Wednesday 30 August 2017

August MeeBox Unboxing & Swatches - Born This Way

Hello everyone! Today I have August's MeeBox to share with you. If you missed July's 'Birds of Paradise' box, you can see my unboxing, swatches, and nail art here. This month is a bit of a special one, and it celebrates MeeBox's second birthday! The theme for the occasion is 'Born This Way', based around Lady GaGa. Read on for my swatches and a closer look at everything inside!

August MeeBox - 'Born This Way' @acertainbeccaa

The first polish this month is from True Brit London, who I love! 'Etiquette' is a soft iridescent shade with a pink and purple shift. Being so delicate it does start off sheer, but has a lovely smooth formula and builds up nicely. True Brit polishes are infused with elderflower (among other extracts) which smells gorgeous! Below is three coats with topcoat.

True Brit London 'Etiqeutte' @acertainbeccaa
True Brit London 'Etiqeutte' @acertainbeccaa

Next up is Color Club 'Pure Energy', a bright blue with a turquoise shimmer. The formula is smooth and easy to apply. Again this starts off quite sheer, but builds up well in three coats. I think you could probably get away with two thicker coats. This literally glows off the nail. Below is three coats with topcoat.

Color Club 'Pure Energy' @acertainbeccaa
Color Club 'Pure Energy' @acertainbeccaa

Our last polish for August is 'Ard As Nails (yay for another UK brand!) 'I Love You Hunny Bunny', a deep holographic purple. This has a great formula and is completely opaque in one effortless coat. I had intended to apply a second, but it honestly made no difference. Below is one coat with topcoat.

'Ard As Nails 'I Love You Hunny Bunny' @acertainbeccaa
'Ard As Nails 'I Love You Hunny Bunny' @acertainbeccaa

Our first extra is acetone-free nail polish remover 'The Grape Escape', from MeeBox themselves. We actually recieved a bottle of this in MeeBox's first birthday box a year ago (posted here). It removes polish nicely, and is quite strongly scented of raspberry and grape. I quite like the smell but I remember some others didn't.

MeeBox 'The Grape Escape' Remover @acertainbeccaa

Lastly, we recieved a sheet of 'Born This Way' water decals from Rockin' Claws (House of Wonderland). These were a collaboration design with MeeBox for the theme, which they have done before at least once.

Rockin' Claws 'Born This Way' Water Decals @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? I really like all three polishes this month - they're gorgeous! The True Brit London pleasantly surprised me, as I was worried it wouldn't suit my skin tone. MeeBox also seem to be featuring a lot more UK brands recently which I've really been enjoying. I'm not completely sure I really see the theme this time around (excluding the decals), but that might just be me!

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Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x 

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  1. Love every polish in this box! Especially the 'ard as nails one which I've wanted to buy for ages xxx

  2. Oh wow these look gorgeous and I love the theme! I might have to try this box now.. I'd have been smitten to get these!