The Color Box July 2016 Teal All the Things Review

As I promised here is my full review of all the polishes that will come in the teal edition of The Color Box. I can say with full certainty that all five polishes are different and are different shades of teal. There is a nice range of shades from light to dark and a variety of finishes. I will start from lightest to darkest.

Happy Birthday Teal Me

First up is the collaboration between Amanda of Amanda Loves Polish and Carrie of Darling Diva Polish. This is the lightest polish in the box and is packed with pink, purple, and light blue subtle shimmers, purple, pink to gold shifting flakies as well as some holographic shimmer and glitters. Even though there is a whole lot going on in this polish it was still easy to apply and was fully opaque in two coats. The base color is a very light teal and is really gorgeous. Carrie, the maker of Darling Diva, made this in honor of Amanda’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Amanda!

Manna’s Marvelous Masterpiece

This is Manna of Manna’s Manis collaboration with Taryn of Anchor & Heart Lacquer. Keeping with our founder’s MMM theme, Manna’s Marvelous Masterpiece is the second lightest, and the brightest, of all the teal shades featured in this quarter’s box. Taryn, the maker of Anchor & Heart Lacquer, did a really beautiful job with the color of this polish. In addition to being a beautiful bright teal the polish features a strong blue shimmer, gold flakies, and a soft linear holographic. This was two buttery smooth coats for me.

Merman, Pops, MerMAN

Right in the middle of the teal shades is my polish I created with Julie of Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer. I did a full post on my polish and you can view it here for full details. To give a quick refresher this is a bright mid toned teal with a strong gold to copper shifting shimmer and flakies that shift from blue, violet, to aqua. There is no holographic in this polish because we wanted to allow the shimmer and flakies to be as color shifting as possible. This was two easy coats, but you may need three coats if you do really thin coats.

For those curious how similar my polish is to Happy Birthday Teal Me they are pretty different. My polish is darker and doesn’t have any holographic while Happy Birthday Teal Me is a holographic lover’s dream polish. The color shift in our flakies is also different. You will absolutely want both polishes and can easily justify having both. Trust me, you’ll be very sad if you miss out on them.

Steal the One

This gorgeous darker teal polish is the creation of Jen of XOXOJen along with Christy, the maker ofKBShimmer and is inspired by the Orlean’s song “Still the One.” This is a rich, darker, teal with gold to copper shifting flakies and a blue inner flame. The linear holographic in this polish is very strong and is visible even in indoor lighting. The formula is excellent, no issues, and took two coats to be fully opaque. I love super linear holographics like this.

Teal the End of Time

This beauty is by Lisa of Cosmetic Sanctuary and Kendahl of Firecracker Lacquer and is the darkest of the teal polishes and even though it looks bluer in the photos it really is teal in person. This gorgeous dark teal has a strong pink shimmer in it with a dusting of scattered holographic. You guys know me and how I’m a huge fan of shimmer polishes and this one is stunning. The scattered holographic is a really nice touch as well. This was another two coaters with a nice formula. If you do thinner coats you might need three coats for full opacity but most will be just fine with two. I love that this polish has a strong blue lean to it and the shimmer is very visible and gorgeous.

Overall Impression

I have to say I was very impressed with all the polishes in the teal box. I really commend all my fellow bloggers and makers who participated in this edition of The Color Box because teal is not an easy color to do simply because people have a variety of opinions as to what constitutes a teal shade. It can also be really difficult to not dupe each other so the fact this box features five totally different polishes is really impressive.

I had such an incredible time working with the makers and bloggers on this box and it was easily one of my favorite experiences as a blogger so far. Through this experience I learned that I really do enjoy collaborations a great deal and I certainly look forward to opportunities to do more collaborations with other bloggers and makers in the future.

The teal edition of The Color Box, “Teal All the Things” will be available for preorder starting June 27 inThe Color Box shop. The preorder will end on July 4th. The box will sell for $45.00 in addition to a flat rate shipping fee. If you’re a fan of teal polish, or blue green shades in general, I highly recommend the entire box. I, personally, don’t have a favorite from this box because all five polishes are equally amazing. Do you plan on purchasing the teal edition of The Color Box?

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