What's In-Die box December 2013 swatches and review

Helloooooooooo everyone!! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!! What did you guys get up to? We celebrated Christmas early with my in-laws and then spent Christmas Day with my family and basically I've done not much but just eat and eat and EAT xp I feel like a beached whale haha! It was so nice to just relax and spend some time with the hubby enjoying our first Christmas as a married couple so I pretty much neglected all emails and the blog and even my nails oops. I only did 2 Xmas manis doh! But today I have my swatches and review of some very Christmas-y polishes from the December 2013 What's In-Die box.

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So What's In-die Box? It's Australia's first indie nail polish box and it's coordinated by Peita from Peita's Polish. Each month you receive a themed box of 5 indie polishes from 5 different Aussie indie makers and each month the theme changes. December's theme was "The Festive Season" and full of sparkly goodness! The polishes came very carefully wrapped and included a lovely Xmas card, some candy canes and also some pink jelly beans. A very thoughtful touch!

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To see the shades in the box keep reading after the jump!

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Pinklebells by Peita's Polish:

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Pinklebellls is a gorgeous pink glitter bomb that contains fuchsia, silver and gold holographic microglitters that represent the ornaments on Peita's pink christmas tree. This is one of my faves from the box and would be perfect any time of the year. It's so sparkly and gorgeous! It was easy to apply and 3 coats is pictured with a coat of Seche Vite.

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Close up:

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Drowned in Custard by Deadset Babes:

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Drowned in Custard is a light gold yellow creme filled with green, gold, red and silver holo glitter with a very very subtle red shimmer base. Now I don't like custard but I adore this shade!! It definitely reminds me of custard but with added Christmas-y sparkle. 3 coats is pictured which was a bit thick on the nail so I'd do 2 careful coats and ensure plenty of dry time in between coats next time I use it.

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Close up:

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You're a Mean One Mr Grinch by Glam Polish:

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You're a Mean One Mr Grinch! is a neon green with silver shimmer holo through it. It's super bright and a really nice change from all the usual dark greens in most Christmas collections. It's perfect for a Summer Aussie festive season!! It applied easily drying to a semi-matte finish. 3 coats is pictured.

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Close up:

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Sweet Baby Jesus by Lilypad Lacquer:

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Sweet Baby Jesus is described as a "scattered holo with irridescent flakies with blue to violet colourshift". How pretty is it??!! I swatched it on it's on but it would look great layered over a dark creme. I found the formula a little on the thin side so I had a bit of cuticle flooding but application wasn't too difficult. 3 coats is pictured.

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Close up:

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She's Gone Orna-mental by Powder Perfect:

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She's Gone Orna-mental is described as a "glitter packed jelly polish with a dark blue base.. filled with a myriad of different sizes and colours of glitter - it was inspired by the baubles on a non-traditional Christmas Tree!". This just screams Christmas to me and is my favourite from the box!! I love the mix of violet, blue, turquoiuse and gold glitters. It applied perfectly in 2 even coats and is sooooooo sparkly and pretty! 2 coats is pictured with a coat of Seche Vite.

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Close up:

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Details: What's In-Die box is available each month from Peita's Polish online store for $47.99 (plus shipping) and is available both Australia wide and internationally so no one has to miss out. The price is pretty darn good as it equates to about $10 per polish and they're limited edition shades exclusive to What's In-Die Box. You know how much I love LE products!! I loved the shades included in this box as they're a bit different to what you usually find in Christmas collection but still spot on for the festive season.

I'm not huge on beauty boxes but when it's polish boxes I am ALL for it! I love the surprise element as it's a great way to try out shades you might not normally try yourself. Having a different theme for each box is awesome too as I think it makes it pretty fun!! I'd definitely recommend giving What's In-Die Box a go for yourself!!

What do you think? Thanks for looking as always! =)

Edit: I'm also trying out bigger pics so please let me know in the comments what you think of the slightly larger size! I thought it was time to go bigger xp

The products featured in this post were provided to me for consideration but this in no way influenced my review in any way. As always, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My Disclosure Policy can be viewed here.


  1. Replies
    1. I couldn't agree more! The shades are so well done and work well together!

  2. Great swatches! And the larger pics are fantastic!

    1. Cheers Lindsay!! Thanks for your feedback on the photo size - I'm liking it too now =D

  3. Gorgeous swatches!! Thanks Michelle :)

    1. Thanks so much Peita!! I love the shades and I'll be wearing them all year round! x

  4. So many glitters. But there are times that I hate them. They are a pain to remove. May I ask how you remove glitter polishes? :)

    1. Yep there are times I hate them too!! Especially the really chunky ones that just stay on no matter what.

      I use the "foil method" to remove glitter shades. Soak a small cotton pad in polish remover and place on your nail and then wrap a strip of foil that's large enough to cover the end of your fingertip around it ( I cut mine about 4cm x 8cm). Let soak for about 5-10mins and the glitter should come off in 1 go!

  5. Wow they are very pretty! although I'm not too big on glittery nail polish, mine flakes out out when I'm washing my hair and ends up getting stuck in my hair lol

  6. I think the size is nice now.
    I couldn't choose one of the polishes you have shown, they are soooo beautiful!


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