dried very glossy. Below is three coats without topcoat.

Deco Miami 'Miley What's Good' @acertainbeccaa
Deco Miami 'Miley What's Good' @acertainbeccaa

Next is 'Ard As Nails 'Taking A Dip', a bright blue with light blue shimmer. This has a gorgeous formula, and applies smoothly and easily. It is a little bit sheer on the first coat but builds up to be completely opaque in two. The shimmer does show up on the nail, it's really pretty! Below is two coats and topcoat.

'Ard As Nails 'Taking A Dip' @acertainbeccaa
'Ard As Nails 'Taking A Dip' @acertainbeccaa

Last up is Annika by The Edge Nails 'White Swan' a white creme. It has a typical white formula, and is a bit streaky to begin with. A second thicker coat does even this out, but I found that I preferred using three thinner coats. Thinner coats seem to go on easier, and resulted in a smoother finish. Below is two to three coats with topcoat.

Annika 'White Swan' @acertainbeccaa
Annika 'White Swan' @acertainbeccaa

As our extras this month, we received not only two but three items to create out sugar skull manis:

A black nail art pen from WAH London, with both a nib and a striping brush.

WAH London Black Nail Art Pen @acertainbeccaa

A thin and precise nail art brush from Sparkly Nails.

Sparkly Nails Nail Art Brush @acertainbeccaa

And lastly, a little packet of filmo flowers from Charlie's Nail Art.

Charlie's Nail Art Filmo Flowers @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? I think it's actually quite a good box! I wouldn't say these were particularly Autumn/Winter colours, but they are a nice pop of brightness and do fit the theme. I also like how we haven't been given a sugar skull plate or decals, and actually have to create our own. I should hopefully have my nail art look posted soon!

You can find out more about MeeBox and subscribing here.

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x

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54 comments:

  1. I actually really like White Swan!

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    1. It is a gorgeous white, just not the best formula! x

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  2. Beautiful swatches as always hun taking a dip is definitely my favourite xx

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  3. You have beautiful nails. Thank you for sharing this great box.

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  4. Your nails look amazing and first nail polish looks soo good! :)

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  5. I love the subtle blue shimmer in Taking A Dip.

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  6. Beautiful swatches and polishes. That Art Deco shade is perfection.

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  7. These polishes were paired perfectly for sugar skull nail art designs!

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  8. That Deco Miami is so pretty! I love it on your gorgeous nails!

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  9. Oooh the filmo flowers are cute! Taking a Dip is a gorgeous shade!

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    1. I've used the flowers already and I love them! x

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    1. Taking A Dip is definitely my favourite polish this month x

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  11. What a neat box, everything in it looks awesome!

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  12. Taking A Dip is so pretty. Looks like a fun box!

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  13. I've heard a lot of good things about Deco Miami polishes! And oh my the name! Defintely my favorite from the box :) Lovely swatches, hun xx

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    1. I'd never heard of them until now! Thank you :) xx

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  14. I wasn't a fan of this box overall but I loved the blue polish so much. It was gorgeous!
    Your swatches are stunning, as always!
    Vicky xx
    @thepolishlist

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    1. I don't think the items were too exciting on their own (except the blue!) but it all worked so well together for the theme. Thank you Vicky xx

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  15. I am in love with that blue! The hint of shimmer is lovely!

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  16. there are so many directions you could go with this box.

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    1. I probably went for the most obvious with my nail art haha! x

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  17. all 3 colours look lovely on you. I liked this box.

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  18. all 3 colours look lovely on you. I liked this box.

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  19. That blue!!!! So much love!!! The box looks pretty fabulous and a great value!

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    1. The blue really does seem to be the overall favourite, and I can see why! x

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  20. The colours are too pretty & they look even more prettier on you nails.. <3

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  21. The white is really nice, but I hate goopy, streaky polishes. And three coats...I barely have time to give myself two coats, haha! But it is a beautiful white!

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    1. It's not a bad white, I'm just fussy! Always looking for that perfect one coater haha x

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  22. I love the blue on you hun xx

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