Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Cheers To You! New Years Eve Collaboration Box

The Cheers To You! New Years Even Collaboration Box is coming! Just in time for the most party-filled night of the year. This box is chock-full of everything you need to break out a fabulous manicure to ring in the New Year.



(promotional samples ahead)
6 Harts Polish Healing Calendula Cuticle Oil
This is a first-time product for me. It is a gently scented moisturizing cuticle oil in a thin, portable container with a doe-foot applicator. It smells like honey...but not. If you have ever used pure beeswax, then you will know this smell. Its fresh, warm, and clean. I'm a fan. It absorbs fairly quick and is comfortable and moisturizing. This is definitely going to live close at hand for a while.

6 Harts Polish Healing Calendula Cuticle Oil

6 Harts Polish Honey Bee Cuticle Oil

Alter Ego Body Care Products Confetti Creator
This feels a bit like a glycerin soap, and I love that. It has a sweet, fizzy scent that manages to be strong without obnoxious and cloying. If you have followed me for any length of time (or know me in real life) you know I am weird about perfumed soaps. I actually like this one. And aside from the pleasing scent, the colors are amazing and fun. I actually made a phone wallpaper out of one of my macros I liked it so well. I used this for a week, and then it "disappeared" shortly after my eight-year-old discovered it. Quite suspicious.

Alter Ego Body Care Products Confetti Creator

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Alter Ego Body Care Products Confetti Creator Phone Background. Click the link below to download

Baroness X Pink Champagne
Now, the polish begins. This offering from Baroness X is a silvery taupe-champagne holo filled with pink flakies and holo glitters. I personally see a pink flash that is pronounced enough to almost call this a duochrome. I used three thin coats below, but I think for normal wear I would use just two. I didn't notice a huge difference between two and three coats.

Baroness X Pink Champagne

Baroness X Pink Champagne

Berry Bubbly Matte Cuticle Balm
In addition to the glamorous polish, Miss Demi threw in a small pot of some specially scented balm. I reviewed this stuff previously, and I absolutely stand by that review. If anything, the later batches of this stuff have only gotten better. 

Berry Bubbly Matte Cuticle Balm

Ellagee Pink Champagne
This is my first Ellagee, and I think it definitely lives up to the hype. This rosy glitter bomb is drowning in circles and hexes squares. I brushed on three easy coats over my bare nail, and I was happy. It isn't totally opaque, but its so damned shiny I don't think I care. There was no fussing or dabbing for this glitter, and I am looking forward to wearing this in a gradient over the holidays. 

Ellagee Pink Champagne

Ellagee Pink Champagne

Northern Star New Year New Joys
This is a delicate, pale dusty aqua scattered holo. It is one of those shades that is so hard to pin down. It is my very first from Northern Star, and I was quite pleased with the formula. I used two coats + Seche Vite for the pictures below and it behaved wonderfully. I am really curious to try more from this brand. The only thing that was unusual was a faint sulfury smell when I first cracked the polish open...but it faded in seconds and didn't transfer to my nails at all.



Philly Loves Lacquer Gold Lang Syne
Another shiny new brand to me! I do love this box, if for no other reason than the adventure of trying new brands. This shade is a medium gold glittering concoction of holo glitter, gold glitter, gold flakies, and gods know what else. Possibly fairy eyelashes...it is shiny. I only used two coats for the pictures below, and it was bright enough to be a stand-alone shade. I also did a quick couple of layers over black with an easy glitter gradient. I don't think I care for it over black, it is far too dense for that sort of layering...but it makes a glorious gradient.

Philly Loves Lacquer Gold Lang Syne

Philly Loves Lacquer Gold Lang Syne

SweetHeart Polish First Night (over Northern Star New Year New Joys)
This is a proper topper. It is packed with holo squares, holo hexes, black holo stars in multiple sizes...all floating in a bath of silver micro glitter. This polish comes along with a wee cosmetic wedge...like its begging to be blotted on. So of course I didn't blot all the fingers. I make my own rules. I swiped two coats on my index and pinky with the brush, and then blotted on the middle two fingers...yeah its more dense. Obviously. But you don't have to. I am itching to try this over a pink, guys. I think it'll make the teal-leaning black holo stars snap.

SweetHeart Polish First Night (over Northern Star New Year New Joys)

SweetHeart Polish First Night (over Northern Star New Year New Joys)

YouPolish Vinyl Decals
These are actually the first vinyl decals I have ever used...so I am not sure that my opinion can count for too much here. I had two small sheets filled with tiny, durable little stickers. Because this is a NYE themed box, I decided to use the champagne glasses and create something a little celebratory. Using my sharpest dotting tool, these were super easy to peel off and apply. I tried using the stars to make a little relief-ish stuff on my index, but I don't think there was enough contrast for it to show up on camera. I will definitely be investigating decals from this brand in the future.

YouPolish Vinyl Decals

YouPolish Vinyl Decals


But don't just take my word for it...

I stole this video, shamelessly so, from Jenne of Polished Pathology. It is a great "unboxing" style video, and basically sums up everything. I wish I would have made a video...but mine would have had a lot more of my hand shoving a cat out of the way. Elly likes to "help".



And now, for the important stuff! You can grab all of this delicious goodness at ellagee.com


I am so grateful that I got to check out this box. It is full of some really neat brands that I had never tried before, and I always like to try new things. I hope that 2016 will bring as many great things as this box did!

32 comments:

  1. That BaronessX polish is making me drool! What a great themed box!

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  2. Um hey. I need to know what Berry Bubbly smells like.

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    1. um...better either buy a box or get your backside on an airplane.

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  3. Ugh, I wish I could get my hands on the swatchers balm :(

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    1. It will be available in that scent starting in December. But there are other scents available already. ;)

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  4. So beautiful! I love how you paired it all. And confetti creator looks so interesting, I love the macro!

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  5. Awesome box! That ellagee is to die for

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  6. Awesome box! That ellagee is to die for

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    1. its pretty special. I freely admit I was blown away.

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  8. Beautiful work Nichole! :D Thanks for swatching this box for us!

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  9. Gorgeous shades. I really like New Year New Joys.

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    1. I don't know if I can pick a favorite.

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  10. Oh wow, this looks like a great box! The polishes are all gorgeous and the extras look awesome!

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    1. they really were. It was a great intro to so many brands!

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  11. I love the balm! I got it after reading your review on it hehe

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    1. it is. I am so wholly impressed with everything here.

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  13. This box is amazing! And I think the price is really good for what you get!

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  14. What an amazing box! I think I love everything in it!

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  15. Love everything about this box. I especially can't wait to get my hands on the balm.

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  16. Thank you for your fabulous review! Your photos and manis are fantastic!

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  17. Thanks for your review, I especially love your macros of the vinyls and the champagne glasses. So sparkly!

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  18. New Year New Joys is lovely and I love the mani you created!

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  19. All these boxes are killing me.....softly!

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