After many, many months of not grabbing myself a What’s In-Die Box, I finally caved for April this year when I saw the polish makers were to be inspired by Game Of Thrones. As an obsessed viewer and avid reader of the mayhem filled Westeros and the characters that populate it, how could I not?
For those that don’t know, What’s In-Die Box is a monthly box that is pre-purchased for the upcoming month. The theme is set early on, and each polish contributor chooses an inspirational image for which their polish will be based on. Other than that, the entire package is a surprise. You don’t actually ‘see’ or know the exact kind of polish you will be receiving. It’s a great way of trying new brands and just surprising yourself every now and then.
Sometimes this is a good thing, sometimes, not so good. I always expect a LOT from these boxes, as I believe for many buyers, it could be their very first experience with a brand, so the brands need to be pulling out all the stops to show potential future customers what they can do. And hey, high expectations is a pretty good thing to have isn’t it?
PEITA’S POLISH- YOU KNOW NOTHING
Based on the scrummy, yummy Jon Snow, Peita sure had her work cut out for her. Bottle the essence of Jon Snow. Now that’s no easy feat!
But she did it. You Know Nothing is a black jelly based polish with iridescent and holographic glitter that swim very nicely in the polish. It was not too thin in base colour to be uneven or wishy-washy, but it was also not too opaque as to hide the depth of glitter. I also enjoyed that the glitters sat in the polish (I hope that makes sense), they didn’t appear to poke out or sit on the top layer. I applied two coats and one coat of topcoat.
GRACE-FULL NAIL POLISH- I’M NO LADY
This was my first experience with Grace-Full since they launched in 2014, so I was keen to try the brand. I didn’t really get a ‘feel’ for the essence of the brand from this polish, never the less, it is beautiful and very well made.
I’m No Lady is inspired by both the costume and inner beauty of Brienne Of Tarth. I really enjoyed how the polish at times was quite a yellow gold, and at other times a more silver tone shined. It all depended on the lighting. The addition of holo added a really nice sparkle. It applied as any other micro-glitter would having a butt-load of glitter in there, and it dried very textured which of course, you could leave as is. I applied two coats and a good lashing of topcoat for my swatch.
FEMME FATALE COSMETICS- HIGHGARDEN
What a stunning image to be inspired by, and judging Femme Fatale on their releases over the last few months I was intrigued as to what they would do with this one.
Inspired by the ethereal, raunchy, and majorly girl-crushable, Margaery Tyrell, Femme Fatale created this earthy red-toned polish with a strong golden green shimmer, copper and rose glitters, as well as small holographic glitters. I am a bit iffy about the holographic glitters as they confuse me a bit, but the shimmer and base colour see my issue with that overlooked, and I really love this unique creation. I applied two coats and one coat of topcoat for these swatches. By the time I had got to this polish that day I swatched it, the sun had disappeared and left me with swatches that showed glare from cursed cloud cover, so the polish is a fair bit darker than what you initially see in my photos.
MOONSTONE NAIL POLISH- GREY WIND
Based on dire wolf Moonstone nailed it! I really like this neutral with a twist. It’s so easy to overlook the polishes that appear simple, but yet have the most everlasting beauty.
Grey Wind has a silvery-grey base colour and light holo dusting along with glassy blue and silver flecks. It has a ‘lit from within’ appearance on. I applied just two coats and one coat of topcoat for my swatches.
LILYPAD LACQUER- MOTHER OF DRAGONS
I was excited by this image of Daenerys Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, called Daenerys Stormborn, the Unburnt, Mother of Dragons.
Gah! The polish turned out exactly as I has imagined it!
Mother Of Dragons has pale blue base colour highlighted with glitters in differing shades of blue as well as a stunning, stunning golden micro flakie shimmer. It’s super pretty! I applied three thin coats and one coat of topcoat for my swatches.
So, that’s it!
I have to say I was super stoked with all aspects of the April box, and I look forward to seeing what is created for future boxes.
Unfortunately you wont be finding these polishes anywhere else as they are created exclusively for the box, however you can occasionally pick up individual polishes in sales etc.
I believe the orders are open for the June box now, which is James Bond inspired. You can order them HERE.
Did you order this box? If so, what did you think about it?
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