Ever After December 2016 Box: A Christmas Story

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For December, Ever After’s box was themed for the classic Christmas movie, A Christmas Story. The polish, named I Can’t Put My Arms Down is a “gorgeous burgundy red with UCC flakes, scattered holo, and golden shimmer”. The product was a new product for EA, body splash. A number of scents were included in the boxes; I received Berried Treasure, “a treasure of blended raspberry, cranberry and pomegranate with citrus including yuzu, citron and neroli”. Also included in the box was a pink marshmallow peep- just like the fabulous pink bunny costume in the movie!

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bodysplashWith such an extensive scent catalog, it seems only natural for Ever After to expand their body product line into body spray. The body splash is available in the current seasonal scents, and I imagine it will continue to be available in new scents as new collections come out. It comes in a 1.5 fl oz bottle, which is a perfect size for travel or to keep at home. It has a nice, light spray that doesn’t drench you in too much product, and doesn’t have a strong alcohol smell like so many other perfumes. Berried Treasure smells absolutely delightful. It strikes the right balance of sweet and tart berries, complemented by citrus notes that give it dimension and keep it from being too sugary. It’s a great scent for everyday wear or for a special occasion, and I’ll definitely be using mine regularly. Just remember to be careful when applying, or you’ll spray your eye out!

This month’s polish, I Can’t Put My Arms Down, had a very standard formula that applied evenly. You won’t find yourself saying “oh fudge” while putting on this shade. It has great color coverage, with complete opacity in two coats. I found the dry time to be average, and topped with Ever After’s glossy top coat.

I absolutely loved I Can’t Put My Arms Down. It’s a true red packed with chrome flakies in a rainbow of colors, along with a strong holographic finish. The multicolor flakes remind me of the classic multicolor Christmas lights, as you can probably see in the macro. The blue and green flakies are especially noticeable, contrasting against the base. Depending on the lighting, it shifts from an orangey brick red to a true red to a deeper berry red. It looks especially gorgeous in the sun, which really brings out the holographic effect. This polish is simply gorgeous, and I wouldn’t change a thing about it.

The inspiration for December’s box was pretty iconic, and whether you like the movie or not, the box was definitely a win. I loved the scent of my body splash, and the polish was the ideal Christmas red. Right down to the Fra-gee-lay sticker on the bag, even the packaging paid homage to the A Christmas Story theme, showing the careful planning that goes into this box every month. This post is the first in a series of “Sub-Box Sundays” on the blog, as I pay catch-up on my Ever After boxes in the coming weeks. I hope you’ll join me, as I think it’s going to be a lot of fun!

-Abby

 

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