Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Nouveau Geek Star Wars Box Swatch and Review

**Press Samples**

Today is a big day in the Geekdom, it's May the fourth, a day all Star Wars lovers celebrate (and a fun pre-game to Cinco de Mayo). Of course, it's the perfect day for the Star Wars inspired Nouveau Geek Box to be released. I am loving this box! The first two have been fantastic, and I can't wait to see what else they have in store for us. For now, let's focus on this one. This month, the featured makers are Supernatural Lacquer, Leesha's LacquerAlter Ego Body Care ProductsSassy Pants PolishFirst Sunday Handmade, and Toadarrific Vinyls. Each of the makers did a phenomenal job drawing from their inspiration. So much fun is to be hand in this one little box. Let's dive in so you can see it all!


**WARNING PICTURE HEAVY**
In a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Supernatural Lacquer's contribution is In a Galaxy Far, Far Away.
In a Galaxy Far, Far Away is described as "a black crelly with gold flakes and holographic shimmer".
Shown is two coats of In a Galaxy Far, Far Away with top coat.
In a Galaxy Far, Far Away is absolutely mesmerizing. Each layer adds an immense amount of depth that you are sure to get lost in. The formula is spot on, not too thick and not too thin. It applied like butter. I only needed two coats, but you could easily do three to get an extra layer of sparkle. It is seriously a galaxy in a bottle.
in direct light
in direct light

Planet of Lost Beauty
Leesha's Lacquer's contribution is Planet of Lost Beauty.
Planet of Lost Beauty is described as "a turquoise/green color shifting polish with blue/green duochrome flakies".
Shown is two coats of Planet of Lost Beauty with top coat.
Planet of Lost Beauty is a thing of beauty. In the bottle, I was skeptical. Looked like a metallic polish and I could barely see the flakies. What fun is that, right? Then, I applied the first coat. It was packed with flakie goodness. If I was one to do thick coats, it would have been a one coater. After the second coat, it was clear that this beauty was inspired by Alderaan. The blue and green dance together in a wonderfully majestic sort of way.

Rebel Princess
Alter Ego Body Care Products' contribution is Rebel Princess.
Rebel Princess is described as "a gold-toned tan polish with holographic shimmer and flashes of pink flecks".
Shown is three coats of Rebel Princess with top coat.
Rebel Princess proves you can be a badass and still be girlie. Leia Organa doesn't take shit from no one and she proves it time and time again. This beauty is strong and feminine all at the same time. Perfect on its own, as the base for some nail art, or as an accent. It has a beautiful application. Could easily be a two coater, but I am a fan of thin coats...three it is. I dare you not to feel empowered when you've got this on your nails.
in direct light
in direct light

Saber the Moment
Sassy Pants Polish's contribution is Saber the Moment.
Saber the Moment is described as "a turquoise shimmer polish with blue and purple sparks".
Shown is three coats of Saber the Moment with top coat.
Saber the Moment is an ethereal blue. She did a brilliant job capturing Luke's lightsaber in polish form. You know how the light sabers have a glow around the blade? That is what I imagine her inspiration was. This beauty glows but is soft and comforting all at the same time. It is sheer, so three coats are needed for full opacity. Be prepared to have some fun with this one.

In addition to the polishes, there are some other goodies to play with!

Alter Ego Body Care Products also contributed top coat, hand/face cream, and men's cologne.
The She Shines top coat ingredients are: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Benzophenone-3, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Polyvinyl Butyral, and D&C Violet #2.
She Shines had a smooth application and dries fairly quickly and glossy. I used it with all the polishes and vinyls in this box.
The Double Agent Face/Body Cream ingredients are: babassu oil, kokum butter, shea butter, vitamin E, polysorbate 80, optiphen, stearic acide, hydrolyzed silk powder, and essential oils.
Double Agent really wasn't a fan of the container. It ended up being more of a fluffy foam type consistency. I grabbed the brush I apply oil to my cuticles with and applied it with that. If I wanted to use it on my hands, I would have only gotten one use out of the container. Why not stretch it out and use it as a cuticle cream. Honestly, I love it and feel a difference. The scent I got had a light lemon scent, and I loved it. I've already got full sized container on its way to me.
The men's cologne ingredients are: purified water, polysorbate-20, disodium EDTA, DMDM hydantoin, benzophenone-4, and fragrance oil.
The scent of men's cologne I received was Magic Man, it was a bit too musky for mine and my husband's tastes. I still played around with it. The scent wasn't heavy. It was light and not overwhelming. 
First Sunday Handmade's contribution is a Captain Phasma bookmark/paperclip.
This bookmark is going to come in handy in my house. We've always got multiple books being read at any time. I was barely able to get a photograph of this before my daughter snatched it up. She loves a good novelty bookmark!
Toadarrific Vinyls' contribution is 4 mini sheets of vinyls: 1 of the rebel alliance symbol, 1 of Darth Vader helmets, 1 of Yoda, and 1 that has two different colored light sabers.
Yoda was easy to pull off the sheet. Gently curl the paper and use tweezers to pull it away from the backing to place on the nail.
Darth Vader was a bit more difficult to use, this tiny one is actually three separate pieces. I started with the top of the helmet and worked my way down. I even accidentally put it on upside down. I still loved it even if it was a bit tricky to use.
The rebel alliance symbols might have been my favorite. I have a soft spot for the symbol. Of course I had to add it to the powerful Rebel Princess.
The lightsabers are so tiny and delicate. They are actually a combination of two different vinyls. Make sure you pull it off of the backing with the tip of the saber and not the handle.

The Nouveau Geek Box will be available to pre-order tonight, May 4th at 4 pm EST and will run through May 11th at 3:59 pm EST. The box will be $50 shipped for US residents and $60 shipped for international residents. The box will only be available to purchase at http://nouveaugeek.bigcartel.com/. Remember this is a pre-order, so the boxes won't be shipped immediately. If all goes accordingly, the boxes will be shipped 2 weeks after the pre-order ends. Make sure you are following Nouveau Geek Box on all of their social media platforms (links below), and the other makers, to stay updated on news and release info.

What do you all think of this box? Are you loving it as much as I am?! I can't wait to hear your reactions!

Nouveau Geek Box information:
Big Cartel shop - http://nouveaugeek.bigcartel.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/nouveaugeek
Fan Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/568083336664860/


Leesha's Lacquer information:
Shop - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeeshasLacquer
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LeeshasLacquer

Fan Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/536067593228477/
Blog - http://www.leeshaslacquer.blogspot.com/
Instagram - https://instagram.com/leeshaslacquer


Supernatural Lacquer information:
Shop -http://www.supernaturallacquer.bigcartel.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SupernaturalLacquer
Fan Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/SPNLFanGroup/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/supernatural_lacquer/


Sassy Pants Polish information:

Shop - http://sassypantspolish.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sassypantspolish
Fan Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/sassypantsfans/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sassypantspolish/

Alter Ego Body Care Products information:
Shop -http://wisconsinsoap.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AlterEgoBodyCareProducts
Instagram - https://instagram.com/alteregobodycareproducts

Toadarrific Vinyls information:

Shop -http://toadarrificvinyls.storenvy.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/337116963298851/
Instagram - https://instagram.com/toadarrific_vinyls

First Sunday Handmade information:
Shop - https://www.etsy.com/shop/firstsundayhandmade
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FirstSundayHandmade

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/firstsundayhandmade

My information:
Blog - www.nakedwithoutpolish.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LacquerLoversUnite
Twitter - https://twitter.com/NkdWthoutPolish
Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/nkdwthoutpolish/
Instagram - http://instagram.com/nakedwithoutpolish/


**The products in this post were provided to me by the manufacturers for photography and my honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

Happy Polishing!!

Becky  :o)

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