Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Creme a la Mode Box no.4 • Summer 2016

Creme a la Mode is back, boys and girls! Can you believe this is number four? It feels like it was just yesterday that we began...sigh. And now, here we are! With the best box yet!

Creme a la Mode Box no.4 • Summer 2016

(promotional samples ahead)


Digital Nails Melonade 
I figure we should start with the most difficult of all the shades...to photograph, that is. This is a BRIGHT. NEON. PINKY-ORANGEY-CORAL. Wow. My camera is bad bad bad with neons, so I decided to attempt to grab the base color at least. It is the perfect melony neon pink. The formula is the best DN formula of any of the CALM boxes thus far. I used two totally effortless coats and a layer of Seche Vite for these. 

And because I love you, I tested it over a white base. No visible change. It was just as blinding. If you are looking for that perfect summer neon...look no further.

Digital Nails Melonade | Creme a la Mode Box #4 • Summer 2016

Digital Nails Melonade | Creme a la Mode Box #4 • Summer 2016

Digital Nails Melonade | Creme a la Mode Box #4 • Summer 2016
dammit, I tried.
Literary Lacquers Cyan-Tifically Proven
This is a vividly desaturated teal. It reminds me, dead on, of the robin's egg blue crayon and I love it. This definitely is creamy goodness, and it looks like a poured plastic manicure once you throw topper on. I definitely think that this could be a great daytime shade for lounging by the pool. I used just two normal coats plus Seche Vite for these pictures.

Literary Lacquers Cyan-Tifically Proven | Creme a la Mode Box #4 • Summer 2016

Literary Lacquers Cyan-Tifically Proven | Creme a la Mode Box #4 • Summer 2016

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer You, Me, and Daiquiri
Oh OPNL, you always come through with the soft shades. This is like a delicate summer shawl draping around my shoulders at sundown. It is not-quite-peachy pink and wholly SFW. This would be a great shade for any summer bride (or wedding guest). The formula is slightly thicker than the average OPNL cream (it isn't that same jelly-ish quality) but it was still perfect and opaque in two coats plus Seche Vite.

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer You, Me, and Daiquiri | Creme a la Mode Box #4 • Summer 2016

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer You, Me, and Daiquiri | Creme a la Mode Box #4 • Summer 2016

Indigo Bananas Creme Bluelé
Do you need a shade for floating in the ocean all day? This is the perfect, crisp, bright oceanic blue for you. It is a close cousin of the famed Pacific Blue, I would call it a touch more vivid and electric than the old classic. The formula is good stuff, y'all. I am a big fan of the IB brush/handle combo, and this stuff flows easily and I only needed two coats plus Seche Vite for these pictures.

Indigo Bananas Creme Bluelé | Creme a la Mode Box #4 • Summer 2016

Indigo Bananas Creme Bluelé | Creme a la Mode Box #4 • Summer 2016

If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen this picture I posted last week. I couldn't decide what I wanted to do...so I did a little bit of everything! I used all the shades in the CALM box, plus a black, white, and Always from CrowsToes.

By the way, if you have Always, you need the OPNL here (and vice versa) because those two shades are SOUL MATES. 


Check out this groovy slideshow!



The CALM box will be available, as always, for pre-order. 

July 8-July 15

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The price is still 

$26 +shipping

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22 comments:

  1. Beautiful polishes. The blue is my favorite. Your nail art is so wonderful.

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  2. These are absolutely stunning! I can see myself rocking all the shades!!!

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  3. These are all pretty fabulous!!! I love your nail art ideas too!!! Great use of this stunning box! <3

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  4. Melonade is stunning! These colors really work well together for nail art too! Beautiful swatches as always! <3

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  5. This is my FAVORITE type of nail polish! If I wasn't on a tight budget right now with my beauty spending, I would totally spring on some of these shades. Beautiful!

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  6. These are so drool-worthy, I love me some cremes!

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  7. Love those colors! They're perfect for beach or pool days!

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  8. All really pretty, but the blue is my favourite and your swatch wheel mani's look stunning x

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  9. Oh wow, these shades work so well together, awesome!

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  10. Oh how fun! These colors are perfect for summer!!

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  11. What perfect Summer shades! I'm drooling over Melonade and Creme Bluele.

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  12. Of course I need these and that nail wheel is everything!

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  13. Lovely Summer cremes! I love that blue.

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  14. I need this! It's such a great deal!

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  15. I missed the box but I'll have to the colors from the makers because they're amazing!

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    1. Glamorous Nails23, the box just went on sale - you haven't missed it!

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  16. This is the best polish box ever!

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  17. These are all beautiful polishes i love the different looks you came up with x

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  18. I looooove your nail art wheel!

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