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October Holo-ween What’s In-die Box? swatches & review – Glam Polish, Lilypad Lacquer, Peita’s Polish, Emily de Molly & PrettyPots Polish

Hello there! Today is a long post because I’m showing you my swatches and review of the October What’s In-die Box? I wanted to get this to you sooner but we’ve had some pretty overcast days and I’ve been missing out on catching the sun. The reason this is important because it’s a holographic-themed box – Holo-ween – and I wanted to get natural, sunny pictures instead of ones with flash. I haven’t bought a What’s In-die Box? for a while now but I’m super glad I bought this one! I’m impressed by all the polishes, so let’s start!

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? by Dry, Dammit!

Peita’s Polish Ghost Gutz

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Inspiration picture. Courtesy: What’s In-die Box?

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Peita's Polish Ghost Gutz by Dry, Dammit!

Outside in focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Peita's Polish Ghost Gutz by Dry, Dammit!

Outside out of focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Peita's Polish Ghost Gutz by Dry, Dammit!

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Peita's Polish Ghost Gutz by Dry, Dammit!

Indoor lighting.

From the inspiration picture I was expecting a fluro green polish. Thank goodness it wasn’t overly fluro or I don’t think I would have liked this polish at all. I like that it’s a subtle fluro green with a subtle holographic shift in the light. This is two coats without top coat. I did find the formula on the second coat to be a bit gluggy and pull the polish underneath, so I would suggest waiting for the coats to fully dry. You can see some pull on my pinky. This polish came with the cutest little ghost bow tie that matched the polish perfectly, I just had to leave it on for the photos. I really like this detail as it shows the maker cares about their product.

Lilypad Lacquer Skulloween

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Inspiration picture. Courtesy: What’s In-die Box?

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Lilypad Lacquer Skulloween by Dry, Dammit!

Outside in focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Lilypad Lacquer Skulloween by Dry, Dammit!

Outside out of focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Lilypad Lacquer Skulloween by Dry, Dammit!

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Lilypad Lacquer Skulloween by Dry, Dammit!

Indoor lighting.

This one was a surprise for me. In the bottle, I thought I would hate it. On my nails however, I’m really liking it! I don’t wear orange a lot so maybe it’s something I should get more used to. This is a beautiful deep orange holo peppered with black flakes. I’m wearing just one coat without top coat. Yes, that’s right, one coat. The application was super easy and it didn’t pull at all.

Emily de Molly Night Terrors

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Inspiration picture. Courtesy: What’s In-die Box?

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Emily de Molly Night Terrors by Dry, Dammit!

Outside in focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Emily de Molly Night Terrors by Dry, Dammit!

Outside out of focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Emily de Molly Night Terrors by Dry, Dammit!

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Emily de Molly Night Terrors by Dry, Dammit!

Indoor lighting.

So there’s some serious holographic goodness going on here. I mean, look at that picture of it just in outdoor light in focus – wowza! This polish was the most holographic of them all and just a breeze to apply. I would describe this as a dark blue / grey stone colour. I’ve used two coats without top coat. As soon as I headed outdoors the sun bounced off my nails like anything!

PrettyPots Polish Bewitchery

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Inspiration picture. Courtesy: What’s In-die Box?

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Pretty Pots Polish Bewitchery by Dry, Dammit!

Outside in focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Pretty Pots Polish Bewitchery by Dry, Dammit!

Outside out of focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Pretty Pots Polish Bewitchery by Dry, Dammit!

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Pretty Pots Polish Bewitchery by Dry, Dammit!

Indoor lighting.

This is my first polish by PrettyPots Polish and I am happy with it, but I do already own two other similar purple holos: Emily de Molly Devotion and Lilypad Lacquer Stretch for the Stars. I do think this has a fiercer strength to it though. And luckily for me, purple is my favourite colour and this holo is divine so I think it’ll get a nice workout like the others. I’m thinking you can never have too many purple holos! I’ve applied two coats without top coat and formula-wise this was buttery and excellent as well.

Glam Polish Paranormal

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Inspiration picture. Courtesy: What’s In-die Box?

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Glam Polish Paranormal by Dry, Dammit!

Outside in focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Glam Polish Paranormal by Dry, Dammit!

Outside out of focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Glam Polish Paranormal by Dry, Dammit!

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Glam Polish Paranormal by Dry, Dammit!

Indoor lighting.

The reason why these photos are slightly different (you can also tell I have slightly longer nails) is because I put this on as soon as I got the box, I was that excited. I’ve just never seen a holo teal like this! I really love the colour and everything about it; it’s my favourite from the box. Application was easy and I’m really glad to finally get to try a Glam Polish holo as it’s been producing some amazing holos lately from what I see on IG. This is two coats with a top coat of Seche. I was really happy with the strength of the holo even with a top coat – sometimes adding a top coat dulls the effect. I also love how it looks indoors, too. I wore this while I visited my parents’ place and it lasted wonderfully for four days – and it would have lasted longer had I left it on I’m guessing.

Phew! Sorry about the massive post, but I think it was well worth it, I’m glad I can finally bring it to you. While November’s box has already been sent out (its theme was Pokemon), the December box pre-order is now open with the theme of Aussie Christmas and can be purchased from Peita’s Polish Big Cartel store. The cost is AU$49.99 excluding shipping, with international shipping available. But before you order your box, let me know what you think of this one. πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading!