Ever After April 2016 Box: Who Ya Gonna Call?

I was so pleased with my Ever After March 2016 Box that I decided to give the April Box a go as well. The April Box was a Ghostbusters themed box, naturally named Who Ya Gonna Call. The full size polish for this month is named I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost, described as a slate gray linear holo with green and purple flash. The body product is a new product to the Ever After lineup, shower jelly. It’s a fun, squishy soap called Ectoplasm, scented with Dewberry and Cactus. The bonus product was cuticle oil in Proton Juice, also scented with Dewberry and Cactus. And finally, the candy was mini marshmallows!

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Before I get into my review, please be assured that I did receive a full bag of marshmallows. I was really hungry and temporarily forgot about blogging, and proceeded to eat almost all of them down before I remembered to take this picture. Ooops!

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Shower Jelly is a new product this month. Ectoplasm is the perfect name for this green, gelatinous goody. It’s spongy, squishy (yes, I know I already said that earlier), and a lot of fun. According to the Ever After site, you can “remove from jar or tear a small piece off. Rub on to damp skin to lather and then rinse with warm water.” I took the whole thing out, probably because I found it fun to play with as well. It is a good cleansing soap without being to harsh or drying, which I appreciate. It is scented with dewberry and cactus. The best way I can describe it is somewhat botanical (in my mind this means it smells like plants but not like flowers), with notes of sweetness, which I’d imagine is the dewberry. It’s a very fresh, natural smell, perfect for this time of year.

Proton Juice, the cuticle oil, is also scented with the same refreshing blend of dewberry and cactus. This was my first time trying their cuticle oil, and I was very happy with the results. You may note in the above pictures that my fingers are a bit shiny, because I used the cuticle oil right before taking them. I really like the applicator, which lets out just the right amount of oil, and allows you to direct it along the cuticle line. The oil absorbs quickly, rather than just sitting on your hands forever, and provides a boost of moisture and nutrition for your fingers. I will probably have this little one used up before I know it.

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost packs a lot of power into a medium gray polish. Depending on the lighting, it can have hints of purple undertones, but I’d definitely call this a true gray. The formula is pretty standard- not too thick, not too thin. This is my first full mani since before moving (sad, I know), and at first, I wasn’t confident in my application of this. However, once I got back into the swing of it, it was pretty easy to work with. I opted for three relatively thin coats, which gave me full coverage. I found that it dried pretty quickly, so I didn’t have to wait very long between coats, which was nice. I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost had a very glossy finish, which emphasized the holo shimmer. I applied top coat and haven’t chipped it yet, despite having spent all day doing some final unpacking and organizing. I was able to get a few pictures in the sun (below), which was wonderful, as it’s the first time I’ve seen the sun in over a week.

Once again, I was very pleased with the curation of this box. The names are on point, and really link to both what the products are and the Ghostbusters theme. While I haven’t exercised the monthly subscription option yet, I’m very seriously considering subscribing to this box. The price fits, the products are great, and the curation is top-notch. If you haven’t tried Ever After yet, the monthly box is a great way to introduce yourself to their products. The upcoming May box will be Harry Potter themed, and I can’t wait to see what they come up with!

-A

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