It’s time for another round of Fandom Flakies! The April 2020 Fandom Flakies Box is all about Boy Bands, and woah the nostalgia!
All 3 bands represented in this box are ones I’m familiar with – so this was pretty fun to do. I also put on some of the music while I was doing swatches of this box to get me in the right mindset as well.
The Fandom Flakies Box April 2020 Boy Bands theme will feature Bee’s Knees Lacquer, Night Owl Lacquer, and the guest maker is Nvr Enuff! Ribbits Stickits is back this month as well with some cute decal and waterslide add ons.
My very first ever little crush was Joey from NKOTB – so I was thrilled to see them represented in this box. They were popular when I was in elementary school… I think I discovered them when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade. My sister was in love with Jordan. I also remember the first time my sister got into HUGE trouble with my mom… she tried stealing the NKOTB Merry Merry Christmas cassette tape from Tower Records and got caught.
That was the maddest I had ever seen my mom.
When I was in high school, I wasn’t a huge boy band fan (Backstreet Boys and NSYNC were huge at this point) but my best friend was. When she and I hung out, that’s pretty much all she listened too (and she was a huge Hanson fan.) Sadly, she passed away in October of 2006 – but her parents knew her love of music and played a mix of boy band songs during her memorial video.
So while I do still listen to the music, some of it does make me a bit weepy – even when it’s not supposed to. I literally can’t listen to Mmmbop, It’s Gonna Be Me, or Everybody without going into a bit of a memory blast that puts me into a weird funk.
Okay, enough of the sad stuff. This box launches tomorrow – so lets get into it.
Bee’s Knees Lacquer | Bye Bye Bye
Bye Bye Bye is inspired by NSYNC. Bye Bye Bye is a medium baby bluish/cornflower blue crelly base with red to orange to green ultrachrome chameleon flakes and orange to green iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Night Owl Lacquer | Hangin’ Tough
Hangin’ Tough is inspired by NKOTB. Hangin’ Tough is a pale grey crelly base loaded with holographic flecks, black shreds and color shifting crystal chameleon flakes that flash orange, gold, pink, green and blue. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Some of the black shreds (the smaller pieces) would stick up a little and I removed 2 from my mani with tweezers. They were just really small bits and stacked up against larger ones so instead of manipulating them to lay down, I pulled them off. So it’s possible for it to happen. It was only 2 little pieces, so nothing huge – but worth it for me to mention.
Very slight texture with this one, but 1 coat of top coat should still smooth it over just fine.
Nvr Enuff Polish | I’ve Gotta Question For Ya
I’ve Gotta Question For Ya is inspired by Backstreet Boys. This is a light-medium silvery blue linear holographic with blue to purple shifting shimmer and large silver flecks. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Ribbits Stickits | Water Decals and Vinyl Decal
Ribbits Stickits has quite the assortment of water slide decals this time! There are 4 sheets:
1. Generic Boy Band decals.
2. Backstreet Boy Decals
3. NSYNC Decals
4. NKOTB Decals
There’s also a vinyl decal option which is black holo lettering. There’s usually a couple different ones, and I’m not sure if there are multiple for this particular box.
Both water slide decals and vinyl stickers come with instructions on how to use – they’re pretty easy though.
Fandom Flakies Box April 2020 | Boy Bands
This is a very cool toned box, so they all agreed with my skin tone. It was a fun box to swatch, and while it brought some sad memories – I know she would have been thrilled to get this box – so that does bring a smile to my face.
I also think they covered all the super popular bands that are more widely known song wise.
Price: $30.00 + Shipping for Polishes | Addons: Waterslide Decals: $10.00 & Holographic Sticker: $6.00
Where To Buy: Fandom Flakies Shop
Preorder: April 10th at Noon EST through April 17th at 11:59 PM EDT
Fandom Flakies Box Social Media: Facebook Fan Group | Instagram
So what did you think? Will you be grabbing this box?