Friday, October 4, 2013

e.l.f. Disney Villains Nail Cube Swatch + Review

Hi guys!  Today, I'll be reviewing the e.l.f. Disney Villains Nail Cube, which is part is a Disney Villains-themed beauty collection at Walgreens drugstores.  There are 12 polishes in this set and most of them are just cremes, so I did skittles-style swatches and I'm going to try to keep the review short and sweet.

General review/info:
  • All of the polishes are opaque in 2-3 coats
  • Many are a bit "sensitive" to top coat.  What I mean by this is that you may end up picking up some color/shimmer from the polish when applying the top coat.  This can result in bald spots in your mani, as well as contamination of your bottle of top coat.  I recommend getting a nice glob of top coat on the brush and "floating" it over the nail.  
  • Some of the brushes are okay, but others are a bit mop-like and have hairs that stick out
  • The bottles and caps are an odd hexagon shape.  Sometimes, the cap and bottle line up perfectly when you close the bottle, but other times, the cap ends up a bit offset.  EDIT-Apparently, the white outer cap pulls off to remove a small black cap, so you can line up the white cap with the bottle!
Maleficent

L-R:  Bubble Gum Pink, Mod Mauve, Gina Girl

Bubble Gum Pink is a dusty medium pink creme.

Mod Mauve is a dark mauve creme.

Gina Girl is a black jelly filled with small red, purple, orange, and green glitters.  This polish is gorgeous and looks like something an indie would make.  This was my favorite!

In sun
L-R:  Bubble Gum Pink, Mod Mauve, Gina Girl

In shade
L-R:  Bubble Gum Pink, Mod Mauve, Gina Girl


Ursula

L-R: Coral Dream, Mint Cream, Sea Escape

Coral Dream is a bright coral creme.  This one did not want to photograph properly!  It's pinker and less orange in person.

Mint Cream is a slightly dusty mint creme.

Sea Escape is a blackened teal shimmer.  The base is so dark that the shimmer is barely visible.

In sun
L-R: Coral Dream, Mint Cream, Sea Escape

In shade
L-R: Coral Dream, Mint Cream, Sea Escape


Evil Queen

L-R:  Pot of Gold, Cranberry, Thunderstorm

Pot of Gold is a pale gold shimmery foil.

Cranberry is a deep red shimmer.

Thunderstorm is a very dark slate gray creme.


In sun
L-R:  Pot of Gold, Cranberry, Thunderstorm


In shade
L-R:  Pot of Gold, Cranberry, Thunderstorm


Cruella DeVil

L-R:  Nude, Smokin Hot, Smoky Brown

Nude is a flesh-toned pinky-beige creme.

Smokin Hot is a bright blue-toned red creme.

Smoky Brown is a dark taupe creme.

In sun
L-R:  Nude, Smokin Hot, Smoky Brown

In shade
L-R:  Nude, Smokin Hot, Smoky Brown


The e.l.f. Disney Villains Nail Cube Gift Set costs $10 for twelve 6mL bottles of nail polish and can be purchased at Walgreens drugstores.

Product purchased by me

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Why didn't I buy these? :/

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  2. If I could buy a large bottle of just Gina Girl, I would, but I don't want the others. Maybe there will be a sale? *hopes*

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    1. Same here, I just want more Gina Girl!

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    2. They're on clearance now at my Walgreens in AK for $6.50! It's still not exactly cheap for one mini, but you can layer it over a black creme and it'll last longer; that's my plan, anyway.

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    3. Super late replying to this, but you can buy a full size of these colors on the ELF website. They're...a little less than a Sally's Hard as Nails bottle.

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