18 April 2013

Glitter Guilty Pleasures Box & more + swatches

When I found Glitter Guilty on facebook and learnt all about their Glitter Guilty Pleasures Box, I knew I HAD to have it. Glitter Guilty is an indie brand by an amazing woman in the states, called Jessica. The Glitter Guilty Pleasures Box is a monthly subscription service for indie polishes made by Jessica, and it goes for USD$15.99 a month. Shipping within the US is included in that price, and for anywhere else, it's an extra $9. The Glitter Guilty Pleasures Box contains a monthly mini, which is sent to every subscriber, a customized full-sized polish that only you will have, and a treat or two (which may be chocolate, but if you have any allergies, she will work around that). For the customized full-sized polish, it is advisable to send a message to Jessica letting her know what you love (or hate) in a polish. Please note that the customized full-sized polish may not be exclusive to you only. You may receive one that is already in her shop, depending on your loves or hates.

Jessica is an amazingly friendly and accommodating person! She not only combined shipping for two full-sized polishes and the pleasures box, but Jessica also kindly sent me two mini-sized polishes for review purposes!

This is what she sent me...
Talk about glitter polish galore!! She also included a mini sized bottle of Seche Vite!!

The polishes I received from left to right (back row first) are Bunny Foo Foo (purchased for the BF's mum), Pink Parfait (purchased for me), Sweet Subtlety (my customized full-sized polish), Luck Be A Lady (gifted for review), MODemoiselle (gifted for review), April Showers (monthly mini), and Seche Vite. The little treat I received is All Natural Jers Squares Original Valencia Peanut Butter center mixed with crunchy rice crisp covered in milk chocolate... YUM!

I'm going to start the swatches off with the actual components of my Glitter Guilty Pleasures Box. For my customized full-sized polish, I told Jessica all about my love for stars and love-heart glitters in my polishes, as well as my obsession for creamy pink (perhaps with a bit of glitter or shimmer) polished nails. So with that in mind, she created Sweet Subtlety!
I am ABSOLUTELY in love with this polish!  It is a creamy pink polish with hot pink stars, and hot pink, pink and white glitters of various sizes and shapes (mostly squares, round, and hex glitter).

If you love this polish and wished you had one... HAVE NO FEAR! Jessica loved it so much, she had to create a polish very similar to this for herself (and her store). It's called A Subtle Star, and you can find it in her shop here for USD$8 (full size). Neither Jessica nor I know exactly how similar the two polishes are, but they do look really similar!

Sweet Subtlety on ring finger

Bottle shot of Sweet Subtlety
My first attempts at "macro" shots. Excuse the crapness... This is two coats, no undies, with a coat of Butter London Hardwear topcoat.

I did not have to fish a lot for the stars and bigger glitters, which is fantastic. The formula was smooth and not gloopy at all, and the drying time was really fast, especially with the Butter London topcoat on top. I waited about 15 minutes before going to bed, and I didn't wake up to wrinkles or marks on my nails!

The monthly mini that I got was April Showers. I do apologise for the sloppy application. It was getting quite late and I was tired from work (not used to this 9-5 working business thing...). April Showers is a grey shimmery polish with a tinge of blue. It has got large silver hex glitters and red flowers. I really like the contrasting red flowers in this polish. I did find that I had to fish a bit for the red flowers, as the large glitters had sunk down the bottom despite me shaking the bottle for 2 minutes and tipping the bottle upside down for about a minute or two.

Bottle shot of April Showers

April Showers on middle finger

I do really love this polish, and this has definitely convinced me to get another pleasures box!

The next lot of polishes were the mini sized ones that Jessica sent me for review. I shall start off with Luck Be a Lady...
Luck Be a Lady is a clear base with gold and pink glitters. On my index finger, I have one coat of Luck Be A Lady. Middle finger, two coats. Ring finger, 1 coat over 2 coats of Essie Camera. Pinky, 1 coat over 2 coats of China Glaze Go Go Pink,

In the photo above, my index had a coat of Luck Be A Lady; middle had two coats; ring had two coats over two coats of Essie Camera; and pinky had two coats over two coats of China Glaze Go Go Pink.
Luck Be A Lady on middle finger

Bottle shot of Luck Be A Lady
As you can see in the picture above, Luck Be A Lady is jam packed with glitters, so no fishing required! I think it's such a versatile polish as you can use it to layer over another polish to "bling" it up a bit, or you can wear it on it's own. I think I'm going to try do a glitter gradient with this polish on the weekend, and if it turns out good, look for it on my instagram!

You can get Luck Be A Lady here. It is USD$8 for a full sized bottle.

The second polish that Jessica sent me for review was MODemoiselle...
MODemoiselle is a pink crelly (creme-jelly) polish with small and large black and white squares. Please excuse my crap application once again, as it is quite dim in my room and I didn't realise it looked this crap until I took a heap of photos.

Like April Showers, this polish needs to be left upside down for a few minutes, as the large squares are quite heavy and sink down to the bottom. I didn't have too much trouble getting the larger squares out after leaving it upside down for about 2 minutes and giving it a good shake.

I applied two coats of MODemoiselle on each nail with no undies, and a coat of Butter London topcoat over the top.

MODemoiselle on ring finger
 Application wise, it was easy peasy. I think my downfall in application was forgetting to "cap" the edge of my nails, and not going close enough to the cuticle to cover my gelish polish underneath. Please don't let my crap photos turn you off this polish, as it is amazing. I have nothing like this in my nail polish collection, so it's definitely unique (at least to me).

You can get MODemoiselle here for USD$8 (full size).

Lastly, I have Pink Parfait swatches to show you...
I purchased Pink Parfait with my own money. Pink Parfait is another pink shimmery polish (I told you I love pink polishes...) with hot pink-reddish glitters of various sizes and shapes. Although I'm not the biggest fan of bar glitters, I actually don't really mind it in this polish because the bars aren't very thin, and they didn't stick up/out of my nail bed.

Pink Parfait on ring finger
Although that macro shot of my ring finger is a bit blurry, I thought I'd chuck it on here and it shows a bit of the gold shimmery goodness of Pink Parfait.

Unfortunately, Pink Parfait is not on sale on Glitter Guilty, but you may be able to hint to Jessica to create another one or something similar if you are getting a Pleasures Box. Also, if you do decide to get one, I'd really appreciate it if you could enter my name "Abigail Teo" in the Referred by section of the Pleasures Box subscription form.

I could not do a swatch of Bunny Foo Foo for you, as I am giving this bottle to the BF's mum (as mentioned above). However, there are swatches on Glitter Guilty's shop here, and you can also purchase it for USD$8 (full size).

Please also show some love to Jessica, and like her facebook page here. She does a giveaway or two every so often on her facebook page, and you will also be the first one to know when she releases any new polishes!


  1. Oh my gosh they look so awesome!!
    I love the little star in Sweet Subtlety.
    She is so talented! :)

    1. She is VERY talented! So happy that I discovered her facebook page!

  2. Wow! That's so cool to have a subscription box full of glitter polishes! Such a good idea :D

    1. I know right! I wish an Australian indie polish maker would do one as well!

  3. OH wow! I'm signing up for this right now! I'm in love!

    1. Refer me so you can get rewarded! ;)

    2. I think you have to say that I referred you on the form? That's the information I gathered on the FAQs page: http://www.glitterguilty.com/faqs-page/

    3. Ohh ok.. I'll try that ;) So you can get goodies for pointing me in her direction!

  4. ....I think I just died and went to heaven! These polishes are so stunning. Definitely checking out the subscription service right now!

    1. Lol I died and went to heaven when I received these polishes!!

  5. Such beautiful polishes! I love every single one of them! xoxo

    1. Jessica is amazing! I wish I could chain her in my dungeon and make her to create polishes for me everyday lol

  6. DARN YOU!!!

    I blame you for the fact that I'm currently filling out a preference form for this box. :P

    1. Oops, accidentally posted before I finished typing. :P

      Congrats on the AWESOME Maybelline win from HFB, by the way! I can't wait to see what you receive!


    2. LOL! You won't regret it if you are quite detailed when writing up your preferences!

      Thanks! Didn't you win the Master Makeup Brush set, you lucky thang! ;)

  7. OMG SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO PRETTY!!! I want, I want, I want!!!


  8. I really want these its a shame I can't get them in the UK

    Charlotte x

  9. Those polishes are gorgeous!! They're not in Argentina :(