Ever After March 2017 Box: Lucky Charms

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Ever After’s March 2017 Box was themed Lucky Charms, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. The polish, named Magically Delicious, is a “gorgeous bronze mega sparkle polish full of rainbow holo and gold flakes”. Also included was a 2 oz. container of Lip Scrub and a tube of Lip Balm. Both are scented with Lucky Charms, a blend of “mixed berries and marshmallows”. And naturally, the candy was a bag of the the little marshmallows (which are clearly the best part of Lucky Charms cereal)!

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Magically Delicious had a great formula that applied smoothly and provided a very even distribution of flakes across the nail. The first coat applies like a topper, with a good amount of flakes and glitter, but without significant opacity. I found I had full-coverage after the third coat. The dry time is pretty standard, and I topped with regular glossy top coat.

Magically Delicious is a very interesting polish, and I enjoyed the color. The base appears to be a relatively translucent, medium tan, but is packed to the brim with holo glitter, bronze flecks, and gold, green, and purple flakes. It’s a nude polish, but with a lot of fun elements, creating a shimmery, sparkly, metallic finish. Even with so much going on, it’s not overwhelming, but creates a beautiful shade. The rainbow of colors present in the more neutral base really is reminiscent of Lucky Charms cereal; you can see the inspiration in the polish. I’ve been wearing it for about a week now, and haven’t had the urge to change it yet. I guess you could say it really is Magically Delicious.

Being a dry person (dry skin, dry sense of humor, all that jazz), I often find my lips are on the dry side. While I try to combat this unfortunate occurance, I’m not always as diligent as I’d like, and sometimes have to deal with chapped lips. Having a good Lip Scrub on hand is always helpful, and Ever After’s is really well-done. It’s not sticky or hard, so it’s easy to scoop a tiny amount out with your finger and rub onto your lips. It provides gentle exfoliation and doesn’t leave any residue or bad tastes. I really like that they didn’t use paraffin to hold it together, so it really just tastes like sugar, not like you’re eating lip balm. The Lucky Charms scent reminds me of flavored cotton candy and berry gummy candies. If you like sweet, sugary scents, this is the one for you. And even if you don’t, this one is nice and light, not overpowering or overdone. After using, the lip scrub my lips felt much more smooth and healthy, completely refreshed. If you ever have chapped lips, this is a great product to try.

I have used Ever After’s Lip Balm before, so I was excited to see one in the box. One thing I’ve mentioned before is that I find with some lip balms, your lips feel even drier after it’s absorbed, so I tend to be very picky. This is not the case with EA Lip Balm, which provides soft, long-lasting moisture and always smells delightful. The balm is also scented with Lucky Charms, which reminds me of the many candy-scented balms I adored as a kid. The major difference being that Ever After Balm is full of natural, nourishing oils without a lot of heavy, artificial ingredients to irritate your lips. It’s often available in a variety of scents, and is great to keep in your bag, at your desk, or in your makeup stash. I don’t always want a lip color, but I do always want moisture, so Lip Balm is a go-to product for me.

As per usual, I’m very happy with my monthly box. I was really impressed with how much the polish reminded me of the cereal, turning a relatively mundane breakfast food into a shiny, sparkly delight. I also enjoyed the scent tie-in with the lip products, which were went perfectly together and will definitely be used up. I’m always excited to see what will be in the box, and look forward to sharing with you. Stay tuned to Sub-Box Sunday, as I’ll be sharing 2016’s first two boxes (the first two EA boxes ever) in the coming weeks.

-Abby

 

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