This month's extras were some mini cuticle sticks, some white and lime green pearls, perfume in the scent Nucifera, an exfoliating sugar scrub in the scent Tea Biscuit and a cuticle balm in Tea Biscuit. Nucifera is a pleasant fragrance described as being on a beach. I like it. Tea Biscuit is a nutty vanilla scent that literally smells like a cookie. The note that came with the package says "Please do not eat"! It's that good.
Those type of scents are my favorites.
This is my first experience with a cuticle balm outside of Burt Bees and I am in love. It absorbed right away leaving my cuticles looking and feeling fantastic not to mention smelling incredible. There was no residue, it was not sticky. I didn't have to reapply until the next day and even then my cuticles were not in desperate need. I usually use California Mango cuticle oil which I swear by but I do have to reapply often. I am so pleased with this, it is my favorite item out of the entire bag this month!
Now onto the polishes. Upon first glance my thought was "oh pink". I wasn't quite sure how I felt about them but after really looking at them, I was very pleased. Each is completely unique to my collection.
|Ichigo, Rose Macaron & Pikake|
Rose Macaron is a soft pink crelly with pink and gold micro glitters as well as purple, pink, yellow and gold glitters. It's a very feminine and pretty polish.
|Indoors with indirect lighting|
|3 thin coats with 1 coat Nail Pattern Boldness Digital Flash|
Pikake is the glitter topper in the group. I used it for the swatches over another Rainbow Honey Cameo 18 from the April Mystery Bag. I will be trying this over other colors as well but I was in a neon mood. I photographed it under several different lighting conditions because of the difficulty capturing the true color of the neon pink.
|Outdoors direct sunlight. 1 coat of Pikake over Cameo 18|
|Indoors in shade. Most accurate color to how bright Cameo 18 really is. I love how different all the glitters are on and how the purple and white pop on this pink|
flakies. In the bottle I thought it was maroon and didn't seem like the most exciting of colors. It almost appeared like a vial of blood. Sorry for that image but I wanted to give and honest reaction! When I swatched it I instantly changed my mind! It's really pretty. My only complaint would be that the formula was a bit thick and with the flakies in the jelly application was tough. It was very thick. I ended up having to use a lot of polish just for this swatch and with it being a mini you can tell from the first photo on this page how much is gone already from just one hand! That being said, it's worth the effort.
|See what I mean about in the bottle??|
|Look at the jelly swishy goodness!!! This is outdoors in direct sunlight. 3 coats with one coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Digital Flash|
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