How’s it going? I’m out of town this weekend celebrating a milestone birthday for Mr. Danger, (I won’t say how old, he’ll be mad. But it rhymes with dirty.) Anyway, I wanted to leave you guys with a Nail Polish Subscription Face-Off this weekend!
I’m cutting down on subscriptions lately to save some cash, and I decided I had to choose between either Rainbow Honey’s Mystery Bag or Native War Paint’s very new monthly subscription. I mean, I only have 10 fingernails, (20 if you count my toes), there’s only so much polish I can use at any given time.
So for today, let us examine Native War Paints. Tomorrow we will look at Rainbow Honey. And then a decision will be made……!
So check it out!
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 original release was very limited with about 15 boxes, but more slots were opened in July, and I believe there is not a wait list at this time. If you want this guy, you can go to the website and sign right up. (At the time of this writing-don’t be mad at Past Rebs, if that changes).
I paid $17.50 with shipping for this subscription, and each month we are supposed to receive at least one full size polish and 1 mini. Considering their normal polishes are about $10 each, this seems like a pretty good deal to me.
I was charged for the subscription on July 1, it shipped July 9th, and I got it July 11th. So it was a pretty fast TAT. Everything arrived safely wrapped in bubble wrap and a mailer envelope, so I had no problems with receiving my order!
Good Stuff: The theme of this month is mermaids. Because mermaids are awesome and everyone knows that.
Enchantress of the Seas- Blue jelly with blue and green glitterIf you’re into a dramatic, deep blue glitter polish, this is a pretty cool color. The glitter chunks are a bit annoying to work with, (as glitter chunks often are), but after about 3 coats I finally got a nail swatch I was happy with. This is definitely a nice aquatic looking nail polish.
Mermaid Kisses- A matte glitter polish with blue, green, and purple glittersThis is my favorite polish out of the three in the bag. I don’t typically like matte polish, but I really like this combination of glitters. This is a little darker than I like for summer colors, but I’ll definitely be wearing it this fall.
I think this is a jelly, but I could be making it up. It’s a very thin polish that has a blue/green sheen to it, and needs about 3 coats to reach opacity. The thinness of the formula makes me think it’s a jelly, but I’m just making these descriptions up, so who knows.
Overall: I like that this month each polish had a different finish. I would have probably preferred lighter colors for summer, but the blue mermaid theme was pretty fun.
Native War Paint Subscription In General:
Pros: Nail polish has had really nice quality, and the themes have been fun.
Cons: This is really a grab bag. You never know what size, texture, or color you’re going to get.
Tune in tomorrow for Part 2 of the Face Off!
Questions of the Day:
-What do you think of the Native War Paints Subscription this month?
-Which polish was your favorite?
-Do you like mermaids?