Happy Saturday! By the time you read this, I will hopefully be celebrating running a 5K and not crying in the middle of a flower field that I didn’t finish a 5k. We will see what happens at my Flower Run.
Today I have a new subscription box I grabbed from Native War Paints, a indie nail polish and beauty company. I have never actually ordered from Native War Paints, but I follow them intensely on Instagram and always find myself yearning for their glittery polish. I figured trying out a subscription with them would be a great way to learn more about their products.
So check out what I got!
Technical Information: Native War Paints is a nail polish and indie beauty company. This is their first time offering a subscription, and since I can’t really afford their normal $9-$11 nail polish, this sounded like a great way to save money and try something new.
The subscription was a very limited release of about 15 boxes, but I believe they will be adding more in the next round. I paid $17.50 with shipping for this subscription, and each month we are supposed to receive 2 full size polishes and 1 mini. Considering their normal polishes are about $10 each, this seems like a pretty good deal to me.
I purchased the subscription on May 1, it shipped May 5th, and I got it May 7th. So it was a pretty fast TAT.
The First Avenger- Cerulean blue with sparkles, looks like a creme finish.
This formula was a bit tricky at first, it went on kinda streaky. By the second coat things were getting a little better. This is a pretty opaque blue with subtle sparkles, I think it will be a fun summer color.
You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry – bright green jelly with green and purple glitter
I don’t have anything like this in my polish stash- and yeah it’s a bit out there when compared to more classic polish, but I kinda want to give it a try. Maybe on my toenails? I like the concept of this polish but I don’t know how often I can actually wear it.
Billionaire. Playboy. Philanthropist- gold and red glitter topper
This is the little mini that came with this month and it’s actually my favorite of the colors. I love red and gold glitter. I tend to think of this as a fall combo of colors but I think over a bright red or yellow this could be fun for summer.
Overall: while I think there was a really great value in getting 2 full size polishes and 1 mini for $17, I wasn’t completely in love with this bag. For one, I wish there had been a bit of information on the colors included, even just a simple type up info card.
And While I really like the nail colors and enjoy that they got me out of my comfort zone (I would buy gray polish forever if left to my own devices) I wasn’t super amazed by any of the colors. They were cool, they were fun, but I just didn’t find myself ohh and ahhing over anything.
That’s all mostly a matter of personal taste and I liked the polishes enough that I’m excited to see what Native War Paints comes up with in future months. Since this is only the first month of this subscription, I do plan to stick around for awhile and get more of a feel for the brand.
In the mean time, I will be covered in green Hulk glitter.
Questions of the Day:
Have you ever tried Native War Paints?
Have you ever rocked green nail polish?
Who is your favorite Avenger?