Friday, April 8, 2016

The Magic 8 Box May 2016 Swatches and Review

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Hi everyone!  I hope you're doing well.  The last few days have been trying, but things are looking up!

Today I'll be showing you the May 2016 Magic 8 Box and this time the theme is Musical Movies.  The Magic 8 Box is released monthly with four permanent makers (Philly Loves Lacquer, Rica, Smokey Mountain Lacquers, and My Indie Polish) and four guest makers.  This month's guests are Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer, Paint Box Polish, Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer, and Top Shelf Lacquer.

The Magic 8 Box will be available for pre-order at PhillyLovesLacquer.com April 8th 8am EST through April 16th and will cost $59 + shipping  There will only be 50 boxes, so make sure to get your order in ASAP!  You don't want to miss out on these!


The Magic 8 Box May 2016 Swatches and review


Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Wash Away What's Past.  This polish is inspired by Les Miserables.  It's a creamy taupe filled with pink to gold shifting shimmer and scattered holo.  Easy to work with.  No application issues.

This is 3 coats.

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Wash Away What's Past Magic 8 Box May 2016

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Wash Away What's Past Magic 8 Box May 2016


My Indie Polish Mr. Candy Man.  Inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this polish is confection at it's finest.  I has a very sheer crelly base and lots of pastel and candy colored glitters in different shapes and sizes.  I absolutely love the base of this!  While it goes on sheer and looks like it will take several coats to reach opacity, this one just needs a few!  No application issues

This is 3 coats.

My Indie Polish Mr Candy Man Magic 8 Box May 2016

My Indie Polish Mr Candy Man Magic 8 Box May 2016


Paint Box Polish The Closest Shave You'll Ever Know.  This polish is inspired by Sweeney Todd.  It has a slightly gray tinted clear base  and is packed with silver holo glitter.  This polish is perfect as a topper or worn alone.  I'm showing it alone.

This is 3 coats.

Paint Box Polish The Closest Shave You'll Ever Know Magic 8 Box May 2016

Paint Box Polish The Closest Shave You'll Ever Know Magic 8 Box 2016


Philly Loves Lacquer Give Me Back My Blue Blanket.  This polish was inspired by The Producers.  It's a medium toned blue packed with scatter holo as well as flecks of shimmer.  Application is absolute perfection!

This is 2 coats

Philly Loves Lacquer Give Me Back My Blue Blanket Magic 8 Box May 2016

Philly Loves Lacquer Give Me Back My Blue Blanket Magic 8 Box 2016


Rica Cell Block Tango.  This is inspired by Chicago.  This is a black jelly base filled with gorgeous red micro glitter as well as holo.  This polish is seriously beautiful and my personal favorite from the box.  Lovely application.

This is 2 coats.

Rica Cell Block Tango Magic 8 Box May 2016

Rica Cell Block Tango Magic 8 Box May 2016


Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer I Wanna Be Dirty.  This is inspired by Rocky Horror Picture show.  It's a stunning bright red (that leans a bit pink on me) with holo pigment as well as micro red holo glitters scattered though.  Great application.

This is 2 coats.

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer I Wanna Be Dirty Magic 8 Box May 2016

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer I Wanna Be Dirty Magic 8 Box May 2016


Smokey Mountain Lacquers Take a Chance On Me.  Inspired by Mamma Mia, this is a purple jelly filled to the brim with golden/olive glitter.  It's absolutely insane how gorgeous the shimmer in this is!  This goes on very sheer, but does build up.

This is 3 coats.

Smokey Mountain Lacquers Take a Chance On Me Magic 8 Box May 2016

Smokey Mountain Lacquers Take a Chance on Me Magic 8 Box May 2016


Top Shelf Lacquer Absinthe.  This is inspired by Moulin Rouge.  It's a sea foam green jelly base with holo and holo micro glitter.  Easy to work with; not too thick!

This is 3 coats.

Top Shelf Lacquer Absinthe Magic 8 Box May 2016

Top Shelf Lacquer Absinthe Magic 8 Box May 2016



**Products in this post were sent for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Do you plan on buying this box?  Which ones are your favorites?

16 comments :

  1. Cell Block Tango has me drooling. It's so beautiful!

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  2. Really nice mix of colors in this box!

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  3. Fun theme and all of the polishes are really pretty! I really like Take a Chance on Me!

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  4. OMG, that Rica Cell Block Tango is amazing! I've never heard of that brand before...

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  5. I want Cell Block tango and Absinthe so bad that I'm runnning over to the website now. Beautiful swatches and excellent review. <3

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  6. Cell Block Tango is gorgeous!

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  7. Beautifully swatched. This box looks a great theme with a great mix of colours and finishes. I think absinthe might just be my favourite.

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  8. I'm loving Take A Chance On Me! So pretty!

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  9. I am crazy excited about this box! O love musicals, and there are so many gorgeous shades in this box! I can't choose just 1!

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  10. Oh boy that red is perfect. Stunning swatches ♡

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  11. I love most of these but My Indie Polish, Top Shelf Lacquer, and Rica just nailed it for me.

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  12. Loving all of these! Cell Block Tango is calling my name!

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  13. Great swatches hun :) candy man is definitly my favorite x

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  14. This entire box is beautiful, but the Rica is out of this world gorgeous!

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  15. I really like Wash Away What's Past and Cell Block Tango, they seem to make perfect sense to me when I think of the musicals.

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