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A few months ago I received an email asking if I would be interested in reviewing an indie box that would have an assortment of indie offerings in it. I’ve always shown a lot of love for indies on my blog and social media, so I thought this was a great concept. Finally the box has come together and it landed on my steps just a few days ago.

This is the Premier Summer/Fall Spread Indie Love Box and it features 8 amazing brands (4 polish and 4 bath & body products) as well as samples from 8 more incredible brands. So all together you get a selection from sample to full size of 16 current indie brands. All items within the box are exclusive in some way – either the color, scent, packaging or formula.  A few of the items in the box were from brands I’ve worked with in the past and several were new to me, so it was a fun box for me to play with and look through.

Ready to see the Spread Indie Love Box? Make sure to read to the bottom for all details on purchasing.

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We’ll kick this off with the polishes

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There are 4 polishes in the box. 2 of these brands I’ve worked with before (Sweet Heart Polish & Indigo Bananas) and 2 are new to me (Polished For Days and Bliss Polish)

Indigo Bananas Everybody Say LOVE!

Everybody Say Love

How do you say LOVE for indies? With the shocking coral pink glass fleck shimmer ‘Everybody Say LOVE!’ by Indigo Bananas. A deeper pink indoors, and a glowing coral in the sun, this matte finish polish can be worn with and without top coat for two different looks. Can you say LOVE? Yes!

I used 2 beautiful coats for these photos and a glossy top coat.

Indigo Bananas Social Media & Shop Links:

Shop | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

 

Everybody Say Love Macro

Sweet Heart Polish All The LOVE!

All The Love

ALL THE LOVE! is a clear glitter topper filled with a mix of matte, metallic and holographic glitter in periwinkle, lime, green, pinks and blues. I used 2 thin coats over OPI Coney Island Cotton Candy and a glossy top coat.

Sweet Heart Polish Social Media & Shop Links:

Shop | Facebook | Instagram 

All The Love Macro

Bliss Polish Amour

Amour

Amour is a crelly with a light grey base and white, gold, silver, lavender and coral glitters throughout. I used 2 easy coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Bliss Polish Social Media & Shop Links:

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Amour Macro

Polished For Days Purple Haze

Purple Haze

Purple Haze is a deep purple linear holo with flashing iridescent purple. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Polished For Days Social Media & Shop Links:

Shop | Facebook | Instagram 

Purple Haze Macro

Beautiful polishes right? Now it’s time for the bath/body items!

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Northern Star Cosmetics is a brand I’ve worked with before and have samples the cuticle oils before, so I know they are good. For the Spread Indie Love Box she provided a cuticle oil in the scent Enchanted Apple. This comes in a plastic roller ball applicator.

Northern Star Nourishing Cuticle Oil in Enchanted Apple: a special blend of crisp apples and bergamot with hints of tangerine and lemongrass, the scent of late summer days fading into autumn. Combining six nourishing oils specially selected for those seeking moisture while dealing with allergies and sensitive skin, all ingredients used are cruelty-free, vegan friendly, and free of tree-nuts, gluten, and phthalates. Ingredients: Jojoba Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Avocado Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, and Fragrance.

Northern Star Cosmetics Social Media & Shop Links:

Shop | Facebook | Instagram 

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DazzleGlaze is a new brand to me, but this stuff is AMAZING!

pre-GLAMMING Luxe Sugar Scrub is designed to get your hands ready to rock your best manicure (although don’t hesitate to put it all over)! This scrub exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time, sloughing off all that dead skin and conditioning everything to be super smooth and silky. This exclusive scent is a sweet mix of lush orchid, fragrant jasmine, and fresh freesia, with a hint of wooden musk and vanilla

The scent is so relaxing and it smells incredible.

Dazzle Glaze Social Media & Shop Links:

Shop | Facebook | Instagram 

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Stardust Polish brings us a product I’ve heard about and wanted to try but hadn’t just yet. Absolute Zero 2.0 Acetone Additive!

Absolute Zero 2.0 Acetone Additive is a half ounce mixture that you add into your acetone or pure acetone you have at home. It makes the acetone moisturizing but still as effective as 100% acetone. The ingredients are all organic and they are: Glycerin, Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil & Distilled Water.

I have acetone remover here – but I’m not sure why because I think my bottle is a few years old. When I use it my skin gets too dry and chewed up looking, so I stopped. Now I’ll need to bring it back out and give this stuff a whirl because it sounds like a great concept!

Stardust Polish Social Media & Shop Links:

Shop | Facebook | Instagram 

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I am familiar with Rica’s polishes, but not with her bath and body goodies. For the Spread Indie Love Box, Rica contributed Babushka’s Miracle Salve! You can use Babushka’s Miracle Salve to treat many things such as skin irritations of all kinds, eczema, psoriasis, cuts, scrapes, bug bites, itchy skin, dry skin, rashes, burns, even baby diaper rash! You can also use it on chapped lips. Babushka’s Miracle Salve is very versatile. It’s all natural. There are no chemicals. This special salve has antifungal and antibacterial properties that aids healing. Ingredients are all organic and nut-free.

This salve’s formula is so gentle and can be used on newborns. It is also safe for dogs.

I love products like this I can carry in my purse for myself or my 9 year old!

Rica Social Media & Shop Links:

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Ok so we’ve looked at the 4 polishes and 4 bath & body features in the box… now lets check out all the fabulous sample “extras” from 8 more brands that are included.

Forever Polished 

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Forever Polished included a sample of her mini mani bomb!

Forever Polished Social Media & Shop Links:

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Alter Ego Nail Enamels

Alter Ego

I have actually worked with Alter Ego before and my boyfriend recently reviewed this scent AND 2 more scents she carries. For the full review check out Separate Opinions blog!

Alter Ego Social Media & Shop Links:

Shop | Facebook 

Lou It Yourself

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Lou It Yourself contributed cuticle balm (can never get enough of that!)

Lou It Youself Social Media & Shop Links:

Shop | Facebook | Instagram 

Nails Redesigned

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Nails Redesigned contributed Nail Vinyls! Can never get enough of these! You can see a closer image under the shop and social media links.

Nails Redesigned Social Media & Shop Links:

Shop | Facebook | Instagram 

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You Polish

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You Polish contributed Nail Vinyls in various shapes (aren’t the squirrels adorable?)

You Polish Social Media & Shop Links:

Shop | Facebook | Instagram 

BFTE Cosmetics

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BFTE (Beauty From The Earth) Cosmetics sent a sample of one of her eye shadows. To see a quick swatch, check out the photo below the shop links.

BFTE Cosmetics Social Media & Shop Links:

Shop | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

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Love & Lotus

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Love & Lotus sent a generous sample of Acai & Mangosteen Whipped Body Butter! Smells DIVINE!

Love & Lotus Social Media & Shop Links:

Shop | Facebook | Instagram 

Love, Angeline

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Love, Angeline contributed a generous sampling of her Mani Crush Fizzies in Lime Cilantro and Sweet Tea! Another deliciously scented item.

Love, Angeline Social Media & Shop Links:

Shop | Facebook | Instagram 

Green Goddess Creations

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Last but not least we have water slide decals to really get us ready for Fall from Green Goddess Creations!

Green Goddess Creations Social Media & Shop Links:

Shop | Facebook | Instagram 

Premier Summer/Fall Spread Indie Love Box Overview

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This is a great box to get in order to discover or add to your current indie collection. Of the 16 brands involved I have only used 5 in the past, so I discovered 11 new brands in one box – and got some amazing indie offerings all in one shot. All items within this box are exclusive either in color, scent or design.

Price: $52.00 + Shipping

Where To Buy: Love, Angeline Shop

Spread Indie Love Social Media: Instagram

Preorder Launch Date: August 31st @ 9am MST – September 7th at 11:59pm MST (Boxes will ship October 1st)

If you want to join a large indie group that has a little bit of everything (and all the makers within this box are at!) make sure to check out the For The Love Of Indies Facebook Group

What did you think of this indie box? Are you planning on ordering one?

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I’m Lisa, a 33 year old mother of one energetic little boy. I live right outside of San Francisco with my son and my boyfriend, Nick . I work full time in an accounting office during the day and as a beauty blogger at night.

16 Comments

  1. cynthia decker Reply

    Thank you for your detailed and thorough review! This is an amazing collaboration of indie products, your hard work and dedicated evaluation is valuable and priceless!

  2. I love that this is a mix & match of polishes and bath/body supplies. It makes it such a unique box!

    • Definitely! A lot of people see indie and immediately think of polish – but there are a TON of talented indie bath/body companies

  3. So many goodies!!! That Indigo Bananas takes the cake for me, though!!

    • Isn’t that a stunner? I’ve been a fan of Indigo Bananas for years but this one is just perfection!

  4. Such an awesome box! Would be a great gift too! My fave is Bliss Polish “Armour”, such a unique combo of colours and kinda retro!

  5. I was thinking of passing on this box because of the cost but now that I see all these extras, I have to get it!!

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