Little Box of Horrors July 2021 | Summer

by Lisa Heath

Press Sample of the Little Box of Horrors
July 2021 | Summer

This month is flying by and due to some house things… I’m a little behind posting. So I’m up a little later to work on this one… and we’re going to be looking at the Little Box of Horrors July 2021 with a Summer theme!

I have 42 of this month’s offerings ready to go. If you are new to Little Box of Horrors, read on a bit… otherwise you can skip to the swatches.

This will be a bi-monthly collaboration shop that will consist of 25-35 makers. Each bi-monthly shop will have either a horror, sci-fi, thriller, supernatural, paranormal, or mystery like theme – and the products will then be inspired by that theme.

The July theme is Summer – so it’s horror films that take place in Summer or have a Summer theme.

Little Box Of Horrors has set swatchers – however, makers are also able to send to their own swatchers as well. I will link the set swatchers at the end of this post.

Also when I say “set swatchers” makers aren’t forced to send to any of us, they can choose if they want to – so each of us have bits and pieces, but I think we’re all missing an item here and there. We also have a mix of bloggers, swatchers and live video to show.

Ready to take a look?

All Mixed Up Lacquer | Bon Voyage (Glow in the Dark)

Inspiration: Ghost Ship

Description: Bon Voyage is a deep navy blurple base with aqua to blue to violet shifting shimmer, scattered holo, flakes and micro glitters. It glows an aqua blue after being exposed to UV light (either natural or artificial) I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 20

All Mixed Up Lacquer | Foaming Mani Pedi Crumbles

Inspiration: Roasting marshmallows on crystal lake (Friday 13).

Description: Crumble Dust is like a crushed bath bomb, but the ingredients are more for nails. It will fizz, scent and color the water, plus it’s already in ready to use pieces.

The scent this month is Sweet Cookie and it smells like a sugar cookie!

Price: $6.00 | Cap: 20

Anchor & Heart Lacquer | What Are You Waiting For, Huh?

Inspiration: Iconic Jennifer Love Hewitt scene from “I Know What You Did Last Summer”.

Description: What Are You Waiting For, Huh? is a rust red scattered holographic jelly base with scattered black holo micro glitters and holographic micro flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Apipila | Octopus Keychain

Inspiration: 2000 Movie – Octopus

Description: Apipila created an MDF wood octopus keychain with bronze hardware. My son saw this and was like “GIMMIE” so it’s now in his possession.

It has a skull like face and 8 tentacles and it has a naturally almost “worn” look to it that adds to the personality. Total size is 10 mm

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Apipila | Stamping Plate Water Horror

Inspiration: Water Horror

Description: Apipila has a stainless steel stamping plate full of watery horror images. I randomly selected a few to stamp with – and all had beautiful etching and I had no issues picking up.

These are all images from movies related to water horror and I love the selection done.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: None

Baroness X | Acetone Antidote in Yuzu & Sea Salt

Inspiration: Inspired by beach/ocean horror film in general , the sea salt side is the inspo on this scent…

Description: This month’s scent is Yuzu & Sea Salt, which is a blend of satsuma, yuzu, and grapefruit with a touch of sea salt finished with nectarine, apricot, and lotus. All of the scents balance well, and the one that is most prominent to my nose is grapefruit and satsuma.

Acetone Antidote is an additive for your acetone to protect your skin from the harshness of acetone. It contains glycerin and jojoba oil to help protect and moisturize your nails, skin, and cuticles during polish removal. Plus, no more ashy, dry skin! Simply shake up the vial and pour into your polish remover. I generally pour a full vial into a 10 oz pump bottle, but since this is double the usual size – I pour half in. I recommend shaking it and pouring 1/4 in and adding more if you feel you need more. I personally use a lot due to how much acetone I use daily.

This is a larger bottle that allows for 2-4 (maybe 5 or 6) usages. If you have purchased before from the Baroness X shop or other shops – this is double the size. I do have a comparison photo as the last photo in this set.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

Baroness X | A Bloody Jolly Swim Polish

Inspiration:Not inspired by a specific movie but a summer horror movie trope of being attacked in water. Who else afraid of getting in a lake or the ocean after years of horror flick watching?

Description: A Bloody Jolly Swim is a medium orchid leaning magenta holo with blue flakes and copper glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: None

BCB Lacquers | Don’t Look

Inspiration: Glow in the dark Angler Fish


Don’t Look Down is a deep royal blue base with green to pink to gold shifting shimmer, iridescent flakes, and rainbow iridescent micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 100

BCB Lacquers | Into the Deep Whipped Sugar Scrub

Inspiration: Into The Deep was inspired by the ocean.

Description: Into The Deep Whipped Sugar Scrub is a fluffy, gently but effective sugar scrub with a custom oil blend perfect for hydration and exfoliation. There is a mix of white and brown sugar mixed in. On top there is a mix of green and blue jojoba beads as well as blue eco-friendly glitter.

This month’s scent has top notes of lime, lemon, orange peel, agave, black currant, mint, patchouli, and sugar.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 30

Beautometry | Stay Out of the Water Cuticle Putty Cream Trio

Inspiration: Jaws

Description: Beautometry has a set of 3 cuticle putty creams for us. Each Cuticle Putty is a different scent, and I like that they are small enough to slip into a pocket for on the go.

I Used to Hate The Water is scented like sun tan lotion
It Was A Shark! is scented like a coconut slushy
You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat smells like an island getaway – very tropical.

These creams soak in nicely and aren’t oily or thick.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: None

Beautometry | I Used to Hate the Water Scrubby Putty

Inspiration: Jaws

Description: Scrubby Putty is a sugar scrub that smells amazing. The sugar particles are smaller in this scrub and offer a nice, gentle exfoliation. It smells like our favorite suntan lotion – which has coconut undertones. This comes in a 9.5 oz jar.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

Bonparsco | Luxury Cream Eyeshadow

Inspiration: The inspiration is Helen’s eyeshadow color in I Know What You Did Last Summer

Description: This luxury cream eyeshadow is a soft, shimmery reddish brown with light pink sparkles. It’s a very light weight formula and it offers a nice wash of color that sheers out quite well. It’s a barely there color on me when I pat it into my eyelid and gives my eyes some oomph.

It is a non sticky formula and goes to a nice, smooth finish.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 15

Color Spectrum Polish | You’re Doomed! You’re All Doomed!

Inspiration: Friday the 13th

Description: You’re Doomed! Your All Doomed! is a black to red multichrome, with additional red holographic micro glitters for an added spark of color. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 50

Colores de Carol | Another Bite Tinted Ridge Filler

Inspiration: Pirahna

Description: Another Bite Tinted Ridge Filler is a ridge filling base coat that also has a slightly peachy yellow tinged tan appearance to also act as a VNL blur. This is perfect for polishes that may show your Visible Nail Line if you have more opaque nails. I do show below a crelly on over both Another Bite and bare so you can see the difference.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Colores de Carol | Just One Bite Polish

Inspiration: Piraña

Description:  Just One Bite is a light grey crelly base with Aurora shimmer, micro holo glitter, blue glitter flakes and orange holo glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Dark Moon Essentials | Lost in the Lagoon Luxurious Mango Velvet Cream

Inspiration: All good, campy Summer horror movies have a lake or lagoon where one of the characters wanders into and meets a gruesome end!

Description: To me, the Lost In the Lagoon Mango Velvet Cream feels like a hybrid cream and balm combined. It feels more like a stiff cream, so it’s not hard to get out – vs digging into a balm. However, once you bring it out, it melts on contact with your body heat and almost goes to a thick cuticle oil.

This soaks into my skin nicely, and if used in small amounts – it’s non greasy. I prefer to use it for my cuticles, but this can be used on any dry body part like elbows and knees!

Scent wise, this is lighter and slightly tropical. It’s hard to pinpoint the notes but i almost want to say a light lime and coconut

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 30

Fanchromatic Nails | The Midnight Sun

Inspiration: by Midsommar

Description: The Midnight Sun is a sky blue crelly base with green, lavender, gold, pink and silver glitters ranging from micro to medium, as well as a delicate silver shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Galatea Cosmetics | A Love Rune Cuticle Balm

Inspiration: Midsommar – the spell cast over Christian

Description: A Love Rune is an intensive balm that works well for cuticles, elbows, knees – pretty much anywhere that needs a boost of help. This comes in a large 1 ounce tin, so larger than a typical cuticle balm.

Scent description: A suspiciously savory pie with bright notes of summer peach and candied ginger.

The scent is on the lighter side so it won’t overpower anything, but is still deliciously detectable. I definitely get the pie crust and spice of ginger scents.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

Galatea Cosmetics | The Great Festival of Renewal Wax Melts

Inspiration: Midsommer

Description: The Great Festival Of Renewal is a fresh smelling wax melt that comes in a standard 3 oz clamshell. The scent notes are:

Lavender fields, fresh herbs, ancestral trees, the first apple harvest, and bright citrus sunshine!

I get a fresh herb and citrus immediately and just light undertones of lavender. Nick said I need to grab more of this one.

Price: $4.50 | Cap: None

Healthy Fawns | Freaky Friday the 13th On the Go Boxy Bag

Inspiration: The Friday the 13th franchise

Description: Cotton Jason Voorees inspired exterior with a cotton lining, rainbow zipper, and an iridescent phone cord style bracelet with aurora electroplated split keyring with a swivel clasp.

This on the go bag is perfect to slip your mask, hand sanitizer, lip balm, some cash or cards in .. and go. It’s a perfect size to stash the little essentials. Plus the fabric is so beautiful and vibrant – you almost don’t notice at first that it’s Jason Voorhees on it!

Price: $15.00 | Cap: 75

Jen & Berries Lacquer | Initiations Over

Inspiration: The Lost Boys

Description: Initiations Over is a violet jelly base loaded with pink to gold to green shifting shimmer and holographic silver flecks mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 125

Just Duckie Designs | Let’s Twist This Ear Wrap

Inspiration:The Psych episode “Tuesday the 17th.”

Description: Silver tone ear wrap and charm, silver plated chain and rings, ruby quartz briolettes.

This piece wraps around the outside of your ear and it’s super cute. I actually haven’t seen anything like this before – and it’s fun. To put it on, hook it onto your ear. I hold it almost horizontal – hook it over the top of my ear, then drop the back down to rest along the outside of my ear. It’s super lightweight too so it almost feels like you aren’t wearing anything.

Price: $17.00 | Cap: 20

Just Duckie Designs | Gonna Need a Bigger Boat Jaws Inspired Hair Pick

Inspiration: Jaws being attracted to all of the people swimming

Description: I use hair picks/sticks a lot – I also will swap them out for pencils or pens if I don’t have an actual hair stick available. I’ve smuggled many pens home on accident doing this.

This is a silver toned hair pick and shark head charm (the mouth is on a hinged piece so you can open and close the mouth) with 3 dangling ruby quartz briolettes.

The pick is 5″ long and it’s also easy to use. I twist my hair up into a bun and then stick the pin through the middle (usually I do it at an angle) and I wiggle the stick a little so it gets the bun and weaved into the hair against my scalp. I hope that makes sense? Then the stick usually stays in place with my hair up all day.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: 20

Lemming Lacquer | You Messed with the Wrong Virgin

Inspiration: The Final Girls

Description: You Messed With The Wrong Virgin is a medium purple crelly packed with shimmer shifting from gold to green to blue and holo microflakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

LynBDesigns | Horror of Party Beach (Thermal)

Inspiration: the movie Horror at Party Beach

Description: Horror Of Party Beach is a crelly thermal that shifts medium-dark green (cold) to pale beigey pink (warm) with orange to yellow to green shifting flakes and holo micro shreds. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

LynBDesigns | Day at the Beach Wax Melt

Inspiration: Beachy horror movies

Description: This month’s wax melt is a scent blend of Himalayan Sea Salt is complimented with Crushed Sage and Oud Wood. It’s a very earthy/herbally mix – but there is a light floral component that my nose is picking up that makes it a nice combination with the herbal aspect.

It’s really nice and relaxing.

Price: $4.50 | Cap: 100

MTK Design | Rooting for the Crocodile (Thermal)

Inspiration: Lake Placid

Description: Rooting For The Crocodile is a jelly based thermal that goes sheer chartreuse yellow (warm) to swampy green (cold) with copper to gold to green shimmer and green to gold to copper iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

My Indie Polish | The Meg

Inspiration: I’ve always liked sharks. This movie was so bad it was good

Description: The Meg is a medium, bold blue base with gold shimmer and micro flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 100

Northern Star | S’mores Scented Cuticle Oil

Inspiration: Summer camp horror & s’mores around the campfire

Description: S’mores scented cuticle oil comes in an ombre colored glass vial with a metal roller ball applicator. It glides on nicely and dispenses a good amount of oil. Just roll the applicator over the dry parts and then massage in.

It smells like S’mores – so a nice mix of chocolate, graham cracker and marshmallow! I really want a s’mores now… I think I have S’mores flavored coffee pods upstairs so that might have to do.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 150

Northern Star Polish | Then He’s Still There

Inspiration: The ultimate summer horror movie Friday the 13th and the camp’s Crystal Lake.

Description: Then He’s Still There is a green tinged blue jelly base loaded with blue shimmer and silver holo glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 75

Paradox Polish & Soap Company | Gonna Need a Bigger Boat (Magnetic)

Inspiration: I am sucha 70’s kid. Naturally I picked Jaws as an inspiration. When Brody tells the Captain that he’s going to need a bigger boat…

Description: Gonna Need A Bigger Boat is a blackened teal jelly base loaded with blue to teal to green multihchrome magnetic pigment, as well as red, turquoise and silver flakes and a light sprinkling of holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat.

I only magnetized 2 nails so you can see it with and without magnetization

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 100

Peachtree Polish | Watch Out!

Inspiration: The inspiration comes from the colors of the DVD cover of the movie Camp Blood

Description: Watch Out! is a sheer plum purple jelly with matte orange, black, and red glitters and micro pink holographic glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 50

Ribbits Stickits | Frogetaboutit Acetone Additive

Inspiration: Jaws

Description: Frogetaboutit Acetone Additive is a mixture of glycerine and oil and fragrance that you add to your acetone to help prevent drying and that white ashen skin look. Most do add these to pure acetone, but i personally like using it in Zoya Remove +. Remove+ does already have it’s own built in additive in a sense, but I like the additional boost.

This is a 30ml bottle, so you could shake this bad boy up and potentially get up to 4 uses out of it, depending on how much you pour per bottle. Just make sure you shake it first to mix the oils and glycerine up.

This one is scented in Gonna Need A Bigger Boat which is a scent blend of coconut, pineapple, grapefruit, citrus, apples, ozone, jasmine, sea salt and ocean mist, sun bleached driftwood and tropical flowers with subtle cedar, violet, light musk, and vanilla base.

The scent is very tropical… like sitting on an old wooden porch while drinking a tropical drink. The sea air and old wood mingle with the fruity notes of the drink and there’s a little musky jasmine lingering too.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 30

Ribbits Stickits | Un-frog-getable Cuticle Cover Liquid Latex

Inspiration: Jaws

Description: Cuticle Cover is a liquid latex that you apply to your skin so you can keep it neat when you do stamping or any type of nail designs/art that may extend beyond the nail while doing it. This way when it’s done, you can peel the latex off and have a clean surrounding area.

This is lightly scented in Gonna Need a Bigger Boat, which is the same scent description as the Acetone Additive above.

Scent Description: Coconut, pineapple, grapefruit, citrus, apples, ozone, jasmine, sea salt and ocean mist, sun bleached driftwood and tropical flowers with subtle cedar, violet, light musk, and vanilla base.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 30

Ribbits Stickits | Gonna Need a Bigger Boat Un-frog-getable Hand & Cuticle Cream

Inspiration: Jaws

Description: Ribbits Stickits is also bringing a hand and cuticle cream in a scent that matches the acetone additive and cuticle cover. This hand and cuticle cream is thick enough so it can be used every day in small amounts, or slather it on at night for a more intensive treatment.

Gonna Need a Bigger Boat! Scent Description: Coconut, pineapple, grapefruit, citrus, apples, ozone, jasmine, sea salt and ocean mist, sun bleached driftwood and tropical flowers with subtle cedar, violet, light musk, and vanilla base. 

Price: $7.00 | Cap: 30

Ribbits Stickits | Friday the 13th Decal Set

Inspiration: Friday the 13th

Description:  Two sheets of approximately 78 images that can be mixed and matched for the ultimate Summer Camp mai! Instructions, tips, and tricks are included.

I picked a few random images to try out and kind of love the mani I got from it. I’ll be using these again closer to Halloween too!

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 50

Ribbits Stickits | Summer Horror Set Water Decals

Inspiration: Multiple Summer Horror themed flicks, including Jaws, Lake Placid, Piranha, and Tentacles!

Description: This is my favorite set – and when I saw the Lake Placid sheet – I knew what I had to do. I used the best Betty White phrase from the entire move and .. I’ll do it again.

Approximately 79 images over 4 mini sheets of decals will help you create your perfect summer horror flick mani! Instructions, tips and tricks are included.

Price: $15.00 | Cap: 50

Rogue Lacquer | Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Inspiration: The TV show are you afraid of the dark? That centered around telling scary stories around a campfire

Description: Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a deep grey (almost black) jelly base loaded with copper to bronze ultrachrome chameleon flakes and metallic green flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Sassy Pants Polish | Curse Lamp

Inspiration: R.L. Stine’s book, “Curse of Camp Cold Lake”

Description: Curse Lamp is a bright fuchsia pink shimmer base with gold holographic microshreds, UCC flakies, finished with a touch of gold shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 100

Sassy Pants Polish | Ghost Stories Cuticle Balm

Inspiration: the classic nighttime campfire activity of roasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories!

Description: Ghost Stories cuticle balm is a moisturizing cuticle balm that smells like toasted marshmallows! Nice, light and sweet.

This is a good cuticle balm that melts on contact with body heat, so it’s easy to apply and massage in. A thin layer makes it easy to soak in, or do a thicker barrier layer if you want it to sit and soak in a bit more.

Price: $7.00 | Cap: 100

The Nail Stuff | She Hates Counselors

Inspiration: Lavinia Richter From American Horror Story: 1984

Description: She Hates Counselors is a white crelly base with subtle red to copper shimmer, orange to red to green and blue to green to purple to pink aurora flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 50

The Nail Stuff | This is Aerobics, It’s Serious

Inspiration: The Opening Credits of American Horror Story: 1984

Description: This Is Aerobics, It’s Serious is a black jelly base loaded with micro holo flakes, blue shimmer, bright red holo glitters and flakes, as well as orange to red to green and blue to green to purple to pink aurora flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 50

The Soapy Chef | Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are! Hand and Nail Scrub

Inspiration: Inspired by the super creepy/thrilling movie, Cape Fear(1991 version)

Description: This hand and nail “snow” scrub is a gentle exfoliating scrub for hands and nails. It emulsifies and lathers when you add water to it. It will condition and brighten nails and cuticles and leave your skin feeling refreshed and silky smooth.

This is such a perfect nail scrub – the exfoliation is nice, gentle but still effective.

The scent is what The Soapy Chef believes Max Cody would smell like fresh from jail and scrubbed clean Scent notes: bergamot, basil, earthy oakmoss, white patchouli. This is a slightly earthy and masculine leaning scent. It’s fresh, clean and I wouldn’t mind a body wash with this scent profile.

Price: $9.00 | Cap: 75

The Soapy Chef | You Shocking Degenerate! Scoop-able Wax

Inspiration: by the super creepy/thrilling movie, Cape Fear(1991 version)

Description: Another fresh and clean smelling wax! I love it!

This is a scoopable wax with a very soft “whipped” top layer and underneath is a harder wax (but still scoopable, just harder than the top layer)

The scent profile is rain, jasmine and fresh cut grass. It almost reminds me of a laundry detergent in one of those specialized scents. It’s clean and refreshing!

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 75

Little Box of Horrors July 2021 | Summer

Whew. The box grew a little bit. This is a nice assortment of skincare/nail care and polish… and the wax! I love all 3 wax scents this month and I’m rotating their melts in our office area.

For more swatches – check out the following swatchers:

Tiana of Nailed It In AZ
Cheyenne of CBDNails
Nina of Keen_Neens_Nails
Jailyn of Jailyn.nailart
La Tannya will be doing a live swatch in the FB group (group link below!)

Where to Buy: Little Box of Horrors Shop

Preorder Dates: July 18th – July 30th

Little Box of Horrors Social Media: Facebook Fan Group | Instagram

Hope you enjoyed, and be sure to check out all the swatchers involved, plus join the group to see even more swatches!

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1 comment

Gena C. July 19, 2021 - 7:09 am

Wow…There’s so much i want!
“Suspicious pie”–i love it; “Midsommer” is one of my favorite movies of all time.


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