A Box, Indied May 2016 Kentucky Derby

by Lisa Heath
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A Box, Indied May 2016 Kentucky Derby

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It’s finally that time when the next A Box, Indied posts start rolling out! So today I have A Box, Indied May 2016 Kentucky Derby to share with you!

A Box Indied May 2016 Kentucky Derby Main

This month the theme is Kentucky Derby (you probably already figured that out though) and the makers involved for May 2016 are Girly Bits, Colors by Llarowe, Cirque Colors, Black Cat Lacquer and Crowstoes!

I believe we’ve seen all of these makers in previous boxes except Cirque Colors – who I was really happy to see added to the mix of talented creators.

As always, at the end of this post you will find a list of other bloggers who will also have this box up on their blogs or IG channels so you can check them out as well.

In 5 random boxes there will be a $25 Gift Certificate from one of the makers! So 5 lucky people will get an extra $25 to spend in one of the shops featured in the box! It’s always fun to see people post that they received one of the surprises!

Ready to see what these makers came up with?

Girly Bits Hat-A-Tude

Girly Bits Hat a Tude

Girly Bits Hat-A-Tude is a silver, purple, violet, and magenta full coverage microglitter with a flash of red/pink shimmer. I used 2 coats and a thick top coat. Because of all the microglitters, this does dry down with a slight texture. It’s very light – but if you use a thin top coat you might need to double up for a complete smooth look. I used Girly Bits Glitter Glaze and was able to get a smooth look in 1 coat.

Girly Bits Hat a Tude Macro

Girly Bits Hat a Tude Front

Girly Bits Hat a Tude Flash

Above photo shown with flash, not color accurate

Girly Bits Hat a Tude Up

Colors by Llarowe Mint Julep

Colors by Llarowe Mint Julep

Colors by Llarowe Mint Julep is a vibrant medium toned mint green linear holographic. I used 2 easy coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Colors by Llarowe Mint Julep Macro

Colors by Llarowe Mint Julep Front

Colors by Llarowe Mint Julep Flash

Above photo shown with flash, not color accurate

Colors by Llarowe Mint Julep Up

Cirque Colors Flora Fete

Cirque Colors Flora Fete

I usually do glitter toppers over light shades or even white or black… but when I saw this, I had to pair it with China Glaze What I Like About Blue.

Cirque Colors Flora Fete is a clear based glitter topper that contains square and hex glitters in multiple sizes in shades of pink, yellow, purple, red, and white. I used 1 coat over China Glaze What I Like About Blue for these photos. The light shimmer you can see in closeups is from the China Glaze base and not the Cirque Colors.

Cirque Colors Flora Fete Macro

Cirque Colors Flora Fete Front

Cirque Colors Flora Fete Up

Black Cat Lacquer Run For The Roses

Black Cat Lacquer Run For The Roses

Black Cat Lacquer Run For The Roses is a cherry red jelly base filled with red and gold shimmers and glitters. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Black Cat Lacquer Run For The Roses Macro

Black Cat Lacquer Run For The Roses Up

Crowstoes Dark Horse

CrowsToes Dark Horse

Crowstoes Dark Horse is a black base with silver shimmer and gunmetal holographic microglitters for a spark of color. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

CrowsToes Dark Horse Macro

CrowsToes Dark Horse Front

CrowsToes Dark Horse Flash

Above photo shown with flash, not color accurate

CrowsToes Dark Horse Up

A Box, Indied May 2016 Kentucky Derby Overview

A Box, Indied May 2016 Kentucky Derby Overview

I really like that all 5 shades are completely different. None of the finishes are the same, and the colors vary nicely. I had no application issue with any of the 5 shades.

Price: $50.00 (no limit on how many boxes you can order)

Preorder Date: May 1st through May 4th

Where To Buy: Llarowe’s Shop

For More Swatches & Information Visit These Pages: A Box, Indied Facebook | Llarowe Facebook | Crowstoes Facebook | Black Cat Lacquer Facebook | Girly Bits Facebook | Cirque Colors Facebook 

Check out A Box, Indied on Instagram for your chance to win this box as well!

Right now there are 5 bloggers receiving the box that you can keep an eye out for their reviews.

Ermahgerd Perlish
My Nail Polish Obsession
Nailed the Polish
Pointless Cafe

and me.

Cosmetic Sanctuary

Make sure you check them out for more photos/reviews/box information.

What are your thoughts on the A Box, Indied May 2016 Kentucky Derby? I’d love to hear them in the comments below!

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1 comment

Lauri April 27, 2016 - 3:53 pm

Thank You for Swatching these Lisa! Beautiful as always! <3

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