Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pretty & Polished December Beauty Box

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! Today I have the December Beauty Box from Pretty & Polished to share with you! They went all out with this box for Christmas, so I'm sure there will be something in there that everyone will love!

I will start with the non-polish items in the box. First up, there are some toe separators and a buffing block which will be great for winter pedicures (which reminds me...I really need to do one of those since my feet tend to get ignored in the winter months.) There are also some super cute snowman and snowflake glitters and clear rhinestones for wintry nail art.

There are two (nicely sized) bath and body items included in each box, and the ones that I got were both Candy Cane scented. I got a Sea Salt Foot Soak and a Solid Sugar Scrub. The candy cane scent is very nice and light and perfect for the holidays (I love candy cane scented things, so I was excited!). The Sea Salt Foot Soak is going to be utilized very soon as part of that pedicure I was alluding to earlier and the Solid Sugar Scrub is fabulous for buffing my scaly legs that are ravaged from this dry winter weather.

This month, not only are there 2 full-sized exclusive polishes and an exclusive mini polish, there is also a full-sized polish from Pretty & Polished's current line included that you can keep or give as a gift if you already have it (such a cool idea for a box that is releasing at Christmas time!).

Polar Derby (box-exclusive) is a thermal polish that has a frosty metallic base with teal, blue, and purple microglitters. The color of the base has a subtle shift from an icy blue (cold) to a silvery white (warm). Formula was good and I used 3 thin coats for this mani. This isn't my favorite type of finish, but it does have a very icy look that is great for winter.

You can see the transition a bit better in this pic.

Bright & Merry (box-exclusive) is a warm red crelly. Formula on this polish was top notch and it applied smoothly and easily in 2 coats. I love that it still has a bit of a squishy feel to it but is completely opaque. I adore a good red creme/crelly, and this one is awesome.

The box-exclusive mini is unnamed, but I'm going to call Silver Bells because it has cute little bells on it and it's silver! This one is a clear-based glitter topper that has silver glitters, silver microglitters, and holographic sparkle. It would be a great polish to layer over pretty much any color. For this mani, I used 1 coat over Bright & Merry.

May Flowers is the bonus full-sized polish that was included from Pretty & Polished's current line in my box. It is a thermal crelly polish with green, purple, and pink glitters as well as flower shaped glitters. The base shifts from a mint green (cold) to white (warm). Formula was nice and it built up to full opacity in 3 thin coats. This is a pretty springy polish and the mint green color is gorgeous.



Pretty & Polished's Monthly Beauty Box typically contain 2 full-sized polishes that are exclusive to the box, 1-2 mini polishes (usually they are samples of their currently offered colors, but often these may be box exclusives as well), 1 offering from their bath and body line (either full-sized items or samples), and usually a few extras such as nail art or nail care items. In addition to this, you receive a coupon to use on your next order with Pretty & Polished (the amounts on these vary each month, so they are a surprise). I think that is all a pretty sweet deal for $22 shipped in the US (for international customers it is $30 shipped).

Full details about the Beauty Box are available on Pretty and Polished's website (purchase here).They go on sale on the 10th of each month (December's Beauty Box went on sale a bit earlier in November this time) and are available until the 1st of the next month (or until they sell out, limited numbers are available). If you don't want to worry about them selling out, you can also sign up for a subscription to the box to guarantee that you will receive it before they are all gone (more details are on the website). I think it is a pretty great deal for all of the products that you receive in the box!

To check out other Pretty and Polished products, visit their website or these international locations. You can also follow them on Facebook , Instagram, and Twitter to see updates on new releases!

What do you think of this month's Beauty Box? Thanks for looking everyone!

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