December 2015 Magic 8 Box | Northern Lights | Reveal, Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath
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December 2015 Magic 8 Box | Northern Lights | Reveal, Swatches & Review

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Tonight I have the December 2015 Magic 8 Box to share with you and the theme is Northern Lights. If Magic 8 Box doesn’t sound familiar, it’s formerly known as Beauty Quartet Box, but since it has expanded, a new name was in order.

Here’s the breakdown for the Magic 8 Box: it will contain products from 8 brands. 4 will be permanent brands (Philly Loves Lacquer, Smokey Mountain Lacquers, Rica and My Indie Polish) as well as 4 guest makers. For December the guest brands are Turtle Tootsie Polish, Frenzy Polish, Stardust Polish and Serum No 5.

The theme for December is “Northern Lights”. The makers wanted a whimsical, non-denominational winter theme, and what’s more magical than beautiful dancing lights across the night sky?

Let’s take a look!

Geomagnetic Storm by Philly Loves Lacquer

Philly Loves Lacquer Geomagnetic Storm

“Geomagnetic Storm” by Philly Loves Lacquer is a deep blackened plum with a green shift, silver holo micro shreds, tiny green and blue flakies, color shifting flakes and blue to aqua to violet ultra chameleon chrome flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. The first 2 coats were a little thin and patchy in areas, but the third coat even it out nicely.

Philly Loves Lacquer Geomagnetic Storm Up

Philly Loves Lacquer Geomagnetic Storm Macro

Magical Sky Show by Smokey Mountain Lacquers

Smokey Mountain Lacquers Magical Sky Show

“Magical Sky Show” by Smokey Mountain Lacquers is a deep teal blue creme with lime and aqua shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Smokey Mountain Lacquers Magical Sky Show Up

Smokey Mountain Lacquers Magical Sky Show Macro

Interstellar by Rica

Rica Interstellar

“Interstellar” by Rica is a navy blue holo with a combination of purple, green, light green and blue glitters, flakes and shimmer. I used 2 coats for these photos and a thick top coat. There is a slight texture to the polish because of all the glitters, so if your top coat is thinner you might need 2 coats of top coat for a completely smooth finish.

Rica Interstellar Up

Rica Interstellar Macro

Cosmic Landscape by My Indie Polish

My Indie Polish Cosmic Landscape

“Cosmic Landscape” by My Indie Polish is a deep green with a gold shift, gold shimmer and a light sprinkling of holo sparks. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

My Indie Polish Cosmic Landscape Up

My Indie Polish Cosmic Landscape Macro

Night Magic by Turtle Tootsie Polishes

Turtle Tootsie Night Magic

Night Magic” by Turtle Tootsie Polishes – a deep blue holo with light blue sheen. The light blue sheen really makes this polish glow. It’s stunning. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. Light brush strokes are visible with application.

Turtle Tootsie Night Magic Up

Turtle Tootsie Night Magic Macro

Magnetic Midnight by Frenzy Polish

Frenzy Polish Magnetic Midnight

Magnetic Midnight” by Frenzy Polish is a dark green holo with purple flakes and green shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Frenzy Polish Magnetic Midnight Up

Frenzy Polish Magnetic Midnight Macro

Night Blaze by Serum No 5

Serum No 5 Split Photo

“Night Blaze” by Serum No.5 is a glow in the dark glitter bomb filled with mini stars, purple, pink, blue, and orange glitters in an iridescent like pink base. It glows a bright blue in the dark. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Serum No 5 Night Blaze

Serum No 5 Night Blaze Up

Serum No 5 Night Blaze Macro

Serum No 5 Night Blaze GitD

Solar Flare by Stardust Polish

Stardust Polish Solar Flare

I saved one of my favorites for last. This is just a ‘me’ color! “Solar Flare” by Stardust Polish is a red toned purple linear holo with copper shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Stardust Polish Solar Flare Up

Stardust Polish Solar Flare Macro

And there you have it! All 8 shades in the December 2015 box. They are all exclusive to this box, so you will not be able to purchase them individually.

Now here’s a rundown of the purchasing info:

Price: $65 US | $70 Canada | $75 Everywhere Else

Where To Buy: Philly Loves Lacquer Website

Availability: Only 50 boxes will be made

Order Dates: November 8th – November 16th

What did you think of this box? Are you happy to see the Beauty Quartet expand into Magic 8 Box? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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14 comments

Jessica W November 5, 2015 - 7:25 pm

The Stardust polish is what my eye was immediately drawn to in the collage. Kind of bummed that it’s only in this box because I love it!

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Ashlee(PaintedNubbs) November 5, 2015 - 7:27 pm

I love Magnetic Midnight and Solar Flare.

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Ameerah@ValiantlyVarnished November 5, 2015 - 8:02 pm

The Stardust Polish is ah-maxing!

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Schette November 5, 2015 - 10:46 pm

They all are lovely but the startdust has stollen my heart !

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Simona November 5, 2015 - 11:55 pm

Are these shades unique to the boxes or are they sold separately, too? I admit some of them aren’t for me but 3 are really calling my name!

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Lisa Heath November 6, 2015 - 8:55 am

These shades are exclusive to the box

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Roselynn November 6, 2015 - 5:29 am

The Rica and the Stardust totally slay! Such beauties. Definitely need to nab this box.

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Naked Without Polish November 6, 2015 - 6:10 am

I adore that Serum polish. Lovely swatches!

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Nichole C November 6, 2015 - 10:38 am

Stardust is on my list of to-buy…and this isnt helping me hold off at all.

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Deborah November 6, 2015 - 12:04 pm

That Frenzy Polish O.o woah, what a beauty! I do like them all tho :D

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Lothwen November 6, 2015 - 12:48 pm

They are all gorgeous! I am especially digging Cosmic Landscape and Magnetic Midnight, such unique colours!

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Polished Hippy November 6, 2015 - 10:16 pm

I am getting this for sure!

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Marisa November 7, 2015 - 8:20 am

Oh my, these polishes are all gorgeous!!

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December 2015 Magic 8 Box November 9, 2015 - 3:36 pm

[…] Here’s a quick sneak peek of the polishes in the box… The theme this month is Northern Lights. The polishes are all amazing and I can’t wait to share proper swatches with you. In the meantime, go check out Lisa’s swatch at Cosmetic Sanctuary. […]

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