Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Magic 8 Box July 2016 Swatch and Review

**Press Samples**
Calling all 80's babies and those who love rainbows!! The July Magic 8 Box theme is Rainbow Brite!!! I may have squealed a little when they told me the the theme a while back. I could not wait for this box to get to my house. I was that crazy person hitting refresh on my computer, just waiting for it to tell me the mail person had dropped it off. I barely had time to open my box when I got notice that one of the polishes needed to be replaced. I hid the polishes so I wouldn't be tempted to swatch them without the replacement. Issues were taken care of and the replacement arrived, and I think I may have put my kid to bed early that night so I could jump into these pretties. 

For those of you that don't know, the Magic 8 Box is a box that is released every other month with 8 full sized polishes. Each month has a different theme. The four main brands that are in every box are Philly Loves Lacquer, Smokey Mountain Lacquers, Rica, and My Indie Polish. Then, each box will have four guest brands. The guest brands for the Rainbow Brite themed box are Contrary Polish, Dreamland lacquer, Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish, and Candied Apple Polish. Okay, is that good enough? Can I show you the polishes now? 
Rainbow Brite
Rica's contribution is Rainbow Brite.
Rainbow Brite is described as "a multi-colored micro glitter topper".
Shown is one coat of Rainbow Brite over Zoya Dory with top coat.
Rainbow Brite is glorious. I'm so glad someone did a topper for this box. Of course I put it over a blue. Had to stick to it's namesake. This topper is so simple but it is everything! Consider it the rainbow version of Fairy Dust but with larger glitter. It will go over almost everything perfectly. Smooth application and no fishing for glitter. Perfect to even jazz up some nail art.

My Indie Polish's contribution is Romeo.
Romeo is described as "a bright red linear holo filled with red micro glitter and red shimmer".
Shown is three coats of Romeo with top coat.
Romeo is a stunner!! She has been extremely nervous about producing a red polish. If this is what she has been hiding the whole time, I have no idea why she was so nervous. Buttery smooth application and vibrant color. This beauty won't disappoint, and you're sure to fall in love. You'll have a Romeo of your very own.
in direct light
in direct light

Tickled Pink
Candied Apple Polish's contribution is Tickled Pink. (Yes, I know the sticker says Tinkled *haha* but it is supposed to be Tickled.)
Tickled Pink is described as "a pink crelly with glitter in various shapes and sizes in all the colors of the rainbow".
Shown is three coats of Tickled Pink with top coat.
Tickled Pink is the perfect shade of bubblegum pink. Application was a bit streaky, but it evened out after the third coat and top coat. I did have to fish for some glitter, but I'm satisfied with what I got out of the bottle. The glitter had sunk when I received it, I kept it upside down and shook it a bit trying to get them to disperse. Such a great inspiration! It would have been funny named Tinkled Pink though.

LaLa Orange
Smokey Mountain Lacquer's contribution is LaLa Orange.
LaLa Orange is described as "an orange scattered holo with orange holo micro glitter".
Shown is three coats of LaLa Orange with top coat.
LaLa Orange is a squishy, juicy crelly that will have you craving a dreamsicle. (I may or may not have gone out and bought a box myself after swatching this beauty.) This was the polish that had to be fixed. The original was a bit thick for some of the bloggers. They took immediate action and there were zero issues with this version. Smooth application, no fishing for glitters or dealing with patchiness.
in direct light
in direct light

Spark Sprite
Dreamland Lacquer's contribution is Spark Sprite.
Spark Sprite is described as "a bright yellow holo with holo micro glitter".
Shown is three coats of Spark Sprite with top coat.
Spark Sprite is the perfect yellow holo. I always want to love yellow polishes so much, but they rarely love me back. The past couple yellows have been amazing though, including this one. I haven't tried Dreamland Lacquer since they switched from Smitten Polish. I liked her stuff then, and she has blown me away now. Application was flawless, formula was beautiful, truly a spark of genius. 
in direct light
in direct light

Patty O'Green
Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish's contribution is Patty O'Green.
Patty O'Green is described as "a neon green crelly filled with silver holo micro glitter, gold and green shimmer, and turquoise micro flakes".
Shown is three coats of Patty O'Green with top coat.
Patty O'Green is the perfect green for this box. No, it's not exactly the same shade as its inspiration, but I'm so pleased with the beauty she made (as as much as I love a good olive shade...it just wouldn't belong here) I don't mind it at all. Plus, Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish makes a mean crelly. If you haven't tried one of her crellies, you're missing out. Smooth as butter application, and great formula. She may be newer to the polish world, but she's one you need to keep your eye on.
in direct light
in direct light

Champ Sprite
Contrary Polish's contribution is Champ Sprite.
Champ Sprite is described as "a cobalt blue jelly filled with iridescent rainbow flakies and shimmer".
Shown is three coats of Champ Sprite with top coat.
Champ Sprite is truly a winner! I love love love jellies with flakies. Especially the glorious rainbow flakies. YOU GUYS!!!!! You're in for a treat with this one. This may be three coats, but if you want more flakies than you can get out, I'd recommend doing a coat of a rainbow flakie topper in between 2 coats or just under the third coat. You can't ever have too much flakie goodness. Smooth application, and stunning shade of blue. This was my first time trying Contrary Polish and I am beyond impressed.

Shy Violet
Philly Loves Lacquer's contribution is Shy Violet.
Shy Violet is described as "a deep violet purple super holo filled with purple micro flakies, blue/violet UCC flakies, holo micro glitter, and spectraflair".
Shown is two coats of Shy Violet with top coat.
Shy Violet is purple perfection personified. Yes, it's so good it deserves alliteration. Smooth application, deep color, wonderful formula. However, there is nothing shy about it. Wear this beauty loud and proud. Your nails will never have looked better as they are flipping the pages on your favorite book. 
in direct light
in direct light

Whether you're loving this box for nostalgic reasons, PRIDE reasons, pretty polish reasons, or you're just one who loves all things rainbows, you'll be able to pre-order your own Magic 8 Box on June 16th at www.phillyloveslacquer.com for $59 + shipping. The pre-order will go through June 24th. Make sure you claim your box in time! You won't want to miss out on these. Remember, this is a pre-order so boxes won't be shipped immediately. Make sure you are following all the brands on their social media platforms (links below) to stay updated on news, releases, and sales.

What are your thoughts on the July Magic 8 Box? Is this one you'll be getting on your own? Maybe hunting down people to split it with? I'm curious if you all have any favorites...

Philly Loves Lacquer information:
Shop - http://phillyloveslacquer.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PhillyLovesLacquer
Fan Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/phllcollective/
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/phloveslacquer/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/phillyloveslacquer/

Smokey Mountain Lacquers information:
Shop -http://www.smokeymountainlacquers.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SmokeyMtnLacquers
Fan Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/596775137121948/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/smokeymtlacquer
Instagram - https://instagram.com/smokeymtnlacquers/

My Indie Polish information:
Shop - http://www.myindiepolish.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/IndiePolish/

Fan Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/myindiepolish/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/indiepolish
Tumblr - http://myindiepolish.tumblr.com

Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/MyIndiePolish/

Rica information:
Shop - https://www.etsy.com/shop/justricarda
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ricastamps
Fan Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/RicaGlossyGlammers/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/justricarda/

Dreamland Lacquer information:
Shop - http://www.dreamlandlacquer.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DreamlandLacquer

Fan Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/680489535308860/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dreamlandlacquer/

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish information:

Shop -http://www.poetrycowgirlnailpolish.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/poetrycowgirlnailpolish
Fan Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/PoetryCowgirlsCorral/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/PoetryCowgirl
Instagram - https://instagram.com/poetrycowgirlnailpolish

Contrary Polish information:
Big Cartel shop - http://www.contrarypolish.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/contrarypolish
Fan Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/contrarypolishfans/

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

Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/contrarypolish/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/contrarypolish

Candied Apple Polish information:
Shop - https://www.etsy.com/shop/CandiedApplePolish

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Candied-Apple-Polish-1486005061661955
Fan Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/822510257790433/

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

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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