How is it already time to reveal the September 2016 Magic 8 Box? Seems like I JUST showed you the July one!
The September 2016 Magic 8 Box theme is Greetings From Around the World! So each polish is a different greeting from a different country. I knew most of these, but some were actually new to me!
Here’s the breakdown for the Magic 8 Box (if you are new to it): 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 September the guest brands are Scofflaw Nail Varnish, Drip Drop Nail Paint, Lollipop Posse Lacquer and Doctor Lacquer.
Let’s see the different greetings and the polishes that go with them.
Philly Loves Lacquer Shalom Aleichem
Philly Loves Lacquer Shalom Aleichem is the greeting in Israel. This is a vibrant blue crelly with silver holographic micro flecks, holographic microglitter and a dusting of holographic shimmer for good measure. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Smokey Mountain Lacquers Bonjour
Smokey Mountain Lacquers took on France’s greeting – Bonjour! Bonjour is a grey crelly with slight taupe undertones with gold shimmer and pink to red to orange iridescent micro flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
This polish was a little on the thicker side, but not too difficult to work with. I had slight self leveling issues as a result.
My Indie Polish Bom Dia
My Indie Polish Bom Dia is the greeting in Portugal. Bom Dia is a periwinkle blue crelly base with metallic blue micro glitter, purple and silver micro flakes, pink shimmer and iridescent microflakes all mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Rica took on Russia’s greeting, which is Privet. Privet is a blackberry jelly base with a sprinkling of blue and holographic shimmer, as well as blue, violet and maroon holographic and metallic microglitter. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Lollipop Posse Lacquer Konnichiwa
Lollipop Posse Lacquer took on Japan with Konnichiwa! Konnichiwa is an apple red jelly base with blue to purple iridescent flakes and red holographic micro glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Drip Drop Nail Paint Kako Si
Drip Drop Nail Paint drew inspiration from Croatia’s greeting – Kako Si. Kako Si is a metallic icy blue linear holographic with blue micro shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Scofflaw Nail Varnish Kveðjur
Scofflaw Nail Varnish chose Iceland’s greeting for her inspiration – and it’s Kveðjur! This is a pastel teal crelly base with maroon, lavender, turquoise and purple glitter and a subtle shimmer throughout. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
My camera brightened this shade a little bit, so it’s a bit more toned down in person.
Doctor Lacquer Salaam Alaikum
The final shade in this box is Doctor Lacquer’s Salaam Alaikum, which is the greeting in Morocco! Salaam Alaikum is a deep purple jelly with red to orange shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
September 2016 Magic 8 Box Overview
I found the theme for this box really interesting. Personally, I only knew about 4 of these greetings so I learned something new doing this post! I also got to try out Drip Drop Nail Paint for the first time, and definitely a new to me brand I’ll have to check out.
As far as application goes, none of these polishes were too difficult to work with. I found the Smokey Mountain Lacquer shade to be a tad on the thick side which resulting in self leveling issues, so I’ll add a couple drops of polish thinner to it. It’s a gorgeous color and it’s definitely not impossible – so still worth it!
Price: $59 + Shipping
Where To Buy: Philly Loves Lacquer Website
Availability: Only 50 boxes will be made
Release Date: August 8th at 12PM EST
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So what do you think? Learn any new greetings?