The Ever After October Box was seasonally themed as Fall Flavors, inspired by all of the delightful scents and tastes we can’t get enough of in the fall. I know the card says Trick or Treat, but it was also called Fall Flavors on the site, and I’ll use just that name in the post to avoid confusion. This box is back to the standard format, with one full-sized polish, one full size bath/beauty product, and a mini. The polish, Spiced Rum, is a red brown shimmer holo. The other full sized product this month was a Cinnamon Sugar eyeshadow. I was really excited to see this in the box, as Ever After has recently branched out in to beauty to complement their existing bath/body line. To complement the fall theme and introduce another new product, the mini was a mini Wax Melt in Pumpkin Pie or Cranberry Pomegranate, in advance of Ever After’s Wax Melt Launch, which was this past weekend. And of course, the sweetest part was the candy, a caramel apple pop.
Spiced Rum is a perfect fall shade, so I couldn’t wait to get it on my nails. It had a standard formula, neither too thick nor too thin. The application was very smooth, without any streakiness. It’s a fairly opaque base, so I had full coverage in just two coats. I was happy with the dry time, which was on the faster side of normal. The finish is pretty glossy, and I topped with regular glossy topcoat.
In terms of color, I would describe Spiced Rum as a burnt orange, or orange with lots of brown tones. In some lighting, it looks more like an deep orange red as well. It has both coppery-orange shimmer and holographic shimmer. The copper really plays off of the dark, rum-colored base, adding extra dimension to the shade. The holographic shimmer, as always, just adds a little something extra, for even more sparkle and shine. I can definitely see the spiced rum inspiration in the Spiced Rum polish, both in the color itself, as well as the multidimensional effect. This polish certainly has its own spice.
Eyeshadow is still rather new to the Ever After lineup, so it was exciting to see another new shade. If you haven’t seen these gorgeous shades yet, check out my review here. Cinnamon Sugar, exclusive to this box, is a peachy bronze shadow with gold and holographic shimmer. Depending on the lighting, it can look gold as well. The various shimmers give it a metallic look. It has good color payoff, and doesn’t require significant application for good coverage. It really does remind me of cinammon sugar, and makes me hungry for a slice of buttered toast with cinammon sugar on top. This is definitely going to be one my favorite shades, and I think this warm, neutral shade would look good on anyone.
I received a Cranberry Pomegranite wax melt in my box. You could consider it a mini, but if you have a night-light style wax melter, it’s the perfect size for it. I happen to have a night light one and a regular one, so wax melts are always a hit for me. The mini melt was shaped like a leaf, perfect for fall. I am in love with the Cranberry Pomegranate scent. It’s strong but not overpowering, perfectly tart with just a hint of sweetness. These fall fruits have a scent that is rich, luxurious, and downright delicious. And I have no doubt that Pumpkin Pie smells just as good.
Overall, this box was a big hit for me. The curation really on point, with every item inspired by and representing a classic fall flavor. Even the packaging was themed this month, with a cute sugar skull bag, perfect for Day of the Dead and Halloween. This box was just everything fall, with warm and cozy colors and inviting seasonal scents. I wouldn’t change a thing. Now I’m off to eat my caramel apple pop and wait for the November box theme to be revealed…