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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Paint Box Polish - The 12 Collection - Swatches and Review

Press Sample/Review

Hi everyone! Today I have the Fall collection from Paint Box Polish to show you. The 12 Collection is inspired by the twelfth doctor from Doctor Who. I'll admit I'm not a Whovian so the references don't mean much to be but I can tell you for sure that this collection is amazing even if you are clueless about Doctor Who! 

So let's get started! You'll find the maker's description in italics and my notes for each colour right after.
Axe Fight - Inspired by the scene where The Doctor enters a fighting arena on a tank rocking the guitar. He looks at his Medieval opponent (who is wielding a giant battle axe) and says, "Well, you said you wanted an axe fight." It's a black polish with irregular holographic particles and gorgeous red shimmer. Opaque in two coats.

Paint Box Polish - Axe Fight
Paint Box Polish - Axe Fight
Paint Box Polish - Axe Fight

I used 2 coats and topcoat. This was one of the colours that jumped at me in particular and the one I chose to wear as a full mani immediately after swatching! The particles are so pretty and the red shimmer in certain lights makes for a very unique polish. I love a good black polish and I'll definitely be wearing this often. I only wish I had been able to capture the red shimmer more in my photos, you can see it peeking through in certain places and the bottle though!

Hey Missy! - Inspired by The Master, who has now taken the form of the fantastically Victorian and delightfully crazy Missy. She always wears a beautiful plum outfit, so this polish is a matte plum color that is opaque in 2 coats.

Paint Box Polish - Hey Missy!
Paint Box Polish - Hey Missy!
Paint Box Polish - Hey Missy!

I used 3 thin coats because I have a some stubborn ridges on a couple of nails at the moment. Otherwise you can definitely get away with two! The first coat seems patchy but everything evens out nicely with the second! This is a good formula for a matte, not thick like some I have tried. 

Paint Box Polish - Hey Missy! with topcoat
Paint Box Polish - Hey Missy! with topcoat

I also applied a coat of topcoat as well to show you how this one looks shiny! (I used Paint Box Polish Like Lightning). I'm generally a shiny sort of girl but I do like this both ways. It's just my kind of colour! 

The Impossible Girl - Clara is The Doctor's companion, and here at Paint Box Polish, we think she really likes to steal the show. So, if anyone deserves a glittery, multichrome polish that demands attention, it's her. She often wears outfits in the red/gold/green spectrum, and her polish follows. Some added holographic particles add some extra flash! Opaque in 2 coats. 
 
Paint Box Polish - The Impossible Girl
Paint Box Polish - The Impossible Girl
Paint Box Polish - The Impossible Girl
Paint Box Polish - The Impossible Girl
Paint Box Polish - The Impossible Girl

A standout favourite from the collection for me. I used 3 thin coats. The formula is great and the shift is amazing. This is literally like autumn in a bottle. It really reminds me of the changing colours of leaves. I had the worst time trying to narrow down my photos for this post. Watch out on my Instagram for more because they're too pretty not to share somewhere!

The Ultimate Warrior - Hell Bent is one of PBP's favorite episodes in the whole of Doctor Who. The Doctor is absolutely the start of this episode and he is dramatic and chilling and awesome! He is solving a mystery in a super cool burgundy velvet coat, and this polish is the same color! to give this one some texture, there are plenty of red/gold glass fleck shimmer. Opaque in 2-3 coats.

Paint Box Polish - The Ultimate Warrior
Paint Box Polish - The Ultimate Warrior
Paint Box Polish - The Ultimate Warrior

I used 3 thin coats, again because of my ridges. You could probably get away with 2 depending on your application. This is another great autumn colour and I'm already planning on wearing it again with a new dress I just got. The flecks are gorgeous!

Who Are You? - River Song. Another attention-loving, look at me character. But we love her. LOVE her. This polish was inspired by the scene in this past year's Christmas special when The Doctor is trying to get River to realize who he is. The lighting is beautiful and is predominately blue and purple with some green thrown in there. So is this polish. There are also some gold and silver shimmer in there. It's a bit thinner to let the shimmer show through, so you'll need 2-3 coats. 

Paint Box Polish - Who Are You?
Paint Box Polish - Who Are You?
Paint Box Polish - Who Are You?
Paint Box Polish - Who Are You?
Paint Box Polish - Who Are You?

I used 3 coats. I never get tired of a good multichrome like this, especially in these colours. Though I absolutely love the shimmer which makes it really original. 

Overall I think this is a perfect collection for the season and the variety of colours and finishes means theres probably something for everyone, even with a small, 5 polish collection! I know I will be wearing these again and again. I haven't been this excited about a collection in a good while.

This collection will be released at noon EST on Saturday October 15th. The two multichromes will retail for $11 for the 15ml bottles and $6.50 for the 8ml luxe minis, the other three colours will be $10 for the 15ml bottles and $6 for the 8ml luxe minis. For two weeks, there will be a special pricing for full sets. Full size sets will be $46.50 and luxe mini sets will be $27.90.
You can use the code THEMANICAFE for 15% off your order!

I also wanted to remind you again about the Paint Box Polish fan group on Facebook called Paint Box Mani Mafia (which I co-admin). We’d love to have you join if you haven’t already!


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The products in this post were provided for my honest review (except the Like Lightning topcoat mentioned which I purchased)

1 comment:

  1. Some really unique shades in this collection.

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