Hey there world!! So yea, I uh…yea. I’ve been pretty damn busy. October is usually one of those crazy months for a dancer around here, and then there was an awesome vacation, and a bunch of other stuff.
One of the reasons I haven’t updated with nail arts of the month is because I’ve felt pretty damn uninspired by the polish collections that have come out lately. I don’t know, just…bleh. I feel like everything’s been done before and I’m rather disenchanted. I did pick up some new polishes while on vacation from the Fergie Wet n Wild collection, but I didn’t do much with them and was a bit disappointed with the Dutchess color….aaaaanywho…
I finally feel inspired enough to do a blog post! I had a blast this Black Friday, celebrating from my couch and only fighting internet traffic. Although, I did learn a lesson…don’t shop online exhausted! I could barely remember everything I ordered!!
Anywho, I’ve been eyeing Sauce Box Cosmetics for some time, and following them on Facebook. When I saw they were having a Black Friday sale and many of their products were 50% off plus free shipping…? Hello! I decided it was time to give them a try!!
I’m SOOOO glad I did!!! I’m not glad I didn’t order more!! Ug! Sometimes I hate being cautious. I won’t buy full sized things until I get to try a brand…Hell, I wouldn’t even buy an Urban Decay liner set before I tried a sample pencil for myself…much to the chagrin of the sales man. (Sorry, I’ll pay 12 bucks for a duel ended black and brow, not 38 for a full set of colors I may never use or like!)
What caught my attention was that SauceBox offers a matte red. Like a REAL red. Not a burgundy, or a pink-rose. Red. Red shadows are so flippin hard to find, even more so when they’re matte. All swatches are on bare skin, no base.
Russian Rogue is a smooth matte finished red. On the site, it looks just plain red, but in person there are very VERY sparse flecks of gold glitter in it. They’re barely noticeable and down show up in swatches at all, you really have to squint and move it around in the light to see it. The staying power of Russian Rogue is INCREDIBLE! I tested this by swatching it on my wrist and going to dance class.
Not only did it stay through class and on the way there and back (With a hoodie cuff rubbing on it for 90min) but it stayed on ALL NIGHT. I LOVE THIS SHADOW!!!
Caramella was the second shadow I nabbed. I’ve been in the market for a bold matte brown, and this little baby didn’t disappoint! Similar to the Russian Rogue, it had really amazing staying power. It too lasted through the night, but not quite as boldly as the red. I was still very VERY impressed with this shadow!
The last of my picks was Neon Yellow. Like most neon colors, this formula is a little chalky but over all not bad at all. It could benefit from a base like NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. Not only will this help smooth the shadow, but it will also make the color show more true (which is true with all neon colors!). This had the least sticking power, which didn’t surprise me, being a neon pigment and all.
They were super nice, and included a mascara in the box! I love the formula doesn’t clump and doesn’t bother my eyes OR flake!! I have a lot of problems wearing mascaras to be honest, and I’m very picky about them. Most give me a headache, so I love when I can find one that not only is pain free for me, but doesn’t flake at all. So happy about this, at the end of the day I didn’t look like a raccoon at all! The applicator was super…well…sproingy! I just a huge kick out of it. It’s sort of awesome!
The packaging is super adorable, and it arrived in a neon pink box which just made me grin.
Shipping is reasonable, and fast too! I’ll totally be reordering from them in the future!
Check them out at http://www.sauceboxcosmetics.com!