Happy Friday lovelies! My family and I are headed to the City of Brotherly Love....Philadelphia. Philly is where my hubby grew up, so we are spending the holiday weekend there. I can't wait for the block party on Saturday! They're always so much fun and the food is absolutely delicious. This one will be a little different because this is the first one we're attending since my mother-in-law passed away last year. She will certainly be missed. I have the Cupcake Polish Sweet Addictions Subscription Box for September to share with you today. This month's theme is 'Marie Antoinette.' I'm sure you will like what you see, so let's take a look.
The first item I am showing you is the Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Sugar Scrub. It comes in a 2 oz. plastic container with the Serum No. 5 logo printed on the lid.
Here are the ingredients used to make the scrub:
Organic Refined Sugar; Shea Soap [Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin (kosher, of vegetable origin), Shea Butter (refined naturally crushed), Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifier), Oat Protein (conditioner), Titanium Dioxide (mineral whitener used in opaque soaps)]; Jojoba Oil; Sweet Almond Oil; Mica; Fragrance; Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol
I took one dime sized scoop and gently rubbed my hands together. I added a little water and continued to scrub while the sugars exfoliated my hands. Once I was finished, my hands felt soft and smooth. They were lightly scented and in no way overwhelming.
The next item provided by Serum No. 5 is Cupcake Revolution (mini). This one is an off white crelly with multi-colored glitters. The glitters are very packed into this one, which resulted in some clumping upon application. the formula was somewhat gritty and had a very chunky texture. Even so, the base was rather sheer. I used 2 thin coats and topcoat for these photos.
Cupcake Revolution is also a glow-in-the-dark polish. I "charged" the polish for a few minutes by holding my hand under my desk lamp. This really allowed the glow to come out and WHOA...this baby glows something serious. As you can see from the pic below, the polish glows bright blue, which was very cool looking. This may be the strongest glow I've encountered in a nail polish.
Pipe Dream Polish is the second contributor to this month's box. Dauphine is a nude crelly with pastel blue and teal glitters. The formula was pretty good and went on without any issues in three thin coats. The first coat was sheer, but perfect coverage was achieved by the third. I really like this combo. There is something about the contrast between nudes and brighter colors that I always fall in love with.
Last, but certainly not least, we have Cupcake Polish's contribution to the box. Versailles is a lavender linear holo with pink and purple shimmers. I also saw flashes of teal as well. I have to admit, as much as I love purple and holos, purple holos seem to be everywhere. Oftentimes, they appear to be dupes or at least way too similar to justify purchasing another. This is what came to my mind when I first saw a purple holo when opening the box. My ph my, I was so wrong. After unwrapping this beauty I realized that it is much more than another purple holo polish. This one is actually really unique, which says a lot since I have an extensive collection of these. Anyway, I was so excited to wear this one and I ended up wearing it for a few days. I couldn't help it. It is shown here in just two easy coats, as the formula was PERFECT!!
So there you have it! Another monthly installment from the Sweet Addictions Subscription Box. I think this is a really good box. Aside from the formula issues with Cupcake Revolution (which may be helped by wearing a white base), all of the products included are amazing. The quality is great and you can tell the makers out a lot of thought and love into their creations. This box will be available in limited quantities beginning August 31st. The box is $30, bot including shipping.