Thursday, June 13, 2013

You Polish - July Subscription Box

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Products provided for review.

          Today I'm sharing You Polish's July Subscription Box option #1. Each month, You Polish offers a great subscription box of two full size polishes plus a bonus for only $16.99 shipped! This month, each box comes with a Limted Edition bottle of  Mixed Sorbet. Box #1 includes Gemstone Garden while the other box includes a polish called Gourmet Fruit Salad. Each box includes a 4 oz. pouch of handmade bath salts available in one of two scents. This month's add on polish is Liberty.

For swatches and a review of each item, check out the rest  after the jump!

All pictures were taken in natural light.
As always, clicking on the image will enlarge it.

Mixed Sorbet
available in both boxes

creamy orange crelly base
large dark orange hexes
medium yellow and white hexes
small light orange hexes

Mixed Sorbet
two thin coats
one thicker coat
one coat Seche Vite

      The formula on Mixed Sorbet is really nice. The glitter was easy to apply and I didn't have to fish around at all. Two average coats would have sufficed, but I like the squishy-ness of three. 
       Dry time was average. The first two thinner coats dried in a jiffy; the third coat took a little longer. One coat of SV was sufficient and glossed it over nicely.

Mixed Sorbet

      I love the dark orange hexes in this! I think it really makes the polish. I had no problem with the glitters laying flat. Sometimes larger hexes have a tendency to stick up at the edges. This is not one of those times. 

      I think you could easily change up the look of this by layering it over a solid base like Essie Tart Deco or Sinful Colors Unicorn. You'd only need one or two coats over one of those. 

Mixed Sorbet

     The base is the perfect consistency to let all the glitters peek through each layer. It has incredible depth with only three coats. 

Gemstone Garden
available in box #1

clear base
various sizes of  
magenta, turquoise, 
and lime hexes

Gemstone Garden
one coat over solid creme base
one coat Seche Vite

     LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! This glitter topper is seriously amazing. It applies like a dream; I had no problem getting a ton of glitter in one coat. ONE COAT. It twinkles and sparkles and glitters and shines! 
     The dry time wasn't a problem at all. One coat of SV really did the trick to make this smooth and glassy. It really plays up the glitter.

Gemstone Garden

      Look at that sparkling goodness. This really comes to life in the sunlight. It dances and becomes really eye catching. I have to get a full size back up of this. I couldn't help but wonder what this would look like over different colors. 

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Gemstone Garden
one coat over base color
from left to right
Essie The Girls Are Out
Essie Naughty Nautical
Essie Full Steam Ahead
Essie The More The Merrier

     These combinations made my heart sing. I can't get over how great GG looks over all four of these bases. The possibilities are endless! 

add on polish
vibrant blue jelly base
3 sizes red glitter
blue holo hexes
giant white squares and hexes
mini silver stars
tiny holo dusting

two coats
two coats Seche Vite

      I was pleasantly surprised by this polish. It was completely opaque in two coats! I didn't have any visible nail line at all. The glitters came out easily, too. Giant glitters usually give me trouble.
       Dry time was fast! Like super fast. the only problem I had was with the large squares sticking up a tiny bit. It was nothing that two coats of SV couldn't fix. After top coat, it was smoothed out nicely.


      You'll have to enlarge the picture on this one to fully appreciate the depth of the blue jelly base. Unfortunately, I couldn't capture the intense holo sparkle. 

      I wore this for about 4 hours and didn't experience at staining. From my experience, you should be fine with just a single coat of base. If you're prone to staining, I'd double up just in case. 


      As you can see, two coats gives a great amount of coverage and glitter. I really like the look of the stars on the first coat and how they peek through the second. 

      This one shines like crazy in the sun. I kept staring at my nails while doing the dishes this afternoon. I can neither confirm nor deny that it may have taken me longer than usual.

Liberty can be added on to any July box purchase for just $5.25.

Eucalyptus & Peppermint
Bath Salts
available in both boxes

sea salt, epsom salt, baking soda, tapioca starch, essential therapeutic grade oils, and mica colorants

Also available in Lavender & Sage scent. Just specify your choice at the time of purchase.

These will be available for purchase in the future at $4.95 per 4 oz. pouch.

Eucalyptus & Peppermint
Bath Salts

      I used these for a foot soak; a long,  luxurious, and well deserved foot soak.  They dissolved nicely and had a great calming scent. My feet were soft and moisturized afterward. I work long days and there's nothing better than a little R&R with a foot bath. 

     I also used these for a pre-manicure hand soak. This product was perfect to start off my routine. I'll definitely be using these in the future. 

You Polish can be purchased via Etsy
The July Subscription Boxes will be available for purchase June 20th at 7pm EST. Each box is $16.99.
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Products in this post were provided for an honest review. 
All opinions are unbiased and were not influenced in any way.


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