Thursday, March 31, 2016

Nouveau Geek Box: Mario

The Nouveau Geek box is a brand new monthly box containing delightfully nerdy items handcrafted for anyone with a love of video games, sci-fi, and other assorted geekery. The very first box will be available for pre-order April 1 at 11am CDT and ends at 10:59pm CDT on April 7.

The very first box is Mario themed and includes five indie polishes, Super Mario 3D Gummies, a star-shaped mani bomb from Lemming Lacquer, two felt nail polish remover pads from le polish, a figurine (mine was Yoshi!), and a Mario coin.

xoxoJen's swatch of Nouveau Geek Box: Mario

Your Princess is in Another Castle - a buildable sheer peach shimmer with gold glitters. I wore four coats with topcoat for photos, but this can also be used as a topper. The formula was fine, though a bit brush-strokey, and I had no issues getting the glitter out of the bottle.

xoxoJen's swatch of Ellison's Organics Your Princess Is In Another Castle
xoxoJen's swatch of Ellison's Organics Your Princess Is In Another Castle

Bob-omb.com - an explosive black polish with hints of red, pink and gold shimmer. I was surprised how rich and dark this black polish is. It seems unusual to me to find one that is nearly one coater. I did experience some trouble with the formula and contacted Jennifer about it. She responded quickly and assured me that the issue would be addressed/corrected before launch. I wore two coats for the photos.

xoxoJen's swatch of Bohemian Polish Bo-bomb Dot Com
xoxoJen's swatch of Bohemian Polish Bo-bomb Dot Com

It’s A-Me! - inspired by the main man himself! a darkened candy apple red jelly with red and varying sizes of holo and iridescent glitter. I couldn't quite capture the richness of this shade without loosing detail, but I got as close as I could. I wore one coat - yep you read that right. I couldn't believe how well it covered in one coat, formula was smooth and easy to work with although I found the brush a bit coarse/thick which made it difficult to get super close to the cuticle line without needing a lot of clean up. That aside, this one is awesome!

xoxoJen's swatch of Seventy Seven It's a-Me
xoxoJen's swatch of Seventy Seven It's a-Me

Gimme A Boost and Call Me Invincible - a stunning medium violet (almost orchid) holographic polish inspired by the new purple boost stars from New Super Mario Bros. U. I love this shade, perfect for any season. I wore two coats on two nails and one coat on the other two - can you guess which?

xoxoJen's swatch of Lemming Lacquer Gimme a Boost and Call Me Invincible
xoxoJen's swatch of Lemming Lacquer Gimme a Boost and Call Me Invincible

He'll Eat Anyything - a neon green jelly packed with matte gold glitter and a sprinkle of holo pigment and glitter, inspired by everyone's favorite hungry dinosaur. What a bright fun polish! I wore two coats for the photos, and stamped it for Easter nails!

xoxoJen's swatch of LE Polish He'll Eat Anything
xoxoJen's swatch of LE Polish He'll Eat Anything
xoxoJen's swatch of LE Polish He'll Eat Anything

I'm excited to see what each month will be as the boxes roll out. The best part is, that you can choose each month whether or not to purchase the box. There is no automatic invoice or obligation.
Fantastic, yes?! I'd say so!

I hope you've enjoyed my review - come back and see me soon!

31 comments

  1. What a fun looking box this this. Love the Mario theme to it.

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  2. The Lemming Lacquer is my favorite. I think I know someone else who must love this color, too...

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    1. LOL wonder who that might be?
      Yup, my favorite too!

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  3. He Eats Everything is amazing! And your art is so fun. :)

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  4. Love the neon green and the stamping you did over it, now I' inspired to get some new neons!

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  5. OMG I have to have it! I've always been a Mario fan since my childhood!
    The neon green is to die for, definitely. But I love them all because of the concept :D

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  6. Your Princess is in Another Castle is my favorite from this box, I think it is such a neat color/glitter combination. :)

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  7. Loving the Mario theme. Beautiful swatches :)

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  8. I've been wanting to try several of these brands, especially 77 and Bohemian Lacquer. This blog post makes me want to try them even more. Gorgeous swatches. <3

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  9. I love these polishes, but the theme didn't really excite me. I can't wait to see what else they come up with tho!

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    1. Perhaps there will be a fandom you love soon!

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  10. I love Mario! This is a fantastic looking collab!

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  11. This box reminds me of when I had the original Nintendo; you know the grey one? Lol. I actually still have it but it just doesn't work anymore.

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    1. We have one of those too and it still works!

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  12. Oh these are beautiful! I love when polishes have a certain depth to them, and He Eats Everything is just that! Gorgeous swatches xx

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